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Loire by bike, Tours to Angers - 7 days

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Cycling trip in 7 days and 6 nights in hotels in the Loire Valley between Tours and Angers standard or comfort version. Discovery of the Loire by bike.

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The Châteaux of the Loire by bike, between Tours and Angers

 

 


Discover the Loire by bike and its heritage of unequaled richness in the world. Travel through the French part of Eurovelo 6 and contemplate unique panoramas along the river and discover the cities of Tours, Chinon and Saumur. Taste renowned wines and visit exceptional castles on this unforgettable cycling trip.

 

Interests of the stay :

  • Tours, Chinon and Saumur
  • Fontevraud Abbey
  • Chinon and Villandry châteaux
  • Ussé castle
  • Angers
  • Saint Florent le Vieil and Montreuil Bellay
  • wine cellar visits and tastings

Day 1 : Arrival in Tours

 

Check-in at the hotel, your hotel is ideally located near the old town of Tours.
Night in Tours hotel.

 

Day 2 : From Tours to Chinon - 53 km

 

Possibility of visiting the Savonnières caves during this first cycle tour. Visit of the Château de Villandry and its magnificent Renaissance garden, built on 3 levels and unique in Europe. The architectural treasures of the castle of Ussé called the Sleeping Beauty castle are also to be discovered on the course. Continue your journey to Chinon while admiring the exceptional panoramas along the river. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its royal fortress which overlooks the Vienne and stretches 500 meters in length from west to east.
Night in Chinon hotel.

 

Day 3 : From Chinon to Saumur - 25 km

 

You go along the Loire to Fontevraud. Visit of the Royal Abbey which is the largest monastic complex in the West, built in 1101. It was used as a prison in the 19th century, then it became a cultural center in 1975. The route guides you to Saumur and his castle.
Night in Saumur hotel.

 

Day 4 : Saumur loop via Montreuil Bellay - 59 km

 

The day's bike tour passes through Doué la Fontaine, the heart of the Anjou Touraine regional natural park, known for the cultivation of roses which has made its international reputation today. Discover the curious troglodyte dwellings originally dug to extract the falun stone for building. The loop takes you to Montreuil Bellay, visit of its castle and its exceptional medieval heritage. Montreuil Bellay is one of the most beautiful detours in France.
Night in Saumur hotel.

 

Day 5 : From Saumur to Angers - 56 km

 

Along the Loire Valley, cross typical villages to Angers, capital of the Dukes of Anjou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discovery of its castle, its gardens and its old town.
Night in Angers hotel.

 

Day 6 : Angers loop to Saint Florent le Vieil - 52 to 90 km

 

The rich architectural heritage of Saint Florent le Vieil consists of many historical monuments. It is a privileged site for lovers of old stones. Classified "Small City of Character", the city offers a maze of small steep lanes leading to the top of Mont-Glonne, which dominates the city and overlooks the royal river.
Night in Angers hotel.

 

Day 7: End of the tour after breakfast

 

Possibility of returning by train to Tours.

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General informations :

  • 7 days and 6 nights
  • Accommodation comfort level: 2 or 3 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

Can be done every day between April and October 2021.

 

Included :

  • Self-guided online tour
  • Roadbook : we will provide you with information on the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary for confirming your reservation, subject to change.
  • Assistance in case of breakdown (except puncture).

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program
  • Tourist tax to be paid on site.

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • Transfer back to the starting point by train
  • Bicy + Visit monuments: castles of Villandry, Chinon and abbey of Fontevraud
  • BicyPack
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels :


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat terrain. Eurovelo cycle paths and shared lanes 6.

 

Weather :


Soft sun, little wind and pleasant temperatures.

 

Technicality :


- 25 to 65 km of hiking per day, or about 2 to 5 hours of cycling.
- Easy to follow route.

 

Bibliography :

 

The Loire by bike - chamina guide
The Loire by bike - Routard guide

 

Accommodation :


Accommodation in ** or *** hotels, with toilet and shower in the room.

 

Additional nights :


An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of the tour.

 

Meals :


- Breakfast: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunches: not included
- Dinner: Half-board option with dinners at the hotel or in a nearby restaurant: Starter, main course, dessert, drinks not included.


The bike :

 

- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle (see our bicycles) it will be given to you at our rental company. A security deposit will be requested.

At the end of the circuit, you will have to leave this bike with the rental company indicated.

 

- Personal bike : We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.

At the end of the tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.

 

Assistance:


Assistance in the event of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene).


Return by train :

 

We can book your return by train. In this case, your ticket is in the file given to you on arrival.

 

Luggage :


They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage by person (max 20 kg).

 

Roadbook :

 

We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also give you vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.

 

Transportation :

 

- By train: TER or Intercités about 1h15 from Paris Austerlitz.
- By road: A10 motorway, then A701 E60 direction Orléans / Saran exit n ° 14.
- By plane: Loiret Orléans airport and taxi to the city center.


Your vehicle : 


It is possible to reserve a parking space at the first hotel, payable locally.


Cancellation insurance :

 

In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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Bike the helmet

(+ 15.00 €)

Theft insurance *

Assurance annulation (conditions)"/>

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Bicy+

Visit 3 castels (+ 29.00 €)

BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 70.00 €)

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