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Loire Valley by bike, Tours Saumur

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The Loire by bike in a hotel in freedom in 5 days and 4 nights in hotels from Tours to Saumur via Chinon. Discovery of the castles of the Loire.

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Cycling route on the Loire, between Tours and Saumur in 5 days

 

 

The Loire by bike is the most traveled cycle route in France, its history begins about 30 years ago, when the departments and regions got involved in the "blue bike green bike" project. We have followed its development and participated in its beginnings with la Bicyclette Verte. Live an exceptional experience in the Valley of the Kings between Tours and Saumur.

 

Highlights of the stay on the Loire by bike:

  • Tours, Chinon and Saumur
  • Loire wines
  • Fontevraud Abbey
  • the castle of Ussé
  • the castle of Villandry

Day 1 - Arrival in Tours


Installation at the hotel which is located near the old town of Tours.
Night in Tours hotel.

 

Day 2: From Tours to Chinon - 53 km


You follow the Loire during this first cycling route. You can visit the Savonnières caves on your route.
Visit of the Château de Villandry and its Renaissance garden, built on 3 levels and unique in Europe. Also discover the castle of Ussé also called the castle of Sleeping Beauty.
Night in Chinon hotel.

 

Day 3: Circuit from Chinon to Saumur and its castle - 25 km


You follow the Loire in the direction of Fontevraud. There you can visit the Royal Abbey which is the largest monastic complex in the West. The abbey, which was built in 1101, was used as a prison in the 19th century, and it became a cultural center in 1975.
Night in Saumur hotel.

 

Day 4: Saumur loop via Montreuil Bellay - 59 km (the citadel of Thouet)


This loop takes you 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. You can see the curious troglodyte dwellings that were originally dug to extract the falun stone for construction.
Night in Saumur hotel.

 

Day 5: End of the tour after breakfast


Return by train to Tours (optionnal).

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General informations :

  • 5 days and 4 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
  • Luggages transport
  • Roadbook : we 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
  • Bicy + visit monuments: Villandry and Fontevraud
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels :


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat terrain. Eurovélo 6 cycle paths and shared lanes.

 

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).


Luggage:


They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (maximum 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.

 

Return by train:


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

 

Transportation:

 

- By train: TGV to Tours (direct from Paris Montparnasse)
- By road: A10 motorway exit 21 (direction Tours center)
- By plane: Tours Loire Valley airport and taxi to the city center (cost between € 15 and € 30 per trip)

 

Your vehicle:


It is possible to reserve a parking space near 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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Depature day 2021

Bedroom

Extra night before departure *

Extra night end of the tour

Bike rental *

Theft insurance *

Bike the helmet

(+ 10.00 €)

Your transfert

Bicy+

Visit 2 castels (+ 25.00 €)

BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 70.00 €)

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