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Tours to Nantes (8 days)

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Loire Valley since Tours to Nantes - 8 days along the loire Valley in hotels with transport of your luggages.

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Loire Valley by bike since  Tours to Nantes - Along the Loire near the castels and the vineyards

Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights

 

Dates

- Departure from Tours every day

- Feasible from 04/04 to 03/10/2020

 

Options

- Diners (half-board)

- Bike rental (Hybrid or electrical bike)
- Extra night at the beginning and the end of the tour

- Transfer back to the starting point

- Visit 2 castels 1 abbaye
  Villandry, Fontevraud, Angers

BicyPack
- The box for your hike with GPS
   prepared for your tour and the essentials
   (see technical sheet and price list)

 

General information
- On-line tour

- individuel tour

- Transport luggages
- B&B tour

- English Road Book provided

- Gps track
- Visits not included

- Assistance

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Day 1 : Arrival in Tours
Night in Tours Hotel ***  in the old town.

Day 2 : From Tours to Chinon 53 km
Bike collect. You will ride along the Loire River. You may visit Savonnières Caves. You will pass by Villandry Castle and its Renaissance garden, which was built on 3 levels. It is unique in Europe. You will also have access to architectural treasures visiting Ussé Castle also called the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Night in Chinon Hotel **

Day 3 : From Chinon to Saumur and its castle 25 km
You will ride along the Loire River toward Fonterrand. There, you may visit the Royal Abbey which is the largest monastic complex in Western France. The Abbey, which was built in 1101, was used as a jail in the 19th century. It became a cultural center in 1975.
Night in Saumur Hotel ***

Day 4 : Loop route by Montreuil Belay 59 km (The Thouet Citadel)
You will go through Doué La Fontaine, in the heart of Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park. The park is known for its roses cultivation that made its international fame. You may see the peculiar cave dwelling which were originally dug to extract a stone used for buildings.
Night in Saumur Hotel ***

Day 5 : From Saumur to Angers and its fortress 56 km
Along the Loire Valley and its typical villages to Angers which is the Dukes of Anjou's Capital. Angers is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It offers you its castle, its gardens and its old town.
Night in Angers Hotel **
 
Day 6 : Angers to Saint Florent Le Vieil (or near) 52 km
Privileged witness of the Vendée wars. You are always on the Loire valley, this part, wilder is known for its vineyards. Saint Florent, aptly naming small town character, set on the banks of the Loire the ancient abbey looks at the top of its promontory river.
Night in Angers Hotel **

Day 7 : Saint Florent le Vieil to Nantes
Arrival around Nantes, Loire becomes more generous, the new bike amménagements make this accessible part and there, it is clear that the municipality is making efforts to open a place for bikes, enjoy it !!
Although some shared portions of streets and intersections to be approached with caution. Unavoidable, the docks of the old Nantes, "Les Machines de l'ile" located on the former shipyard of Nantes, the castle of the Ducs de Bretagne, the botanical garden, the old fishing village of Trenemoult...
Night in Nantes hotel ***
 
Day 8 : End of the tour after breakfast
Back to Tours by train or extra night.
 
 
 
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Levels  : 
2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :

Flat and low resistance path.

 

Climate
Gentle sun, little wind and comfortable temperatures

Technicality:
25 to 59 km riding per day ie 2 to 5 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow.

 

BicyPack
Created to help you, assist you, guide you. It is a box that you receive before your departure or that is delivered on the spot. It includes a GPS support, the Gps loaded with the routes of your circuit, an auxiliary battery with its connecting cord, a repair kit, emergency lighting, a knife and the corkscrew...

 

Bibliography :

- Maps and guide books about Loire by bike on cartovelo.com

La Loire de la Source à l'Estuaire, Editions du Vieux Crayon

- Châteaux de la Loire, Edition Géoguide

- 11 récits des Châteaux de la Loire, Edition Castor Poche


Accommodation Standard : 
Hotels ** et ***, with toilet and bathroom in the room.

Extra nights :
One additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour.


Food :
- Rich breakfast (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch : not included
- Dinner : optional half-board at the hotel or in a restaurant nearby (starter, main course, desert)

 

The bike :

- Bike rental : If you rent a bike (see our bikes) you will get it in the morning of the 2nd day in the rental shop. We will ask you to leave a deposit. 

At the end of the tour, you will have to return the bike to the rental shop. 

 

- Own bike : If you travel with your own bike,  we advice against bikes with small tires. Hybrids and Mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before the tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be in charge of your bike.

 

Assistance :

For the bike in case of breakdown (except for punctures).


Return by train :

We can book your train ticket. In that case,  the tickets will be in your road book. 

 

Luggage : maximum 20kg
We assume its transportation. Limited to one luggage per person (20 kg max).

 

Road book :

You will get detailed maps and description of the routes when arriving at the first hotel. You will also get vouchers for the hotels and restaurants as well as tags for your luggage.

 

Transport :  Location
- By train : TGV train to Tous (direct from Paris Montparnasse).
-  By car :  Motorway A10 Exit 21 (following signs "Tours Centre")
- By plane : Tours Val de Loire Airport and taxi to the center of Tours.

 

Your vehicle :

A parking space is available near the first hotel, to be paid on site.

 

Cancelation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancelation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

 

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Bicy+

Visit 3 castels (+ 29.00 €)

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BicyPack (+ 70.00 €)

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Extra dinners

(+ 180.00 €)

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