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Loire by bike, Orléans Tours - 8 days

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Cycling trip in 8 days and 7 nights in hotels standard or comfort version in the Valley of the Kings. Online tour from Orléans on the Loire to Tours.

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Cycling route on the Loire between Orléans and Tours

 

 

The Valley of the Kings is unique and incredible to discover, its heritage is unparalleled in the world. Cycle along the Loire on Eurovélo 6 to admire unique panoramas along the river and discover the cities of Blois, Amboise or Tours.

 

Main areas of interest for a stay on the Loire by bike:

  • Orleans and Blois
  • Amboise
  • royal castle of Blois
  • Cheverny castle
  • châteaux of Chenonceau and Chaumont
  • Chambord Castle
  • Tours
  • wine cellar visits and tastings


Day 1: Arrival in Orléans


Installation in your hotel near the station and the historic city center and pick up the bikes.

 

Day 2: Orléans - Bracieux 65 km


The town of Bracieux is perfectly located between Chambord and Cheverny. This route takes you to the confluence of the Loiret and the Loire at the Pointe de Courpain, you drive to Beaugency, a medieval town on the banks of the Loire, which will charm you with its heritage, both historical and natural, crossing the orchards.
Night in a hotel in Bracieux.

 

Day 3: Châteaux loop (Chambord, Cheverny) 35 km


Bracieux being at the edge of several forests, you can take advantage of this day to discover them, as well as the castles of Chambord and Cheverny. The Château de Chambord was for a long time the royal residence of François 1st and Louis XIV. Discover the titanic works of architects who combine enchantment and imagination, this castle will deliver many secrets to you.
Night in Bracieux in a hotel.

 

Day 4: Bracieux - Blois 23 km


The royal castle of Blois has housed many kings, it is located on the heights and it dominates the city.You can follow the evolution of its architecture during the visit and discover the works of a multitude of artists exhibited in its museum the fine Arts.
Night in Blois in a hotel.

 

Day 5: Blois - Amboise 41 km


You leave the banks of the Loire to cycle through hills and orchards to reach Amboise. On your way, visit the Château de Chaumont and enjoy its international garden festival.
Night in a hotel in Amboise.

 

Day 6: Loop around Chenonceau 24 km


The Château de Chenonceau is a jewel of French history where elegance and beauty are combined. It is known as the castle of the great Women of French History, who have managed to preserve it from wars and world conflicts. It is also in this royal residence that the works of the great masters of painting are stored.
Night in Amboise in a hotel.

 

Day 7: Amboise - Tours 25 km


On this stage, wine tasting and cellar visits will be possible before your arrival in Tours.
The city was one of the most important in the history of France for almost two centuries.
You can also visit the Lussault sur Loire aquarium, the first freshwater aquarium in Europe.
Night in Tours in a hotel.

 

Day 8: End of the tour in Tours after breakfast


Return by train to Orléans.

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General informations :

  • 6 days and 5 nights
  • Standard version accommodation comfort level: 2 or 3 * (local standards)
  • Comfort level of the comfort version accommodation: 3 or 4 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

Can be done every day between April and October 2021.

 

Included :

  • 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 :

  • Half board
  • 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 Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau and Blois
  • BicyPack
  • 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).


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 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.

 

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

(+ 10.00 €)

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Bicy+

Visit 4 castels (+ 55.00 €)

BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 70.00 €)

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