8 days/7 nights, with at least 6 days of cycling


Start any date between May 1 and October 31


The day rides vary from 25 to 62 km (16 to 39 miles) depending on your level of accommodation and the routes you select

Your Route Descriptions will provide information on distances and terrain and you can choose each day which ride to take

The terrain is mainly flat, but there are options for rides with climbs


Classic Accommodation:   US$1790                                      
Luxe Accommodation:   US$2550
                                 Single suppl. classic:   US$520
Single suppl. Luxe: US$635       


  • 7 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

     

    New Bicycles!

    Our bicycles in Loire Valley are the high-performance Cannondale Quick Speed 2.



Amboise and Azay-le-Rideau are located approximately 250 km southwest of Paris.

To reach Amboise you need to take a train to Amboise or to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps and a taxi to your accommodation.The trip from Paris takes less than two hours.

To depart from Azay-le-Rideau you’ll need to take a taxi to Tours (25 km away), from where you can depart by train for other destinations.

Randonnée Tours

France

Amboise and Azay-le-Rideau Cycling 8 Days
Base yourself in two spectacular locations in the “valley of the kings”. Enjoy the bustle of Amboise, a delightful town that was once home to the royal court, then ride through world-famous vineyards to troglodyte houses and breathtaking châteaux. In Azay-le-Rideau, yu will have the opportunity to ride to the famous gardens of Villandry, explore the vineyards east of Chinon and cycle riverside dedicated cycling paths that make for peaceful and enchanting rides.




Amboise and Chambord Cycling 8 Days Day 1
Arrive in Amboise, nestled at the foot of an escarpment crowned by the remains of a castle and hugging the bank of the Loire. Stroll through its picturesque streets. Perhaps visit the Manoir du Clos-Lucé, where Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last few years of his life. Our Area manager will give you the bikes and a briefing for the tour.

Day 2
Pedal to Chenenceau, one of the most dramatic castles in France, a château that seems to float as it stretches across the Cher River. Then head to Monpoupon, a medieval castle rebuilt into a Renaissance manor. (61.5 km/38 mi)

Day 3
Wind your way through the vineyards around Vouvray, famous for fruity, white wines made from the Chenin Blanc grape. (50 km/31 mi) Or bike to Chaumont-sur-Loire, the 11th-century castle of the Counts of Blois, now restored and set among magnificent gardens. ( 41.9 km/26 mi)

Day 4
Pedal into the hills above the Loire, visit the charming town of Montlouis and the 16th-century chateau of Nitray. (37.4 km/23 mi) Or take a break from cycling and hop the train to Tours. Browse through chic boutiques and antique shops, visit the Musée des Beaux Arts, and have coffee at a Romanesque church that has been converted into a café.

Day 5
Leaving Amboise, cycle west with a visit to a most fascinating 14th chateau that belongs to the Princes of Broglie. Today, over 500 varieties of tomatoes are grown on the estate and it makes for a fascinating visit. In Azay-le-Rideau, perhaps the most beautiful of all Loire Valley chateaux sits majestically on a tiny island in the middle of the Indre River. (48 km/30 mi)

Day 6
Today ride to Chateau de Villandry and its incomparable gardens, now a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Renaissance gardens include water features, flower and vegetable gardens that are as impressive as any in France. Ride along a dedicated cycling path that follows the Loire River, returning to Azay on quiet roads. (40 km/25 mi/ 60 km/35 mi)

Day 7
Ride west towards Chinon to explore the vineyards or to Crissay-sur-Manse, one of 'le plus beaux villages en France'. Have lunch here or in Saint-Epain, another beautiful village with lots to see and do. (40 km/25 mi/ 60km/35 mi)

Day 8
There’s time for a morning stroll before heading off on your next adventure.


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