Base yourself in a spectacular spot in the “valley of the kings”. Enjoy the bustle of Amboise, a delightful town that was once home to the royal court and where Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last few years of his life. Then ride through world-famous vineyards to troglodyte houses and breathtaking châteaux.
Montpoupon, Céré-la-Ronde, France
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
3 nights lodging
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Start any date between May 1 and October 31.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Casual/B&B Accommodation: US $810
Single Supplement: US $225
Classic Accommodation: US $930
Single Supplement: US $225
Luxe Accommodation: US $1300
Single Supplement: US $390
Arrive in Amboise. Stroll through this ancient town, then pedal into the hills above the Loire, visit the charming town of Montlouis and head for the 16th-century chateau of Nitray. Our area manager will give you the bikes and a briefing for the tour.
Ride Distance: 44 km, elevation gain 227 m.*
Chenenceau & Monpoupon
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. Or take a break from cycling and hop the train to Tours, where you can browse through chic boutiques, visit the Musée des Beaux Arts, and have coffee at a Romanesque church that has been converted into a café.
Ride Distance: 33 km, elevation gain 251 m or 64 km, gain 484 m.*
Wind your way through the vineyards around Vouvray, famous for fruity, white wines made from the Chenin Blanc grape. Or bike to Chaumont-sur-Loire, the 11th-century castle of the Counts of Blois, now restored and surrounded by magnificent gardens.
Ride Distance: 38 km, elevation gain 212 m or 44 km, elevation gain 243 m or 47 km, gain 260 m.*
Take time for more cycling or another stroll through Amboise before departing for your next adventure.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.
This warm and welcoming small hotel is a member of the Logis de France association. There is a familial atmosphere here and the building is historic. Welcoming to cyclists and a good restaurant on site.
This 16th century manor house is in a large landscaped park with a pool, enclosed by ancient stone walls in the heart of the old town. The spacious rooms have original wood flooring, fireplaces and ancient paneling.
This luxury 4-star hotel is in an 18th-century residence, surrounded by terraced gardens, overlooking the Loire. Nestled below the ramparts of the great Château d' Amboise, the rooms boast wonderful views.