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
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
Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Casual/B&B Accommodation: US $930
Single Supplement: US $235
Classic Accommodation: US $1125
Single Supplement: US $285
Luxe Accommodation: US $1375
Single Supplement: US $345
Hybrid or Racing Bikes: US$140
E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.
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: 38 km, elevation gain 300 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: 37 km, elevation gain 300 m or 65 km, elevation gain 600 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: 45 km, elevation gain 400 m or 45 km, elevation gain 350 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.