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.

Location

Amboise

Amboise, France

Day 1+4

Montpoupon

Montpoupon, Céré-la-Ronde, France

Day 2

Vouvray

Vouvray, France

Day 3

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

3 nights lodging
All breakfasts
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

Particulars

EVENT DATES

Start any date between May 1 and October 31
Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

4 days / 3 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Amboise

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy. The day rides vary from 32 to 62 km (20 to 38 miles) depending on your level of accommodation and the routes you select.

TERRAIN

Mainly flat to moderately hilly

COST

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

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247.
Getting There Amboise is 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.

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Day 1

Amboise
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.*

2

Day 2

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.*

3

Day 3

Vouvray
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.*

4

Day 4

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.

Casual/B&B

Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Loire Valley, France
La Breche, Amboise

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.


Classic

Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Loire Valley, France
Le Clos d'Amboise, Amboise

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.


Luxe

Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Loire Valley, France
Le Choiseul, Amboise

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.



Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Loire Valley, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Loire Valley, France
Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Loire Valley, France
Trips starting at
US $810

Tour Reviews

February 26, 2019

Everything was great. We loved the wonderful villages and countryside, seeing places we would never see otherwise. The Area Manager was just lovely.

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