7 days/6 nights with 5 of days cycling


Start any date between May 1 and October 31

We recommend you to start your tour on a wednesday to see the market held in Amboise every Friday

This Tour cannot start on a Sunday for the Classic accomodation level


Easy / Moderate 20-40+ miles daily

Terrain: 3 days are mostly flat, 2 days are moderately rolling


Classic Accommodation:   US$1580

Luxe Accommodation:   US$2580

Single suppl. classic: US$445
Single suppl. Luxe: US$640     


  • 6 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 the Loire Valley are the high-performance Cannondale Quick Speed 2.

 


For those arriving via Paris, most international flights arrive at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.

The easiest way to reach Tours is via a train from the Montparnasse station (trains take a little more than 1 hour).

You can book trains by calling Rail Europe at 1-800-387-6782 or visiting their web site at www.raileurope.com

The easiest way to reach the hotel in Tours is by taxi and these can be found on arrival outside the train station.

Randonnée Tours

France

Chateaux of the Loire Cycling  7 Days
Only 1 hour south of Paris lies a region that since the Renaissance has been a favorite of kings and the aristocracy; the Loire River valley is dotted with fine chateaux, vineyards, and some of the most beautiful (and gentle) cycling routes in France. This tour visits the most magnificent chateaux, the extraordinary gardens of Villandry, but also leaves time to explore the subtler aspects of a region that has much to offer.


 
Hotel L'Adresse Hotel L'Adresse,
Tours

Hotel L’Adresse, Tours -Ideally located in the ancient Place Plumereau historical and cultural area with restaurants and shops. This 18th Century house, combines modern comfort and style with antique details.

Le Clos d'Amboise 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.
Le Moulin Fleuri Le Moulin Fleuri,
Veigne

Stay in a sixteenth century mill, situated in the centre of a large park, on the Indre River. Each room boasts river and garden views. The restaurant here is one of the best in the entire region.

Hotel Diderot,

Chinon

This charming hotel, built in the 15th century and located in the historical center of Chinon is distinctive with friendly owners. Recommended by Guide de Charme and the top-rated Chinon hotel of Trip Advisor.

 
Hotel L'Univers Hotel L'Univers,
Tours

Located in the tourist and shopping districts, this has been the most prestigious address in Tours since 1846.  In addition to its rich and historic past, it offers all the luxury of a grand hotel.

Manoir des Minimes Manoir des Minimes,
Amboise
This authentic 18th century manor house was built on the foundation of an ancient medieval monastery with glorious views of the Château Royale d'Amboise and the Loire river. The spacious rooms are quite luxurious.
Domaine de la Tortiniere Domaine de la Tortiniere,
Montbazon

This peaceful 19th century castle is in a fifteen acre park, overlooking the Indre River. The rooms in the Château and adjoining buildings are all decorated with rich fabrics and antique furniture.

Chateau de Marcay Chateau de Marcay,
Marcay

This magnificent 15 th century château has extensive grounds and a swimming pool. The tastefully decorated rooms blend wood paneling, sumptuous materials and period furniture.

"This tour was pretty easy and beautiful. The routes Randonnée chooses are great - small quiet back roads. The self-guided tours are great, this was my second one. Amboise and Azay Le Rideau hotels were outstanding."

- A. Hoffman


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