4 days/3 nights
longer options available

Start any date between May 1 and October 31

The day rides vary from 32 to 53 km (20 to 33 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 to moderately hilly, but there are options for rides with climbs

Classic Accommodation:   US$795

Single suppl. classic: US$225 

  • 3 nights hotel
  • All breakfasts
  • 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

Azay is located approximately 250 km southwest of Paris and 25 km from Tours.

There is a train station in Azay-le-Rideau but there are more frequent connections to Tours, from where a taxi can take you to Azay.

The trip between Paris and Tours takes less than two hours.

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Azay le Rideau Short Escape Cycling 4 Days
Base yourself in a spectacular location in the “valley of the kings” Enjoy the peace of the countryside at Azay le Rideau, surely one of the most dazzling castles imaginable. Other dazzling châteaux await you, as you wind your way along the Loire River Valley.


Hôtel Biencourt


This 18th century property once housed a Napoleonic school and is located close to the castle on a quiet street in the center of Azay. With friendly owners and a charming setting, this is a simple, yet tasteful hotel that is popular with cyclists.




Hotel Le Grand Monarque


This hotel was once the town post office and is now the smartest hotel in Azay-le-Rideau, surrounded by one hundred year old plane trees. This boutique hotel has a lovely bar and restaurant on site and is just 150 meters from the castle.


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