Cycle the Loire - Nevers to Orléans

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20362
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Nevers, France
  • Ends Orléans, France
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling on the newest section of the 'Loire a velo' cycle path
  • Visiting towns and villages from Burgundy to the Centre
  • Passing some of the region's most spectacular chateaux
  • Cycling through nature reserves and vineyards including Sancerre
  • Enjoying the culinary specialities of the region
The tour "Cycle The Loire - Nevers To Orléans" starts in Nevers and ends in Orléans. It is a bicycle trip that takes 7 days taking you through Paris, Sancerre and La Charité-sur-Loire in France. "Cycle The Loire - Nevers To Orléans" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Cycle the Loire river valley from Nevers in Burgundy to the historic city of Orléans. Discover the wild side of the Loire, which mankind has tried to tame with canals and bridges, on the newest section of the 'Loire à vélo' cycle path between Nevers in Burgundy and Orléans in the Centre region. This cycling trip will take you over the oldest bridge on the Loire River, through nature reserves and vineyards, and passes by some of the region's most spectacular chateaux. As you cycle along the canals you will have the opportunity to admire the unspoilt surrounds and there is also plenty of time to explore and soak in the atmosphere of the delightful villages during the evenings. The journey ends in Orléans, the city of 'Art and History', which is best known as the town saved from the English by Joan of Arc.
For those keen to continue exploring the Loire by bike this trip can be combined with our 13 day Cycle the Loire - Orléans to the Atlantic Coast.
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Nevers
  • Day 2 : Cycle to La Charité-sur-Loire (45km / 28mi)
  • Day 3 : Continue through vineyards and woods to Sancerre (27-39km / 16-24mi)
  • Day 4 : Follow the canal to Briare (54km / 33.5m)
  • Day 5 : Cycle via the chateau in Saint Brisson sur Loire to Sully sur Loire (42km / 26mi)
  • Day 6 : Continue to Orléans (51km / 31.7mi)
  • Day 7 : Trip concludes (or continue to the Atlantic Coast)
  • 6 nights in a combination of B&B's and 2-3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (option to upgrade to 3-4 star hotels and B&Bs, supplement applies)
  • 6 breakfasts - breakfasts are continental style and consist of croissants, breads, jams, cheese, yoghurt, coffee, tea and juices.
  • Digital information pack including smartphone app with maps, roadbook and GPS Tracks
  • 21 speed mens or ladies bike equipped with two panniers, helmet, anti-theft device, bike computer and repair kit (e-bikes available - supplement applies)
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Tourist tax
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Nevers and from Orleans
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • E-bike hire, supplement applies
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess Luggage
  • Handlebar phone holder – we recommend bringing your own to follow the route more easily using the app
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Printed documents are available - additional cost applies. Must be requested and will be provided locally at the joining hotel. Please ask our consultant for details.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle the Loire - Nevers to Orléans tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 29 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 July 2024, a deposit of 190 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle the Loire - Nevers to Orléans tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Cycle the Loire - Nevers to Orléans tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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