Cycle the Loire - Orléans to the Atlantic Coast

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20450
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Paris, France
  • Ends St Brévin, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling from the heart of the Loire Valley, along the Loire river, to the Atlantic coast
  • Discovering many historical towns such as Blois, Tours and Chinon
  • Exploring the many grand chateaux
  • Sampling some of the many excellent wines in the local vineyards
  • Enjoying the culinary specialities of the region
Starting in Paris and ending in St Brévin, the tour "Cycle The Loire - Orléans To The Atlantic Coast" is a self-guided bicycle tour that takes 13 days. You will travel through Beaugency, Mauges-sur-Loire, Fontevraud and 7 other destinations in France. "Cycle The Loire - Orléans To The Atlantic Coast" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An inspirational journey by bike from the heart of the Loire River Valley to the rugged Atlantic coast. An epic cycle journey of nearly 500km following the banks of the Loire River from Orléans to the Atlantic Coast, following the cycling path 'Loire à vélo'. Discover the royal valley as you cycle along the majestic river where thousands of treasures await including numerous chateaux, wonderful landscapes and regional gastronomic delights. Discover the charms of the western part of the Loire valley, from Angers all the way to St Brevin Les Pins. A chance to visit the typical countryside of vineyards and chateaux, of salterns and marshes, and to finally 'take the plunge' into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Orléans
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Beaugency (26km/16mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle via Chambord to Blois (46km/28.5mi)
  • Day 4 : Follow the Loire River to Amboise (42km/26mi)
  • Day 5 : Cycle to Tours (56km/35mi)
  • Day 6 : Continue via Villandry to Azay le Rideau (41km/25.5mi)
  • Day 7 : Pedal past chateaux to Chinon (35km/21.5mi)
  • Day 8 : Cycle via the abbey of Fontevraud to Saumur (36-48km/22-30mi)
  • Day 9 : Through vineyards en route to Angers (58km/36mi)
  • Day 10 : On to Mauges-sur-Loire or surrounds (48km/29mi)
  • Day 11 : Continue to the city of Nantes (52m/32mi)
  • Day 12 : Cycle along marshland to St Brévin (59km/37mi)
  • Day 13 : Trip concludes
  • 12 nights in 2 and 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to 3-4 star hotels - supplement applies)
  • 12 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
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • 21 speed mens or ladies bike (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) equipped with a pannier, helmet, bike lock, map holder and repair kit
  • Tourist tax
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Orleans and from St Brevin
  • 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 - Orléans to the Atlantic Coast 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 - Orléans to the Atlantic Coast 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 - Orléans to the Atlantic Coast 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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