Loire Valley Cycle

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  • No booking fees
5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20346
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Val de Loire, France
  • Ends Val de Loire, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling through the heart of the Loire Valley
  • Exploring the many grand Chateaux
  • Experiencing the market places and rural delights of the region
  • Enjoying the culinary specialties
  • Sampling some of the many excellent wines in local ‘caves’
Start and end in Val de Loire, the "Loire Valley Cycle" trip is a self-guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Val de Loire, Chenonceaux and Chitenay in France. "Loire Valley Cycle" is a private trip which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Visit the vineyards and chateaux of the 'playground of the kings', the Loire Valley, at your own pace. The Loire River was once the highway between the Atlantic and the heart of France. Its valley was known as the 'playground of kings' - a neighbourhood of impressive chateaux and vast fortune. Travelling by bicycle is a great way to experience this world famous valley. While pedalling at a relaxed pace, you'll discover the best this region has to offer. Take time to soak up the medieval charm of Blois and discover picturesque Amboise overlooked by its impressive fortified chateau. Cycle through countryside crisscrossed with vineyards, duck farms and orchards and the remnants of feudal hunting forests.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Blois
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Amboise (40km / 25mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle through the vineyards of Vouvray and return to Amboise (48km/30mi)
  • Day 4 : Cycle through the Cher Valley to Chenonceaux (42km/26.3mi)
  • Day 5 : Pass through vineyards to Cheverny or Chitenay (40 or 55km/25 or 34.3mi)
  • Day 6 : Round cycle to visit the Chateau of Beauregard and Sologne area (47km/29mi)
  • Day 7 : Return to Blois via the famous châteaux of Cheverny and Chambord (40 or 50km/25 or 31mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes Blois
  • 7 nights in 2-3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to 3-4 star superior hotels or to 4 star deluxe chateau-hotels - supplement applies)
  • 7 breakfasts – breakfasts are continental style and consist of croissants, breads, jams, cheese, yoghurt, coffee, tea and juices.
  • Information pack including route notes, maps and tourist information per room + navigational App
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 piece pp, max 20kg) - excess rates apply
  • 21 speed hybrid bike equipped with pannier, handlebar bag, smartphone holder and lock, plus 1 repair kit per booking (hybrid sports model and e-bike available on request - supplement applies).
  • City taxes
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to and from Blois
  • Meals not listed as included: lunch and dinner, drinks. A dinner package is available on request - supplement applies. The package is 7 dinners at the hotel, excludes drinks. Please ask your consultant
  • Helmet rental is not available - please bring your own
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees - an optional 'chateaux visit' package is available for a supplement which includes entrance fees. See special notes below for details
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Excess luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 02 2019
5 - Excellent
We were very happy with the self-guided tour. it was mostly on bike tracks through beautiful countryside which suited us. It was well organised by this tour operator. Good bikes.
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 02 2017
5 - Excellent
The Loire - a great place to visit and explore by bike. We chose eBikes - worked very well for us - older bodies were not strained at all! The bikes enables us to enjoy everything around us - scenery, places we visited, stopping... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Loire Valley Cycle 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 30 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 July 2024, a deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Loire Valley Cycle 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 Loire Valley Cycle 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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