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Deluxe 4-day Loire Valley Self-guided Cycling Tour around Amboise Level 2/3
Stay in a refined environment, marked with charm and abundant history in a green scenery, located in the heart of Cheverny AOC vineyards and close to the famous chateau which has inspired Hergé for his comics in Tintin adventures. Discover on cycling paths the numerous chateaux of the area.
Your accommodation is in a wonderful manor house from 18th century with personalized but original and elegant touch of decoration with a swimming pool
Average - a little bit hilly stages OR stages between 40 km and 50 km
Daily departures March to October
If you would like to hire a bike (70 Euros) sporty bike (100 Euros) or e-bike (140 Euros) please contact our office when booking. [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Cheverny + excursion to Chambord | 39 km
On your 1st bike excursion, ride the nice « Pays des Châteaux » cycling paths to Chateau of Villesavin before reaching the famous Chateau of Chambord, where a stop is essential to visit the most majestic château in the Loire Valley. In its Renaissance splendour, the Château de Chambord boasts no less than 440 rooms.
Excursion to Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire | 62 km
Passing by the countryside routes before reaching the Loire banks at Chaumont-sur-Loire where you can visit the Château overlooking the Loire. The ‘garden festival’ where you will be able to admire different interpretations of artistic garden composition based on a common theme takes place every year in its majestic park.
Excursion to Sologne area | 47 km
Cross the rich and mysterious ‘Sologne’ with magnificent landscapes : beautiful forests sheltering game, ponds at every crossroad and small private châteaux hidden behind their vineyards or groves. Between ponds and heath lands, explore old typical Sologne villages. Do not miss a wine tasting in a local producer along your route: you are in the Cheverny appellation!
Excursion to Blois | 47 km
Through numerous typical villages, reach the Loire river banks and the nice town of Blois, worth visiting for its old quarter and also its château offering a brilliant illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. Then return through the forest of Russy.
Departure at the end of the day.
Possibility of extra night in Cour Cheverny.
OPTION: Hot air balloon flight: Can you imagine drifting slowly over the architectural masterpieces of the Loire Valley in a hot air balloon guided by the winds? Take off and enjoy from the sky an original view of the chateaux: an unforgettable moment! (early in the morning or evening according weather conditions)
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote
Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]