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Loire Valley 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 8days
  • France

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Self-guided Cycling Tour round trip from/to Saumur

Explore the most peaceful part of the Loire Valley with its secret treasures as troglodyte villages, cellars. A magic view from your bike over majestic chateaux surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy the local way of life where time runs slowly along the Loire river and enjoy all the numerous local products.

Tour character: Level 2

Average = a little bit hilly stages OR stages between 40 km and 50 km.

Included in the Loire vineyards Cycling Tour:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in 3* hotels (double room with shower & toilets) (2*/3* and 3*/4* accommodation available on request)
  • 1 dinner (half board available at 240 EUR p.p.)
  • Transport of luggage between hotels
  • Colour maps, itineraries & tourist information
  • Taxes & services

Not included in the tour:

  • Drinks, lunches, and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Chateaux package: 55 EUR includes entry to Fontevraud Abbey, gardens of Villandry, chateau Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon fortress, chateau de Brezh

Departures any day March to October

Solo traveller 105 EUR surcharge (if you are the only person on the tour)

Reduction for groups of 4+

If you would like to hire a bike (95 EUR ) sporty bike (125 EUR) or e-bike (200 EUR) please contact our office when booking [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Saumur.

    Discover the pleasant town of Saumur overlooked by its 14th century château and famous for its National Riding School and its sparkling white wine.

  • Day 2

    Saumur – Fontevraud | 44 km.

    This first stage will guide you through the « Saumur Champigny » vineyards producing very elegant red wines. You will make a stop at château de Brézé, well known by its impressive underground cellars ! Then, ride until Fontevraud and its royal abbey : an outstanding example of Romanesque art founded in 1099, considered as the most important monastic city of Europe.

  • Day 3

    Excursion Fontevraud – Montreuil Bellay – Fontevraud | 50 km.

    Enjoy the swimming pool of your hotel or visit the Fontevraud Abbey which houses the tombs of the Plantagenets Aliénor d’Aquitaine and Richard Cœur de Lion before making a pleasant excursion loop via the typical fortified village of Montreuil-Bellay and its château.

  • Day 4

    Fontevraud – Chinon | 50 km.

    After cycling through the Fontevraud forest, discover the famous Chinon vineyards producing the red wine much appreciated by Rabelais ! After a stop at the château du Rivau which evokes the wonderful middle-Age stories and legends, reach the mediaeval town of Chinon, built on the Vienne river banks.

  • Day 5

    Chinon – Azay le Rideau | 44 km.

    This itinerary via troglodyte wine cellars and vineyards will lead you to the village of Crissay sur Manse, listed among the most beautiful villages of France. Continue along the countryside roads until Azay le Rideau and its romantic Renaissance château, elegantly enclosed in its setting of water and greenery

  • Day 6

    Excursion to Villandry – Langeais | 37 km.

    Ride towards Villandry and its famous French-style Renaissance gardens matchless in Europe and composed of 3 superposed terraces. Then follow the Loire river on the “Loire à Vélo” cycling paths until the Château de Langeais offering a typical form of a medieval fortified castle.

  • Day 7

    Azay le Rideau – Saumur | 58 km

    Join the “Loire à Vélo” routes which will lead you to the village of Candes-Saint-Martin where you can visit the magnificent 12th and 13th century collegiate church. Then proceed to the beautiful village of Montsoreau dominated by its château, built over the Loire river. Continue along troglodyte sites before reaching Saumur and your charming hotel in the town centre.

  • Day 8

    Departure during the day after returning your cycling equipment

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jul 14 2021 Jul 21 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 15 2021 Jul 22 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 16 2021 Jul 23 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 17 2021 Jul 24 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 18 2021 Jul 25 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 19 2021 Jul 26 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 20 2021 Jul 27 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 21 2021 Jul 28 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 22 2021 Jul 29 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 23 2021 Jul 30 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 24 2021 Jul 31 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 25 2021 Aug 01 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 26 2021 Aug 02 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 27 2021 Aug 03 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 28 2021 Aug 04 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 29 2021 Aug 05 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 30 2021 Aug 06 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Jul 31 2021 Aug 07 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 01 2021 Aug 08 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 02 2021 Aug 09 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 03 2021 Aug 10 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 04 2021 Aug 11 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 05 2021 Aug 12 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 06 2021 Aug 13 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 07 2021 Aug 14 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 08 2021 Aug 15 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 09 2021 Aug 16 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 10 2021 Aug 17 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 11 2021 Aug 18 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 12 2021 Aug 19 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 13 2021 Aug 20 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 14 2021 Aug 21 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 15 2021 Aug 22 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 16 2021 Aug 23 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 17 2021 Aug 24 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 18 2021 Aug 25 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 19 2021 Aug 26 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Aug 20 2021 Aug 27 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 22 2021 Aug 29 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 23 2021 Aug 30 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 24 2021 Aug 31 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 25 2021 Sep 01 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 26 2021 Sep 02 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 27 2021 Sep 03 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 28 2021 Sep 04 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 29 2021 Sep 05 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 30 2021 Sep 06 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Aug 31 2021 Sep 07 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 01 2021 Sep 08 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 02 2021 Sep 09 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 03 2021 Sep 10 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 04 2021 Sep 11 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 05 2021 Sep 12 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 06 2021 Sep 13 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 07 2021 Sep 14 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 08 2021 Sep 15 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 09 2021 Sep 16 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 10 2021 Sep 17 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 11 2021 Sep 18 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 12 2021 Sep 19 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Sep 13 2021 Sep 20 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 14 2021 Sep 21 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 15 2021 Sep 22 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 16 2021 Sep 23 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 17 2021 Sep 24 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Sep 18 2021 Sep 25 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Sep 19 2021 Sep 26 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 20 2021 Sep 27 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Sep 21 2021 Sep 28 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 22 2021 Sep 29 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 23 2021 Sep 30 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 24 2021 Oct 01 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 25 2021 Oct 02 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 26 2021 Oct 03 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 27 2021 Oct 04 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 28 2021 Oct 05 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Sep 29 2021 Oct 06 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Sep 30 2021 Oct 07 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 01 2021 Oct 08 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 02 2021 Oct 09 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 03 2021 Oct 10 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 04 2021 Oct 11 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 05 2021 Oct 12 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 06 2021 Oct 13 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 07 2021 Oct 14 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 08 2021 Oct 15 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 09 2021 Oct 16 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 10 2021 Oct 17 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 11 2021 Oct 18 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 12 2021 Oct 19 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 13 2021 Oct 20 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 14 2021 Oct 21 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 15 2021 Oct 22 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 16 2021 Oct 23 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 17 2021 Oct 24 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 18 2021 Oct 25 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 19 2021 Oct 26 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 20 2021 Oct 27 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 21 2021 Oct 28 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 22 2021 Oct 29 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
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Oct 23 2021 Oct 30 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 24 2021 Oct 31 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 25 2021 Nov 01 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 26 2021 Nov 02 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 27 2021 Nov 03 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 28 2021 Nov 04 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 29 2021 Nov 05 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 30 2021 Nov 06 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€
Oct 31 2021 Nov 07 2021 8 Single rooms 1,419€
Double rooms 944€

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