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Loire Valley - Nevers to Briare (Guided)

  • 8days
  • France

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Loire Valley - Nevers to Briare

The Loire Valley between the cities of Nevers and Briare in the heart of France is a very well suited region for a relaxing bike and barge holiday. Following the flow of the Loire River you gently ride through the green countryside with charming little villages and old castles and palaces

Character - level 2

40-60km per day. Not too steep with not too many slopes on not too difficult terrain

Included in this tour

  • All nights on board, (Sat.-Sat. 8 days / 7 nights), cabin in the booked category;
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x self-made picnic lunch for bike tours, 7 x three course dinner)
  • Use of bed linen and 2 towels (change of towels possible)
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Tour guide, cycles with the group
  • Min. 3 city walks with the tourguide
  • Free WiFi is limited available in lounge and on deck
  • Road book, 1x per cabin
  • Ferry fares on the route

Not included

  • Contribution 5EUR,- per person (Insolvency Protection)
  • Bicycle rent
  • Bicycle insurance (optional) € 20,- per bicycle
  • Bicycle insurance electric bike (optional) € 40,- per bicycle
  • Entrance fees to museums; approx. € 15,- per tour
  • Cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Special dietary fee 50EUR

Rental bike per week 95 EUR or  E-bike per week 187,50EUR. Please contact [email protected] for your bike rental

This tour also runs from Briare to Nevers

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  • Day 1

    Day 1 Saturday: Nevers Arrival and welcome at the barge on the mooring place. A short test ride in the area to get used to your bicycle. After diner there will be an evening walk through the old town of Nevers. The city is famous for its ceramics and it is also one of the major pilgrimage centres of France because the city has kept the body of Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879). The Old Town, with its narrow winding streets, is full of many buildings and palaces dating from the 17th century

  • Day 2

    Day 2 Sunday: Nevers – Gimouille 25 km We start this week in the heart of France with a short ride to the sleepy village of Gimouille on the Canal lateral du Loire. But first you can take some time to visit the town of Nevers where there are many sites to see including the winding streets filled with houses dating back from the 14th to 17th century. The origins of Nevers date back to Roman times. Nevers is since the 5th century the seat of the bishop and has among others a castle and a few interesting churches

  • Day 3

    Day 3 Monday: Gimouille – Cours-les-Barres 40 km First thing you will do today is pay a visit to the aqueduct over the Allier River. With its two impressive locks both measuring about 9 meters high this is a must do! With some luck and good planning you might see the Clair de Lune pass through here, high above the river. Later this morning you will end up in the small town of Apremont, where you will have the opportunity to visit the 12th-century castle and surrounding fabulous gardens. Riding north from Apremont you pass wooded areas with nice villages, castles and country estates

  • Day 4

    Day 4 Tuesday: Cours-les-Barres – Sancerre 45 km Right after breakfast you will hop on your bikes and begin this days cycling tour through the region of the Pouilly Fumé wines to La Charité-sur-Loire, an ancient Roman town. Crossing the 16th century stone bridge to the center, you will have a splendid view overlooking the town and its Notre Dame church. Continue towards the final destination of today, the wine town of Sancerre. In Ménétréol, situated under the Sancerre vineyards, there will be an opportunity to try some wine before returning to the ship

  • Day 5

    Day 5 Wednesday: Sancerre – Belleville-sur-Loire 50 km Sancerre wines, and especially the white wines, are famous all over the world. The first mentioning of winegrowing in this region dates back to the 6th century. Until the 19th century the region mostly grew Pinot grapes, but after a disease that devastated the grapes Sauvignon is now mostly grown. And with success! The ride today takes you on a picturesque route right across the Sancerre vineyards and through the surrounding villages to the charming village of Belleville-sur-Loire

  • Day 6

    Day 6 Thursday: Bellevue-sur-Loire - Briare 45 km Todays bike ride to Briare leads you through typical French countryside with rolling hills, country estates and small villages. On the way you will pass the historic locks of Châtillon-sur-Loire and ride on to St. Brisson, where you will see the impressive medieval castle. We end the day with a visit to the magnificent aqueduct over the Loire River in Briare. We spend the last two nights moored in the typical French small-town of Briare

  • Day 7

    Day 7 Friday: Briare – Rogny-les-sept-Écluses- Briare 50 km Your last bike ride this week will lead you to the castle of ‘Pont Chevron,’ situated on a small, picturesque lake. Around lunchtime you will be in the village Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses, known for its historic seven locks. Via the 16th-century castle near Bléneau you will cycle through a region of lakes to Ouzouer-sur-Trézée and eventually back to Briare. A worthy ending of your bike adventure in the heart of France

  • Day 8

    Day 8 Saturday: Briare end of the tour The tour ends after breakfast: debarkation before 10 AM.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Aug 06 2022 Aug 13 2022 26 Single rooms 1,205€
Double rooms 1,075€
Aug 20 2022 Aug 27 2022 26 Single rooms 1,290€
Double rooms 1,180€
Sep 03 2022 Sep 10 2022 26 Single rooms 1,445€
Double rooms 1,280€
Sep 17 2022 Sep 24 2022 26 Single rooms 1,445€
Double rooms 1,280€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 08 2022 26 Single rooms 1,290€
Double rooms 1,180€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 22 2022 26 Single rooms 1,205€
Double rooms 1,075€

Car rental in France

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

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