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Nevers to St Brévin 19-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 3

  • 19days
  • France

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Self-guided Nevers to St Brévin Cycling Tour

Experience the adventure from Nevers to St Brévin, discover a more unknown part of the 'Loire a Vélo' but none the less still outstanding! Follow the Loire River and the lateral canal, ride through the Sancerre vineyards, to the canal-bridge in Briare, before reaching Orléans, Joan of Arc's town: a perfect balance between nature, culture, canals and local products. Cycle the majestic river where thousands of treasures are waiting for you, historical heritage and scattered with numerous Châteaux, beautiful landscapes of different natural areas, bursting with regional delights to ignite your senses. Discover the charms of the western part of the Loire Valley,  all the way to St Brévin. This tour is your chance to visit the typical countryside by salterns and marshes to finally 'take the plunge' into the Atlantic Ocean at St Brévin or Le Croisic.

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 18 nights with breakfast (double or twin room) in 2*/3* accommodation (3*/4* available on request)
  • Luggage transfer during the bike stages
  • Travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions (FR/GB/DE) and tourists brochures
  • City taxes
  • Hotline 7 days a week

Not included in the Tour:

  • Dinners and lunches (half-board 17 dinners drinks exl. 585 EUR)
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions
  • Bike rental
  • Transfer to the starting point
  • Solo traveller supplement 600 EUR (if you are the only traveller on the tour)

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Car: From A77 highway, exit No: 33 to Nevers centre
  • Train: From Paris: Paris Bercy train station to Nevers train station. The hotel is 200mtrs from the train station
  • Departure any day from 1 March 31 October 2020

If you would like to rent a bike (240 EUR) or an e-bike (530 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Included in Bike Rental:

Hybrid bike 'GITANE Silence'

  • Male or lady frame
  • 21 speed gears
  • 1 rear saddlebag (40L)
  • 1 front bag with holder
  • Repair kit
  • Pump
  • Loc
  • Counter
  • helmet

E-bike 'SCOTT e-sub Active'

  • Universal frame
  • 9 speed gears
  • 2 rear saddlebags (40L)
  • 1 front bag with holder
  • Repair kit
  • Pump
  • Lock
  • Counter 
  • Helmet

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Nevers

    Visit the charming town of Nevers, its pottery workshops where its typical 'Blue of Nevers' was created in the 16th century and the Ducal Palace, considered to be one of the first of the Loire Châteaux, which was the home of the counts then the Dukes of Nevers

  • Day 2

    Nevers to La Charité sur Loire (or Raveau) | 45kms (or 52kms)

    To start the first Loira à Vélo trail, reach Cuffy which is the official starting point of the cycling tour of Loire. Continue to the monastic city of La Charité-sur-Loire where you ride on the oldest Loire River bridge (16th century) to reach the beautiful Romanesque Notre Dame Church

  • Day 3

    La Charité sur Loire (or Raveau) - Sancerre (or Cavignol) | 31kms (or 44kms)

    Ride through the 'Loire Valley National Nature Reserve' and admire the vineyards and the bell tower of Pouilly sur Loire Church. Proceed between fields and woods towards the famous Sancerre vineyards. Don't hesitate to stop for a visit to a local wine producer to sample a glass of Sancerre Blanc with a typical Chavignoi goat cheese! From Sancerre, overlooked by its 15th century 'Tour des Fiefs' dungeon, a beautiful over the valley is waiting for you

  • Day 4

    Sancerre (or Chavignol) to Briare | 50kms

    Leave Sancerre riding along the tow-path of the Canal Latéral towards Bannay then Cosne sur Loire, a flowered city offering beautiful landscapes over the Loire River. Still follow the Loire à Vélo cycling paths to Belleville sur Loire, Beaulieu sur Loire and Briare. Bordered by 72 Lamp posts and magnificent pillars, its 'canal bridge' is one of the must-see monuments, a unique structure and for good reason, until 2003, it was the longest canal bridge in Europe!

  • Day 5

    Briare to Sully sur Loire | 41kms

    Ride over the Loire River using the 'canal bridge' then proceed to Saint Bisson sur Loire and its medieval Château which has made catapults and canons its speciality. Then reach the nice city of Gien and enjoy its exceptional panoramic view. Proceed to Sully sur Loire and its remarkable medieval Château, surrounded by moats overlooking the Loire River

  • Day 6

    Sully sur Loire to Orleáns | 50kms

    Here again, enjoy panoramic views to Saint Benoit sur Loire and its 11th-13th centuries abbatial church, one of the most remarkable Romanesque churches of France. Ride to Châteauneuf sur Loire, one of the major ports of the Loire during the 18th century before ending your tour in Orléans, the 'City of Art and History' delivered by Joan of Arc form the English siege in 1429

  • Day 7

    Orléans – Beaugency | 26 km

    Along the wild river banks for a stage in calm and serenity through the charming and very flowered city of Beaugency

  • Day 8

    Beaugency – Blois | 46 km

    Leave Beaugency by the river banks passing via the prestigious château of Chambord: the widest Château of the Loire Valley masterpiece of the Renaissance period. Then, follow the direction of Blois which presents a rich historical heritage with the château offering a brilliant illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century

  • Day 9

    Blois – Amboise | 42 km

    Follow the small countryside routes to the chateau of Chaumont overlooking the Loire River, before reaching Amboise and its royal chateau from 15th –16th century. A few streets further on, is the last home of Leonardo Da Vinci: Manorhouse of ‘Clos Lucé’

  • Day 10

    Amboise – Tours | 27 km ou 31 km

    Ride through the vineyards of Montlouis to discover the numerous cellars that offer sweet white or sparkling wines. Then, enjoy the lovely Château of la Bourdaisière, birthplace of Gabrielle d’Estrées, the favourite of King Henri IV. Continue to the heart of the city of Tours to discover the old quarters sheltering the famous 'Place Plumereau' and its half-timbered houses

  • Day 11

    Tours – Azay le Rideau | 41 km

    Reach Savonnières for a journey in the heart of Petrifying Grottoes. Then proceed to Villandry with its famous Gardens, unmatched in Europe and composed of 3 superposed terraces, then Saché, the house of the famous novelist Honoré de Balzac. Finally arrive in Azay le Rideau where you can admire its Renaissance chateau, a jewel set over the Indre river

  • Day 12

    Azay le Rideau – Chinon | 35 km

    Depart towards Langeais and its 15th century château offering a typical form of a medieval fortified castle where you could admire wonderful tapestries and piece of furniture. Then ride towards the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ château in Ussé which has inspired Perrault for its famous fairytail story

  • Day 13

    Chinon – Saumur | 36 km + option 12 km

    Before you leave the medieval city of Chinon, founded on the Vienne River, you may visit numerous cellars which propose the famous red wine so appreciated by Rabelais. Then, continue towards the abbey of Fontevraud, the largest monastic city remaining in Europe which is the Necropolis of the Plantagenêt sovereigns, before reaching the lovely town of Saumur

  • Day 14

    Saumur – Angers | 57 km

    First follow the Loire River before going through the vineyards of Anjou. You will reach the peaceful city of Angers and its chateau which shelters the famous Apocalypse Tapestry

  • Day 15

    Angers – Montjean sur Loire | 37 km

    From the heart of the vineyards of Anjou slopes the River Loire, Aubance and Layon, to the banks of the Loire at Chalonnes, the confluence of the Rivers Loire and Layon. A ride through typical small villages and natural landscapes where life is running at the rhythm of the Loire River

  • Day 16

    Montjean sur Loire – Champtoceaux | 40 km

    Ride along the banks of the River Loire where you will enjoy the different natural landscapes and observe the wild animals and birds. Enjoy a peaceful ride on the cycle path to Champtoceaux, in its magnificent setting, marking the boundary between Anjou and Brittany

  • Day 17

    Champtoceaux – Nantes | 32 km

    Continue along the Loire River until reaching the capital of the western area, Nantes. This very dynamic city will offer you a large choice, a sight-seeing feast for your senses through the numerous pedestrian streets

  • Day 18

    Nantes – St Brévin | 58 km

    Leave the city via a small boat to cross the river and continue on the cycling path of ‘Loire à vélo’. Further on, you will follow a narrow canal for a peaceful moment along marshlands and countryside to finish at the estuary of the Loire River in St Brevin les Pins, a seaside resort which offers a large sandy beach surrounded by sand dunes and pine trees forest. This is an ideal place to relax after a long day cycling

  • Day 19

    Departure during the day

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Double rooms 2,432€
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Double rooms 2,432€
Aug 01 2020 Aug 19 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
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Double rooms 2,432€
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Sep 11 2020 Sep 29 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
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Double rooms 2,432€
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Double rooms 2,432€
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Oct 02 2020 Oct 20 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
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Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 04 2020 Oct 22 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 05 2020 Oct 23 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 06 2020 Oct 24 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 07 2020 Oct 25 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 08 2020 Oct 26 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 09 2020 Oct 27 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 10 2020 Oct 28 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 11 2020 Oct 29 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 12 2020 Oct 30 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 13 2020 Oct 31 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 14 2020 Nov 01 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 15 2020 Nov 02 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 16 2020 Nov 03 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 17 2020 Nov 04 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 18 2020 Nov 05 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 19 2020 Nov 06 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 20 2020 Nov 07 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 21 2020 Nov 08 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 22 2020 Nov 09 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 23 2020 Nov 10 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 24 2020 Nov 11 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 25 2020 Nov 12 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 26 2020 Nov 13 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 27 2020 Nov 14 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 28 2020 Nov 15 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 29 2020 Nov 16 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 30 2020 Nov 17 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€
Oct 31 2020 Nov 18 2020 10 Single rooms 3,414€
Double rooms 2,432€

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