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Orléans to Saumur 8-day Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 8days
  • France

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Self-guided Cycling Tour Orléans to Saumur

The Loire Valley, also known as the 'garden of France' is a charming land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills, which will enchant you with its more than two hundred castles and luxuriant natural landscapes. It will be like riding in a fairy tale, in a picturesque countryside dotted with romantic châteaux, providing regular interludes to the cycling. While you marvel at this medieval splendour, don’t forget to try the region’s sumptuous cuisine and famous wines, for a true royal holiday experience!

Tour Character: Level 2

On this tour you cycle through the wonderful Loire Valley. This cycle trip is not very demanding, though sometimes there are some hilly sections. The daily stages are not very long – always about 50kms mostly in the lowlands. The itinerary is mainly on cycle paths or paved roads with little traffic. Suitable for everyone in good physical condition and with some cycling experience.

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 7 nights 2* and 3* hotel accommodation (3*/4* accommodation also available upon request)
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Travel guide, Maps, Roadbook
  • Luggage transportation
  • 7-day Hotline service
  • Hotel taxes
  • Girolibero rental bikes including insurance against theft and damage

Not included in the Tour:

  • Beverages not included 
  • Saumur-Orléans Transfer 100 EUR (extra 30 EUR for your own bike. Available on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays)
  • Bike rental and insurance

Notes:

  • Extra nights upon request

If you would like to rent a bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (220 EUR) helmet (15 EUR),  please contact our office when booking: [email protected] 

(2023 PRICES) If you would like to rent a bike (100 EUR) or e-bike (250 EUR) helmet (15 EUR),  please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Orléans

    Individual arrival in Orléans, homeland of Joan of Arc.

  • Day 2

    Orléans – Beaugency/St. Dyé 30/50km

    Pedal along the Loire alternating cycle paths with back roads. After a visit to Meung-sur-Loire arrive at the Chateau Dunois with the beautiful medieval centre of Beaugency. A land full of water and culture will lead the way to the beautiful town of St. Dyé, an ancient river harbour.

  • Day 3

    Beaugency/St. Dyé – Blois 50/30km

    From the huge park surrounding Chambord Castle today’s trip continues at the border of the forest of Boulogne. On the other side of the Loire crowded with a wonderful bridge you can see the profile of Blois and its castle, the steeples of the abbey and the Cathedral of St. Louis.

  • Day 4

    Blois – Amboise 45km

    After the visit of the city of Blois and its impressive castle pedal along the Loire river. Here you can visit the castle of Chaumont built on the top of a hill overlooking the river. In Amboise you cannot miss the house where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life.

  • Day 5

    Amboise – Tours 55km

    After crossing forest of Amboise arrive in Chenonceaux, known as the castle of the three ladies. You continue along the river Cher up to the city of Tours. You may also decide to stop for a visit at the castle of Nitray with its famous wine cellars.

  • Day 6

    Tours – Chinon 60km

    Pedalling between the Loire and the Cher rivers arrive at Villandry Castle well known for its extensive gardens. Following the Loire river reach the city Langeais where you can stop for a break. Before arriving in Chinon you can visit Ussé, where you can admire the castle of the fairy tail Sleeping Beauty.

  • Day 7

    Chinon – Saumur 35km

    The tour continues along country roads beyond the confluence of the rivers Loire and Vienne where you’ll arrive at Savigny en Vèron and the wonderful village of Candes St-Martin. A few kilometres away see the castle of Montsoreau from which you can enjoy the landscape over the Fontevraud Abbey. At the end of the stage you will visit Saumur, considered to be the 'Pearl of Anjou'.

  • Day 8

    Saumur - Departure Day

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 06 2023 May 13 2023 10 Single rooms 1,040€
Double rooms 730€
May 13 2023 May 20 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
May 20 2023 May 27 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
May 27 2023 Jun 03 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
Jun 03 2023 Jun 10 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
Jun 10 2023 Jun 17 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
Jun 17 2023 Jun 24 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
Jun 24 2023 Jul 01 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 01 2023 Jul 08 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 02 2023 Jul 09 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 08 2023 Jul 15 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 09 2023 Jul 16 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 15 2023 Jul 22 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 16 2023 Jul 23 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 22 2023 Jul 29 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 23 2023 Jul 30 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 29 2023 Aug 05 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Jul 30 2023 Aug 06 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Aug 05 2023 Aug 12 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Aug 06 2023 Aug 13 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Aug 12 2023 Aug 19 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Aug 13 2023 Aug 20 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Aug 19 2023 Aug 26 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Aug 20 2023 Aug 27 2023 10 Single rooms 1,200€
Double rooms 890€
Aug 26 2023 Sep 02 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
Sep 02 2023 Sep 09 2023 10 Single rooms 1,150€
Double rooms 840€
Sep 09 2023 Sep 16 2023 10 Single rooms 1,040€
Double rooms 730€
Sep 16 2023 Sep 23 2023 10 Single rooms 1,040€
Double rooms 730€

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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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]

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