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Orléans to St Brévin 14-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 3

  • 14days
  • France

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Self-guided Orléans to St Brévin Cycling Tour

Discover the Royal Valley by cycling the majestic river from Orléans to St Brévin 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. Follow thd Loire River which will guide you from historical places to famous cellars for tasting. Enjoy the 'French Art De Vivre' along the peaceful and wild landscapes. Discover the charms of the western part of the Loire Valley. 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:

  • 13 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 tourist brochures
  • City taxes
  • Hotline 7 days a week

Not included in the tour:

  • Dinners (half-board 13 dinners drinks exl. 455 EUR)
  • Drinks and lunches
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions
  • Bike rental
  • Transfer to the starting point
  • Solo traveller supplement 490 EUR (if you are the only person on the tour)
  • Extra night Orleans and St-Brevin: 75 EUR p.p. (shared room) 131 EUR (single) book at [email protected] 
  • Chateau visit package: Chateau de Meung sur Loire, Domaine de Chambord (chateau and gardens), Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (chateau and garden festival), Park Leonardo da Vinci in Amboise, Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry (gardens and chateau), Fontevraud Abbey, 1 x local wine-tasting - 130 EUR p.pbook at [email protected]

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Car: A10 highway, exit at Orléans centre
  • Train: From Paris: Austerlitz train station to Orléans train station
  • Departure any day from 1 March 31 October

If you would like to rent a bike (175 EUR) sporty bike 240 EUR)  or an e-bike (380 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
  • Lock
  • 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 Orléans

    Discover Orléans, the “City of Art and History” liberated in 1429 by Joan of Arc from the English siege

  • Day 2

    Orléans – Beaugency (or Tavers) | 26 km (or 30 km)

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

  • Day 3

    Beaugency (or Tavers) – Blois | 45 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 4

    Blois – Amboise | 40 km

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

  • Day 5

    Amboise – Tours | 27 km or 34 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 6

    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 7

    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 8

    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 Plantagenêts sovereigns before reaching the lovely town of Saumur

  • Day 9

    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 10

    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 11

    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 cycling path to Champtoceaux, in its magnificent setting marking the boundary between Anjou and Brittany

  • Day 12

    Champtoceaux – Nantes | 32 km

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

  • Day 13

    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 14

    Departure during the day

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 16 2022 Sep 29 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 17 2022 Sep 30 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 18 2022 Oct 01 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 19 2022 Oct 02 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 20 2022 Oct 03 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 21 2022 Oct 04 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 22 2022 Oct 05 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 23 2022 Oct 06 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 24 2022 Oct 07 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 08 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 26 2022 Oct 09 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 27 2022 Oct 10 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 28 2022 Oct 11 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 29 2022 Oct 12 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Sep 30 2022 Oct 13 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 14 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 15 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 03 2022 Oct 16 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 04 2022 Oct 17 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 05 2022 Oct 18 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 06 2022 Oct 19 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 07 2022 Oct 20 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 21 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 22 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 10 2022 Oct 23 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 11 2022 Oct 24 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 12 2022 Oct 25 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 13 2022 Oct 26 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 14 2022 Oct 27 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 28 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 29 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 17 2022 Oct 30 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 18 2022 Oct 31 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 19 2022 Nov 01 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 20 2022 Nov 02 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 21 2022 Nov 03 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 22 2022 Nov 04 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 23 2022 Nov 05 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 24 2022 Nov 06 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 25 2022 Nov 07 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 26 2022 Nov 08 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 27 2022 Nov 09 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 28 2022 Nov 10 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 29 2022 Nov 11 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 30 2022 Nov 12 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€
Oct 31 2022 Nov 13 2022 10 Single rooms 2,468€
Double rooms 1,799€

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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