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Orléans to Tours 6 days Self-guided Cycling TourLevel 2
Discover the Royal Valley by cycling the majestic river from Orléans to Tours 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.
If you would like to rent a bike (70 EUR) or an e-bike (140 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Hybrid bike 'GITANE Silence'
E-bike 'SCOTT e-sub Active'
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Orléans
Discover Orléans, the “City of Art and History” liberated in 1429 by Joan of Arc from the English siege
Orléans – Beaugency | 26 km
Longing the wild river banks for a stage in calm and serenity through the charming and very flowered city of Beaugency
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 4: Blois – Amboise | 42 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’
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
Departure during the day
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
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]