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Tours to Chinon 6-days Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1

  • 6days
  • France

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A Self-guided Family Cycling Tour - Tours to Chinon

An easy tour to keep everyone in the family happy, cycling for the children and famous cellars offering tastings for the adults. 

Follow the famous 'Loire à Vélo' cycling paths with short and easy stages, using cycling tracks or roads with light traffic.

This part of the Loire Valley is the most pevalent in Cháteaux and vineyards. Follow the Loire River which will guide you from historical places to famous cellars. Enjoy the 'French art de vivre' along the peaceful and wild landscapes. 

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 5 nights with breakfast (double or twin room) in 2*/3* accommodation (3*/4* available on request)
  • 1 dinner (drinks excluded)
  • 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:

  • 4 dinners (half-board 4 dinners drinks exl. 145 EUR) 
  • Drinks and lunches
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions
  • Bike rental
  • Transfer to the starting point of clients and personal bikes
  • Solo traveller supplement 110 EUR (if you are the only person on the tour)
  • Extra night Tours: 75 EUR (shared room) 131 EUR (single)  Chinon: 70 EUR (shared room) 127 EUR (single) book at [email protected]
  • Chateau visit package: Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de l'islette in Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry Gardens (gardens and chateau), wine-tasting in Chinon (55 EUR) book at [email protected]

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Car: From A10 highway, Exit No:21, Tours centre ville, then follow directions to centre ville
  • Train: From Paris, Austerlitz train station or Paris Montparnasse train station to Tours train station
  • Departure from 1 March 31 October 2022
  • If you would like to rent a bike (70 EUR) sporty bike (100 EUR) or e-bike (140 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Included in the 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 Tours

    Visit the city of Tours to discover its old quarters and its typical half-timered houses

  • Day 2

    Tours to Villandry | 21kms

    Follow 'Loire à vélo' cycling path and reach Villandry and its famous 'French style' Renaissance Gardens. Enjoy the 'Ornamental Kitchen Garden', the Garden of Love', the 'Water Garden' and the Sun Garden'. These artistic gardens vary with seasons to make each visit a feast for your senses

  • Day 3

    Villandry to Azay le Rideau | 24kms

    Ride towards Château of Saché, the place of inspiration of the famous French author Honoré de Balzac. The garden which has inspired the novel 'Le Lys dans la Vallée' will guide you through Lis and Peonies. Then continue to Azay le Rideau and its Château: a Renaissance marvel in a setting of water and greenery

  • Day 4

    Azay le Rideau to Rigny Ussé | 18kms

    Depart towards Langeais and its 15th century Château offering a typical form of a medieval fortified castle where you could admire wonderful tapestries and pieces of furniture. Then ride towards toe 'Sleeping Beauty' Château in Ussé which inspired Perrault for its famous fairy tail story

  • Day 5

    Rigny Ussé to Chinon | 18kms

    Ride across the Chinon Forest before reaching the medieval town through the vineyards where you may visit one of the numerous cellars built on the banks of the River Vienne and that are famous for beautiful red wine

  • Day 6

    Departure during the day

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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

Paris Theatres

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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