Head west along the Cher valley through the delightful riverside towns of Bléré and Athée-sur-Cher. Take the time to visit the 16th Century Chateau de Nitray with its beautiful gardens and wine-tasting opportunities before heading on to the lively town of Amboise.
Today is free to enjoy all that Amboise has to offer. Visit the chateau and Leonardo da Vinci's final residence, Le Clos Luc
The route starts following the Cisse and continues on to the chateau at Monteaux before arriving in Chaumont with time to explore the chateau and its gardens.
Your route takes you through the pretty village of Les Montils before heading to the Chateau de Beauregard. You then follow a loop around Cour-Cheverny to take in the Chateau de Cheverny and Chateau de Troussay.
Cycle through the Fôret de Boulogne to visit the 16th Century Chateau de Chambord - famous for its extraordinary collection of turrets and its double spiral staircase.
Head south back to the river Cher through vineyards and sunflower fields. Head through Thenay and Montrichard before arriving at the spectacular Chateau de Chenonceaux - the most romantic and beautiful of all the Renaissance chateaux. The back to your hotel in Chisseaux.