Ride through the rich vineyards of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Only a short train ride away, the Loire Valley is the perfect place for a weekend break exploring the charming chateaux and enjoying a wine tasting or two in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.The Loire Valley has been the home of Kings since the 10th century and there are over 300 ornate buildings built in the heyday of the French royalty and nobility, that contribute to the area being known as 'Chateau Country'.
Running westward for over 1000km before spilling into the Atlantic Ocean, the Loire is France's longest river, and our cycling loops from the historic market town of Amboise through flourishing vineyards, leafy forests and charming villages.
Michelin Guide Listing
Michelin Guide writes: Cycling The Loire Valley (Feb 2011)
What makes this trip responsible?
Cycling is a fantastic way to travel while minimising your impact on the environment. Pedalling under your own steam we help the economy of the small villages and communities that we pass through and we use a local operator who employs local staff and uses small, family run hotels.
Here at Exodus we feel the need to offer our clients an alternative to air travel within Europe and to destinations where taking the train can be a viable alternative to flying.
Working in cooperation with Rail Europe, our sales team will be happy to reserve your seats and tickets can be booked 3 months prior right up until the day of departure, subject to availability. Suggested train times and further information can be found within the Trip Notes.
Cyclists outside a Chateau close to the River Cher