- Relaxed cycling through one of the most beautiful regions of France
- Visit numerous magnificent chateaux
- Savour the wonderful food and wine that this area is famous for
This is a wonderfully relaxed ride through a most quintessentially French corner of this beautiful country.
The Loire Valley conjures up images of architectural masterpieces, beautiful rolling countryside, world renowned vineyards, and picturesque villages wafting the irresistible smell of freshly baked bread from their local boulangeries.
The pace of this trip is laid back, giving ample opportunity to visit the opulent chateaux of Chambord and Chenonceaux, enjoy gentle cycling along the banks of the Loire and of course savour the wonderful local flavours during lazy lunches.
The distances aren't too challenging and we include four circular rides, allowing you to unpack for more than a night and properly explore some of the lovely towns during the evening. Our journey starts in Blois, perched above the river Loire, and then meanders gently through Amboise and Azay le Rideau before finishing in the pretty town of Chinon.
This relaxing ride really will give you a true taste of France.
Michelin Guide Listing
Michelin Guide writes: Cycling The Loire Valley (Feb 2011)
What makes this trip responsible?
We use local leaders who are committed to responsible tourism and helping to preserve the way of life in their area. Our local operator uses small family run hotels and restaurants which are staffed locally and the produce used is sourced from local markets and farms. The hotel and restaurant staff are always very welcoming and provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the area you are visiting. Our local operator is also involved in the development of cycle networks in rural areas.
Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley