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Loir Valley

2-day cycle trip enjoying orchards and zoo

Cycle trip around La Flèche

Reference VL0201
  • 2 days
  • Very easy
  • from March to October
  • Minimum age 1 year
99€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • In the heart of the valley of Loir discover the beautiful city of la Flèche and the lakes, the charming little towns and the medieval castle surrounding it. Treat yourself to a 2-day countryside getaway in the heart of orchards and discover the generous local cuisine. Do not miss the zoo, one of the best parks in France.

    Day 1

     
     
    You wind through the marsh, which offers a diversity of landscapes: reed beds, wet meadows crossed by a network of canals etc. You may be able to observe some of the 150 species of birds as well as the small grazing horses.
    Do not miss the beautiful medieval castle of Bazouges-sur-le-Loir with its Italian gardens.

    Day 2

     
     
    Ride along the Loir valley and the beautiful lakes of La Monnerie where you could enjoy bulerous nautical activities. Reach the charming small town Luché-Prigné, nestled between hills and the Loir river. Continue your bike ride through the countryside to Château de Créans, built during medieval times to control the Loir river. You can still admire its moat and a massive tower, turned into a dovecote in the 15th century.
       

    La Flèche zoo 4h

    Included
  • Accommodation
  • You stay in hotels with ** standards offering all the necessary comfort after a day outdoors. These family hotels welcome you warmly. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    You stay in a omfortable wooden cocoon, with two single beds and a double bed. There is also a table with 4 chairs, a refrigerator and a microwave.

    In the morning a breakfast basket will be delivered.

    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults.

    GPS tracks


    For this trip, we also provide the GPS tracks on demand in the .gpx format at no extra cost.



    Travel documents

    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents :
    • a detailed map (A4 format) of the itinerary that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider
    • a step-by-step description of the itinerary giving the direction to follow at each intersection
    • a tourist leaflet containing a brief presentation and useful practical information (opening time, price, contact) about the points of interest along the way

    Example of a map and a step-by-step description


    To get to departure point:

    Public Transportation:
    TGV trains from Paris-Montparnasse station to Le Mans and bus to La Flèche. The duration of the trip is around 2h. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    Parking

    If you drive to La Flèche, you can park your car at your accommodation. All details will be given in your travel documents.


    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.


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