This Loire valley bike tour has you visit among the most emblematic castles of the Loire. First you discover the medieval city Amboise with the royal castle of Amboise and the Clos Lucé, last home of Leonardo da Vinci. Then you follow the Loire river to reach the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire and the International Garden Festival. Then you meander through the countryside to reach the edge of the river Cher. Follow this charming river to reach the majestic Chenonceau castle. You leave through the forest to return to Amboise.
Amboise -Chaumont sur Loire
You leave the medieval town of Amboise, the royal castle of Amboise and the Clos Lucé. Follow the toues (typical boats) along the Loire river to Chaumont-sur-Loire. This village is famous for its fairy tale castle but especially for its International Garden Festival, which showcases talent creations.
Chaumont-sur-Loire - Chenonceau
You leave the banks of the Loire river and cross small quaint villages and the countryside to reach the Cher river, that you follow until the castle of Chenonceau. Admire the magnificent castle overlooking the Cher.
You can continue along the Cher banks to the underground city near Bourré.
Cross the majestic forest of Amboise and ride past the Pagoda Chanteloup to reach Amboise. You enjoy this medieval town and Clos Lucé before leaving.
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 (+1m55).
You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tariff tab)
For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags
with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to
be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.
For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking
(see rate in "Prices")
Our word of advice :
- We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
- Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
- We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental)
as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.
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 the itinerary and its points of interests.
Our documentation contains a very detailed description of the itinerary. No matter how you usually navigate, you will find your way thanks to our comprehensive guidance material including:
- a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
- a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest
Example of a map and of a step-by-step description
For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.
Our GPS App
For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).
You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to
follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and
useful alerts on the way.
-> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will
be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.