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Loire Valley

3-day bike tour to the Loire Valley castles

You will visit some of the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley like Amboise castle, le Clos Lucé, le domaine de Chaumont sur Loire and its gardens but also Chenonceau castle built on the water.

Reviews (7) :
4.71 / 5
Reference L0304
  • Itinerant trip
  • 3 days
  • Easy
  • April to November
  • Minimum age 1 years old
GPSGPS application available
209€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • 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.

    Day 1


    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.

    Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire 3h

    Visit the castle on your own. You also have the opportunity to visit the domain, completing your tour of the castle with the visit of the International Garden Festival.
    6,00 € / child
    12,00 € / teen
    18,00 € / adult

    Day 2


    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.

    Château de Chenonceau 2h

    Free discovery of the castle
    11,00 € / teen
    14,00 € / adult

    Day 3


    Chenonceau - Amboise

    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.

    Visit of the Clos Lucé 2h

    Free visit of the castle and the gardens
    11,00 € / teen
    15,50 € / adult
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    * 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 (+1m55).


    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")

    • 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)

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    Le Vélo Voyageur App

    Like a sat nav, the route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. Discover and enjoy every moment of your trip by following the directions and listening to the descriptions of the point of interest on your way.

    Following the itineray becomes easy as a child's play and you can enjoy the trip instead of concentrating on the maps.
    Your cycling holiday also includes practical information from our partners and all the latest news.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download the Le Vélo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. During the trip, once the app dowmnloaded, your phone can be off-line

    Travel documents

    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 (bound A5 format) 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

  • Practical information

  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Paris or Tours and then train to Amboise.
    • By train: inter-regional trains from Paris-Austerlitz station (direct or 8min connection in Orléans). The duration of the trip is from 1h40 to 2h10. Or TGV (fast trains) from Paris Montparnasse and connection in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps to take a regional train to Amboise. The duration of the trip is about 1h35. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    If you drive to Amboise, 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.

  • Reviews
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    7 bike travelers reviews 4.71 / 5

    “ 3 jours délicieux ”

    On the 2019-09-03 by Fabienne
    Merci à l'équipe du Vélo Voyageur pour ces 3 jours, délicieux mélange de sport, nature et culture, à faire ou refaire absolument.

    “ Séjour 3j chateaux de la Loire ”

    On the 2019-07-27 by Jean-Yves
    Entièrement satisfait de mon séjour réservé via Le Vélo Voyageur. Les hébergements étaient magnifiques (chambres d'hôtes parfaites), les paysages traversés et chateaux visités enchanteresques... Pour en profitez au maximum, privilégiez 2 jours pour faire un trajet Vélo (~30km), la visite du chateau, dépendances et jardins; et profitez de la ville et alentours. Ne vous embêtez pas avec vos bagages. Le service conciergerie (transfert de bagages) est parfait. Expérience à renouveler sans modération... Idéal également pour visiter les caves viticoles présentes le long de ce magnifique parcours.

    “ Un excellent séjour ! ”

    On the 2019-07-15 by Jeanne
    3 jours très agréables à découvrir les châteaux de la Loire. Lé séjour est vraiment bien organisé (location des vélos, trajets très détaillés, entrées des châteaux réservées à l'avance...). Les hébergements sont de qualité. Merci pour ces bonnes vacances, nous repartirons avec plaisir avec Le vélo voyageur !

    “ WE Vélo ”

    On the 2018-09-22 by Lucho
    Hébergement Le Relais de Chenonceaux à éviter car certaines chambres pour Vélo voyageur ressemblent plus à une chambre de bonne sans WIFI avec bruit de frigo et impossibilité de se mettre debout dans la baignoire. Le Gîte l'Onzaine à Onzain est par contre très confortable bien que petite et original par sa décoration baroque et l'accueil chaleureux des propriétaires qui contribuent à passer une belle soirée. L'espace pour ranger les vélo est aussi très appréciable.

    “ Stephanie ”

    On the 2018-08-20 by Stephanie
    Super séjour avec un format idéal sport et culture pour un voyage en famille.

    “ Simplicité ”

    On the 2018-06-05 by Youssef
    Séjour très satisfaisant. Passer par une agence a vraiment simplifié le processus: hôtels réservés, vélos disponibles sans s'embêter avec une caution, etc. Le tout pour un prix qui nous a semblé moins cher qu'en faisant tout soi même. Nous recommandons le vélo voyageur :)

    “ Séjour très sympathique ! ”

    On the 2018-04-25 by Clément
    Un peu cher mais très agréable
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