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Loire Valley

A 3-day escape between Blois and Amboise along the Loire Valley

Reviews (39) :
4.48 / 5
Reference L0301
  • Itinerant trip
  • 3 days
  • Very easy
  • From april to october
  • Minimum age 7 years
GPSGPS-app available
270€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • From Blois to Amboise bike along the Loire river on the "Loire à vélo" bike paths and discover the most prestigiouscastles of France, the chateaux de la Loire: the Château de Blois, the Châteaux d’Amboise, Cheverny, Beauregard, Chaumont with its International Garden festival, le Clos Lucé, last mansion of Leonardo Da Vinci…
    Day after day, in the enchanting region of the Loire Valley, discover the magic of the chateau de Chambord, taste the delicious Loire wines, and be seduced by the medieval city Amboise. Cycle tours takes bike paths and small country roads through vineyards and forest. Three words to describe this bike trip: pleasure, fresh air and diversity.

    Day 1


    Blois - castle of Chambord - Cheverny

    2 route options
    Enter chateau de Chambord’s magnificent forest and take a peek at the sculpted salamanders engraved on the walls of Loire’s most extravagant castle. Enjoy the shade of the hundred years old trees, then ride along the Cosson creek to the “château de Cheverny”. This should bring up some memories, if you ever read Tintin: it was the inspiration for Moulinsart castle. In Chambord forest, you can make a detour through Neuvy to discover the Sologne country land and its many ponds.

    Chocolate factory 1h

    At the end of the guided visit you will enjoy different kinds of chocolates.
    The factory is closed on mondays, except on july and august, Dogs not allowed.

    Domaine de Chambord 2h

    Take a free tour of the château and gardens of this must-see estate, a veritable work of art in the Loire Valley.
    16,00 € / adult

    Day 2


    Cheverny - Chaumont-sur-Loire region

    2 route options
    Today you have the choice of two bike routes. if you like, stroll through the Chateau de Beauregard’s art gallery. You’ll find over 327 portraits of famous European leaders that forged history between 14th and 17th Century. Looking for something more active? Ride through vineyards before arriving in front of the Fougeres-sur-Bieve drawbridge. Your ride then takes you on a delightful route as you follow the toues, or traditional boats along the path from Loire to Chaumont-sur-Loire. The city is famous for its fairy tale castle as well as the International Garden Festival which displays over 30 themed gardens with a variety of garden art. After marveling at the castle and gardens.
    Please note that this stage may be longer or shorter depending on your accommodation (plus 10km or minus 7km).

    Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire 3h

    Visit the castle and the estate on your own, enjoy the art and garden exhibitions as part of the International Garden Festival.
    6,00 € / child
    12,00 € / teen
    20,00 € / adult

    Day 3


    Chaumont sur Loire region - Amboise

    This morning’s route takes you directly to the beautiful city of Amboise. The medieval ton has link to the French Royal Family and is where Leonardo de Vinci spent his last few years. Explore the many cobblestone streets and check out the unique architectural features of the Chateau d’Amboise. The Chateau gives you one of the best overall views of the Loire Valley.
    Please note that this stage may be longer or shorter depending on your accommodation.

    Château du Clos Lucé 2h

    Free visit of the château, Leonardo’s workshop, the cultural park and the "Leonardo da Vinci, painter and architect" galleries.
    13,50 € / teen
    19,00 € / adult
  • Accommodation
  • Categorie 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

    Categorie B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3-Star hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category C

    You’ll have a wider selection of accommodations when you choosing this 3/4-Star category. Some nights you’ll stay in guaints hotels, and other times you might be in a charming Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy the "vie de chateau" atmosphere in an exceptional environment. Properties are selected for their high standards and impeccable service. Don’t forget...breakfast is included!
    * 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).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif 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")

    • 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).
    • We advise to take an extra set of clothes with you if you expect to arrive before 5p.m. at your accommodation.

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

    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 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.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Paris or Tours and then train to Blois.
    • By train: inter-regional trains from Paris-Austerlitz station (direct or 8min connection in Orléans). The duration of the trip is from 1h20 to 2h00. Or TGV (fast trains) from Paris Montparnasse and connection in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps to take a regional train to. The duration of the trip is about 2h00. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    If you arrive by car, you can park your car in a public car park in the city, please have a look : parkopedia.fr for more informations.
    It's not possible to park your car at the hotel during your whole stay.

    To get back to starting point:

    Regional trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot (full rate 7€/adult). There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

    We can also organise a transfer in a private vehicule on demand.

    If you chose the luggage transport, you will be able to pick up your luggage after 5pm at the pick up location.

    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.

    If you chose luggage transport, you must arrive before 09:00 am to drop off your luggage. Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point are located next to the train station and will be given in your travel documents.

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    39 bike travelers reviews 4.48 / 5


    On the 2023-09-08 by Lenaïg
    Je suis très satisfaite de mon séjour BLOIS - COUR CHEVERNY - CHAUMONT SUR LOIRE - AMBOISE que j'ai fait avec ma fille de 3 ans et demie...C'est vraiment une expérience inoubliable. Je conseille vivement cet itinéraire pour découvrir les châteaux de la Loire.

    Séjour de rêve au-delà de nos attentes !

    On the 2023-08-20 by Françoise
    Excellent, exceptionnel, un séjour ludique, culturel et sportif pour lâcher prise avec le quotidien ! Je recommande sans réserve.

    Séjour excellent

    On the 2023-08-14 by Nathalie
    Excellent séjour !!


    On the 2022-09-27 by OLAF
    The trip was fantastic. The app worked perfect. We enjoy many places we pass thru and the hotels were very nice. We had no problem with the bikes.

    La baie de Somme

    On the 2022-06-23 by Muriel
    3 jours à vélo en baie de Somme.. Voyage conforme à nos attentes.. Paysage diversifiés.... Mer, campagnes, forêt, dunes, dommage n avons pas vu de phoques !! Les hôtels sont très bien, les petits déjeuner copieux À renouveler pour les châteaux de la Loire, nous serons plus à l aisé avec l application !! Merci Elisa, merci à son collègue de nous avoir gentillement guidé pour le départ.. Au plaisir de vous retrouver.. Muriel

    Avis négatif

    On the 2021-09-12 by Catherine

    Zalig ontspannend

    On the 2021-09-02 by Rudy andIris
    Onze driedaagse fietstocht van Blois naar Amboise was echt een voltreffer: rustige fietspaden en wegen, uitstekende hotels en een prachtige omgeving. Echt voor herhaling vatbaar.

    Definitely worthwhile

    On the 2021-07-14 by Willem
    Real people taking care of your booking, friendly and helpful staff throughout the trip at bike rental and lodging, and of course a beautiful are a to do some easy cycling.

    Belle expérience

    On the 2020-07-15 by LEA
    Nous avons passé un super week-end de 3 jours de Blois à Amboise en passant par les Châteaux de la Loire. Grâce au Vélo Voyageur, nous avons pu réaliser ce séjour en dernière minute et sans avoir besoin de réfléchir à notre parcours et nos logements/restos ! Ce circuit nous a permis de visiter la région de façon autonome et sous un autre angle. Celui-ci permet aussi de passer par différents paysages tous très beau ! C'était une super expérience et nous repartons avec de supers souvenirs ! Petit bémol, l'application map/GPS ne fonctionnait pas. Nous avons donc suivi les panneaux d'indications ce qui fait un peu perdre l’intérêt de l’application Vélo Voyageurs....

    Entière satisfaction

    On the 2020-06-29 by Jacques
    Notre « road trip » de trois jours dans les châteaux de la Loire a été une réussite totale. Merci au Vélo vert et aux différents prestataires.

    Expérience très positive

    On the 2019-08-25 by Marianne
    Tout a été très bien organisé, alors que nous avons réservé seulement une semaine avant. Nous avons reçu très vite la confirmation et toutes les informations, et tout s'est déroulé sans problème, avec une grande facilité. Tout était bien prévu, les vélos étaient robustes, même si ils auraient pu être un peu mieux préparés (graissage de la chaîne notamment), les hébergements très corrects (nous avons même été surclassés la seconde nuit dans une chambre d'hôte magnifique), l'appli permet de tout suivre en temps réel sans s’embarrasser de la carte, bref, à refaire !

    Les châteaux de la Loire à vélo

    On the 2019-08-20 by Eleonore
    Une organisation parfaite, un circuit intéressant. On a pu concilier vélo et culture en visitant des châteaux de la Loire. Ne pas avoir à se soucier du transport des bagages, de l'hébergement et du repas du soir était très appréciable. De belles vacances vécues en famille.

    tricky without GPS

    On the 2019-05-03 by ApplePie
    For the 3-day tour through Loire Valley from Blois to Amboise, you are following a printed packet of turn-by-turn directions, which were sometimes tricky to follow. I'd recommend having something with GPS to supplement the guide.

    Châteaux de la Loire

    On the 2019-05-02 by Albert
    Très satisfaits de l'ensemble des services et du matériel proposés lors de notre séjour. Nous envisageons déjà notre prochaine escapade...


    On the 2018-08-26 by Romaric
    Plutôt déçu par mon séjour alors que le site et le suivi de commande étaient prometteurs. Les vélos n’étaient pas en bon état et les chambres pas au niveau de la catégorie prévue.

    Super !

    On the 2018-08-23 by Gisèle
    1ère expérience en couple, le long de la Loire, très réussie ! Le confort des vélos, le parcours choisi, les hébergements, les bagages transportés, les infos du carnet de route, .... tout était parfait et très bien organisé ! Merci au vélo voyageur que nous comptons bien recontacter bientôt pour d'autres aventures peut-être cette fois en famille ?

    3 jours de Blois à Amboise le long de la Loire à vélo

    On the 2017-11-06 by Dan
    Nous sommes très satisfaits, le séjour a été très bien organisé, les itinéraires sont facile à pratiquer, il y a très peu de voiture et les paysages sont magnifiques.

    Belle évasion en bord de Loire

    On the 2017-09-12 by Juliette
    Le temps d'un WE prolongé, oubliez tout même vos téléphones et prenez le temps de visiter et voir de beaux lieux bord de Loire

    Fantastic tour

    On the 2017-06-22 by Penny
    It has been a dream of mine to cycle the Loire valley and see the chateaux but, until I found Velo Voyageur I didn't think we would be able to squeeze it into our schedule or budget. I was initially disappointed not to be seeing some of the chateaux I had read about but the selection we did see were perfect in terms of variety and interest.

    Great bicycle tour!

    On the 2017-06-15 by Kathryn
    Our family of five loved biking between some of the magnificent Loire Valley chateaux! The itinerary was perfect and once we got the hang of following the directions, we found the route easy to follow. The riding was easy-- the terrain was mostly flat, most of the riding was on bike paths or infrequently traveled roads-- and the scenery was stunning. We loved riding through the French countryside and found it very refreshing after a couple days in crowded Paris. Since I only speak rudimentary French, all the information in our packet was written in English and very understandable. I would highly recommend this bike tour!

    Super we !

    On the 2017-05-08 by Bénédicte
    super matériel, super logistique, superbes hébergements, un circuit clair, bref...un très beau week-end

    Week-end familial à la découverte de quelques châteaux dans la Loire

    On the 2017-05-04 by Isabelle
    Organisation impeccable, vélos en très bon état, itinéraire très agréable et visites enthousiasmantes, surtout celle du Château de Beauregard plus insolite. Ce week-end familial a été l'occasion pour certains d'entre nous de découvrir la région et les châteaux de la Loire et pour d'autres de les redécouvrir. C'est notre deuxième voyage familial avec le Vélo Voyageur et nous parlons déjà de choisir la destination d'un troisième.

    Belle expérience !.

    On the 2016-07-28 by Nicole
    Séjour très agréable, bien organisé, accessible même pour des non-sportifs. Nous recommandons et nous referons un autre circuit l'année prochaine

    3 x days on bike from Blois to Amboise visiting Chateaux

    On the 2016-07-26 by Bigfoot
    Very good.

    Blois à Amboise

    On the 2016-07-24 by Elyse
    Bonjour, Nous sommes rentrés à Vancouver la tête remplie des toutes les beautés de la Loire! Merci pour une logistique sans faille et de bons équipements. Les plans étaient bien faits mais nous aurions aimé avoir des directions plus complètes pour rejoindre notre chambre d'hôtes à Onzain. Nous avons du demander à quelques personnes avant d'en trouver une qui connaissait le gite. Par ailleurs, nous n'avons pas trop compris que Les douves bénéficient de 4 étoiles car à part la situation unique du bâtiment, le reste des prestations était plutôt ordinaire: la salle de bain est à l'étage et son accès est difficile par un escalier étroit et très raide. Le petit déjeuner est bon mais mais n'offrait aucune source de protéine pour des cyclistes entreprenant leur journée. Bref, nous ne pensons pas que les 40€ que nous avons dépensé en supplément étaient vraiment mérités. Nous sommes dans l'ensemble très satisfaits de vos services et n'hésiterons pas à recommander votre agence à nos amis voyageurs. Un beau weekend à vous Elyse et Fares

    jean pierre

    On the 2016-07-22 by Jean-Pierre
    Equipe féminine compétente, réponses rapides sans équivoque Merci les filles

    Fantastic Trip!

    On the 2016-07-17 by Family from Colorado
    Our family of four (my wife and I and our two boys 11 and 16) had an absolutely fantastic time on our three day/four night bike trip through the Loire Valley. The scenery was beautiful, the excursions were fun, and the inns and restaurants were first rate. The logistics and organization of the trip were great and allowed us to relax and enjoy the ride and scenery without having to worry about our luggage, where to eat, or how to get where we were going. We definitely plan on taking another vacation with Velo Voyageuer in the future.


    On the 2016-07-12 by CLAUDE
    Séjour bien organisé à recommander

    Très bonne expérience

    On the 2016-06-22 by CLAIRE
    Malgré quelques information erronées qui n'ont pas eu d'incidences réelles sur notre voyage (mais sur notre organisation, par exemple, quelques informations techniques concernant les vélo), nous avons passé un très bon voyage! Nous avons eu de la pluie les 2 premiers jours, et nous avons d'autant plus apprécié les logements proposés par le vélo voyageur. L'option "vélo électrique" nous a été très utile et l'utilisation est très facile ainsi que très bien expliquée. Le roadbook est facile à suivre (sauf les premières indication, le temps d'être vraiment situé au bon endroit) et pourtant je ne connais pas au monde quelqu'un qui se perd aussi facilement que moi.

    Great bike trip in the Loire

    On the 2016-05-22 by Fox
    We were very satisfied with this bike trip. The bikes (and accessories) were great - provided us with a smooth ride. The directions were clear and we appreciated the long, medium, and short options. The bed and breakfasts were fantastic as well. Overall, it was a great trip that I would highly recommend!

    A wonderful 3 days in the Loire Valley

    On the 2015-09-09 by Alison
    We did a 3-day trip from Blois to Ambroise. I cannot fault the Velo Voyageur organisation. The accommodation was good and the luggage transfer worked perfectly. The Loire Valley is a wonderful region to cycle. Velo Voyageur did a great job of putting together routes which made use of the Loire a Velo cycle routes but were original and took us to some great chateaux. The routes gave us a taste of the countryside while allowing enough time to visit a couple of castles each day. We had route choices so that we could do longer or shorter rides if we wanted to. The bikes were excellent, although the lowest gear was deliberately made to be unavailable. The generally easy terrain meant this was not a great problem. I would not hesitate to use Velo Voyageur again.

    vacances sans soucis

    On the 2015-08-08 by olivier
    Nous n'avions pas prévu de faire notre ballade de 3 jours. Nous avons découvert le site le dimanche et le mardi, nous enfourchions nos vélos. Merci encore pour la réactivité et la qualité de votre écoute. Aucun couac, une organisation super bien huilée, du matériel de qualité. Et tout le long, un accueil dans les hôtels, pour la remise ou la récupération des bagages, pour récupérer ou rendre les vélos super agréable. Je conseille de profiter de cette organisation. Nous prévoyons de nous appuyer à nouveau sur ce service.

    Fantastic time - pros and cons reviewed

    On the 2015-07-22 by Andrea
    My parents (ages 60 and 59) did the Blois-Amboise trip and had a fantastic time. I'll cover the pros first and touch on the one con at the end. The bikes themselves were good. Sturdy but still lightweight. Easy to pedal and gears worked fine. The baggage transfer was well worth the money! We had no problems with that and it was great to arrive at our accommodations each night and find our suitcases waiting for us. Accommodations themselves were one of the highlights- all lovely rooms in pleasant places and the proprietors were more than friendly and helpful. The document packet provided by Le Vélo Voyageur is also excellent. Very thorough and informative - lots of great resources. This company seems very well organized and timely with all communication. We also ate very well for dinner every night (not fancy, just delicious) and prices were much cheaper than in Paris. Locals out in the towns were also very friendly and over the whole 3 days we encountered probably only 2 people who did not greet us with a cheerful "bonjour." There was one negative aspect to this trip, however. The directions out of Blois were not that great. One difficulty is that roads and paths in France are not as well or thoroughly marked as they are in the U.S., for example. Some of the directions out of Blois (until we got to bike routes) told us to turn at places that were not marked, making it difficult. If you are a tourist from another country, I'd recommend getting temporary cell service in France so that you can have GPS access if necessary and also bring a fold-out map of the region. We used my cell phone a couple times to determine where we were in comparison to the maps provided. Once our directions moved to the bike routes, we had no problems. Overall: we had a fantastic time and I've already booked another trip with Le Vélo Voyageur for when a friend comes to visit in France. This was a great experience and if you enjoy physical activity and seeing the countryside, you should consider one of these well-organized bike trips.


    On the 2015-05-10 by NATHALIE
    Super week end sportif et culturel! Que de chateaux entre Blois et Amboise!!! ça a été aussi très amusant de découvrir nos hotels, lorsque nous arrivions fourbus de nos journées. Et, oh, magie! nos bagages étaeint là!!! Nos enfants ont apprécié: Notre fils de 11ans était toujours en tête Celui de 16 ans apprenait une poésie en pédalant Et notre second de 14 ans a dépassé son handicap (trisomie 21) en réalisant 50 km de vélo le second jour!!!


    On the 2015-05-10 by claude
    tres bonne organisation a recommander par beau temps

    très belle expérience

    On the 2014-08-22 by isabelle
    je suis enchantée par ce voyage; l'organisation est très bonne; les parcours sont bien homogènes et les différents prestataires très courtois et à l'écoute de nos demandes.Sur ce voyage les circuits étaient faciles et vallonnés pour le dernier et les différents hotels au delà de nos attentes (le domaine des Thomeaux est somptueux). A refaire pour d'autres circuits

    Chateaux de la Loire

    On the 2014-06-27 by CHANTAL
    Trois jours de détente loin du bruit, de la circulation et de la foule, à travers la forêt, la campagne, les coquelicots et à la découverte des châteaux, un séjour dépaysant pendant lequel on prend son temps et qui nous révèle un cocktail de parfums (foin fané, herbe frâichement coupée, fraises, humus, essences de résineux..etc) et un patrimoine magnifique. Une organisation et un circuit très bien détaillé qui nous a permis de rouler avec insouciance..

    Séjour exceptionnel

    On the 2014-05-18 by Véronique
    Un séjour Blois-Amboise réussi, grâce à une excellente organisation, le choix des prestataires de grande qualité et un accueil très chaleureux, dans une région éblouissante de beautés. Même si le guidage est une tâche plutôt difficile, Vélo voyageur relève ce défi. Nous avons pu visiter et pédaler dans les meilleures conditions qui soient données. BRAVO!

    Châteaux de Loire

    On the 2014-05-08 by Gatien
    Très beau séjour de 3 jours pour une découverte de ce style de voyage associant effort physique et visites. Très bonne organisation des itinéraires avec un road book bien détaillé. Les hôtels sont de qualité et permettent de bien se reposer
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