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.
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.
Cheverny - Mosnes
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, continue your biking with a short trip to the village of Mosnes.
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.
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
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")
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.
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
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