On your getaway to Fontainebleau, discover the green waters of the Loing and arrive at the foot of the medieval city of Moret-sur-Loing. You continue then by bike along the banks of the Seine and through the forest of Fontainebleau passing by the castle of Fontainebleau and Barbizon, the small village of painters nestled in the forest. You can even extend this rural weekend with a loop to the castles of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Blandy-lès-Tours
Canoë Grez-sur-Loing - Moret-sur-Loing
You arrive in Moret-sur-Loing, a charming medieval city, which the painter Sisley liked so much. The ramparts, the keep, the church, the bridge and its mills, the Renaissance houses are all gems to discover. At the foot of the stone bridge of Grez-sur-Loing you set off for your canoe adventure on the Loing. At your own pace in peace, you will appreciate the multiple facets of the Loing valley: typical houses, fauna, flora, mill and slides. You pass at the foot of the villages of Epsisy, Montigny-sur-Loing and finish in Moret-sur-Loing.
This canoe trip is accessible to everyone, from 7 years old (knowing how to swim).
Moret-sur-Loing - Bois-le-Roi
After strolling through the city, continue your cycling route along the Loing canal until the confluence with the Seine. You now continue along the Seine where you will find the famous "Affolantes" villas. You pass through the charming village of Samois-sur-Seine, known to be the last residence of musician Django Rheinhardt. You can also take a detour through Fontainebleau and its castle.
Extension: Additional day to Vaux-le-Vicomte
You start the day north of the Fontainebleau forest. On small country roads and paths you quickly reach the charming village of Blandy-les-Tours and admire its fortified castle, a rare vestige of medieval military architecture. A few kilometers further you discover the magnificent 17th century castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte and its formal French gardens. After strolling there, you cut through the woods to reach Melun and the banks of the Seine. Along the Seine on the towpath, you can admire the "Affolantes", these 1900s mansions each competing in architectural boldness with the other.
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
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.