Chaumont-sur-Loire, France. Photo via Flickr:Yohann Legrand
Chateau de Blois in Blois, France. Photo via Flickr:@lain G

Some fine fish in France! Photo via Flickr:Pug Girl

Heart of Cheverny

France Bike Tours

Royal stay in Châteaux Country

Welcome to the heart of Cheverny, renowned wine region, and to the charm of the Hotel Château du Breuil, your 4* accommodations for this bike tour in France. We are excited about this tour as you will be able to explore by bike and on foot this picturesque area. The estate is located in a beautiful 45 hectare park in the heart of the castle strewn Loire Valley. This is a lush and fertile area, crisscrossed with rivers and vineyards. The wines produced here are light, airy, and fresh, reflecting the region.

Stretching southeast of Blois, the Sologne is one of those traditionally rural regions of France. Its forests, lakes, ponds, and marshes have a quiet magic, especially when the heather is in bloom and provides for lovely cycling or hiking.

You are offered two different possibilities for your overnight accommodations:
Le Verger: renovated rooms with refined decor situated in the former orchards.
Le Chateau: a wonderful manor house from 18th century with personalized but original and elegant decor.

Another wonderful option available for this tour is a hot air balloon ride! You will drift over the Loire Valley and enjoy a unique view of the chateaux. See pricing.

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Where You’ll Stay

4 * Hotel Château du Breuil

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 4 nights in a 4* chateau hotel
  • Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • Color maps, itineraries, and tourist information
  • All taxes
  • 21 speed rental bike equipped with two saddlebags, high visibility vest, lock, map holder, repair kit, and helmet.

What’s Not Included

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length5– days
From767 Rates
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Tour Dates

Daily arrivals from March to October, 2016

Skill Level

Slightly hilly terrain with daily distances between 40 and 50 km

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Heart of Cheverny Map

Cycling itineraries:

Excursion 1: Chateau of Chambord, 32 mi. (51 km)
Your first cycling excursion leads to Sologne, first to Chateau of Villesavin, then to the famous Chateau of Chambord, a majestic château in the Loire Valley. In its Renaissance splendor, the Château de Chambord, was a retreat for French kings, especially Louis XIV. 

Excursion 2: Blois, 29 mi. (46 km)
Through typical country villages, you will reach the very heart of the Loire valley, the village of Blois, gateway to Sologne. The royal town of Blois is packed with lively streets, paved squares, restaurants, and taverns. The Château of Blois, home of Louis XII and François I, is a wonderful example and illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. The return route will be through the forest of Russy. You won't want to miss this Loire Valley bike tour.

Excursion 3 : Chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire, 31 mi. (49 km)
Continuing on country lanes, you reach the banks of the Loire at Chaumont-sur-Loire where the Chateau of the same name towers over the small town and the valley. It was built in the 10th century by Count Eudes II. The count hoped the castle would be an imposing fortress protecting Blois from any outside invaders. The 21 hectares of land have been landscaped into an impressive park and gardens. From April to the end of October, the Chateau hosts the International Garden Festival showcasing different interpretations of artistic garden composition based on a common theme.

Walking excursions :

Excursion 4 : Walk in Sologne forest | 12.3 km
Sologne is land of hunting and fishing and the main reason that this was the land of Kings. On walking paths and small countryside routes, you will walk into heart of the Sologne forest’s treasures.

Excursion 5 : Chateau of Troussay | 12.5 km
The walking itinerary today leads to the Chateau de Troussay, a small chateau of the Renaissance style, via numerous vineyards of Cheverny. During this excursion, you will have possibilities to taste wine in local cellars. The vineyards here produce fine, fresh, fruity white and red wines which perfectly reflect the richness of of the soil, climate, and landscapes.

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