Chateau de Chaumont, Loire Valley, France. Photo via Flickr:@lain G

Pedaling for pastries in France. Photo via Flickr:aaaceto

Loire Valley - Orléans to Tours

France Bike Tours

A Loire bike tour with many amazing options.

  • The three Loire Valley bike tours from Orléans to Tours, Tours to Angers and Angers to Le Croisic can be taken individually or one after the other. Starting in Orléans, the routes travel west all the way to Le Croisic on the Atlantic Ocean.

    The Orléans to Tours route lets you cycle the Loire through the historic town of Orléans, the flowered city of Beaugency, the Château of Chambord (see Château Country bike tour), the Château of Blois, the Château of Chaumont, and ‘Clos Luce.’ Tours to Angers route includes Villandry with its famous gardens, a Renaissance château in Azay Le Rideau, a 15th château in Langeais, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ château in Ussé, the abbey of Fontevraud, the vineyards of Anjou, and the château in Angers. Angers to Le Croisic route includes the vineyards at Anjou, the rivers Loire and Layon, Champtoceaux in its magnificent setting, Nantes, and the beaches of St. Brévin and Le Croisic.

    If you are interested in other bike tours in the Loire Valley, all of our bicycle tours in France can be found here.

  • 2018 Tour PackageStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 592 $ 1,065 722 NOK 7100 kr 6554 $ 852 £ 739 $ 1,330 902 NOK 8870 kr 8187 $ 1,064 £ 792 $ 1,426 967 NOK 9509 kr 8777 $ 1,141
    Single supplement: £ 131 $ 236 160 NOK 1573 kr 1452 $ 189 £ 229 $ 413 280 NOK 2753 kr 2542 $ 330 £ 352 $ 634 430 NOK 4228 kr 3903 $ 507
    Dinners included (5) £ 111 $ 199 135 NOK 1328 kr 1225 $ 159 £ 111 $ 199 135 NOK 1328 kr 1225 $ 159 £ 115 $ 207 140 NOK 1377 kr 1271 $ 165

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 107 $ 192 130 NOK 1278 kr 1180 $ 153 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    extra options

    2018:

    Extra day bike rental: £ 12 $ 22 15 NOK 148 kr 136 $ 18 Electric bicycle rental: £ 20 $ 37 25 NOK 246 kr 227 $ 30 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 20 $ 37 25 NOK 246 kr 227 $ 30 Tandems, child bikes, child trailer, and child seat are available for this tour. Ask us.

    Extra nights, OrleansStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 50 $ 90 61 NOK 600 kr 554 $ 72 £ 108 $ 195 132 NOK 1298 kr 1198 $ 156 £ 108 $ 195 132 NOK 1298 kr 1198 $ 156
    Single supplement: £ 37 $ 66 45 NOK 443 kr 408 $ 53 £ 78 $ 140 95 NOK 934 kr 862 $ 112 £ 78 $ 140 95 NOK 934 kr 862 $ 112
    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 50 $ 90 61 NOK 600 kr 554 $ 72 £ 54 $ 97 66 NOK 649 kr 599 $ 78 £ 82 $ 148 100 NOK 983 kr 908 $ 118
    Single supplement £ 29 $ 52 35 NOK 344 kr 318 $ 41 £ 33 $ 59 40 NOK 393 kr 363 $ 47 £ 66 $ 118 80 NOK 787 kr 726 $ 94

    Chateaux package: £ 45 $ 81 55 NOK 541 kr 499 $ 65

    • Château de Meung sur Loire
    • Park Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise  
    • Domaine de Chambord (château + gardens)
    • Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)

    Transfers:
    Paris CDG to Orleans (1 to 4 people, 5 and more on request): £ 238 $ 428 290 NOK 2852 kr 2632 $ 342 Tours to Paris CDG (1 to 4 people, 5 and more on request): £ 389 $ 701 475 NOK 4671 kr 4312 $ 561

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Paris CDG

    Local Travel

    From the Paris CDG Terminal 2 Train Station, you can take a train to Orleans. Total trip time can take between 3 to 5 hours depending on connections, and costs around €70. Depending on time schedules, you can either take a TGV train from the airport to Orleans or a RER/IC train from the airport to Paris Austerlitz station and then on to Orleans. Tickets for TGV trains need to be reserved in advance. See French Railways SNCF Website.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before arrival. Average high temperatures in °F for the area are: April, 60°; May, 66°; June, 73°; July, 76°; August, 75°; September, 70°; and October, 60°

    Remarks

    Electric bicycle available upon request.


Where You’ll Stay

In 2018, there are three levels of accommodations offered. Standard category, 2 and 3 star, Superior Category, 3 and 4 star, and Deluxe Category, 4 star. All rooms with private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • Breakfasts and one dinner
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 21-speed Scott Sportster P6 hybrid touring bike (men's and women's frames) equipped with two panniers, high visibility jacket, lock, map holder, and repair kit
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Route descriptions and maps (one set per room)
  • GPS files (must be requested in advance!)

What’s Not Included

  • All other meals than what is mentioned as included
  • Drinks are not included with the one dinner
  • Entrance fees or excursion fees (see pricing)
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Orleans & Tours.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
From722 Rates
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Tour Dates

2018:
Arrival possible daily from March 1 to October 31

Skill Level

Easy self-guided hotel tour with 4 days of cycling from 19 to 28 miles per day. Terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. Electric bicycles available upon request.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Loire Valley - Orléans to Tours Map

Day 1: Arrival in Orléans
Day 2: Orléans - Beaugency, 18 mi. (28 km)
Day 3: Beaugency - Blois, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 4: Blois - Amboise, 27 mi. (44 km)
Day 5: Amboise - Tours, 16 or 19 mi. (25 or 31 km)
Day 6: Departure from Tours

All distances are approximate. Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen cirucumstances such as weather, route disturbances due to repairs, detours, etc.

Day 1: Arrival in Orlèans
Discover Orlèans and its old historical center, situated between the large countryside fields of the Beauce region and the green pastures, ponds and forests of Sologne region.

Day 2: Orlèans – Beaugency, 18 mi (28 km) 
Following the wild river banks, you cycle the Loire Valley in peace and serenity through the charming and very flowered city of Beaugency.

Day 3: Beaugency – Blois, 29 mi (46 km)
Leaving Beaugency, you bike once again along the river banks passing the prestigious château of Chambord: the most popular Château of the Loire Valley, a masterpiece of the Renaissance period. Cycling the Loire Valley further, you follow the path in the direction of Blois. This charming town presents a rich historical heritage with a château offering a brilliant illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.

Day 4: Blois – Amboise, 27 mi (44 km)
Today you discover a beauty of the forests and vineyards of Touraine Mesland until you reach the chateau of Chaumont. This castle, originally built in the 10th century but then burned to the ground in the 15th century by orders from King Louis XI, was rebuilt later in the 15th century. Enjoy the view overlooking the Loire river before cycling on to Amboise and its royal chateau from 15th-16th century. A little further down the road you find the last home of Léonardo Da Vinci : Manorhouse of ‘Clos Lucé’.

Day 5: Amboise – Tours, 16 or 19 mi. (25 or 31 km)
Today you bike Loire Valley through the vineyards of Montlouis to discover the numerous cellars offering sweet white or sparkling wines. Then, enjoy the lovely chateau birthplace of Gabrielle d’Estrées, the favorite of King Henry IV. Continue to the heart of the city Tours to admire the old quarters sheltering the famous “Place Plumereau” and it’s half-timbered houses.

Day 6: Departure from Tours

Want to book Chateau package? See pricing!

  • Châteaux de Meung sur Loire
  • Domaine de Chambord (château and gardens)
  • Domaine de Chaumont-sur Loire (château and gardens)
  • Park Leonardo da Vince in Amboise

It is possible to combine this tour with Loire Valley: Tours to Angers and Loire Valley: Angers to Le Croisic. Please contact us for details.

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  • Stanley Pearson 6 years ago

    Our group of 12 took this tour in 2010. We combined it to go from Orleans to Angers.

    The routes are pleasant and the hisoric sites are aewsome. As usual, Pack and Pedal took care of us in a very first class way.

    Stan Pearson

  • Wayne Goodman 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed my experience in the Loire Valley thanks to the great service Carla, Hennie, and Mary provided. The tour went smoothly, the bicycle was comfortable, the maps were detailed and the whole experience was exactly as it was described here in the website. I chose the 2-3* option and the hotels were clean and nice (for the most part), and the restaurants (all but one) were absolutely delicious!! I would highly recommend tripsite to anyone considering cycling through Loire, and I intend to use them again on my next trip in Europe--BON VOYAGE!

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