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.

  • 2017 Tour PackageStandardUpgrade
    Twin/double £ 818 $ 1,273 845 NOK 8591 kr 7930 $ 1,031 £ 1025 $ 1,595 1059 NOK 10767 kr 9938 $ 1,292
    Single supplement: £ 160 $ 249 165 NOK 1678 kr 1548 $ 201 £ 274 $ 426 283 NOK 2877 kr 2656 $ 345

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 82 $ 128 85 NOK 864 kr 798 $ 104 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    2018 Tour PackageStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 699 $ 1,087 722 NOK 7340 kr 6776 $ 881 £ 873 $ 1,359 902 NOK 9170 kr 8465 $ 1,100 £ 936 $ 1,456 967 NOK 9831 kr 9075 $ 1,180
    Single supplement: £ 155 $ 241 160 NOK 1627 kr 1502 $ 195 £ 271 $ 422 280 NOK 2847 kr 2628 $ 342 £ 416 $ 648 430 NOK 4372 kr 4035 $ 525
    Dinners included (5) £ 131 $ 203 135 NOK 1373 kr 1267 $ 165 £ 131 $ 203 135 NOK 1373 kr 1267 $ 165 £ 136 $ 211 140 NOK 1423 kr 1314 $ 171

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 126 $ 196 130 NOK 1322 kr 1220 $ 159 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bicycle rental: £ 46 $ 71 47 NOK 478 kr 441 $ 57

    Extra nights
    Orléans: £ 59 $ 92 61 NOK 620 kr 572 $ 74 Single supplement: £ 41 $ 63 42 NOK 427 kr 394 $ 51

    Tours: £ 52 $ 81 54 NOK 549 kr 507 $ 66 Single supplement: £ 31 $ 48 32 NOK 325 kr 300 $ 39

    Angers: £ 56 $ 87 58 NOK 590 kr 544 $ 71 Single supplement: £ 35 $ 54 36 NOK 366 kr 338 $ 44

    Le Croisic: On request depending on travel dates.

    2018:

    Extra day bike rental: £ 15 $ 23 15 NOK 153 kr 141 $ 18 Electric bicycle rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 254 kr 235 $ 31 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 254 kr 235 $ 31 Tandems, child bikes, child trailer, and child seat are available for this tour. Ask us.

    Extra nights, OrleansStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 59 $ 92 61 NOK 620 kr 572 $ 74 £ 128 $ 199 132 NOK 1342 kr 1239 $ 161 £ 128 $ 199 132 NOK 1342 kr 1239 $ 161
    Single supplement: £ 44 $ 68 45 NOK 458 kr 422 $ 55 £ 92 $ 143 95 NOK 966 kr 892 $ 116 £ 92 $ 143 95 NOK 966 kr 892 $ 116
    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 59 $ 92 61 NOK 620 kr 572 $ 74 £ 64 $ 99 66 NOK 671 kr 619 $ 81 £ 97 $ 151 100 NOK 1017 kr 938 $ 122
    Single supplement £ 34 $ 53 35 NOK 356 kr 328 $ 43 £ 39 $ 60 40 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49 £ 77 $ 120 80 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98

    Chateaux package: £ 53 $ 83 55 NOK 559 kr 516 $ 67

    • 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): £ 281 $ 437 290 NOK 2948 kr 2722 $ 354 Tours to Paris CDG (1 to 4 people, 5 and more on request): £ 460 $ 715 475 NOK 4829 kr 4458 $ 580

    please note

    Rates are 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 2017, there are two levels of accommodations offered, 2 and 3 star hotels (standard version) or 3 and 4 star hotels (upgraded version). 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 dinners (2017)
  • Breakfasts and one dinner (2018)
  • 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 (2018)
  • 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
Length6–15 days
From722 Rates
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Tour Dates

2017 and 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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Customer Feedback

  • 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 6 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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