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 £ 805 $ 1,284 845 NOK 8450 kr 7800 $ 1,014 £ 1009 $ 1,609 1059 NOK 10590 kr 9775 $ 1,271
    Single supplement: £ 157 $ 251 165 NOK 1650 kr 1523 $ 198 £ 270 $ 430 283 NOK 2830 kr 2612 $ 340

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 81 $ 129 85 NOK 850 kr 785 $ 102 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    2018 Tour PackageStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 688 $ 1,097 722 NOK 7220 kr 6665 $ 866 £ 859 $ 1,370 902 NOK 9020 kr 8326 $ 1,082 £ 921 $ 1,469 967 NOK 9670 kr 8926 $ 1,160
    Single supplement: £ 152 $ 243 160 NOK 1600 kr 1477 $ 192 £ 267 $ 425 280 NOK 2800 kr 2585 $ 336 £ 410 $ 653 430 NOK 4300 kr 3969 $ 516
    Dinners included (5) £ 129 $ 205 135 NOK 1350 kr 1246 $ 162 £ 129 $ 205 135 NOK 1350 kr 1246 $ 162 £ 133 $ 213 140 NOK 1400 kr 1292 $ 168

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 124 $ 197 130 NOK 1300 kr 1200 $ 156 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bicycle rental: £ 45 $ 71 47 NOK 470 kr 434 $ 56

    Extra nights
    Orléans: £ 58 $ 93 61 NOK 610 kr 563 $ 73 Single supplement: £ 40 $ 64 42 NOK 420 kr 388 $ 50

    Tours: £ 51 $ 82 54 NOK 540 kr 498 $ 65 Single supplement: £ 30 $ 49 32 NOK 320 kr 295 $ 38

    Angers: £ 55 $ 88 58 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 Single supplement: £ 34 $ 55 36 NOK 360 kr 332 $ 43

    Le Croisic: On request depending on travel dates.

    2018:

    Extra day bike rental: £ 14 $ 23 15 NOK 150 kr 138 $ 18 Electric bicycle rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 250 kr 231 $ 30 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 250 kr 231 $ 30 Tandems, child bikes, child trailer, and child seat are available for this tour. Ask us.

    Extra nights, OrleansStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 58 $ 93 61 NOK 610 kr 563 $ 73 £ 126 $ 201 132 NOK 1320 kr 1218 $ 158 £ 126 $ 201 132 NOK 1320 kr 1218 $ 158
    Single supplement: £ 43 $ 68 45 NOK 450 kr 415 $ 54 £ 90 $ 144 95 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114 £ 90 $ 144 95 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114
    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 58 $ 93 61 NOK 610 kr 563 $ 73 £ 63 $ 100 66 NOK 660 kr 609 $ 79 £ 95 $ 152 100 NOK 1000 kr 923 $ 120
    Single supplement £ 33 $ 53 35 NOK 350 kr 323 $ 42 £ 38 $ 61 40 NOK 400 kr 369 $ 48 £ 76 $ 122 80 NOK 800 kr 738 $ 96

    Chateaux package: £ 52 $ 84 55 NOK 550 kr 508 $ 66

    • 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): £ 276 $ 441 290 NOK 2900 kr 2677 $ 348 Tours to Paris CDG (1 to 4 people, 5 and more on request): £ 452 $ 722 475 NOK 4750 kr 4385 $ 570

    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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