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

Pedaling for pastries in France. Photo via Flickr:aaaceto
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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 or all Loire bike tours here.

  • 2019 Tour PackageStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 570 $ 1,262 707 NOK 6834 kr 6309 $ 820 £ 650 $ 1,440 807 NOK 7801 kr 7201 $ 936 £ 791 $ 1,752 982 NOK 9493 kr 8762 $ 1,139
    Single supplement: £ 137 $ 303 170 NOK 1643 kr 1517 $ 197 £ 234 $ 518 290 NOK 2803 kr 2588 $ 336 £ 314 $ 696 390 NOK 3770 kr 3480 $ 452
    Dinners included (5) £ 141 $ 312 175 NOK 1692 kr 1562 $ 203 £ 153 $ 339 190 NOK 1837 kr 1695 $ 220 £ 165 $ 366 205 NOK 1982 kr 1829 $ 238

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 105 $ 232 130 NOK 1257 kr 1160 $ 151 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    extra options

    2019

    Electric bicycle rental (4 days): £ 20 $ 45 25 NOK 242 kr 223 $ 29 Extra day hybrid touring bike rental: £ 12 $ 27 15 NOK 145 kr 134 $ 17 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 20 $ 45 25 NOK 242 kr 223 $ 29

    (Tandems, child bikes, child trailer, and child seat are available for this tour. Ask us.) 

     

    Extra nights, OrleansStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 49 $ 109 61 NOK 590 kr 544 $ 71 £ 67 $ 148 83 NOK 802 kr 741 $ 96 £ 106 $ 236 132 NOK 1276 kr 1178 $ 153
    Single supplement: £ 36 $ 80 45 NOK 435 kr 402 $ 52 £ 48 $ 107 60 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 £ 68 $ 152 85 NOK 822 kr 758 $ 99
    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 49 $ 109 61 NOK 590 kr 544 $ 71 £ 53 $ 118 66 NOK 638 kr 589 $ 77 £ 80 $ 177 99 NOK 957 kr 883 $ 115
    Single supplement £ 28 $ 62 35 NOK 338 kr 312 $ 41 £ 32 $ 71 40 NOK 387 kr 357 $ 46 £ 64 $ 143 80 NOK 773 kr 714 $ 93

    Chateaux package: £ 44 $ 98 55 NOK 532 kr 491 $ 64

    • 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): £ 185 $ 410 230 NOK 2223 kr 2052 $ 267 Groups of 5 or more, please ask.
    Tours to Paris CDG (1 to 4 people): £ 282 $ 625 350 NOK 3383 kr 3123 $ 406 Groups of 5 or more, please ask.

    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

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
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 21-speed Scott Sub Sport 20 (men's and women's frames, please specify) equipped with one rear pannier, handlebar bag, odometer, repair kit, lock, and pump (4 day rental)
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Route descriptions and maps (one set per room)
  • GPS files (must be requested in advance!)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Orleans & Tours.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
From707 Rates
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Tour Dates

2019:
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, 16 mi. (26 km)
Day 3: Beaugency - Blois, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 4: Blois - Amboise, 26 mi. (42 km)
Day 5: Amboise - Tours, 17 or 19 mi. (27 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, 16 mi (26 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, 26 mi (42 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, 17 or 19 mi. (27 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

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  • 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

  • Frank H. 3 months ago

    The Loire River Valley tour was spectacular in every way: bikes, scenery, route, trails, signage, difficulty level (which was "easy" and fit our previous experience level), the towns and accommodations.

  • Stanley Pearson 7 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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