Summer sunflowers! Photo via Flickr:Moyan Brenn
Gardens at Villandry Chateau. Photo via Flickr:Joe Shlabotnik

Market in Tours. Photo courtesy of LVT.

Loire Valley - Tours to Angers

France Bike Tours

Bike the Loire Valley amid Chateaux and Gardens

  • 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, you cycle the Loire on routes that travel west all the way to Le Croisic on the Atlantic Ocean. 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.

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  • 2017 Tour packageStandardUpgrade
    Twin/double £ 827 $ 1,286 854 NOK 8682 kr 8014 $ 1,042 £ 1016 $ 1,580 1049 NOK 10665 kr 9844 $ 1,280
    Single supplement: £ 156 $ 242 161 NOK 1637 kr 1511 $ 196 £ 208 $ 324 215 NOK 2186 kr 2018 $ 262

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 92 $ 143 95 NOK 966 kr 892 $ 116

    2018 Tour PackageStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 689 $ 1,072 712 NOK 7239 kr 6682 $ 869 £ 767 $ 1,193 792 NOK 8052 kr 7433 $ 966 £ 859 $ 1,336 887 NOK 9018 kr 8324 $ 1,082
    Single supplement: £ 169 $ 264 175 NOK 1779 kr 1642 $ 214 £ 223 $ 346 230 NOK 2338 kr 2158 $ 281 £ 320 $ 497 330 NOK 3355 kr 3097 $ 403
    Dinners included £ 165 $ 256 170 NOK 1728 kr 1595 $ 207 £ 165 $ 256 170 NOK 1728 kr 1595 $ 207 £ 194 $ 301 200 NOK 2033 kr 1877 $ 244

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 145 $ 226 150 NOK 1525 kr 1408 $ 183 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     

    extra options

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

    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

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 59 $ 92 61 NOK 620 kr 572 $ 74 £ 64 $ 99 66 NOK 671 kr 619 $ 81 £ 96 $ 149 99 NOK 1007 kr 929 $ 121
    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
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 53 $ 83 55 NOK 559 kr 516 $ 67 £ 70 $ 108 72 NOK 732 kr 676 $ 88 £ 70 $ 108 72 NOK 732 kr 676 $ 88
    Single supplement £ 34 $ 53 35 NOK 356 kr 328 $ 43 £ 39 $ 60 40 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49 £ 39 $ 60 40 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49

    Cheateaux package: £ 34 $ 53 35 NOK 356 kr 328 $ 43

    • Chateau d' Azay Le Rideau
    • Villandry Gardens
    • Fontevraud

    Transfer from Angers to Paris CDG, 1 - 4 pax (5 and more on request): £ 460 $ 715 475 NOK 4829 kr 4458 $ 580  

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport

    Local Travel

    From Charles de Gaulle T2, bus to Paris Montparnasse, then TGV train to Tours. Total travel time is about 2 1/2 hours. Train travel time is 1 1/4 hours. Bus travel is approximately one hour.

    Climate

    Please research regional weather in the region before you travel so that you can plan accordingly. Average high temp in °F for the area is April 60º, May 66º, June 73º, July 76º, August 75º, September 70º, and October 60º

    Remarks

    Electric bicycles available upon request.


Where You’ll Stay

2017: Standard category, 2 and 3 star. Superior Category, 3 and 4 star.
2018:
Standard category: 2 and 3 star.
Superior Category: 3 and 4 star.
Deluxe Category: 4 star.
All rooms with private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • Breakfasts and dinners (2017)
  • Breakfasts only (2018)
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 21 speed hybrid touring bike equipped with two panniers, high visibility jacket, anti-theft device, map holder, and repair kit (2017)
  • 21-speed Scott Sportster P6 hybrid touring bicycle (both men and women’s frames) equipped with two panniers, high visibility jacket, anti-theft device, map holder, and repair kit (2018)
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Route descriptions and maps

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Tours or Angers.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6–15 days
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Tour Dates

2017 and 2018:
Arrival possible daily from March 1 to October 31

Skill Level

This is an easy self-guided hotel tour with 4 days of cycling from 20 to 37 miles per day. The Terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. Electric bicycles available upon request.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Loire Valley - Tours to Angers Map

Day 1: Arrival in Tours
Day 2: Tours - Azay le Rideau, 26 mi. (41 km)
Day 3: Azay le Rideau - Chinon, 20 or 22 mi. (32 or 35 km)
Day 4: Chinon - Saumur, 22 mi. (36 km) + optional 12 km
Day 5: Saumur - Angers, 35 mi. (57 km)
​Day 6: Departure from Angers

All distances are approximate. In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, natural disasters, road maintenance, itinerary changes may be necessary.

Day 1: Arrival in Tours
Take time to enjoy the old and vibrant quarters of Tours city and especially the “Place Plumereau”, a beautiful square with half-timbered houses. Take a look at the splendid gothic cathedral.

Day 2: Tours – Azay le Rideau, 26 mi. (41 km)
As you leave Tours behind, you come upon Savonniéres, an incredibly picturesque town surrounded by beautiful nature. You proceed to Villandry famous for it's chateau and it's matchless gardens. Saché also awaits you, the home of the famous novelist Honoré de Balzac. Finally arrive in Azay le Rideau where you can admire its Renaissance chateau, a jewel set over the Indre river.

Day 3: Azay le Rideau – Chinon, 22 mi. (35 km)
The final destination of todays biking is Chinon but first we must head towards Langeais to admire the 15th century château. Offering a typical form of a medieval fortified castle, here you can admire the wonderful tapestries and furniture from the era in which it was built. Ride on towards the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ chateau in Ussé which has inspired Perrault for its famous fairy tail story.

Day 4: Chinon – Saumur, 22 mi. (36 km) + optional 12 km
Before leaving the medieval city of Chinon, founded on the Vienne river, there is time to visit the numerous cellars which propose the famous red wine such appreciated by Rabelais. Then, continue towards the abbey of Fontevraud, the largest monastic city remaining in Europe which is the necropolis of the Plantagenêts sovereigns. You will end the day in the lovely town of Saumur.

Day 5: Saumur – Angers, 35 mi. (57 km)
The adventure continues following the Loire river before going through the vineyards of Anjou. You will reach the peaceful city of Angers and its chateau sheltering the famous Apocalypse Tapestry.

Day 6: Departure

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Cheateaux package: 

  • Chateau d' Azay Le Rideau
  • Villandry Gardens
  • Fontevraud

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

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