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.

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

  • 2018 Tour PackageStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 598 $ 1,064 712 NOK 7179 kr 6627 $ 862 £ 666 $ 1,183 792 NOK 7986 kr 7372 $ 958 £ 745 $ 1,325 887 NOK 8944 kr 8256 $ 1,073
    Single supplement: £ 147 $ 261 175 NOK 1765 kr 1629 $ 212 £ 193 $ 344 230 NOK 2319 kr 2141 $ 278 £ 277 $ 493 330 NOK 3328 kr 3072 $ 399
    Dinners included £ 143 $ 254 170 NOK 1714 kr 1582 $ 206 £ 143 $ 254 170 NOK 1714 kr 1582 $ 206 £ 168 $ 299 200 NOK 2017 kr 1862 $ 242

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 126 $ 224 150 NOK 1513 kr 1396 $ 182 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     

    extra options

    2018:

    Extra day bike rental: £ 13 $ 22 15 NOK 151 kr 140 $ 18 Electric bicycle rental: £ 21 $ 37 25 NOK 252 kr 233 $ 30 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 21 $ 37 25 NOK 252 kr 233 $ 30

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 51 $ 91 61 NOK 615 kr 568 $ 74 £ 55 $ 99 66 NOK 666 kr 614 $ 80 £ 83 $ 148 99 NOK 998 kr 921 $ 120
    Single supplement: £ 29 $ 52 35 NOK 353 kr 326 $ 42 £ 34 $ 60 40 NOK 403 kr 372 $ 48 £ 67 $ 120 80 NOK 807 kr 745 $ 97
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 46 $ 82 55 NOK 555 kr 512 $ 67 £ 61 $ 108 72 NOK 726 kr 670 $ 87 £ 61 $ 108 72 NOK 726 kr 670 $ 87
    Single supplement £ 29 $ 52 35 NOK 353 kr 326 $ 42 £ 34 $ 60 40 NOK 403 kr 372 $ 48 £ 34 $ 60 40 NOK 403 kr 372 $ 48

    Cheateaux package: £ 29 $ 52 35 NOK 353 kr 326 $ 42

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours,1 - 4 ppl, 5 on request: £ 399 $ 710 475 NOK 4790 kr 4421 $ 575 Angers to CDG, 1 - 4 ppl, 5 on request: £ 630 $ 1,120 750 NOK 7563 kr 6981 $ 908

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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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

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 only
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 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
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Route descriptions and maps

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Tours or Angers.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
From712 Rates
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Tour Dates

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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