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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  • 2019 StandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 586 $ 1,199 672 NOK 6496 kr 5996 $ 780 £ 656 $ 1,342 752 NOK 7269 kr 6710 $ 872 £ 774 $ 1,583 887 NOK 8574 kr 7915 $ 1,029
    Single supplement: £ 166 $ 339 190 NOK 1837 kr 1695 $ 220 £ 227 $ 464 260 NOK 2513 kr 2320 $ 302 £ 314 $ 642 360 NOK 3480 kr 3212 $ 418
    5 Dinners included £ 148 $ 303 170 NOK 1643 kr 1517 $ 197 £ 148 $ 303 170 NOK 1643 kr 1517 $ 197 £ 174 $ 357 200 NOK 1933 kr 1785 $ 232

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 87 $ 178 100 NOK 967 kr 892 $ 116 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     

    extra options

    2019:

    Extra day bike rental: £ 13 $ 27 15 NOK 145 kr 134 $ 17 Electric bicycle rental: £ 22 $ 45 25 NOK 242 kr 223 $ 29 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 22 $ 45 25 NOK 242 kr 223 $ 29 Child trailer, child bike and hild seat available on request.

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 53 $ 109 61 NOK 590 kr 544 $ 71 £ 58 $ 118 66 NOK 638 kr 589 $ 77 £ 86 $ 177 99 NOK 957 kr 883 $ 115
    Single supplement: £ 31 $ 62 35 NOK 338 kr 312 $ 41 £ 35 $ 71 40 NOK 387 kr 357 $ 46 £ 70 $ 143 80 NOK 773 kr 714 $ 93
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 48 $ 98 55 NOK 532 kr 491 $ 64 £ 67 $ 137 77 NOK 744 kr 687 $ 89 £ 67 $ 137 77 NOK 744 kr 687 $ 89
    Single supplement £ 31 $ 62 35 NOK 338 kr 312 $ 41 £ 44 $ 89 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58 £ 44 $ 89 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58

    Cheateaux package: £ 31 $ 62 35 NOK 338 kr 312 $ 41

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours,1 - 4 ppl: £ 305 $ 625 350 NOK 3383 kr 3123 $ 406 5 or more: please ask.
    Angers to CDG: Please ask

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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    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

2019:
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 Sub Sport 20 touring bicycle (both men and women's frames, please specify when you book) equipped with 1 rear pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, pump, odometer and helmet (4 day rental)
  • Route descriptions and maps (one set per room)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Tours or Angers.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
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Tour Dates

2019:
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, 22 mi. (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
  • Château de Langeais

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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