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, Angers to Le Croisic, and this itinerary, Tours to Angers 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.

    Highlights of this itinerary:

    • Villandry with its famous gardens
    • Renaissance Château in Azay Le Rideau
    • 15th-century château in Langeais
    • ‘Sleeping Beauty’ château in Ussé
    • Abbey of Fontevraud
    • Vineyards of Anjou,
    • Château in Angers

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

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     StandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 576 $ 1,197 672 $ 1021 NOK 6384 kr 5893 $ 766 £ 645 $ 1,340 752 $ 1143 NOK 7144 kr 6594 $ 857 £ 760 $ 1,580 887 $ 1348 NOK 8427 kr 7778 $ 1,011
    Single supplement: £ 163 $ 338 190 $ 289 NOK 1805 kr 1666 $ 217 £ 223 $ 463 260 $ 395 NOK 2470 kr 2280 $ 296 £ 309 $ 641 360 $ 547 NOK 3420 kr 3157 $ 410
    5 Dinners included £ 146 $ 303 170 $ 258 NOK 1615 kr 1491 $ 194 £ 146 $ 303 170 $ 258 NOK 1615 kr 1491 $ 194 £ 171 $ 356 200 $ 304 NOK 1900 kr 1754 $ 228

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 86 $ 178 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     StandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 585 $ 1,215 682 $ 1037 NOK 6479 kr 5981 $ 777 £ 670 $ 1,393 782 $ 1189 NOK 7429 kr 6858 $ 891 £ 782 $ 1,625 912 $ 1386 NOK 8664 kr 7998 $ 1,040
    Single supplement: £ 163 $ 338 190 $ 289 NOK 1805 kr 1666 $ 217 £ 223 $ 463 260 $ 395 NOK 2470 kr 2280 $ 296 £ 309 $ 641 360 $ 547 NOK 3420 kr 3157 $ 410
    5 Dinners included £ 146 $ 303 170 $ 258 NOK 1615 kr 1491 $ 194 £ 154 $ 321 180 $ 274 NOK 1710 kr 1578 $ 205 £ 171 $ 356 200 $ 304 NOK 1900 kr 1754 $ 228

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 86 $ 178 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     

    extra options

    Extra day bike rental: £ 13 $ 27 15 $ 23 NOK 143 kr 132 $ 17 Electric bicycle rental: £ 21 $ 45 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29

    • Scott E sub active equipped with  1 rear pannier,  1 front handlebar bag with holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock, 1 counter, and 1 helmet

    Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 21 $ 45 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29 Child trailer, child bike and child seat available on request.

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 52 $ 109 61 $ 93 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 £ 57 $ 118 66 $ 100 NOK 627 kr 579 $ 75 £ 85 $ 176 99 $ 150 NOK 941 kr 868 $ 113
    Single supplement: £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 34 $ 71 40 $ 61 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46 £ 69 $ 143 80 $ 122 NOK 760 kr 702 $ 91
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 47 $ 98 55 $ 84 NOK 523 kr 482 $ 63 £ 66 $ 137 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88 £ 66 $ 137 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 43 $ 89 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57 £ 43 $ 89 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57

    Cheateaux package: £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours,1 - 4 ppl: £ 300 $ 623 350 $ 532 NOK 3325 kr 3069 $ 399 5 or more: please ask.
    Angers to CDG: Please ask

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 34 $ 71 40 $ 61 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46 Extra day bike rental: £ 17 $ 36 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 26 $ 53 30 $ 46 NOK 285 kr 263 $ 34 Child trailer, child bike and child seat available on request.

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 52 $ 109 61 $ 93 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 £ 66 $ 137 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88 £ 94 $ 196 110 $ 167 NOK 1045 kr 965 $ 125
    Single supplement: £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 34 $ 71 40 $ 61 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46 £ 73 $ 151 85 $ 129 NOK 808 kr 745 $ 97
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 47 $ 98 55 $ 84 NOK 523 kr 482 $ 63 £ 66 $ 137 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88 £ 66 $ 137 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 43 $ 89 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57 £ 43 $ 89 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57

    Chateaux package: £ 34 $ 71 40 $ 61 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours:
    1 - 4 ppl, sharing costs: £ 300 $ 623 350 $ 532 NOK 3325 kr 3069 $ 399 5 - 8 ppl. sharing costs: £ 334 $ 695 390 $ 593 NOK 3705 kr 3420 $ 445 Angers to CDG:
    1 - 4 ppl. sharing costs: £ 471 $ 980 550 $ 836 NOK 5225 kr 4823 $ 627 5 or more on request

     

    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 Charles de Gaulle International Airport

    Local Travel

    From the Paris CDG Terminal 2 Train Station, you can take a train a TGV train to St. Pierre Corps. The TGV train requires 0 transfers and take 1 hour and 39 minutes. From St. Pierre Corps, it is just a 3 minute walk to the regional train station and then onward to Tours. It is only a 5 minute train ride and is only 2 km in distance. You could as well take a taxi from St. Pierre Corps to your first hotel. Tickets for TGV trains need to be reserved in advance. See French Railways SNCF site. Website

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. The climate in the Loire Valley is favorable most of the year, the river often acting as a line of demarcation in France’s weather between the northern climate and the southern. The river has a significant effect on the microclimate of the region, adding a few degrees of temperature. The climate can be cool with springtime frost while wine harvest months may have rain. Summers are hot, however, influences from the Atlantic moderate the temperature with breeze. A good website to visit to research regional weather including average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more weather-related information is weatherbase.com.

    Remarks

    Electric bicycles available upon request.

    DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Where You’ll Stay

Standard category: 2 and 3 star
Superior Category: 3 and 4 star
Deluxe Category: 4 star

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 27-speed Scott Sub Sport 20 touring bike (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)
  • GPS tracks available but must be requested in advance

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Tours or Angers.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
From672 Rates
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Tour Dates

2019 and 2020


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

Want to book the excursion package? See pricing!

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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