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

Market in Tours. Photo courtesy of LVT.
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Loire Valley - Tours to Angers Bike Tour

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.

  • 2020

     StandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double $ 1123 £ 580 $ 998 682 $ 1171 kr 7305 $ 754 $ 1288 £ 665 $ 1,144 782 $ 1343 kr 8376 $ 864 $ 1502 £ 775 $ 1,334 912 $ 1566 kr 9768 $ 1,008
    Single supplement: $ 313 £ 161 $ 278 190 $ 326 kr 2035 $ 210 $ 428 £ 221 $ 380 260 $ 446 kr 2785 $ 287 $ 593 £ 306 $ 527 360 $ 618 kr 3856 $ 398
    5 Dinners, excl. drinks $ 280 £ 144 $ 249 170 $ 292 kr 1821 $ 188 $ 297 £ 153 $ 263 180 $ 309 kr 1928 $ 199 $ 329 £ 170 $ 293 200 $ 343 kr 2142 $ 221

    Supplement for traveling alone: $ 165 £ 85 $ 146 100 $ 172 kr 1071 $ 111 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    extra options

    2020

    Electric bicycle rental: $ 66 £ 34 $ 59 40 $ 69 kr 428 $ 44 Extra day hybrid touring bike rental: $ 33 £ 17 $ 29 20 $ 34 kr 214 $ 22 Extra day electric bicycle rental: $ 49 £ 25 $ 44 30 $ 52 kr 321 $ 33 Child trailer, child bike and child seat available on request.

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double $ 100 £ 52 $ 89 61 $ 105 kr 653 $ 67 $ 127 £ 65 $ 113 77 $ 132 kr 825 $ 85 $ 181 £ 93 $ 161 110 $ 189 kr 1178 $ 122
    Single supplement: $ 58 £ 30 $ 51 35 $ 60 kr 375 $ 39 $ 66 £ 34 $ 59 40 $ 69 kr 428 $ 44 $ 140 £ 72 $ 124 85 $ 146 kr 910 $ 94
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double $ 91 £ 47 $ 80 55 $ 94 kr 589 $ 61 $ 127 £ 65 $ 113 77 $ 132 kr 825 $ 85 $ 127 £ 65 $ 113 77 $ 132 kr 825 $ 85
    Single supplement $ 58 £ 30 $ 51 35 $ 60 kr 375 $ 39 $ 82 £ 42 $ 73 50 $ 86 kr 536 $ 55 $ 82 £ 42 $ 73 50 $ 86 kr 536 $ 55

    Chateaux package: $ 74 £ 38 $ 66 45 $ 77 kr 482 $ 50

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours:
    1 - 4 ppl, sharing costs: $ 577 £ 297 $ 512 350 $ 601 kr 3749 $ 387 5 - 8 ppl. sharing costs: $ 659 £ 340 $ 585 400 $ 687 kr 4284 $ 442 Angers to CDG:
    1 - 4 ppl. sharing costs: $ 906 £ 467 $ 805 550 $ 944 kr 5891 $ 608 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. Please note that TGV travel requires advance reservation. You can visit the SNCF website for more information and to book.

    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.

    Recommended

    We recommend booking the Chateaux package for an all-around, complete experience in the Loire Valley.

    Remarks

    Electric bicycles available on request. E-bikes are Scott E sub Active with universal frame, 9 speeds and come equipped with 2 rear panniers, 1 handlebar bag with map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock, 1 mileage counter, and helmet. E-bikes have 80 to 100 km autonomy.

    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
  • City taxes
  • 7 day hotline

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Tours or Angers.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
From682 Rates
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Tour Dates

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

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Chateaux package: 

  • Chateau d' Azay Le Rideau
  • Villandry Gardens
  • Fontevraud Abbey
  • 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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  • Anette Lie B. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The beautiful landscape in the Loire Valley and the picturesque towns of Chinon and Azay le Rideau made this trip a wonderful experience that I would warmly recommend everyone! The bikes had high quality and the hotels were all great.Everything went smoothly and everyone was very helpful. I will definitely come back some day.

  • John M. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The bikes supplied were fantastic. The maps and directions were easy to follow, and the route was spectacular. We were very happy with all of the hotels chosen by Tripsite. All in all, we had an extremely enjoyable 5 days, and we will be definitely doing another bike trip with Tripsite the next time we visit Europe.

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