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 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.

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     StandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 571 $ 1,266 672 $ 1012 NOK 6328 kr 5841 $ 759 £ 639 $ 1,416 752 $ 1133 NOK 7081 kr 6537 $ 850 £ 754 $ 1,671 887 $ 1336 NOK 8353 kr 7710 $ 1,002
    Single supplement: £ 161 $ 358 190 $ 286 NOK 1789 kr 1652 $ 215 £ 221 $ 490 260 $ 392 NOK 2448 kr 2260 $ 294 £ 306 $ 678 360 $ 542 NOK 3390 kr 3129 $ 407
    5 Dinners included £ 144 $ 320 170 $ 256 NOK 1601 kr 1478 $ 192 £ 144 $ 320 170 $ 256 NOK 1601 kr 1478 $ 192 £ 170 $ 377 200 $ 301 NOK 1883 kr 1738 $ 226

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     StandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 579 $ 1,284 682 $ 1028 NOK 6422 kr 5928 $ 771 £ 664 $ 1,473 782 $ 1178 NOK 7364 kr 6797 $ 884 £ 775 $ 1,718 912 $ 1374 NOK 8588 kr 7927 $ 1,031
    Single supplement: £ 161 $ 358 190 $ 286 NOK 1789 kr 1652 $ 215 £ 221 $ 490 260 $ 392 NOK 2448 kr 2260 $ 294 £ 306 $ 678 360 $ 542 NOK 3390 kr 3129 $ 407
    5 Dinners, excl. drinks £ 144 $ 320 170 $ 256 NOK 1601 kr 1478 $ 192 £ 153 $ 339 180 $ 271 NOK 1695 kr 1565 $ 203 £ 170 $ 377 200 $ 301 NOK 1883 kr 1738 $ 226

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     

    extra options

    Extra day bike rental: £ 13 $ 28 15 $ 23 NOK 141 kr 130 $ 17 Electric bicycle rental: £ 21 $ 47 25 $ 38 NOK 235 kr 217 $ 28

    • 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 $ 47 25 $ 38 NOK 235 kr 217 $ 28 Child trailer, child bike and child seat available on request.

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 52 $ 115 61 $ 92 NOK 574 kr 530 $ 69 £ 56 $ 124 66 $ 99 NOK 622 kr 574 $ 75 £ 84 $ 186 99 $ 149 NOK 932 kr 861 $ 112
    Single supplement: £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 34 $ 75 40 $ 60 NOK 377 kr 348 $ 45 £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 £ 65 $ 145 77 $ 116 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87 £ 65 $ 145 77 $ 116 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57

    Cheateaux package: £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours,1 - 4 ppl: £ 297 $ 659 350 $ 527 NOK 3296 kr 3042 $ 396 5 or more: please ask.
    Angers to CDG: Please ask

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 34 $ 75 40 $ 60 NOK 377 kr 348 $ 45 Extra day hybrid touring bike rental: £ 17 $ 38 20 $ 30 NOK 188 kr 174 $ 23 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 25 $ 57 30 $ 45 NOK 283 kr 261 $ 34 Child trailer, child bike and child seat available on request.

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 52 $ 115 61 $ 92 NOK 574 kr 530 $ 69 £ 65 $ 145 77 $ 116 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87 £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124
    Single supplement: £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 34 $ 75 40 $ 60 NOK 377 kr 348 $ 45 £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 £ 65 $ 145 77 $ 116 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87 £ 65 $ 145 77 $ 116 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57

    Chateaux package: £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours:
    1 - 4 ppl, sharing costs: £ 297 $ 659 350 $ 527 NOK 3296 kr 3042 $ 396 5 - 8 ppl. sharing costs: £ 340 $ 753 400 $ 603 NOK 3767 kr 3477 $ 452 Angers to CDG:
    1 - 4 ppl. sharing costs: £ 467 $ 1,036 550 $ 829 NOK 5179 kr 4781 $ 622 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
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

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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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