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

Cycle France amongst 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. The Orléans to Tours route includes the historic town of Orléans, the flowered city of Beaugency, the Château of Chambord (see Château Country tour), the Château of Blois, the Château of Chaumont, and ‘Clos Luce.’ 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. Angers to Le Croisic route includes the vineyards at Anjou, the rivers Loire and Layon, Champtoceaux in its magnificent setting, Nantes, and the beaches of St. Brévin and Le Croisic.

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    Tour Package £ 813 $ 1,281 854 NOK 8540 kr 7883 $ 1,025 £ 999 $ 1,574 1049 NOK 10490 kr 9683 $ 1,259
    Single supplement: £ 153 $ 242 161 NOK 1610 kr 1486 $ 193 £ 205 $ 323 215 NOK 2150 kr 1985 $ 258

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 90 $ 143 95 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 45 $ 71 47 NOK 470 kr 434 $ 56

    Extra nights

    Tours: £ 51 $ 81 54 NOK 540 kr 498 $ 65 Single supplement: £ 30 $ 48 32 NOK 320 kr 295 $ 38

    Angers: £ 55 $ 87 58 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 Single supplement: £ 34 $ 54 36 NOK 360 kr 332 $ 43

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    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 2 and 3 star hotels (standard version) or 3 and 4 star hotels (upgrade version). All rooms with private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle equipped with saddlebags, 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.

TypeSelf Guided
Length6–15 days
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible daily from March 1 to October 31, 2017

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.

Day 1: Arrival in Tours

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, 20 or 22 mi. (32 or 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.

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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