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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  • 2017 Tour packageStandardUpgrade
    Twin/double £ 813 $ 1,297 854 NOK 8540 kr 7883 $ 1,025 £ 999 $ 1,593 1049 NOK 10490 kr 9683 $ 1,259
    Single supplement: £ 153 $ 245 161 NOK 1610 kr 1486 $ 193 £ 205 $ 327 215 NOK 2150 kr 1985 $ 258

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 90 $ 144 95 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    2018 Tour PackageStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 678 $ 1,082 712 NOK 7120 kr 6572 $ 854 £ 754 $ 1,203 792 NOK 7920 kr 7311 $ 950 £ 845 $ 1,347 887 NOK 8870 kr 8188 $ 1,064
    Single supplement: £ 167 $ 266 175 NOK 1750 kr 1615 $ 210 £ 219 $ 349 230 NOK 2300 kr 2123 $ 276 £ 314 $ 501 330 NOK 3300 kr 3046 $ 396
    Dinners included £ 162 $ 258 170 NOK 1700 kr 1569 $ 204 £ 162 $ 258 170 NOK 1700 kr 1569 $ 204 £ 190 $ 304 200 NOK 2000 kr 1846 $ 240

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 143 $ 228 150 NOK 1500 kr 1385 $ 180 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     

    extra options

    2017
    Electric bicycle rental: £ 45 $ 71 47 NOK 470 kr 434 $ 56 Extra nights
    Tours: £ 51 $ 82 54 NOK 540 kr 498 $ 65 Single supplement: £ 30 $ 49 32 NOK 320 kr 295 $ 38 Angers: £ 55 $ 88 58 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 Single supplement: £ 34 $ 55 36 NOK 360 kr 332 $ 43

    2018:

    Extra day bike rental: £ 14 $ 23 15 NOK 150 kr 138 $ 18 Electric bicycle rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 250 kr 231 $ 30 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 250 kr 231 $ 30

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 58 $ 93 61 NOK 610 kr 563 $ 73 £ 63 $ 100 66 NOK 660 kr 609 $ 79 £ 94 $ 150 99 NOK 990 kr 914 $ 119
    Single supplement: £ 33 $ 53 35 NOK 350 kr 323 $ 42 £ 38 $ 61 40 NOK 400 kr 369 $ 48 £ 76 $ 122 80 NOK 800 kr 738 $ 96
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 52 $ 84 55 NOK 550 kr 508 $ 66 £ 69 $ 109 72 NOK 720 kr 665 $ 86 £ 69 $ 109 72 NOK 720 kr 665 $ 86
    Single supplement £ 33 $ 53 35 NOK 350 kr 323 $ 42 £ 38 $ 61 40 NOK 400 kr 369 $ 48 £ 38 $ 61 40 NOK 400 kr 369 $ 48

    Cheateaux package: £ 33 $ 53 35 NOK 350 kr 323 $ 42

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

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours,1 - 4 ppl, 5 on request: £ 452 $ 722 475 NOK 4750 kr 4385 $ 570 Angers to CDG, 1 - 4 ppl, 5 on request: £ 714 $ 1,139 750 NOK 7500 kr 6923 $ 900

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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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

2017: Standard category, 2 and 3 star. Superior Category, 3 and 4 star.
2018:
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 and dinners (2017)
  • Breakfasts only (2018)
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 21 speed hybrid touring bike equipped with two panniers, high visibility jacket, anti-theft device, map holder, and repair kit (2017)
  • 21-speed Scott Sportster P6 hybrid touring bicycle (both men and women’s frames) equipped with two panniers, high visibility jacket, anti-theft device, map holder, and repair kit (2018)
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Route descriptions and maps

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Tours or Angers.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6–15 days
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Tour Dates

2017 and 2018:
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, 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. 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

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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