Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Paris, France. Photo via Flickr:James Whitesmith

Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine River, Paris, France. Photo via Flickr:JAc82

Montargis to Paris Bike Tour

France Bike Tours

Cycling in the Seine Valley

  • We are excited to offer this guided bike tour in France. Guided tours are hard to find but we think you will be very pleased with this itinerary that includes the best of France and a great price.

    Cycling on quiet roads and through a rolling landscape, this tour blends history, poetry, and the natural beauty that inspired the impressionists painters. With your experienced tour guide, you will cycle through a land of forests, legends, medieval castles and flower filled canals on a voyage leading to Paris.

    The area is famous for its easy pace of life, mild climate, and hospitality. By bike, you will explore historic towns, castles and villages and enjoy excellent food and wines all along the way.

    Highlights:

    • Montargis, historicak canals and old bridges
    • Castle – Château Renard
    • Gallo-Roman traces
    • Castle – Château Laudon
    • Medieval cities of Ferrière en Gatinâis and Nemours
    • Moret-sur-Loing
    • Castle of Fontainebleau
    • Artists village Barbizon
    • Melun
    • Paris

    And much more!

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  • 2020

    Twin/double: £ 1300 $ 2,882 1530 $ 2305 NOK 14408 kr 13299 $ 1,729 Single supplement: £ 357 $ 791 420 $ 633 NOK 3955 kr 3651 $ 475

    extra options

    Extra nights:
    Montargis: pending
    Single supplement: 
    Paris: pending
    Single supplement: 
    Electric bike: £ 149 $ 330 175 $ 264 NOK 1648 kr 1521 $ 198

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Paris, CDG International Airport

    Local Travel

    Train to Montargis. This will ususally entail one to two transfers. Gare de Lyon station in Paris is directly connected to Montargis.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before arrival. A good website to research average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more weather related information in the area of travel is: weatherbase.com.

    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

Accommodations in good 3 * hotels

What’s Included

  • Accomodation in three star hotel for 7 nights with breakfast
  • 6 dinners (drinks not included)
  • Bike rental
  • One multilingual tour guide on bike
  • Tourist information
  • Technical assistance
  • Luggage transfer

What’s Not Included

TourBike
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From1530 Rates
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Tour Dates

2020

July 4, July 11, July 18, August 1, August 8, and August 15, 2020

Minimum number to confirm departure: 4

*Special dates can be arranged for groups!

Skill Level

This guided bike tour is rated easy to moderate. The average distance is 25/30 miles a day. The route follows asphalted secondary roads and some hard packed paths. There are some hilly stretches to contend with but the mileage is completed without any time constraints.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Montargis
Day 2: Montargis, 28 miles (45 km)
Day 3: Montargis – Ferrière en Gâtinais, 28 miles (45 km)
Day 4: Ferrière en Gâtinais – Nemours,  25 miles (40 km)
Day 5: Nemours – Moret-sur-Loing, 28 miles (45 km) 
Day 6: Moret-sur-Loing – Barbizon, 15 miles (25 km) 
Day 7:  Barbizon - Melun – Paris, 22 miles (35 km)
Day 8: Paris

*All distances are approximate. Due to circumstances beyond control, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, therefore the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations/detours caused by roadwork.

Day 1: Montargis
Your guided cycling adventure begins at the first hotel in Montargis with a welcome meeting and complimentary beverage at 5 pm. You will be fully informed on your upcoming tour. In the evening, there is free time to stroll the streets of Montargis.

Day 2: Montargis, 28 miles (45 km)
Montargis, with its 15,000 inhabitants, is the biggest town of the Loiret after Orléans. This former royal residence was destroyed by fire in the 16th century but its beautiful flower-filled canals still remain. On  Sunday, you will enjoy a bike ride that begins and ends here. Following the river L’Ouanne, the route leads to Château-Renard and the ruins of the castle dating from the 10th century, the house of Joan d’Arc and the Apiculture’s Living Museum. Be sure to sample the delicious honey.

Day 3: Montargis – Ferrière en Gâtinais, 28 miles (45 km)
Cycling through a dense forest of old oak and beech trees on the outskirts of Montargis, the ride leads north, to the medieval town of Ferrière en Gâtinais, and a visit to the hamlet and the abbey.

Day 4: Ferrière en Gâtinais – Nemours,  25 miles (40 km)
First, on the agenda today is a visit to the glass museum in Dordives. The route continues to Château Landon, a beautifully situated medieval fortified town, perched on a rocky promontory. Its old houses, monuments, towers, and pretty terraced gardens is like a picture postcard of a typical French Village. The  Abbey of St.-Severin dates back to the 13th century. Nearby, traces of  Gallo-Roman influences can be found (Caesar occupied Gaul, now France, between 58 and 52 BC). Nemours is the day's final destination.

Day 5: Nemours – Moret-sur-Loing, 28 miles (45 km) 
The Loing is the narrow river, which gives its name to the parallel canal. On the way, you will see some famous rock formations in the area. In the valley of the Loing a guided visit to a cheese factory and tasting is scheduled. The overnight this evening will be in Moret-sur-Loing, a charming medieval fortified town, strategically situated on the banks of the Loing. The famous painter,  Sisley found inspiration here for his beautiful impressionist paintings.

Day 6: Moret-sur-Loing – Barbizon, 15 miles (25 km) 
Through the wonderful forests of Fontainebleau (Forêt de Fontainebleau), you cycle toward the city itself, with its palace and hunting grounds,  favorite among the French kings. In fact, the town grew up around this magnificent château, one of the most beautifully decorated and furnished in France, and the surrounding royal playground. In the castle itself, there is a museum dedicated to Napoleon. The artistic village of Barbizon is next, nestled at the edge of the forest. This village attracted a group of19th century painters fascinated by the light and landscape here who came to be known as the School of Barbizon.

Day 7:  Barbizon Melun – Paris, 22 miles (35 km)
The cyling today follows the  Seine River to Melun, a town known as ‘le Domaine des Reines blanches’ because in former years was the domain of the widows of the French kings. Here you may visit the medieval citadel and the Saint Etienne Island with the Notre Dame church. By train, the group will enter Paris and end the cycling adventure with a bike ride into the city center along the banks of the Seine River.

Day 8: Paris
After breakfast end of services.

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