6 days from €895
4.4 out of 5
Easy Bike Tour in France
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…
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Jacinta M.4 months ago
The cycling trip is most enjoyable amid stunning scenery and charming towns. Please be transparent about your costs. I booked the chateau experience and paid more than I expected for the trip only to discover the Tripsite did not include the chateau experience in my vouchers. I received several emails in response to my queries re cost only to be given different answers re bank charges, currency conversion and hidden credit card charges, despite the fact I paid with a debit card. This is an American company that uses the dollar to suit it figures. I urge anyone using this company to get a detailed invoice before starting out. We were over charged for our trip but the company was not willing to accept this.
anna • 2 months ago Tripsite Staff
We appreciate sooo much that you've taken the time to write to us; these comments are very important and help us become better!I'm so sorry to hear of these troubles you had with our invoicing and pricing. Our website includes a detailed explanation of all payment methods and currencies to help travelers pick the most cost effective payment plan for them. In looking at your invoice, I see you were charged the exact pricing indicated on our website, but your suggestion about a detailed invoice is very helpful! We are happy to provide anyone with a detailed invoice to avoid any confusion. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the cycling despite these hiccups.
George T.4 months ago
On the whole it was a great trip and I would like to do something like this again. But as with most things in life it could be improved. I would leave out Azay le Rideau. It was not much of a town and the hotel was below par. I would include “rest days”. For example I would have loved to spend more time in Chinon. So cycling all the way to chinon on day one then a rest there. And so on… For mid summer I would include an option not to have a hotel breakfast. On the really hot days (40c) we tried to get away at 6am to avoid the heat and have our cycling mostly done by lunch. It also means less traffic on the road. We had some good hotels and some rally poor ones. I think tripsite needs to work on consistency.
anna • 3 months ago Tripsite Staff
Thanks so much for your feedback. Your honesty and helpful comments will allow us to make the improvements necessary. We will definitely examine the hotels we use on this tour, sometimes availability determines which accommodations we can actually use, but moving forward we can certainly eliminate the not-so-great hotels.Changes will be made for the future!
Lawrence F.5 months ago
We actually combined two Loire Valley segments - Tours to Angers, and Angers to St. Brevin les Pins, adding an extra day in the middle, in Angers. The Loire Valley is a wonderful cycling experience - spectacular scenery, countless fascinating historical sites, charming inns, excellent food and wine. The cycling was definitely on the easy side - mostly flat, reasonable distances each day, the trails well-marked, the paths mostly paved and separated from the roads. The bikes (Scott Sport 20) were steady and comfortable. The weather during our trip (mid-June) was near-perfect, except for a bit of unusual heat the last few days. Highly recommended for every aspect of the cycling experience.
Anette Lie B.3 years ago
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.3 years ago
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.