Each summer, the Tour de France races€ross the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn’t necessary. Hop on a bike and experience ornate chÂteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks – ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.
Day 1 Blois
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Blois/Chenonceaux (1B)
Enjoy a full day of cycling from Blois to Chenonceau with the opportunity to visit the Chateau de Blois.
Day 3 Chenonceaux/Tours (1B, 1L)
Continue cycling with stops along the way at ChÂteau de Chenonceau and the local markets to pick up some traditional ingredients for a french style picnic lunch.
Day 4 Tours/Chinon (1B)
Set off for another full-day cycling from Tours to Chinon. Stop to visit the Chateau Usse en route. Upon arrival visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.
Day 5 Chinon/Saumur (1B)
Wake up in medieval Chinon, visit troglodyte caves and cycle to Saumur.
Day 6 Saumur/Gennes (1B)
In the afternoon cycle through some of the Loire’s tiny villages on the way to Gennes. Stop for a visit to the Pierre et LumiÉre museum.
Day 7 Gennes/Angers (1B)
On the final day of cycling, travel from Gennes to Angers. In the evening opt for a final tradition french dinner with the group.
Day 8 Angers (1B)
Depart at any time.
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