Amboise Cycling Loops

This bike tour will take you around Amboise to explore the Loire Valley and its numerous castles. From the Chateau d’Amboise to the Chateau de Chenonceau and Chaumont, you will have a chance to visit some Loire Valley vineyards and taste the famous Vouvray wines before cycling back to Amboise.
The countryside follows rivers and tree-lined paths, which is very nice for bike riding. This program is perfect for families or those looking to have some easier cycling options.

Price from : 640 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Loire
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : Casual or Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Amboise

From Paris, you can take the TGV to Saint Pierre des Corps and then a taxi to Amboise. Transfer on your own and settle into your hotel. Arrive in the early afternoon and start discovering your host city with a walking tour around Amboise! Once you are done, we will meet you at the hotel for your orientation, bike set up and see how you did on the walking tour! (we suggest arriving around 2pm to have time to do the walking tour).

Day 2 :  

Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau d’Amboise

Option 1 : 22 Miles - 36 Km  Option 2 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 140 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 404 Meters 

Canoeing and chocolate tasting! A short and moderately flat ride will take you through the forests and alleys of the Amboise countryside passing by the Parc Mini Chateaux (great for kids) and then dropping down to the fabulous Chenonceau Castle that must be discovered with plenty of time to visit. Once at Chenonceau, ride to Civray, just a mile away to start your canoe ride! You will drop off your bikes there, and they will take you to the start of the itinerary. You will then canoe downstream for almost 2 hours, and pass under the Chateau de Chenonceau. Pick up your bikes and ride back to Amboise where you can enjoy a reward: a chocolate tasting in front of the Chateau of Amboise! Return to the same hotel.

Canoeing down the Cher - This 6-km route will lead you from the small village of Chissay-sur-Cher to the famous Chenonceau castle.

Chocolate tasting in the best chocolate place of the Loire Valley : "chocolaterie Bigot" in Amboise including 1 drink (hot or cold) and a variety of 4 chocolates.

Day 3 :  

Bike tour of the Vouvray vineyards

Option 1 : 26 Miles - 42 Km  Option 2 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 355 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 377 Meters 

A quiet bike tour on the other side of the Loire through gentle, verdant landscapes, far removed from the main roads - visit the Moncontour wine museum and taste some wine in their cave (included). About Vouvray wines : Vouvray is the largest white wine appellation of the Anjou-Saumur-Touraine region and it produces splendid wines from the dry and austere to the richest dessert wines, as well as excellent sparkling wines. You will then cross Montlouis white wine appellation and ride in the middle of the vineyards on a bike trail.

Come and discover a unique collection of tools and objects relating to vines and wine work. After your visit, take part of a wine tasting in the old cellar of the château.

Day 4 :  

Chateau de Chaumont

Option 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km  Option 2 : 30 Miles - 48 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 345 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 241 Meters 

From Amboise you will first cross many typical small villages where you can find a small Chateau in almost every one ! Then follow the Loire river toward the village and the feudal castle of Chaumont sur Loire where the annual International Garden Festival is held each year (starting in June). Return to Amboise via back country paths.

Day 5 :  

Departure day

Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure. Other cycling itineraries are possible if you wish to extend this type of tour a little longer. We can offer rides to Montlouis vineyards, Montrichard and its medieval castle ruin, or by round trip train to Blois you can ride toward Chambord.

Average / Day : Distance : 44.17 Km / 27.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 310.33 Meters

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Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

This is a sumptuous 17th century house converted into a charming hotel in 2003 and upgraded into a luxury hotel in 2011 retaining its character. Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise**** is located in the very heart of the Royal City of Amboise, in the authentic and picturesque historic part of the city that contains Francois 1er chateau, and further on, Leonardo da Vinci's residence, the Clos Lucé.


Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

Located at the edge of the Loire and at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise, homeland of Leonardo da Vinci, the hotel Le Choiseul is a charming house typically from Tours built in 18th century. The hotel enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of the Valley of Loire castles. Le Choiseul has 30 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room. They offer pleasant views over the Italian garden, the Loire and the Château d'Amboise.


Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

At a distance of 500 yards from the town center in the shadow in the raised garden, this residence dating from the begining of the 20th century (renovated in 2000) has been able to preserve the tradition of the "art de vivre" in Touraine. This charming hotel (without air conditioning) welcomes you with its familial and friendly atmosphere.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.

-Frame: SUB Sport 20 6061 Tig welding

-Fork: SF14 NEX DS HLO PM 700C

-Shifters : Shimano Deore SLM 590

-Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T3010 Black 48x38x26

-Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34 T Black

-Brakes: Tektro Disc Brake SCH-F15

-Stem: JD-ST103A

-Saddle: Syncros Urban Commuter 2.5

-Seat post: HL SP-56

-Rims/Spokes: X12 Disc, 32h / Pillar Steel 14G

-Tires: Continental City Ride II or Schwalbe Spicer or Marathon

-Weight: 17 kg / 37.48 lbs

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

-Helmet

-Lock

-Hand pump

-2 spare tubes

-Rear pannier

-Toolkit

-Tire levers

-Patch kit

-1 souvenir water bottle

-Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Day : 2

Canoeing down the Cher - This 6-km route will lead you from the small village of Chissay-sur-Cher to the famous Chenonceau castle.

Day : 2

Chocolate tasting in the best chocolate place of the Loire Valley : "chocolaterie Bigot" in Amboise including 1 drink (hot or cold) and a variety of 4 chocolates.

Day : 3

Come and discover a unique collection of tools and objects relating to vines and wine work. After your visit, take part of a wine tasting in the old cellar of the château.

Included

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Self-guided walking tour of town
  • Canoe
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

information

Arrival to St Pierre des Corps which is about. 1 hour by TGV from Paris. Then take a taxi to the hotel in Amboise. If you stay at La Breche, you can take the train to the Amboise station and walk to the hotel.

Departure from Blois with direct trains to Paris. (1hr 45)

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 640 € 100 € 920 €
Standard 980 € 250 € 1360 €
Upgraded 1290 € 490 € 1900 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Activities

Category Activity Price
Outdoor activities Canoeing down the Cher (6Km) Included
Tasting Bigot chocolatery Included
Wine tasting Wine Museum of Moncontour Included

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 100 €
    Performance 150 €
    Premium 210 €
Electric Assisted Bike
    Standard 100 €
Kid Bike Rental
    Standard -30 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory