Loire Valley Walking Tour
Listed as a Unesco World Heritage site, the Loire Valley offers so many chateaux, mansions, churches, and abbeys that a visitor can't possibly see it all in one trip!
On this walking tour starting from Blois you will travel past the picturesque city of Amboise. Visit numerous castles and historical sites including the famous chateaux de Blois, Chambord, Chaumont and many more. On your way you will walk along the Loire river and through many beautiful villages of the Loire Valley.
The level of this hiking tour is quite casual so you can enjoy the beauty of the Valley while walking.
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Day : 1
The hotel Mercure Blois Centre, completely renovated, is located in the heart of the chateaux of the Loire. It is ideally located, facing the river Loire and 5 minutes away from the city centre, the Royal castle and House of Magic. Enjoy our spacious rooms with contemporary design. You have access to the Spa from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. Our restaurant, le Quai St-Jean, provides regional and refined cuisine. Paying enclosed private car park according to availability.
Day : 2
Simple but pleasant 2 star hotel located just outside the Chambord forest in the village of Bracieux. Recommended by cyclists, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts, this basic hotel provides a perfect stop over between Chambord and Cheverny.
Day : 3
In the middle of the Loire Valley, le Relais des Landes is the ideal resting place for visiting the favourite region of Kings and Queens of France, its castles and its vineyards. This XVIIth century manor house in the middle of a 14 ha park in blossom surroundings and planted with trees, will allow you to appreciate the charm of a house with a lot of character and the pleasure of its covered and heated swimming pool located in the border of a forest. You will appreciate each of our 28 bedrooms with their personal touch, all fitted with modern conveniences.
Day : 4, 5
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 : 6
Le Bon Laboureur is a charming hotel located just a stone's throw from the Chateau of Chenonceau, the most gracious of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Although the clatter of horse hooves and of carriage or stagecoach wheels no longer sound in the Bon Laboureur courtyard, Antoine Jeudi has successfully preserved the atmosphere of his house by retaining its charm and simultaneously endowing it with comfortable rooms, pleasant lounges, and a highly-reputed gastronomic restaurant.