Véloscenie from Paris to Nogent le Rotrou

The Véloscénie is a cycle route that starts in Paris and joins the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. This first part in 5 days will allow you to discover Paris, the Vallée de la Chevreuse, the Rambouilet forest, the Chateau de Maintenon while passing through Chartres and its magnificent cathedral, through the Parc Naturel du Perche and finally arrive in Nogent le Rotrou and its magnificent castle. This itinerary is the most beautiful green way from Paris which can be done with family or friends because the profile is flat. If you wish, you can follow the second part from Nogent le Rotrou to the Mont Saint Michel to do the whole Véloscenie.

Price from : 1490€
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Normandy
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Paris

Arrival in Paris. (transfer on your own to the hotel), Paris isn't just a romantic destination for lovers, here everything is for real! From the Sein which unrolls like a long ribbon adorned with boats, to the "must see" attractions and the picturesque neighborhoods, the capital of France is a place of life, rich in history, but also flourishing in contemporary activity.

Day 2 :   From Paris to Limours

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 350m Meters 

For this first stage, you leave Paris where you will be able to admire on your way the Luxembourg garden, the fountain of the Observatory, the Orsay Museum, the Pantheon or the Sorbonne square.

Day 3 :   From Limours to Epernon

Distance 1 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 435m Meters 

Today direction Epernon, on your way you will come across the mill of Villeuneuve in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines. You will also cross magnificent natural landscapes with forests and rivers. You will cross the forest of Rambouillet to discover this charming city in the middle. Take advantage of a few hours to stroll through the streets of Rambouillet. Then head back to Epernon, place of arrival of the stage of the day. Once arrived in Epernon let yourself be carried through the streets of this city of character to discover the church of Saint-Pierre dating from the 16th century and the old buildings.

Day 4 :   From Epernon to Chartres

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 210m Meters 

Discover now the Eure valley on this rural stage which will make you discover the road of the secret love of the Sun King, Louis XIV and Madame de Maintenon with her castle of Maintenon. You will first follow the Eure river to reach Maintenon, take a short break to visit this magnificent castle. As you approach Chartres, you will see the cathedral of Chartres, an essential asset of this stage on the road of the Véloscénie.

Day 5 :   From Chartres to Illiers le Combray

Distance 1 : 22 Miles - 35 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 160m Meters 

For this day, you will go to Illiers-Combray. Throughout the day's itinerary, you will discover a country landscape and enter the Perche Regional Natural Park. You will leave Chartres by crossing the Eure river to head towards the Chartres countryside. Take advantage of this flat stage to recharge your batteries on your bike.

Day 6 :   From Illiers Combray to Nogent le Rotrou

Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 43 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 350m Meters 

During this day, you will be in the hills of the Perche, at the end of the first efforts you will be in a beautiful natural landscape. During this stage, you will cross authentic villages, take advantage to make small breaks and visit these interesting places. The arrival of the stage will be in Nogent-le-Rotrou, a final effort to reach the castle overlooking the entire Huisne valley awaits you but with a spectacular view.

Day 7 :   Departure from Nogent le Rotrou

You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure. (Depart on your own). We can help with added nights, car rentals, or other extensions to your travel. To get to Paris you can take the direct train to Nogent le rotrou station without reservation (1h40).

Average / Day : Distance : 41.60 Km / 26.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 301.00 Meters

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Day : Pre-tour Night, 1, 2, 6, Post-tour Night

We can offer you categories of accommodation according to your budget. All accommodations include all the necessary comfort. Breakfast is included except on the day of your arrival.

Basic accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 2* hotels.
Standard accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 3* hotels.
Deluxe accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 4* hotels.


Day : 3

Located in Droue-sur-Drouette, 31 km from Chartres, La Closerie features a common lounge and free Wi-Fi internet access. This bed and breakfast features a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, free toiletries and shower. During your stay at LA CLOSERIE, you can enjoy a buffet or American breakfast. You can enjoy a terrace and a garden.


Day : 4

In the Centre Val-de-Loire region, in Chartres, close to its famous cathedral and its pedestrian streets, the granddaughter of the founder of the place, Marie-Christine, her son, her daughter-in-law and all their team will give you a warm and family welcome. Four generations have succeeded one another here to make the former post office relay "Le Bœuf Couronné" bought in 1919 by the ancestor Gaston Peillon, the hotel*** restaurant that it is today. In this hotel 17 modern and comfortable rooms, a restaurant "L'Amphitryon", a wine bar "Le Christie's - Cocktails and pleasure", three lounges for your receptions and a terrace with a view on the cathedral are waiting for you.


Day : 5

Called Les Aubépines in homage to Marcel Proust who made Combray the heart of novels, this establishment of character has an elegant charm that the author would not have disavowed. With its pretty garden planted with splendid old roses, Hotel Les Aubépines is an ideal place to follow in the footsteps of Marcel Proust. This 3-star Logis Hotel offers quality accommodation. The 12 rooms (including 1 for disabled guests) were completely redesigned in 2016 thanks to major works. Sober and timeless, the rooms of the Hôtel les Aubépines are particularly spacious.


Day : Pre-tour Night, 1, 2, Post-tour Night

We can offer you categories of accommodation according to your budget. All accommodations include all the necessary comfort. Breakfast is included except on the day of your arrival.

Basic accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 2* hotels.
Standard accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 3* hotels.
Deluxe accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 4* hotels.


Day : 3

Located in Droue-sur-Drouette, 31 km from Chartres, La Closerie features a common lounge and free Wi-Fi internet access. This bed and breakfast features a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, free toiletries and shower. During your stay at LA CLOSERIE, you can enjoy a buffet or American breakfast. You can enjoy a terrace and a garden.


Day : 4

In the Centre Val-de-Loire region, in Chartres, close to its famous cathedral and its pedestrian streets, the granddaughter of the founder of the place, Marie-Christine, her son, her daughter-in-law and all their team will give you a warm and family welcome. Four generations have succeeded one another here to make the former post office relay "Le Bœuf Couronné" bought in 1919 by the ancestor Gaston Peillon, the hotel*** restaurant that it is today. In this hotel 17 modern and comfortable rooms, a restaurant "L'Amphitryon", a wine bar "Le Christie's - Cocktails and pleasure", three lounges for your receptions and a terrace with a view on the cathedral are waiting for you.


Day : 5

Called Les Aubépines in homage to Marcel Proust who made Combray the heart of novels, this establishment of character has an elegant charm that the author would not have disavowed. With its pretty garden planted with splendid old roses, Hotel Les Aubépines is an ideal place to follow in the footsteps of Marcel Proust. This 3-star Logis Hotel offers quality accommodation. The 12 rooms (including 1 for disabled guests) were completely redesigned in 2016 thanks to major works. Sober and timeless, the rooms of the Hôtel les Aubépines are particularly spacious.


Day : 6

The hotel Sully welcomes you for your stay in Nogent Le Rotrou, capital of the Perche region located between Chartres and Le Mans, in a quiet area of the city centre. This hotel is an ideal stopover to visit the town, dominated by the Château Saint-Jean, or to discover this picturesque region between hills and valleys. Guestrooms are quiet and functional and equipped with all modern comforts, including TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel features a lounge with a bar and TV, a room for your seminars and meetings, as well as an enclosed car park.


Day : Pre-tour Night, 1, 2, 3, Post-tour Night

We can offer you categories of accommodation according to your budget. All accommodations include all the necessary comfort. Breakfast is included except on the day of your arrival.

Basic accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 2* hotels.
Standard accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 3* hotels.
Deluxe accommodations: You are accommodated on average of 4* hotels.


Day : 4

The Hotel Jehan De Beauce welcomes you in its 35 rooms in the heart of the historic city of Chartres, opposite the train station and two minutes walk from the Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral. Entirely renovated in 2014, it will be a charming 1930s-style hotel as it was originally, with rooms and suites in art deco or art nouveau style. Ideally located, you can discover the jewels of the city of Chartres, and the numerous restaurants in the surroundings. Our restaurant Le Jehan offers you a warm and distinguished welcome in an elegant and cosy setting. Here, the pleasure of the palate is supported by a selection of dishes made with local products, a selection of mature cheeses and exceptional wines.


Day : 5

Called Les Aubépines in homage to Marcel Proust who made Combray the heart of novels, this establishment of character has an elegant charm that the author would not have disavowed. With its pretty garden planted with splendid old roses, Hotel Les Aubépines is an ideal place to follow in the footsteps of Marcel Proust. This 3-star Logis Hotel offers quality accommodation. The 12 rooms (including 1 for disabled guests) were completely redesigned in 2016 thanks to major works. Sober and timeless, the rooms of the Hôtel les Aubépines are particularly spacious.


Day : 6

The hotel Sully welcomes you for your stay in Nogent Le Rotrou, capital of the Perche region located between Chartres and Le Mans, in a quiet area of the city centre. This hotel is an ideal stopover to visit the town, dominated by the Château Saint-Jean, or to discover this picturesque region between hills and valleys. Guestrooms are quiet and functional and equipped with all modern comforts, including TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel features a lounge with a bar and TV, a room for your seminars and meetings, as well as an enclosed car park.

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.

Available in men and women versions. Available sizes : Men's M, L, XL ; Women's S, L

  • 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
Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 41.60 Km / 26.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 301.00 Meters
Day 2 :   From Paris to Limours

Option 1: 25 Miles - 40 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 350m Meters 

Day 3 :   From Limours to Epernon

Option 1: 31 Miles - 50 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 435m Meters 

Day 4 :   From Epernon to Chartres

Option 1: 25 Miles - 40 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 210m Meters 

Day 5 :   From Chartres to Illiers le Combray

Option 1: 22 Miles - 35 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 160m Meters 

Day 6 :   From Illiers Combray to Nogent le Rotrou

Option 1: 27 Miles - 43 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 350m Meters 

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in hotels or Guest house with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation by phone with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information.
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • 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.

Informations & Recommendations

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 1490 € 200 € 2220 €
Standard 1540 € 300 € 2350 €
Upgraded 2020 € 425 € 2960 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 135 €
    Performance 205 €
    Premium 275 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 135 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 40 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
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