Love Story in Loire Valley

You’ve made your vows and exchanged rings. Now it’s time to write your own love story. What better introduction than a romantic Honey Moon trip on the Loire Valley Deluxe Honey Moon Cycling Tour, with luxury hotel options. The charming Loire Valley by bicycle, -- offers a romantic itinerary to escape just the two of you. Go with the flow along the tranquil waters of the Loire, Indre, and Cher rivers through the heart of this scenic region known for its vineyards, orchards, and magnificent castles. The flat-to-rolling terrain is the perfect setting for meandering side by side. For many visitors, the Loire Valley conjures images from the fairy tales of childhood. You will feel like more than just Monsieur and Madame and more like the King and Queen as you explore the picturesque castles.

Your cycle paths will cross famous chateaux of Chenonceau and Azay le Rideau, and many more. You are treated like royalty, with hotel accommodations in Chateau d'Artigny - one of the most famous Chateau-hotels in France. You will also cycle through some important wine domains and have the chance to explore some well- known gardens. All the best of the Loire Valley by bicycle!

Price from : 1990 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Loire
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Casual or Hobby or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Amboise

Arrive in the picturesque town of Amboise situated along the Loire River and check in at the hotel- Chateau Le Choiseul where you will feel like royalty. Settle in and explore the village and sites. Amboise is bustling with much to see and do. Visit the Chateau Clos Lucé (last home of Leonardo DaVinci). Share in the artist’s genie while testing some of DaVinci’s most interesting inventions. Wander the streets and shops of Amboise hand in hand. Orientation and bike setting with a Discover France guide in the evening.

Romantic gourmet dinner is included in your package tonight.

Day 2 :   Loop Ride to Chenonceau

Option 1 : 21 Miles - 34 Km  Option 2 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 158 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 349 Meters 

Love makes the “wheels” go round. Today is a perfect way to start cycling together with a loop tour to the remarkable Chateau of Chenonceau. Along the way you will cycle some quiet country roads that drop into the hamlet and the elegant castle perched over the Cher River.

This famous castle is the stage of Henri II and Catherine de Medicis and Diane de Poitier’s love stories. Return for another romantic evening in the same hotel-Chateau.

Day 3 :   Amboise to Wine Country

Distance 1 : 26 Miles - 42 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 314 Meters 

Spin along the reserved routes for bicycles or pedestrians you two will wander through vineyards of Montlouis. This is an occasion to toast your new life together with Montlouis’ original bubbly or a glass of white wine. Your day’s journey ends at the deluxe hotel and spa Chateau d’Artigny.

Day 4 :   Ride to Azay le Rideau to Luynes

Option 1 : 30 Miles - 49 Km  Option 2 : 33 Miles - 53 Km  Option 3 : 43 Miles - 69 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 290 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 300 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 450 Meters 

You start with a nice ride through rolling countryside referred to as the Garden of France, to the castle of Azay le Rideau (with an option to flirt with your beloved in the labyrinth gardens of the Chateau of Villandry along the way). Your duo will then ride alongside the Loire River, cross the majestic bridge to the Chateau de Langeais. Inspiring for a HONEY_MOONers, this is where history was made when Charles VIII married Anne de Bretagne! Your ride continues through the countryside and along troglodyte homes to Luynes. Tonight’s romance continues at the Domaine de Beauvois.

Day 5 :   Ride to Saumur

Distance 1 : 35 Miles - 56 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 625 Meters 

Your day begins with a car transfer to the medieval site and castle of Chinon. This is the land where Joan of Arc fulfilled her saga to save France from English domination. But you will continue with a more romantic story. From Chinon, you will have a leisure ride towards the famous and historic Abbaye of Fontevraud. This monastery, built in 1110, was the burial grounds of King Henry II, his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their son King Richard the Lionheart. Today it is Europe’s largest functioning abbey. You will be awed by the size and beauty of the place. Serine calm embraces you and your loved one.

Your hotel is nearby and a gastronomic dinner and breakfast is included.

Day 6 :   Loop Ride

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 385 Meters 

The never-ending tale of imposing castles and great wines continue. Visit together the Chateau de Saumur towering above the town. And another jaunt as a couple in the vineyards to the Montreuil Bellay chateau. Return for your last romantic evening on the tour.

Day 7 :   Departure Day

<>p>It will be difficult to leave this dream come true of a trip. After breakfast, you can leave at your leisure. Trains from nearby Saumur to Tours and Paris are possible. Or prolong your dream. Added nights can be arranged.

Average / Day :
Distance : 49.75 Km / 30.88 Miles - Elevation gain : 358.88 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

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 : 3

A magnificent 18th century style edifice built by the famous perfume creator, Francois Coty. Its shining white stone is set off perfectly by the green of the 50 acre park surrounding it. A great location for visiting the sites of the Loire region. Located about 16 km from Tours.


Day : 4

This 16th and 17th century manor house, surrounded by 350 acres of wooded parkland, stands on the western outskirts of Tours, overlooking the Briffaut lake. Since its transformation in 1967, the Domaine has been constantly embellished and enlarged, but its style has been maintained. It is an oasis of peace which stars of the arts and show business, such as Robert de Niro, Jessye Norman and Grace Kelly or the leading racing drivers in the Le Mans 24 hour race found attractive.


Day : 5, 6

Peacefully set in a four acre park, right in the midst of Saumur, Verrieres allows you to discover the charm and History of the Loire Valley. Verrieres has nevertheless kept its private mansion atmosphere, with its authentic decoration and its period furniture.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books 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 road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all 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
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 4 gastronomic dinners included at your 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
  • All luggage transfers
  • 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.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Upgraded 1990 € 670 € 2990 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 135 €
    Performance 205 €
    Premium 275 €
Electric Assisted Bike 135 €
Kid Bike Rental -40 €
Tandem Bike Rental 40 €


Arrival city is Amboise, which accessible via train from Paris to St Pierre des Corps, then taxi to your first hotel. 1 hour by TGV. Departure from Blois with direct trains to Paris. (1hr 45)

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