Loire Valley Castles and Beauval Zoo in family

The Loire Valley with your family! We have designed this stay to make it accessible to all. A stay to discover the castles of Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceaux and the Clos Lucé. To please children and adults alike, a free day to visit the ZooParc de Beauval is planned. During your stay you will be in permanent contact with nature. You will end your stay with a gourmet stopover with a chocolate tasting at the Bigot chocolate factory in Amboise.

Price from : 1310€
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Loire
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

Click below to see hotels versions.

Day 1 :   Arrival in Blois

Arrival in Blois, (transfer on your own to the hotel), famous for its Royal Renaissance Chateau. Blois is a short train ride from Paris and has plenty to offer for your first night : pedestrian streets, 18th century stone bridge, St Louis Cathedral, shopping, restaurants... And since you are spending the night in Blois, don't forget to check if there is a Light and Sound show tonight.

Day 2 :   From Blois to Bracieux

Option 1 : 21 Miles - 33 Km  Option 2 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 162 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 287 Meters 

2 options today to join Bracieux. You will choose at the start of the stage your itinerary for the day. Both itineraries follow the Loire river on one side and the other side. The atmosphere is perfect for your gourmet break or simply to refresh yourself. These itineraries meet at Saint Diè sur Loire. You now leave the Loire River, on your itinerary towards Bracieux, don't miss the visit of the Château de Chambord and its huge park.

Day 3 :   From Bracieux to Cheverny

Distance 1 : 21 Miles - 33 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 173 Meters 

Today we leave Bracieux to reach Cheverny and its castle. You will be in the middle of nature during a good part of this stage through fields and forests. Once you arrive in Cheverny, head towards the castle and the museum of Tintin.

Day 4 :   Day at Beauval Zoo

TaxiTransfer from Cheverny to Beauval Zoo and back in the same day.

Day 5 :   From Cheverny to Chenonceaux

Distance 1 : 26 Miles - 42 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 259 Meters 

New day in the Loire Valley, today we leave Cheverny to head towards Chenonceaux and its majestic castle. This itinerary will take you through the small villages of Bourre and Montrichard where you can take a break. Then we will go to the castle of Chenonceaux for a visit of one of the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley.

Day 6 :   From Chenonceaux to Amboise

Option 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km  Option 2 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 187 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 248 Meters 

Starting from Chenonceaux these itineraries will take you in the middle of nature for this last day by bike. Choose the shorter route if you want to make the most of Amboise and its Maison Léonard de Vinci.

Day 7 :   Departure from Amboise

Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Amboise by train for Paris or other destination. (Depart on your own). 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 : 34.50 Km / 21.67 Miles - Elevation gain : 219.33 Meters

Click below to see hotels versions.


Day : 1

Hotel de Guise et de France is a hotel of character located in full town centre of Blois, capital of the Loir et Cher, in region Centers France. Blois is also the beginning of the chateaux of the valley of the Loire. Located in front of the Castle of Blois, the hotel has 50 rooms 1 - 5 persons.The hotel built in 1891, has an unique character: majestic building, breakfast room decorated with wall painting...


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, 4

18th century house, located in the heart of the Loire Valley only 2 minutes from Cheverny, 10 minutes from Chambord and Blois, beautiful house with a lot of character is so in an extensive landscape garden by a river.All our bedrooms are spacious and charming decorated.An ideal staying post for getting to know the Loire Valley


Day : 5

La Roseraie is ideally located only 150 meters from the Chateau de Chenonceaux. It is easy to access the other castles of the Loire Valley from the location as well. There is a gastronomic restaurant at the hotel which creates regional dishes for its guests to savor. There is also a swimming pool to enjoy an afternoon of lounging.


Day : 6

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

The hotel Anne de Bretagne is located a stone's throw from the historical center of the city. Whether you come to Blois to discover the Loire Castles or for a stopover on the Loire Valley roads by bike, the hotel Anne de Bretagne will make your stay in Blois an exceptional moment with its personalized rooms. Let yourself be seduced by the family spirit and the conviviality that reigns here... No elevator and hotel not air-conditioned (a column fan in each room).


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, 4

Located just half a kilometer from Château de Cheverny, and less than 30 km from most beautiful Castles of the Loire Valley Hotel Relais des Trois Chateaux is a perfect location from which you can start discovering the Loire Valley. Discover one of the 36 unique rooms and experience the atmosphere and the style of Renaissance. Each room had been equipped with elegant furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safe and a walk-in closet. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer.A breakfast is available each morning at the Relais des Trois Châteaux. Guests can also sample gourmet cuisine in the on-site restaurant.


Day : 5

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.


Day : 6

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.

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 stuff 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

Click below to see activities per trip version.

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 34.50 Km / 21.67 Miles - Elevation gain : 219.33 Meters
Day 2 :   From Blois to Bracieux

Option 1: 21 Miles - 33 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 162 Meters 

Option 2: 27 Miles - 44 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 287 Meters 

Day 3 :   From Bracieux to Cheverny

Option 1: 21 Miles - 33 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 173 Meters 

Day 5 :   From Cheverny to Chenonceaux

Option 1: 26 Miles - 42 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 259 Meters 

Day 6 :   From Chenonceaux to Amboise

Option 1: 16 Miles - 25 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 187 Meters 

Option 2: 19 Miles - 30 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 248 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 in person with our local guide.
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information.
  • Mobile application 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

  • Access by car or train to Blois.
  • Return by train or car from Amboise.
  • Parking: if you wish to leave your car parked, Cap Vélo will help you to find a parking lot at your convenience.

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 1310 € 200 € 1910 €
Standard 1650 € 250 € 2300 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Activities

Category Activity Price
Tickets Chambord castle Included
Tickets Cheverny castle + Tintin's museum Included
Tickets Beauval Zoo Included
Tickets Chenonceau castle Included
Tickets Clos Luce Castle Included
Tasting Bigot chocolatery Included

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 130 €
    Performance 250 €
    Premium 325 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 130 €
Kid Bike Rental
    Standard -45 €



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