Type of tour:Self-guided
Level:2
Duration:14 Nights
Distance:26 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2015
Tour price:€734
Start city:Orleans, France
End city:Le Croisic, France
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Past Chateaux and vineyards to the Ocean
Loire a Velo: Orleans to the Atlantic

Tour Description: Self-guided

Follow the new cycling path "Loire à vélo." The “Loire à Vélo” trail runs through the Centre and Pays de la Loire regions. As of 2008, you are able to cycle through the Anjou, Touraine, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret and Cher areas over more than 250 miles of signposted tracks alongside the Loire River and its tributaries. Loire à Vélo is part of the future “Euroveloroute” running between Nantes and Budapest (1500 miles).

On this group of tours, you can choose between 5, 9, or 14 nights to discover this great valley. You can book any of the following packages depending on your needs:

From Orléans to Tours (5 nights)
Discover the royal valley by longing the majestic river from Orléans to Tours where thousands of treasures are waiting you including historical heritage and testimony with numerous chateaux, wonderful landscapes of different natural areas, and regional gastronomy delights.  

From Tours to Angers (5 nights)
This part of the Loire Valley is the most dotted in chateaux and vineyards. Follow the Loire river which will guide you from historical places to famous cellars for tasting. Enjoy the 'French art de vivre' along the peaceful and wild landscapes. 

From Orleans to Angers (9 nights)
This tour combines the above two tours into one 9 night tour. Follow the Loire Valley from Orleans to Angers, and pass through historical places and beautiful landscapes.

From Tours to the Atlantic (14 nights)
Discover the charms of the Western part of the Loire valley from all the way to Le Croisic on the Atlantic Ocean. This itinerary is your chance to visit the typical countryside by salterns and marsh to finally "take the plunge" into the Atlantic Ocean at Le Croisic.  

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