Type of tour:Self-guided
Duration:14 Nights
Distance:26 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2014
Tour price:€2164
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).

You can take 5, 9 or 14 nights to discover this great valley and reach the Atlantic coast. The route consists of three stages; you can ride just one, or link two or all three together. This page will book you on the 14 night tour, which covers all three sections of the route.

Section 1 : From Orléans to Tours
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. To view details about this tour, please click HERE

Section 2 : From Tours to Angers
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. To view details about this tour, please click HERE.

Sections 1 and 2 can be viewed together as a nine night tour HERE .

Section 3 : From Orleans to Le Croisic
Discover the charms of the Western part of the Loire valley from Orleans all the way to Le Croisic. 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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