Type of tour:Self-guided
Level:2
Duration:5 Nights
Distance:26 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2014
Tour price:€763
Start city:Orleans, France
End city:Tours, France
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Through Chateaux country
Loire a Velo from Orleans to Tours

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 (1,500 miles/2,400 km).

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.

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. This page will book you onto just this section.

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 and booked together as a nine night tour HERE.

Section 3 : From Angers to Le Croisic
Discover the charms of the Western part of the Loire valley from Angers 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. To view and book sections 1, 2 and 3 together as a 14 night tour, please click HERE.

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