Type of tour:Guided
Level:2
Duration:7 Nights
Distance:29 Miles/day average
Dates: Saturdays: Apr 26 - Jun 28; Jul 19- Sep 20, 2014
Tour price:€869
Start city:Paris, France
End city:Paris, France
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Explore chateaux country and vineyards
Loire Valley by Bike and Boat

Tour Description: Guided

Located between the towns of Nevers and Montargis you will find a beautiful area in the Loire Valley that is very suitable for cycle holidays. This area, approximately 62 miles (100 km) in length, offers a great variety of history and culture. In a relaxed way, you cycle on quiet roads and through a rolling landscape.

The many castles and small villages make this cycle tour a unique experience. From Paris you are transferred by bus to your hotelship. In Apremont you find a castle from the 12th century that is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Enjoy the atmosphere of the old-roman city La Charité sur Loire when walking there and in the afternoon you cycle through the vineyards of the Pouilly Fumé wines to Ménétréol.

The village of Sancerre is the center of the wine area with the same name. You cycle through a unique landscape and pass various wine villages on your way to Beaulieu. In the area of Chatillon-sur-Loire you visit the small historical locks and go on cycling to the castle of St.Brisson. Later that day you embark and make the trip, across the aquaduct, Pont Canal, to Briare.

Passing Castle Pont Chevron, nicely situated at a small lake, you arrive in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses, famous for its 7 antique locks. You pay a visit to the cozy market in Châtillon-Coligny and make the last cycle trip to fishing castle La Bussière and return to the barge. On Saturday your bus arrives around noon for the transfer to Gare du Nord Paris. Each next tour will be in reverse: starting in Rogny and ending in Cours-les-Barres.

Be impressed by this peaceful part of the Loire Valley in Burgundy. By bike and boat you'll explore historic towns, imposing castles and quaint villages, and you'll enjoy excellent food and wines both aboard ship and in hospitable towns along the way.

You'll visit castles and lakes, the ancient town of La Charite-sur-Laire and the famous vineyards of the Pouilly Fumé.

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