The lure of the Loire

Loire Valley


The lure of the Loire

Loire Valley bike tours

In the heart of Central France lies the Loire Valley, a region with an enchanted landscape of vineyards, fruit orchards, and farmland, lining the banks of the Loire River. The “Garden of France” includes historic towns like Nantes, Angers, and Orleans, rich with world-famous architecture and hundreds of chateaux. This romantic region was often a draw for poets, artists, and writers seeking inspiration.

With many cycle paths, one of the best is the Loire à Vélo, 250 km of carefully planned trails. Bike tours through the region follow dedicated, bike-only paths or country roads with minimal traffic. The landscape consists of flat plains and gentle, rolling hills. At the end of the day you’ll be rewarded with delicious cuisine – fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, or fish caught from the Loire River, to be enjoyed with locally produced wines.

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Loire Valley Chateaux and Gardens Tour

COUNTRY: France

7 nights
4.8/5 (11)
Rider Level: Recreational
Rider Level: Recreational

4.8/5 (11)
7 nights

Guided from USD $ 2175

Guided:
Jun 18; Aug 13, 2022 (minimum 4 participants)

Self-guided:
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Description:
Between the 13th and the 16th Centuries, French royalty built an amazing collection of beautiful renaissance chateaux. On the Loire Valley cycling tour we visit Chateau Chambord, the largest of the Loire chateaux, built by Francois I as a hunting lodge…

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Loire a Velo: Orleans to the Atlantic

COUNTRY: France

5 nights
4.6/5 (14)
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Family-friendly bike tours Client favorites
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Family-friendly bike tours Client favorites

4.6/5 (14)
5 nights

Self guided from EUR € 1013

Self-guided:
Daily: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2022

Description:
Along this route, you can choose programs of 5, 9, or 13 nights. Follow the 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…

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Nature, Villages, and Castles of the Loire River Valley

COUNTRY: France

6 nights
5/5 (1)
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Family-friendly bike tours
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Family-friendly bike tours

5/5 (1)
6 nights

Self guided from EUR € 1113

Self-guided:
Daily: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2022

Description:
This cycling trip leads you along the peaceful Loire River, through the enchanting Sologne Forest, and to numerous historic estates and chateaux. You'll enjoy the short stages, which have been designed to allow you ample time to explore the sites. From…

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