Traveling along the Loire by bike is magical. Not only for the castles you will pass through, but for the fantastic forests, rivers and fauna that you will see. Ideal for families looking for a comfortable bike trip.
The adventure begins in Blois, and runs along the Loire River pedaling along quiet country roads, crossing the Touraine vineyards and seeing a multitude of castles. The entire area where the trip along the Loire River passes by bike is an area of great cultural interest and recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The jewel of the trip is the Château de Chambord which with an area the size of Paris, 365 fireplaces and 440 rooms is impressive to see.
You also pass other castles such as the Clos Lucé, the last place of residence of Leonardo da Vinci, or the Château de Chenonceau, more famously known as the “castle of women”.
The day before you start pedaling will be a good time to get to know the Renaissance city of Blois and its Royal Castle.
After breakfast, we will go directly to one of the main attractions of the trip: the Château de Chambord, with its 440 rooms, its more than 300 fireplaces and its magnificent location. Before returning to Blois we will cycle through the small castles of Villesavin and Cheverny.
After recovering strength at breakfast, we will leave the city through forests, vineyards and rivers. We will pass by the Castle of Chaumont sur Loire with its contemporary themed gardens and following the Loire River we will arrive at the city of Amboise, where we will spend the night.
Arriving early, we will have the opportunity to visit the castles of Amboise, especially that of Clos Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci lived his last years. The Clos Lucé Museum is worth it.
Today is the turn of the Château de Chenonceau (better known as “the castle of women”), a 15th century castle with fascinating architecture.
We will continue the visit to Amboise and its Royal Castle, important not only for being Leonardo da Vinci’s retreat, but also because it houses an impressive collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture.
Today will be the last day of pedaling through a section of the Camino de Santiago. In addition, we will have the opportunity to admire the island of Metairie with its characteristic cave houses and visit endemic species of the Loire Valley in an aquarium.
We will arrive in Tours to spend the last night of the trip.
For this trip, the Hotels have been selected for their quality and location. There is an option to choose two categories: 3 * hotels (Cat A) / 2 * hotels (Cat B)