The Loire by bike, discover the castles and history of France

Details of Loira by bike
  • Bicicleta de paseo o híbrida
  • Easy level
  • Transfer of luggage between accommodations
  • 4 stages, 4 nights and 5 days

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”.

What's Included

  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Full travel documentation (available in English and French)
  • GPS tracks
  • Daily luggage transport between accommodations
  • 24h Telephone assistance

Optional services not included

  • Bike rental
  • Meals and dinners
  • Extra nights
  • Travel insurance (suggested)
  • Transfer from Tours to Blois (request when booking the trip)
  • Other transfers
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What will you see pedaling through Loire by bike?
  • Château de Chambord, Chenonceau, Chaumont sur Loire
  • Castles of Amboise, Villesavin and Cheverny
  • Pedal through an area of great natural beauty
  • Some of the most beautiful buildings in Europe
The orientation route passes through
Recorrido del Loira en bici Kolotrip

Itinerary of the trip: Loire by bike

Day 1: Accommodation in BloisArrival at the meeting point

The day before you start pedaling will be a good time to get to know the Renaissance city of Blois and its Royal Castle.

Day 2: Blois- Cheverny 24 / 40 / 68km

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.

Day 3: Cheverny - Mosnes39 / 46km

Today we have two route options. On the one hand, you can go through the art gallery of the Castle of Beauregard. Where to find more than 300 portraits of famous Europeans who forged history between the 14th and 17th centuries. The other option is to cycle through the vineyards until you reach the drawbridge at Fougeres -sur-Bieve. The route then takes you a long way from the Loire to Chaumont – sur – Loire. City famous for its fairy tale castle and also for the International Garden Festival. Finally you will arrive at the charming town of Mosnes.

Day 4: Mosnes – Amboise11km

In today’s stage you will cycle to the beautiful medieval town of Amboise. The medieval tonne is linked to the French royal family and is where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years. Explore the many cobbled streets and unique architectural features of the Château d’Amboise, where you can take in one of the best overviews of the Loire Valley.

Day 5: Visit to the Castle of Chenonceau45 / 75km

Finally, you will visit the Château de Chenonceau (known as “The castle of women”), a 15th century castle with fascinating architecture, which has been restored, built and saved by successive women. Then, you can continue pedaling along the Cher river until you find the underground city next to Bourre. It will be quite an experience to see what life was like in that cave.
After today’s stage, we will end the cycle route.

Where you will stay

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

I am only one, is it possible to book the tour?

No, a minimum of two people is needed to book this tour

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, a fully equiped bike is available for rent. You can select during the booking process.

Is the daily luggage transfer between the accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You just have to leave it at reception, and we take care of everything. Usually it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Can I cancel the booking?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in the event of an unforeseen event, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip at no cost so that you can travel within the same year.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following management fees will apply:

• With more than 30 days, the management costs will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
• Between 30 and 15 days, the management costs will be 50% of the amount of the trip
• With less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

To have more flexibility, we recommend contracting travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance with which the trip can be canceled up to 24 hours before the start date with a 10% franchise. Check with us the conditions. Keep in mind that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Do you need any further clarification? get in touch, we will be delighted to assist you.