Loire Valley - Vineyards & Chateaux From One Hotel

Hotel & Bike 3 nights

VISITING: France

Why we love this tour

"Experience luxury and grandeur, cycle as little or as much as you like around this wonderfully impressive area of France"

Stay in a 4* hotel with pool on the banks of the Loire

Spectacular chateaux, magnificent interiors and walled gardens

Ancient forests, romantic rivers, vast vineyards and world-class wines

Choose from a three or five night stay

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
103miles/166km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Deluxe
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
FR024
Fly to
Tours
Good for
Families, Foodies, Luxury, Riverside Routes, Short Breaks, Solo
Return
Tours

Stay in your choice of 4* accommodation, either a 10-room hotel with spa and stunning views of the castle or an historic, 17th century house converted in to a lovely hotel in the riverside city of Amboise and enjoy a perfect balance of rich history, carefree cycling and pure relaxation. Pedal along flat riverside paths and scenic cycle routes, choosing between four optional tours that guide you through rural landscapes to the stunning chateaux that earned this region its World Heritage status.

Cycle past green forests and huge vineyards, discovering stately homes, hunting grounds and historic cities. Stroll around walled gardens with climbing roses or step inside a chateau to see period furniture, enormous tapestries and painted ceilings. On this flexible holiday, you can cycle every day or dip in and out, spending as much time as you like relaxing in the hotel grounds, enjoying the outdoor swimming pool or sipping world-class wines.

You have the choice of a three or five nights for this tour. 

Accommodation

5 Night Tour

Five nights in a choice of three 4* hotels: 

The hotel Clos d'Amboise is a 17th century house converted into a hotel with outdoor pool, close to the chateau. 

The hotel au Charme Rabelaisien is a 10-room hotel with wellness area and heated outdoor pool (June to mid September), located in the centre of Amboise and 5 minutes’ walk from the castle.

The Manoir Saint Thomas has ten rooms, located in the centre of Amboise, and has an outdoor heated pool.

5 nights in 4* hotel

Breakfast included and two dinners

Outdoor swimming pool

Secure bike storage

3 Night Tour

A shorter 3-night tour, with two days' cycle routes of your choice

3 nights in 4* hotel

Breakfast included and one dinner

Outdoor swimming pool

Secure bike storage

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What's included

Price includes

3 or 5 nights accommodation in a choice of 4 star hotels

Board basis: Bed and breakfast plus 2 dinners (5-night tour) or 1 dinner (3-night tour) 

Maps and route information - GPS routes available on request 

Local tourist taxes

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike and helmet hire

Entrance to the monuments and local attractions

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Two panniers, map holder, high visibility jacket, odometer, repair kit and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. Helmets can also be provided with rental bikes at no extra charge - please add at time of booking. Child bikes, trailers and child bike seats available on request - please enquire 

Hybrid bike

21 gear with helmet and two panniers

£69

E-bike

9 gear with helmet and two panniers

£137

Sport Hybrid bike

£98

Extras

Other Extras

Helmet

Helmet hire

£0
Excursions

Châteaux Package (see "reductions & requests" above)

£74

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Tours or Paris, then take the train (SNCF) to Amboise.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris, change for Saint-Pierre-des-Corps  and change for Amboise (St-Pierre).

How do I get back?

Take the train (SNCF) from Amboise, then fly from Tours or Paris. Alternatively, take the Eurostar from Paris.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Do I have to cycle every day?

As you are based in one hotel you can relax on any day you wish.

What is the average temperature on this tour?
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