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Vive la France - Paris and the Loire valley 8PT

France

A TOUR TO TOURS: ON THE WAY FROM PARIS TO AND ALONG THE LOIRE RIVER

Discover the world-famous Loire Valley completely relaxed from the saddle of an e-bike.

Nowhere are there so many feudal castles in such a small area as in the Loire Valley. This tour starts in Paris, the city of love, and takes you past Fontainebleau directly to the banks of France's longest river. There we spend four days and enjoy the castles, the landscape, and the unique lifestyle in the center of the Grande Nation.


Start/Finish: Paris // Tours
Nearest airport: Paris / Tours
Duration: 9 days vacation, 7 riding days
Route: safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and roads
Accommodations: charming, carefully selected hotels
Rest day: Fontainebleau
Tours
Highlights: Fontainebleu Castle, Gâtinais Français, Loire Castles of Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry, The historic old towns of Orléans and Tours, Cultural landscape along the Loire and its tributaries
Minimum number of participants: 8
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Prices start at $ 3.420,-

per person

Included services
9 days vacation
7 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in Paris
Here we go! At 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the group meets at the starting hotel in Paris and is welcomed by the tour guides.
DAY 2: Paris - Fontainebleau
The Eurovelo 3 is a long-distance cycle route that runs from Trondheim in Norway over 5000 km to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. We follow it for a very short distance, from Paris south to Fontainebleau. We will spend the next two nights in this city, which is steeped in history and crowned by a fantastically beautiful Renaissance chateau.
DAY 3: Fontainebleau
To the west of Fontainebleau lie vast forests where you can spend hours in total seclusion and silence. Between the ancient trees are sandstone formations that invite you to climb around. In fact, the so-called bouldering was invented here! The Gâtinais français nature park, which adjoins to the west, is known as the "land of a thousand glades". For cyclists, this gorgeous landscape is pure paradise!
DAY 4: Fontainebleau - Briare
In the morning, it's only an hour's ride to Nemours, a small town that impresses with its pretty location on the old Loing Canal and its fairy-tale castle, from which you think you can see Rapunzel waving over. Afterwards, we continue to follow the canal, see old locks and anglers who often pull out surprisingly large fish from the shore. In La Bussière there is another remarkable castle. We spend the night in Briare, where we admire the unique canal bridge over the Loire.
DAY 5: Briare - Orléans
The Loire Valley is one of the most famous areas in France, which is due to the numerous castles that line up here. There are over 400 of them, and we will pass by some of them today as we follow the country's longest river to Orléans. This beautiful city is dominated by a massive cathedral and a golden equestrian statue of Joan of Arc, the "Maid of Orleans," who liberated the city (and later all of France) from the English on May 8, 1429.
DAY 6: Orléans - Cour-Cheverny
We continue along the Loire River. Between the castles, pretty little villages attract our attention. The Château de Chambord is nestled in a large, unspoiled forest and of course must not be missed, after all it is the most famous of all Loire castles. Cheverny, our overnight stop, also has a castle to offer, of course.
DAY 7: Cour-Cheverny - Tours
Here, on the middle reaches of the Loire, the density of châteaux is the highest, and there are also a large number of them on the tributaries. Château de Chaumont is most famous for its magnificent castle grounds, while Château de Chenonceau spans the Cher tributary and is thus quite unique. Our ride between the castles and villages, along the rivers and through the ancient cultural landscape is like a journey through a fairy tale that we wish would never end.
DAY 8: Tours
Our last stop is the city of Tours, famous for its beautiful historic center. Between old half-timbered houses, narrow streets lead to the Gothic cathedral, which took over 200 years to build. Saint Martin, founder of the first occidental monastery and patron saint of travelers, worked here from 375 until his death in 397 and is buried in Tours. But there's plenty to see outside, too, and we ride our bikes out to the castle of Villandry or the moated castle of Azay-le-Rideau. Or even to both.
DAY 9: Departure from Tours
After a hearty breakfast, you will start your relaxed journey home. Or you can stay a little longer in the Loire Valley or in another corner of France.

Prices start at $ 3.420,-

per person

Included services

Tour prices 2022

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 3.420,-
Riese & Müller Charger
Riese & Müller Charger Mixte
Riese & Müller NEVO
$ 3.740,-
Single room supplement$ 620,-

Tour prices 2023

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 3.420,- *
Riese & Müller Charger
Riese & Müller Charger Mixte
Riese & Müller NEVO
$ 3.740,- *
Single room supplement$ 620,- *
* Please note the dates and tour prices for 2023 not being confirmed yet. The shown figures are preliminary and subject to change. If the final tour price in 2023 includes an increase of more than 5% compared to the previous year´s tour price, you can cancel your booked participation free of charge until October 31, 2022.

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11.08. - 19.08.2022
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