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Châteaux of the Loire Cycle

Châteaux of the Loire Cycle

Châteaux of the Loire Cycle Overview

A leisurely route through the picturesque Loire Valley, with plenty of time to visit some of France's most splendid châteaux and to sample the wines.

  • self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling, luggage transported
  • leisurely and relaxing route
  • visits to fairy-tale châteaux
  • enjoy tastings of wonderful red and white wines

Famed for its magnificent châteaux and wide, lazily flowing rivers, the Loire region is a delight. With a gentle terrain and plenty of cultural interest, this is perhaps the best corner of France for leisurely days on two wheels, so take your time, pausing at the places of interest en route and enjoying long picnics on the riverbank.

West of Tours, the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park is characterised by vineyards, rolling farmland, hunting forests and limestone cliffs into which astonishing troglodytic dwellings have been carved. Crowning these beautiful landscapes are some of the Loire's most romantic and elegant châteaux: Azay-le-Rideau, Ussé, Chinon, Villandry and Saumur. With short, easy routes that are largely on the flat, you have plenty of time to visit all of these during your holiday, along with vineyards and mushroom caves (pay locally in all cases).
Inntravel website: cycling holiday, Loire, France

Reviews of this holiday

Châteaux of the Loire Cycle by Funky granny, 22 Apr 2016
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5 days cycling from chateau to chateau in the Loire, staying in great, funky hotels and eating wonderful meals. Luggage ... read more

Châteaux of the Loire Cycle by Belle, 22 Jul 2014
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5 day easy cycle tour of Loire, with 4 different villages/towns and hotels all with historic interest (chateaux, abbey, castle)... read more

Châteaux of the Loire Cycle by Carole, 24 Jun 2014
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In dependant cycle in Loire. Booking was easy and efficient. I got answers to all my questions. Our holiday went perfectly ... read more

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Châteaux of the Loire Cycle by Funky granny, 22 Apr 2016
Traveller rating:

5 days cycling from chateau to chateau in the Loire, staying in great, funky hotels and eating wonderful meals. Luggage ... read more

Châteaux of the Loire Cycle by Belle, 22 Jul 2014
Traveller rating:

5 day easy cycle tour of Loire, with 4 different villages/towns and hotels all with historic interest (chateaux, abbey, castle)... read more