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Self-Guided Cycling in the Loire

Self-Guided Cycling in the Loire

Self-Guided Cycling in the Loire Overview

Pedal your way along the famous Loire Valley, from Blois to Saumur and discover the many magnificent Chateaux en route.

In the heart of France lies a quintessentially French region of the Loire Valley, famous for its picturesque villages, wineries and captivating chateaux. The countryside is awash with fruit orchids, fields of artichokes and asparagus, and the all-important vineyards which line the banks of the river; a beautiful backdrop for the historic towns and magnificent chateaux which are waiting to be explored. We have specially designed this self-guided cycling holiday to showcase this spectacular region allowing you the chance to pedal through its fertile landscape and discover its rich heritage. Each day you will cycle 30-50km on easy cycle paths giving you plenty of time to enjoy the area both on and off your bike. Plus with our special chateaux pass included in the cost of your trip you can truly submerge yourself in the culture of the Loire Valley without any hidden costs. Your rides will take you to sample the region's liquid gold at Caves Duhard winery, to enjoy the sweet smelling gardens of Villandry, to discover Sleeping Beauty’s Chateau d'Usse and the love triangle which influenced the design of Chenonceau (the most photographed chateau of Loire). At the end of all that exploring you will stay in a fantastic selection of 2 and 3 star hotels, each chosen for their character and warm hospitality. Staying on a B&B basis you will have plenty of opportunity to sample the many inviting restaurants that line the streets of the historic towns of Blois, Amboise, Tours, Chinon and Saumur.  
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