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Uncover the best of the Loire Valley as you take a French bike tour along the peaceful Loire River. Set out on a wonderful ride from Amboise to Saumur along the Loire à Vélo cycle trail. Visit the fairytale castles of Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau and Chaumont. Ride through some of the Loire Valley’s most prestigious vineyards, including Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon and Saumur. Discover the ornamental gardens of the Chateau de Villandry. And tour the Château du Clos Lucé. If it all sounds too good to be true, you’ll have to join us on a bicycle trip.
Begin your journey at the magnificent Château de Chaumont. | Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a wonderful restaurant restaurant in grounds of Château de Chaumont. | Visit the fortress of Chaumont-sur-Loire, which boasts France’s finest collection of the famous Italian sculptor Jean-Baptiste Nini “one-off” medallions. | Vineyards give way to green farmlands and lush forests as you bike toward the town of Amboise. | Enjoy a dinner of local specialties at a wonderful restaurant in town. | Relax at our hotel, situated just around the corner from the Château Royal d’Amboise. | Cruise along scenic cycling routes on the way to the Château de Chenonceau – often referred to as the Ladies’ Chateau. | Discover the architecture and history of one of France’s most visited castles, Chenonceau. | Wander through the village of Chenonceaux—its restaurants might tempt you stick around a while. | Hop back on your bike to enjoy a scenic bicycle trail back to Amboise. | Tour the Château du Clos Lucé, a historical monument also Leonardo da Vinci’s former residence in Amboise. | Stroll the cobblestone streets of Amboise before eating local delicacies at a restaurant of your choice.
Le Manoir Saint Thomas
Amboise | 4-star hotel
Le Manoir Saint Thomas is situated in the center of Amboise. It is a former manor that has the ambiance, comfort and appeal of a residence more than a hotel.
Begin your day at the Renaissance Château de Villandry. | Visit the chateau and gardens of Villandry, a living testimony of French heritage. | A wonderful ride between fields of wheat and sunflowers brings you to the banks of the Vienne River. | Pay a visit to the charming village of Crissay-sur-Manse, one of the « most beautiful villages of France ». | Admire the fairytale Château du Rivau as you ride past it. | Settle into our 11th-century castle-turned-hotel, Château de Marçay. | Enjoy a wonderful bicycle ride past Chinon vineyards. | Be amazed by Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, set on an island in the middle of the Indre river. | Learn about Château d’Ussé that Charles Perrault had in mind when writing « The Sleeping Beauty ». | An wine expert at the Château de Marçay offers an introduction into to the art of wine tasting. | Indulge in a gourmet meal in a refreshingly casual ambience.
Le Château de Marçay
Marçay | 4-star hotel
Lying near the town of Chinon, this 15th century fortress has preserved its architectural origins. Turrets and secret passageways attest to the medieval origins of this Chateaux & Hotels Collection member.
As you bike, take in views of celebrated Cabernet Franc vineyards. | Explore the quaint town of Candes-Saint-Martin, member of the Plus Beaux Villages of France. | Admire beautiful troglodyte caves that were used for hundreds of years by local dwellers. | Ride past celebrated cabernet and Chenin Blanc grape vines as you bike through the Saumur wine region. | Retreat to our hotel, situated in the center of Saumur and on the banks of the Loire River. | Savor a Michelin-starred meal prepared by celebrated chef Michaël Pihours.
Hotel Chateau de Verrieres & Spa
Saumur | 5-star hotel
Conveniently situated in the historic centre of Saumur, le Chateau de Verrieres is a magnificent example of Napoleon II style architecture as it combines modern comfort with wood panelling and authentic furniture.
The earlier you start planning your trip, the lower the price and the more scheduled dates to choose from.
Get together with your traveling companions and share a great DIGnGO adventure. You can take over any of our guided tours and make it your own private cycling tour. If your departure date is not available, we’ll set a date for you, your family, and friends. Call us at 888-883-7948 to start planning your trip.
We’ll make it happen! Tell us what your ideal cycling experience would be and we’ll work closely with you to put it together. Our travel agents will arrange a bike trip that fits your needs, interests, schedule and budget. Call us at 888-883-7948 to speak with a custom tour manager.
We loved our trip with both of your trip leaders, Sam and JP. Very professional and enjoyable to work with. We got the help we needed for us to have the best experience possible. I would recommend them both to any future clients.
Our cycling trip through the Loire was great — it exceeded my expectations on every level — the food, the wine, the accommodations, the wine tasting, the chateau visits. We defintely would use Digngo for another trip. Thank you!
This bicycling tour was very well planned, executed according to plans. I would advise future participants that the bikes have very narrow seats and I highly recommend either a seat cover or a padded bike short.
Our cycling trip was amazing. We had great tour leaders and we had a great time.
I want you to know how a wonderful second bicycle trip we had. We are sure that you are headed for great success. Thank you again!!!!