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Loire Valley Family Bike Tour

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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

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Our Loire Valley family bike tour is a combination of fairy-tale castles, scenic backroads and picturesque villages in a single inclusive family vacation. You bike along the Loire river and amongst the Loire Châteaux. You explore Villandry, Chenonceau and Azay-le-Rideau. You have fun at an outdoor adventure park. And you take a stunning canoe ride down the Cher river. Join us today and pedal along the Loire à Vélo! A family cycling vacation through the Loire Valley is an experience you’ll never forget.

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Biking Level

Level 2

Pick-Up Location

Tours Train Station

Pick-Up Time

11.45 AM

Drop-Off Location

Tours Train Station

Drop-Off Time

12.00 PM

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar & saddle bags, helmet and water bottle
  • Kids' bikes, trailer-bikes and bike trailers
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, non scheduled activities, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Dates

  • Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2019
  • Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Hotels

Chateau Rochecotte

Coteaux-sur-Loire (1 night)
www.rochecotte.fr

Hotel Imago

Roche-Clermault (2 nights)
www.hotel-imago.com

Le Clos d’Amboise

Amboise (2 nights)
www.leclosdamboise.com

Itinerary

Day 1Meet your trip leaders in Tours

Your family bike trip in the Loire Valley starts in the city of Tours, France. Then, transfer to the Château de Villandry, a grand country house famous for its magnificent gardens. Enjoy a light lunch and listen to an introduction to the week. Before being fitted to your bike, go for a visit of the castle. From there, ride to the Château de Rochecotte, an 18th century castle in Indre-et-Loire. Settle in your room before joining your group for a gourmet diner.

Today’s Ride: 18 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Day 2Explore the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

On your second day, start by cycling along the Loire river to the town of Langeais, famous for it large and historic château. Go across the Loire and arrive in Azay-le-Rideau. Take some time for a visit of the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, a 16th century castle and jewel of Renaissance architecture. You’re on your own for lunch but feel free to ask your trip leaders for recommendations. In the afternoon, cross the Vienne river on your way to Lémeré and the Château du Rivau, a 15th century fairytale castle with Renaissance stables. End the day at your hotel.

Today’s Ride: 46 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing
Short Option: 18 miles with 800 feet of climbing
Long Option: 54 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Day 3Visit the Château d'Ussé

Your cycling vacation through the Loire Valley continues between the Vienne and Loire rivers. Enjoy a nice breakfast and spin through the Loire vineyards. Arrive to the town of Rigny-Ussé and go for a visit of the Château d’Ussé, the Sleeping Beauty’s castle. After lunch at one of the local restaurants in town, embark on a ride back to your hotel or join the kids at an outdoor adventure park with tarzan swings, monkey bars, climbing walls and rope bridges. For dinner, you’re on your own in Chinon, a town famous for its castle on the banks of the Vienne river.

Today’s Ride: 31 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing
Short Option: 18 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Long Option: 36 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Day 4Ride to Chenonceau

This morning, embark on a short drive (1h00) to your starting location. Then get on your bike and ride between the Indre-et-Loire and the Loir-et-Cher departments on your way to the Château de Chenonceau, a Renaissance castle over the River Cher. Tour its vast gardens, numerous galleries and admire its 16th Flemish tapestries and paintings. Find a nice restaurant for lunch on your own before getting back on your bicycle or joining the kids for a canoe ride on the Cher river. Later, arrive in Amboise, once the Royal residence of the King of France.

Today’s Ride: 25 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Short Option: 15 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Day 5Take a loop ride to Chaumont-sur-Loire

Enjoy a hearty breakfast on the terrace of your hotel. Then, get on your bike and wind your way through endless acres of vineyards to the town of Chaumont-sur-Loire. Before lunch, visit the Château de Chaumont, a monument historique since 1840. In the afternoon, spin back to the town of Amboise for a visit of the Clos Lucé, the official residence of Leonardo da Vinci between 1516 and 1519. In the evening, celebrate this week with a wonderful dinner in town.

Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing
Short Option: 19 miles with 800 feet of climbing
Long Option: 45 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Day 6End your bike trip in Tours

Your family cycling trip in the Loire Valley ends at the Tours train station.

Map

Loire Valley biking trail map

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Judy K.

Family Traveller

Thank you so much for all you did for us this week. We will definitely miss our trip leaders and those scenic cycling routes. Thank you again for everything.

June 28, 2018

Mari I.

Family Traveller

We had a wonderful biking trip. We can’t stop the kids talking about it. We want to come back on another DIGnGO cycling adventure.

June 15, 2018

Andrew S.

Family Traveller

Overall, we had a fantastic bike trip. We had great trip leaders. We loved their personality. We couldn’t have had better guides. Kind, patient and always going the extra mile. We loved their overall attention and care to our children. We couldn’t be more pleased with their tireless work to make the trip special.

Thank you for working with me to customize the trip.

August 13, 2017

Bo C.

Family Traveller

I would like to send our family’s best recommendation. Our family bike trip to the Loire Valley was just amazing. With excellent support by JB and Martin. We discovered the best places, restaurants and chateaux in the region. This bicycle tour overachieve our highest expectation. We will never forget! We certainly would like to join DIGnGO tours again! Thank you for the nice booklet with pictures of our trip. Send all our best regards to JB and Martin!

June 29, 2017

Amy C.

Family Traveller

I have given every aspect of our bike trip the highest marks. The best thing about our tour, you have incredibly helpful and supportive trip leaders. We all had a good time. We only had to ride and have fun. We learned a lot about the history of France, and we got answers to all our questions. I highly recommend these men and DIGnGO for future trips.

Thank you for a great experience!

June 23, 2017