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From storybook castles and flawless gardens to peaceful rivers and lush forests, a family bike tour in the Loire Valley is a wonderful adventure that uncovers the best of a true architect’s wonderland. Go biking along the Loire à Vélo cycle trail. Travel by bicycle to the fairytale castles of Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry. Exploring the dreamlike landscape, following idyllic cycling routes on dedicated bike paths and living like royalty. And discovering the elegance and natural beauty of the Vallée de la Loire.
Start your family journey at the Renaissance Château de Villandry, a living testimony of French heritage. | Enjoy a light lunch at a local restaurant situated in the pretty town of Villandry. | Visit the Renaissance Château de Villandry and its ornamental gardens on your own. | Bike to the Château de Langeais, a 15th century Flamboyant Gothic castle nestled on the banks of the river Loire. | Ride through a lush forest before settling into our at our 18th-century château-turned-hotel. | Savor a gourmet meal prepared by celebrated chefs Emmanuelle Pasquier and Franck Joly.
Château de Rochecotte
Coteaux-sur-Loire | 4-star hotel
The Château de Rochecotte is situated in the heart of the Val de Loire and amid the Bourgueil’s vineyards. It used to be the private home of the Duchess Dorothée of Dino and Prince of Talleyrand.
Spin through a fairytale French landscape of green farmlands, lush forests and fields of wheat and sunflowers. | See stunning views of the Loire Valley unfold as you ride along the peaceful Loire River in Indre-et-Loire department and to the amazing Château d’Azay-le-Rideau. | Sample local delicacies in the town of Azay-le-Rideau. | Bike past the enchanting medieval castle and gardens of Château du Rivau. | Try local specialties at your hotel’s restaurant. | By bike, discover a breathtaking landscape of Cabernet Franc vineyards. | Discover Château d’Ussé—a World Heritage site, fairytale castle and an inspiration for Charles Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty tale. | Kids set out on an exciting ropes course in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park. | Adults ride through a breathtaking landscape, with sunflower fields and vineyards around every turn. | Stroll through the town of Chinon prior to eating dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
Logis Hôtel Imago
Roche Clermault | 3-star hotel
Conveniently situated 10 minutes away from the town of Chinon, the hotel sits on a hill that overlooks the Vienne Valley.
Sit back and relax, knowing that your trip leader is doing the driving, and enjoy the beauty of the ride to Saint-Règle. | Travel through peaceful landscapes before reaching the Château de Chenonceau – often referred to as the Ladies’ Chateau. | Dive into history as you tour the Château de Chenonceau, one of France’s most visited castles. | Kids set out on an exciting canoeing adventure. | Arrive by bike in beautiful Amboise, with its Renaissance château, and perhaps opt to visit the town on your own. | End the day with a dinner at a local restaurant in town. | Beautiful scenery lines the cycling route to the magnificent Château de Chaumont. | Enjoy a self-guided visit of the Château du Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci’s former residence in Amboise. | Visit the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire and learn about the rich and diverse history of the Chateau. | Take a final spin through vineyards, green farmlands and lush forests as you cycle back towards the town of Amboise. | Relish a French-style dinner at a gourmet restaurant situated a few minutes away from your hotel.
Hotel Le Clos d’Amboise
Amboise | 4-star hotel
Situated near the Château of Amboise and the Château du Clos Lucé, this 17th century property formally owned by Messire Jean Langlois, Grand Squire and Marshal of Logis of the Kings Louis XIV, features wooden flooring, chimney and wooden beams in the rooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!