Just beyond the hustle and bustle
of Paris lies the peaceful valley of the Loire. The area's rich history and
grand sightseeing make it a perfect choice for all travelers. Gentle terrain
makes it enjoyable for the most casual bicyclists. In this area of France you
will find majestic châteaux, picturesque river views, charming towns, and
world-class cuisine. Enjoy an easy bicycle ride along the valley floor,
visiting the castles, vineyards, woodlands and historic wonders that give this
region its sophisticated charm.
In Amboise, marvel at the models
of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions at the Clos Lucé, where the master spent the
last three years of his life. Walk in the footsteps of Joan of Arc when you
explore Chinon, and hear how this courageous young girl was able to change the
course of French history. Before heading out on the day the tour ends (and if
time allows), spend some hours in Tours.
There’s a lot to do in this
lovely town of St. Martin, and it’s only an hour by TGV train to Paris (in
which case we will transfer your luggage to your hotel in Paris).