Multi-Day Tour

Loire Valley Cycling (8 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Paris, France To Angers, France

Valid for Departures: 19 May 2019 - 11 Oct 2020

Loire Valley Cycling (8 days)

Day 4

Chenonceaux/Tours

Day 6

Chinon/Saumur

Day 7

Saumur/Angers

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Paris, France
None None
Day 1 Paris: Today is an arrival day so there are no planned activities and you may arrive at any time throughout the day (please note that check-in at the hotel is usually around 2-3pm). After the meeting, you may choose to join your CEO and travel companions for an optional dinner in a local restaurant. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Paris, France
None Breakfast
Day 2 Paris/Blois: Join your CEO for an orientation walk of Paris followed by some free time before transferring to Blois, in the heart of the Loire Valley. Included Activities: Paris Orientation Walk Transport: Local train (1.75 hour(s), 185km)
Day 3
Blois, France
None Breakfast
Day 3 Blois/Chenonceaux: First day on your bike today. Cycle onward towards the village of Chenonceau. Additional Notes: Please note while you are cycling you will only be responsible for your day pack. Luggage will be transferred to the hotel. Included Activities: Chateau de Blois Visit Transport: Bicycle (24km) Bicycle (26km)
Day 4
Chenonceaux/Tours
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Chenonceaux/Tours: Cycle through villages and countryside to the town of Tours, via the city of Amboise. Along the way stop at a variety of markets, and pick up some succulent local fare. Find a suitable stopping point, relax with a great picnic and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the river. Included Activities: Chateau de Chenonceau Visit Transport: Bicycle (47km)
Day 5
Tours, France
None Breakfast
Day 5 Tours/Chinon: Following the river along through the green fields and flower strewn meadows of the Loire to the medieval citadel of Chinon. The terrain here is known as 'bocage', which refers to rolling hills filled with forests and pastures. Included Activities: Chteau d'Ussé Vineyard Visit and Tasting Transport: Bicycle (60km)
Day 6
Chinon/Saumur
None Breakfast
Day 6 Chinon/Saumur: Wander around historic Chinon in the morning before taking off once more on our bikes. After leaving Chinon, the terrain changes and a steep white limestone cliff rises above us, known as 'Tuffeau'. Cycle in the shadow of this cliff along the river, admire the houses built into the cliff face as you pass. Transport: Bicycle (36km)
Day 7
Saumur/Angers
None Breakfast
Day 7 Saumur/Angers: After a week of leisurely cycling across the Loire, today is the last opportunity for you to stretch your legs and enjoy the great scenery along the route. The bulk of the route here is on specific cycle paths, but we do spend some time cycling on the main roads as well. It's fairly flat cycling through mostly countryside along the way. Angers is the final stop, so tonight is a great opportunity for one final taste of the great French cuisine and wine that the Loire is famous for. Transport: Bicycle (60km)
Day 8
Angers, France
None Breakfast
Day 8 Angers: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on a bike and experience ornate chteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks - ideal for seeing ...

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