Along the Loire (guided) NEWImportant:
Itinéraire et l'information uniquement disponible en Anglais.
Wichtig: Nur englische Routenbeschreibung.
Did you know that the Loire is the only large river in Western Europe that still follows its natural course? Not canalised or dammed, but a true winding river, with sandbanks, rapids — a natural habitat. This makes for a varied and intimate landscape that justly bears the name of The Garden of France.
You will ride on well-signposted cycle paths and minor roads with little traffic. And of course, you will ride along this string of jewels of beautiful castles, abbeys, historical towns and picturesque villages. The route starts in beautiful Tours. Sometimes you will ride on paths close to the river, and sometimes you will follow little winding roads through semi-open farmland. You will ride through an old cultural landscape, with forests, wheat fields, sheltered fields and of course, vineyards. After all, you will be riding through the largest wine area of the Loire valley. A patchwork of 20,000 hectares of vineyards that together account for 28 appellations.
• The castles of Villandry, Azay le Rideau, Langeais and Ussé
• The abbey of Fontevraud
• The hidden world of the troglos, the partly inhabited caves and tunnels carved out of the tufa limestone
• Angers, 'the most flowered city in Europe'
|The route from day to day +km |
|Day 1 || ||Arrival in Tours |
|Day 2 || ||Tours – Azay le Rideau, 38 |
|Day 3 || ||Azay le Rideau – Chinon, 36 |
|Day 4 || ||Chinon |
|Day 5 || ||Chinon – Saumur, 36 or 48 |
|Day 6 || ||Saumur |
|Day 7 || ||Saumur - Angers, 57 |
|Day 8 || ||Angers, departure after breakfast |
1 km = 0.62 miles
Quiet and relaxed cycling. Distances to 60 kilometers per day on gently rolling terrain). You spend about 5 hours on your bicycle.
Departure on Saturday:
May 31; June 7; June 14; June 21; September 7 and September 14, 2014
Tour prices per person in 2014
Based on a double room: € 1.195,-
Surcharge for single room: € 250,-
Reservation costs: € 20,- per booking
• Bicycle with 21 gears: € 85,-
Bikes are equipped with two bags, a high visibility jacket, lock, map holder, helmet, odometer, repair kit