Loire Valley 11 days

Biking through the Valley of the Kings

From Angers to Blois, you will often have the impression of stepping back into the Renaissance era as you pedal along the route of the famous French chateaux, the crown jewels of the Hexagon’s architectural heritage. That of Amboise includes the tomb of Léonard de Vinci, while that of Chenonceau, which owes its existence and elegance to prominent women such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis, is known as the Château des Dames. That of Cheverny, one of the most popular in the region, was Hergé’s inspiration for the creation of the Château de Moulinsart in Les Aventures de Tintin, while that of Blois was the favourite residence of the kings of France during the Renaissance. And for the grand finale, you will stop in Île-de-France to visit the residence of Louis XIV - the mythical Château de Versailles. Nowhere does the maxim “My home is my castle” ring truer!

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July 6 to 17, 2020

July 6 to 17, 2020
> Price (taxes included) : $3,395
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 11 days / 10 nights
Level of difficulty: 1+

EN LIBERTÉ Formula also available

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route 192 km • Long route : 428 km

Day 1: Arrival in Nantes and transfer to Angers (1.5 hrs).
Day 2: Free day or looped route via Bouchemaine, Rocheford-sur-Loire, Thouarcé, Bonnezeaux, Soulaines-sur-Aubance, Les Ponts-de-Cé (63 km).
Day 3: Angers, Saint-Sulpice, Le Thoureil, Gennes, Cunault, Saumur. Boucle via Doué-la- Fontaine (52 to 78 km).
Day 4: Free day or looped route via St-Just-sur-Dive, Montreuil-Bellay, Les Ulmes, Rou-Marson (42 km).
Day 5: Saumur, Candes-Saint-Martin, Avoine, Rigny-Ussé, Bréhemont, Azay-le-Rideau
 (58 km).
Day 6: Azay-le-Rideau, Savonnières, Tours, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Amboise (52 km).
Day 7:  Free day or looped route via Chenonceau, Francueil, Bléré, St-Martin-le-Beau (44 km).
Day 8: Amboise, Mosnes, Chaumont-sur-Loire,Candé-sur-Beuvron, Blois (38 km).
Day 9: Free day or looped route via Chambord, Cheverny (60 km).
Day 10: Transfer from Blois to Versailles (1.5 hrs)
Day 11: Transfer to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and flight back to Montreal.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

- round-trip air transportation for passenger, luggage and bicycle with Air Transat;
- transfer between airport and hotel;
- 10 nights in three- or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
- 10 breakfasts and 3 evening meals;
- bus transfer on day 10;
- baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
- mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
- plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and paper maps;
- taxes;
- protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.

Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish : Montreal-Trudeau/Nantes > Paris–Charles-de-Gaulle/Montreal-Trudeau

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): : $2395
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.