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!

Available in customized package only
Trip length: 11 days / 10 nights
Level of difficulty: 1+
Customized Trips
Prefer to travel with your own group - family, friends or colleagues? Want to carry out a project, discover a destination, take up an athletic challenge or collect funds for a cause you hold dear? The obvious choice is the Customized Formula.

Tell us about your project in terms of preferred dates and desired destination, whether for a day, a week or two weeks. We will help you realize your dream of getting away in good company.

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General Conditions

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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.

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