Loire Valley En liberté

Castle life

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!

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.

Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $2,445 / person
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.

Contact our consultants now!

1 800 567-8356 • 514-521-8356

VQV 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: Rendez-vous in Nantes airport 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 Paris (2.25 hrs)
Day 11: Transfer to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Elevation Profile

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.

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