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Loire Valley - cycling around Fontevraud
Loire Valley - cycling around Fontevraud
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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FRSB410
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Loire Valley - cycling around Fontevraud
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Bike Tour: Loire Valley - cycling around Fontevraud - 6 days

 

During this trip you will stay in the same place, so you only have to unpack your suitcase once! The described routes are only some examples of the tours you can do. When you receive your tripdetails, we will give you about 10 different routes you can choose from every day. 

 

itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Fontevraud
Day 2: Cycling roundtrip via Chinon
Day 3: Cycling roundtrip via Saumur
Day 4: Cycling roundtrip via Cadre Noir de Saumur
Day 5: Cycling roundtrip around Fontevraud
Day 6: Departure from Fontevraud

Day 1:    Arrival in Fontevraud

You individually travel to Fontevraud. Check in at your hotel and have a stroll around the abbey (or buy tickets to visit) and through the town centre. 

Day 2:    Cycling roundtrip via Chinon
35 km

Cycle at an easy pace through the woods and sunflower fields (when flowering) to the magnificent historic town of Chinon. Visit the fortress or enjoy life on a terrace by the banks of the majestic Vienne river. On the way back to the hotel you could also visit the museum of the famous French author François Rabelais.

Day 3:    Cycling roundtrip via Saumur
37 km

Today you'll cycle to Saumur, with it's chateau that overlooks confluence of the Loire.The Château de Saumur has been listed as a "monument historique" by the French Ministry of Culture since 1862. The town of Saumur is very pleasant, with its imposing 17th century church of Notre Dame des Ardilliers and at Saint-Pierre square, you can admire its half-timbered houses. You can also visit a distillery in the center or try some wines from the region! From Saumur you get to choose: cycle back or take a boatride on the Loire river to Montsoreau. As of there it's only 4 km. back to the hotel.

Day 4:    Cycling roundtrip via Cadre Noir de Saumur
49 km

Today you'll cycle around in the countryside of the Anjou area (which is nowadays called the Mainee-et-Loire department), also known for the Chenin Blanc grapes. You will continue your way to Cadre Noir, which is thé center for equestrian fans ( the French military riding academy). The route continues through the idyllic valley of the Loire, back to your hotel.

Day 5:    Cycling roundtrip around Fontevraud
20 km

If you haven't done so far, take some time in the morning to visit the world famous abbey of Fontevraud. In the afternoon you can cycle a relaxed tour in the area, through woods and picturesque villages and then come back to Fontevraud.

Day 6:    Departure from Fontevraud

After breakfast end of the trip...or you extend your trip and book some extra nights?

accommodation

All accommodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.

We have chosen a comfortable 3* hotel where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included and 2 dinners during the trip : one ‘gastronomic’ and one ‘bistro’.

Hotel La Croix Blanche ***
included

Included

  • 5 Nights in a charming 3* hotel
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners : one ‘gastronomic’ & one ‘bistro’
  • Tourist city taxes
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps 
  • 24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to and back Fontevraud
  • Trains, busses or any transport wherever necessary
  • Other Lunches & Dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc
  • Hybrid bike rental

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Additional nights 
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel
  • Transfer back from your last accommodation
  • Hybrid bike rental (70 €)
  • E-bike supplement (105 €)
practical info

5 Nights included

3* Hotel

Breakfasts and 2 Dinners included during the trip : one ‘gastronomic’ and one ‘bistro’

Maps and tourist information on all the places of interest

HYBRID RENTAL BIKE  

ARCADE Escape Men/Lady, 24 Speed  

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

 

 

ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL  

KALKHOFF Voyager 8i  

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

No Luggage transport. You are based at the same hotel for 5 nights

From Paris, you can take the TGV (high speed train) to Tours (approx. 1h05). From Tours, you take the local train (TER) to Saumur (approx. 30 min). For time tables and further information look at the website SNCF or TER-SNCF. 

At the Saumur train station, you will need to take a taxi (approx. 20 min to Fontevraud), on request.

Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS tracks are available on request

Travel

The best airport of arrival is Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), which is also served by several low cost carriers.

Also, possibility of arrival in Nantes Airport.

From Paris, you can take the TGV (high speed train) to Tours (approx. 1h05). From Tours, you take the local train (TER) to Saumur (approx. 30 min). For time tables and further information look at the website SNCF or TER-SNCF.

At the Saumur train station, you will need to take a taxi (approx. 20 min to Fontevraud), on request.

From Paris to Fontevraud (approx. 3h20 - 310 km/192 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.

If you are driving to the Loire Valley, you can leave your car at the first accommodation’s private car park for the duration of the trip.

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