4 days around Blois: Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont-sur-Loire & Blois castles

Reference number EBB4CCH

Itinerary
Carte itinéraire du séjour à vélo entre Loire et Sologne

Day 1 : Around Blois

  • 42 km
Today, take your bike for a first ride along the Loire river. Discover its amazing life and enjoy the panoramas you will witness. Then, back in Blois, visit its castle which architecture reflects its previous owners. Take a walk in the old streets of this peaceful but active city.

Day 2 : Blois - Chambord - Blois

  • 43 km
For this second day, follow the Loire river to the lovely town of Saint-Dye-sur-Loire where you will enter the forest surrounding Chambord castle. Take your time to visit the castle and the French gardens. You will come back to Blois by the countryside.

Day 3 : Blois - Cheverny - Blois

  • 50 km
For this third day, cycle through Sologne and discover Cheverny castle, which inspired Herge when he created Moulinsart. The castle is still being lived in by the same family for 600 years! After the visit, you can go the the Maison des Vins and taste local wines. Come back to Blois at your own pace!

Day 4 : Blois - Chaumont-sur-Loire - Blois

  • 44 km
For this last day, cycle to the small town of Chaumont-sur-Loire. The castle, previously owned by Catherine De Medici and then her rival Diane de Poitiers, is nowadays an artistic center which the most amazing creation remains the International garden festival. Each year, a new theme is chosen and designers create fabulous gardens you can walk through.
Accommodations
Gamme confort

Comfort

2 star hotels, providing the necessary comfort for a good night of sleep and a fulflling breakfast.

From 371 €

Gamme supérieure

Superior

3 star hotels, providing a cosy room with a great breakfast to keep you cycling all day long!

From 381 €

Gamme luxe

Luxury

4 or 5 star hotels. The more wonderful hotels for an amazing and unforgettable journey throughout the Loire Valley!

From 443 €

Bikes and accessories
Bike

Bike

21 gear| Aluminium frame | 28 inch wheel | Anti-leak tyres| Front suspension

Accessories included

    • 1 helmet

    • 1 safety lock

    • 2 waterproof backpack panniers (15L each) 

    • 1 handelbar bag 

Ebike

E-bike

7 gears nexus | Aluminium frame | 28 inch wheels| Anti-leak tyres | Front suspension

Accessories included

    • 1 helmet

    • 1 safety lock

    • 1 battery - up to 100km*

    • 1 battery charger

    • 2 waterproof backpack panniers (15L each) 

    • 1 handelbar bag 

    *Depending on the utilisation - speed, weather...

How to get here?
Your trip:
Based in Blois, you will discover four major castles of the Loire Valley: Blois and its unique architectural style, Chambord and its incredible staircase, Cheverny and its traditions, and Chaumont-sur-Loire and its amazing International garden festival.
 
How to arrive in Blois?

By train : Blois-Chambord Station. Our shop is at a 5 min. walk from the station.

By car: Highway A10, Blois/Vendôme exit

 
Where to park?
Free parking lots: 
Parc rue Halou - at 300m from our shop / at 50m from Blois-Chambord station
Promenade Edmond Mounin - at 850m from our shop / at 900m from Blois-Chambord station
Parking du Mail - at 1.3km from our shop / at 1.3km from Blois-Chambord station
Parking Saint-Jean - at 1.4km from our shop / at 1.5km from Blois-Chambord station
 
Fee-paying parking lots: 
Streets paking (4.80€ per day / 12€ ticket for 7 days)
(To get the 7 days ticket at the parking meter: yellow button -> 1 -> Enter your licence plate -> "Valider" - > "Max")
 
Underground fee-paying parking lot: 
Le Parking du Château (9€ per day / 28€ ticket for 7 days) - at 300m from our shop / at 350m from Blois-Chambord Station
 

More information:

Our hotels are accreditated Accueil Vélo (Cyclist welcome): they all have a secure bikes room to store yours during the night.
You will receive all your travel documents through an app to download on your mobile phone. This app will contain every day itineraries and your e-tickets for the castles as included in your journey. 
As our e-tickets are non-dated, you can switch days! Moreover, you do not have to wait as they allow you to skip the lines.
 
Additional services

Additionnal services:

E-bike rental

Additionnal night in Blois before/after the stay (B&B) 

Skip-the-line tickets for Sound & Light at Blois castle

Tintin exhibition

Wine tasting at Cheverny

I have my own bike

Travel insurance

 

Not included:

Personal expenses

Transport to the departure point & from the end point

Lunches & dinners

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