Around Blois & Amboise: double centre-based trip in 7 days

Reference number EBA7CCH

Itinerary
7 jours à vélo entre Blois et Amboise

Day 1 : Around Blois

  • 42 km
Today is dedicated to the Loire river and Blois! Cycle along the river up to Muydes-sur-Loire where you will cross it to come back to Blois. Visit its castle which architecture reflects its previous owners.

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 Sologne region to reach Chambord castle. You will have the possibility to take another path to come back to Blois.

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. Do not hesitate to enter the Wine House near the castle to taste wines from AOC Cheverny & Cour-Cheverny. Come back to Blois at your own pace!

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

  • 44 km
Do not leave too late today, as you will need at least 3 hours to visit Chaumont-sur-Loire, more known for its International garden festival which theme changes every year. Enjoy the panorama from the castle on the Loire river and its surrounding. Then, head back to Blois to drop off your bikes. Reach by your own Amboise where new bikes will await you.

Day 5 : Journée autour d'Amboise

  • 30 km
Take the day to discover Amboise and its castle where François Ist was raised. We offer two different itineraries: choose the one you want and discover beautiful landscapes.

Day 6 : Amboise - Chenonceaux - Amboise

  • 48 km
Discover the countryside panoramas while reaching Chenonceaux. Visit this extraordinary castle defined by an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it! Don't forget to take a walk in the gardens - named after two rivals - and the park where you can find a maze!

Day 7 : Amboise - Vouvray - Amboise

  • 48 km
Today, you will cycle through Vouvray well-konwn for its delicious wines. So, do not hesitate to stop at local cellars to taste some of them! When you come back to Amboise, you can choose to go through Montlouis-sur-Loire, another famous wine production area!
Accommodations
Gamme confort

Comfort

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

From 678 €

Gamme supérieure

Superior

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

From 720 €

Gamme luxe

Luxury

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

From 1199 €

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:

You will spend four days in Blois to discover Chambord, Cheverny, Blois & Chaumont-sur-Loire castles. Then, head to Amboise to discover its castle, Chenonceau and the surrounding vineyards.
 
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 in Blois?
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
 

How to arrive in Amboise?

By train: Amboise Station. Our partner is located at 20min walk from the station.

By car: Highway A10, Château-Renault/Amboise Exit.

 

Where to park in Amboise?

Free parking lots:

Parking des Tanneurs - at 350m from our partner / at 1.7km from Amboise station

Parking Richelieu - at 50m from our partner / at 1.6km from Amboise station
Parking du Mail - at 650m from our partner / at 1.5km from Amboise 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 throught an app to download on your mobile phone. You will find every day itineraries and your e-tickets for the castles as included in your journey. 
Additional services

Additionnal services:

E-bike rental

Additionnal night in Blois before your stay (B&B)

Additionnal night in Amboise after your stay (B&B)

Skip-the-line tickets for the Sound & light in Blois castle

Tintin exhibition

Wine tasting in Cheverny

Skip-the-line tickets for Clos-Lucé castle

Luggage transfer (par one luggage)

I bring my own bike

Travel insurance

 

Not included:

Personal expenses

Transport to the departure point & from the end point

Lunches & dinners

1 Reviews
  • Organisation parfaite
    Séjour de 7 jours parfaitement organisé ! idéal pour découvrir cette région ! Le parcours et le circuit sont très bien indiqués et les vélos sont très bien. Je recommande.

    laura   |   14/07/2021

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