Cycling in the Royal Loire Valley: Blois to Saumur

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Reference number IBS6CSH

Blois - Saumur via Chambord et Chenonceau

Day 1 : Blois - Chambord - Cheverny

  • 43 km
For this first day, you will visit the most iconic castle: Chambord. Reach the Loire river banks and cycle up to Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire where you will enter the forest. Take your time to visit Chambord castle and its incredible staircase. Keep cycling until you arrive in Cheverny where your hotel is located.

Day 2 : Cheverny - Chaumont-sur-Loire - Mosnes

  • 40 km
Do not leave too late as the next castle to visit is Chaumont-surLoire. The site has a Renaissance castle (with Belle époque style interiors), a park where contemporary pieces of art are on exhibition and an international garden festival which theme changes every year.

Day 3 : Mosnes - Chenonceaux - Amboise

  • 46 km
Today, you will ride your bikes to Chenonceax city, where you will visit Chenonceau castle. Floating above the Cher river, discover this architectural jewel and its tumultuous story. In the afternoon, take your bikes to the royal city of Amboise.

Day 4 : Amboise - Villandry

  • 50 km
A long day awaits you today as you will reach Villandry by following the Loire river first and then the Cher river. Villandry castle is surely known for its French gardens which are a delight to explore!

Day 5 : Villandry - Azay-le-Rideau - Chinon

  • 45 km
Go through the countryside to reach the lovely town of Azay-le-Rideau where you will visit its castle built on an island in the middle on the Indre river. Keep cycling to Chinon city where you will spend your last night.

Day 6 : Chinon - Fontevraud - Saumur

  • 48 km
Follow the Vienne river until you reach Montsoreau - labelled one of the most beautiful villages of France - where you will enter the countryside. Keep cycling until you arrive at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. Visit this monument where was buried Richard I of England. Then, take your bikes and cycle to Saumur, your final destination.
Gamme supérieure


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

From 910 €

Gamme confort


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

From 828 €

Bikes and accessories


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 



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:
6 days from Blois to Saumur to visit the most iconic monuments of the loire Valley: Chambord, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Amboise, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.
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

How to get back to Blois from Saumur ?
By train - from Saumur station to Blois-Chambord Station: about 2h. / 7trains per day.
We do not sell train tickets. Please contact SNCF for more information.
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
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. It will contain every day itineraries and your e-tickets for the castles as included in your journey. 
On the first day, you must arrive before 9:30am. If you plan to arrive later, please contact us.
On the last day, your luggage will be delivered for 5:30pm. 
Additional services

Additionnal services:

E-bike rental: 81€

Half-board (dinner: starter-meal-dessert): 225€

Additionnal night in Blois before the trip (B&B): 60€

Additionnal night in Saumur after the trip (B&B): 75€

Skip-the-line tickets for Blois castle: 14€

Skip-the-line tickets for Amboise castle: 15€

Skip-the-line tickets for the royal fortress of Chinon: 10,50€

I have my own bike: -54€

Travel insurance


Not included:

Personal expenses

Transport to the departure point & from the end point

Lunches & dinners

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