UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site from Orleans to Tours

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Itinerary
Orléans à Tours

Day 1 : Orléans- Beaugency

  • 34 km
You will start your trip in the heart of Orléans city which history is extremely rich. You will reach the Loire river banks and cycle towards the ocean. Stop to contemplate the impressive Meung-sur-Loire castle. Keep cycling until you arrive in Beaugency, where you will spend your first night.

Day 2: Beaugency - Blois via Chambord

  • 49 km
Feel free to wander throughout the lovely town of Beaugency. You will cycle to Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire which was a port and where the stones used to build Chambord were unloaded. Enter the forest to reach this amazing castle. After the visit, reach the city of Blois where you will spend your second night.

Day 3: Blois - Amboise via Chaumont-sur-Loire

  • 44 km
On the cycle path to Amboise, you will stop at Chaumont-sur-Loire to discover this amazing site: not only is the castle extremely interesting as the architecture is Renaissance and the interiors are in the Belle époque style, but the International garden festival which theme changes every year is a must-see!

Day 4: Amboise - Tours via Chenonceaux

  • 56 km
For this last day and after a stroll in Amboise old streets, enter the countryside to reach one of the most amazing castle: Chenonceau. Take your time to discover this castle floating above the Cher river, which you will follow to reach your final destination, Tours.
Accommodations
Gamme confort

Comfort

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

From 549 €

Gamme supérieure

Superior

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

From 568 €

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:
On the Loire à vélo paths, discover historical cities like Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire, Blois and Amboise. You will also visit emblematic castles during this 4 day long trip: Chambord, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Amboise!
 
How to arrive in Orléans?

By train: Orléans Station. Our partner is located at a 10min. walk for the station.

By car: Highway A10, Orléans Exit

 
How to get back to Orléans from Tours ?
By train - from Tours Station to Orléans station: about 1h20 / 11 trains per day
We do not sell train tickets. Please contact SNCF for more information.
 
Where to park?
Free parking lots: 
Parking Léon Delagrange - at a 12min. walk from our partner 
Parking Rue des Beaumonts - at a 18min. walk from our partner 
 
Fee-paying parking lots: 
Streets paking (8€ per day)
 
Underground fee-paying parking lot: 
Parking Cheval Rouge (38€ for 7 days) - at 600m. from our partner
 
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

Additionnal night in Orléans before the trip (B&B) 

Additionnal night in Tours after the trip (B&B)

Skip-the-line tickets for Blois castle

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

Skip-the-line tickets for Amboise castle

I have my own bike

Travel insurance

 

Not included:

Personnal expenses

Transport to the departure point & from the end point

Lunches & dinners

 

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