From Tours to Saumur, for families

Reference number ITS5CCH

Carte itinéraire du séjour Château de la Loire à vélo de Blois à Saumur

Day 1 : From Tours to Villandry

  • 22 km
After picking your bikes up in Tours, leave the city and reach the Cher river. Make a first stop at Savonnières pier to discover inland waterway. The youngest might also be interested in the petrified caves a bit farther. Your last ride will lead you to Villandry castle and its vibrant french gardens. Take your time to explore them before checking in your hotel.

Day 2 : From Villandry to Azay-le-Rideau

  • 13 km
Follow the cycle path throughout the countryside to Azay-le-Rideau. This small but elegant castle was built on an island in the middle of the Indre river. Feel free to also take a walk through the city where lots of houses are built using tuffeau stones, the same stones as the one used for the castles! At about 3km, you can find a small village totally built in caves, ancient extraction sites of these tuffeau stones!

Day 3 : From Azay-le-Rideau to Chinon

  • 32 km
Follow the Indre river until it joins the Loire river near Bréhémont village. On the road, you will come across Islette castle (not included), ancient home of two majors artists: Rodin & Camille Claudel. Then, follow the Loire river, which passes near Rigny-Ussé castle (not included). This castle has inspired the one in Sleeping Beauty. The last part will lead you to a more ancient time with the medieval Royal Fortress of Chinon.

Day 4 : From Chinon to Montsoreau

  • 20 km
Start the day by visiting the royal fortress of Chinon and discover medieval France. Then, follow the Vienne river until you reach two villages labelled most beautiful villages of France: Candes-Saint-Martin & Montsoreau. Take your time to explore them and why not take a meal in a cave restaurant?

Day 5 : Entre Chinon et Saumur

  • 29 km
Keep cycling and going back in time: visit the royal fortress of Fontevraud where were buried some of the House of Plantagenet during the Hundred Years' War. While cycling to reach your final destination, Saumur, you will pass through an old undergroung village!
Gamme confort


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

From 683 €

Gamme supérieure


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

From 780 €

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...

Accessories included
How to get here?
Your trip:
This 5 days long itinerary from Tours to Saumur is perfect for families: small distance & a site or a village to discover every day!
How to arrive in Tours?

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

By car: Highway A10, Tours-Centre/St-Pierre-des-Corps Exit

Where to park in Tours?
Fee-paying parking lots:
Parking Indigo Tours Vinci Gare (reservation available, about 90€ for 7 days) - at 160m from our partner / at 220m from Tours station
Parking Indigo Champ Girault (reservation available, about 60€ for 7 days) - at 700m from our partner / at 350m from Tours station
How to get back to Tours from Saumur ?
By train - from Saumur station to Tours Station: about 40min. / 10 trains per day.
We do not sell train tickets. Please contact SNCF for more information.
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 Tours before your trip (B&B)

Additionnal night in Saumur after your trip (B&B)

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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