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France - Chateaux of the Loire - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

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Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling along the bank of the famous Loire river
  • The stunning approach towards the fairy tale castle in Chinon, the Chateau d’Usse
  • Riding to the Renaissance Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
  • Visiting the vast and spectacular Chateau de Chambord
  • Winding your way to the picturesque town of Amboise, where Leonardo de Vinci spent his final years
  • Exploring the lovely Tours

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This self-guided, circular cycling holiday in France starts and finishes in Tours and meanders through the Cher, Indre and Loire valleys taking in an array of the many castles, manor houses and dreamy residences including Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceaux, Blois and Chambord.
 
The Loire Valley is quintessential romantic France. The castles on the river and the beautiful countryside are the reason why this region is so famous. Kings, Lords and Ladies of the court were seduced by the beautiful natural setting and it's easy to see why.
 
Our French cycling holidays are all about good food, comfortable accommodation and beautiful cycling routes which create a memorable holiday experience. You will be staying in carefully selected small 2 and 3 star hotels and guesthouses and a warm welcome will greet you each evening. 
 
This self-guided holiday is available for departures on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, for a minimum of two people. We book all your accommodation, transfer your luggage and provide you with routes and a detailed itinerary for you to do the trails ‘unguided’. Just let us know your preferred start date.
 
If you would like to do this trip, but spend a little less time in the saddle, then check out our self-guided Gentle Loire cycling holiday... a similiar route, but with less miles to cycle each day. Please contact the office for details.

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Departure Dates:
Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050
Prices From:

£865 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£865
Estimated flight price
£200

Optional

Bike Hire
£115
Electric Bike:
£215
Electric Bike:
£215
Single Room:
£270
Single Room:
£270
Hotel Upgrade:
£530
Hotel Upgrade:
£530
Single Room (Hotel Upgrade):
£345
Single Room (Hotel Upgrade):
£345
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£44
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£44

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotel accommodation

6 days riding

Breakfast

Self-guided

Route notes and maps provided

Luggage transfers

Minimum 2 people

Friday, Saturday and Sunday departures

Customer Photos

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