Summer sunflowers! Photo via Flickr:Moyan Brenn
Gardens at Villandry Chateau. Photo via Flickr:Joe Shlabotnik

Market in Tours. Photo courtesy of LVT.

Loire Valley - Tours to Angers

France Bike Tours

Bike the Loire Valley amid Chateaux and Gardens

  • The three Loire Valley bike tours from Orléans to Tours, Tours to Angers and Angers to Le Croisic can be taken individually or one after the other. Starting in Orléans, you cycle the Loire on routes that travel west all the way to Le Croisic on the Atlantic Ocean. Tours to Angers route includes Villandry with its famous gardens, a Renaissance Château in Azay Le Rideau, a 15th château in Langeais, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ château in Ussé, the abbey of Fontevraud, the vineyards of Anjou, and the château in Angers.

    If you are interested in other bike tours in Loire Valley, all of our bicycle tours in France are here.

  • 2019 StandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 576 $ 1,161 672 $ 1021 NOK 6384 kr 5893 $ 766 £ 645 $ 1,299 752 $ 1143 NOK 7144 kr 6594 $ 857 £ 760 $ 1,532 887 $ 1348 NOK 8427 kr 7778 $ 1,011
    Single supplement: £ 163 $ 328 190 $ 289 NOK 1805 kr 1666 $ 217 £ 223 $ 449 260 $ 395 NOK 2470 kr 2280 $ 296 £ 309 $ 622 360 $ 547 NOK 3420 kr 3157 $ 410
    5 Dinners included £ 146 $ 294 170 $ 258 NOK 1615 kr 1491 $ 194 £ 146 $ 294 170 $ 258 NOK 1615 kr 1491 $ 194 £ 171 $ 345 200 $ 304 NOK 1900 kr 1754 $ 228

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 86 $ 173 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114 Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

     

    extra options

    2019:

    Extra day bike rental: £ 13 $ 26 15 $ 23 NOK 143 kr 132 $ 17 Electric bicycle rental: £ 21 $ 43 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29 Extra day electric bicycle rental: £ 21 $ 43 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29 Child trailer, child bike and hild seat available on request.

    Extra nights, ToursStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 52 $ 105 61 $ 93 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 £ 57 $ 114 66 $ 100 NOK 627 kr 579 $ 75 £ 85 $ 171 99 $ 150 NOK 941 kr 868 $ 113
    Single supplement: £ 30 $ 60 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 34 $ 69 40 $ 61 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46 £ 69 $ 138 80 $ 122 NOK 760 kr 702 $ 91
    Extra nights, AngersStandardSuperiorDeluxe
    Twin/double £ 47 $ 95 55 $ 84 NOK 523 kr 482 $ 63 £ 66 $ 133 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88 £ 66 $ 133 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 60 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 43 $ 86 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57 £ 43 $ 86 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57

    Cheateaux package: £ 30 $ 60 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40

    • Chateau d' Azay Le Rideau
    • Villandry Gardens
    • Fontevraud

    Transfers:
    One-way:
    CDG to Tours,1 - 4 ppl: £ 300 $ 605 350 $ 532 NOK 3325 kr 3069 $ 399 5 or more: please ask.
    Angers to CDG: Please ask

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport

    Local Travel

    From Charles de Gaulle T2, bus to Paris Montparnasse, then TGV train to Tours. Total travel time is about 2 1/2 hours. Train travel time is 1 1/4 hours. Bus travel is approximately one hour.

    Climate

    Please research regional weather in the region before you travel so that you can plan accordingly. Average high temp in °F for the area is April 60º, May 66º, June 73º, July 76º, August 75º, September 70º, and October 60º

    Remarks

    Electric bicycles available upon request.


Where You’ll Stay

2019:
Standard category: 2 and 3 star.
Superior Category: 3 and 4 star.
Deluxe Category: 4 star.
All rooms with private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • Breakfasts only
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • 21 or 27-speed touring bicycle (both men and women's frames, please specify when you book) equipped with 1 rear pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, pump, odometer and helmet (4 day rental)
  • Route descriptions and maps (one set per room)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Tours or Angers.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
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Tour Dates

2019:
Arrival possible daily from March 1 to October 31

Skill Level

This is an easy self-guided hotel tour with 4 days of cycling from 20 to 37 miles per day. The Terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. Electric bicycles available upon request.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Loire Valley - Tours to Angers Map

Day 1: Arrival in Tours
Day 2: Tours - Azay le Rideau, 26 mi. (41 km)
Day 3: Azay le Rideau - Chinon, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Chinon - Saumur, 22 mi. (36 km) + optional 12 km
Day 5: Saumur - Angers, 35 mi. (57 km)
​Day 6: Departure from Angers

All distances are approximate. In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as weather, natural disasters, road maintenance, itinerary changes may be necessary.

Day 1: Arrival in Tours
Take time to enjoy the old and vibrant quarters of Tours city and especially the “Place Plumereau”, a beautiful square with half-timbered houses. Take a look at the splendid gothic cathedral.

Day 2: Tours – Azay le Rideau, 26 mi. (41 km)
As you leave Tours behind, you come upon Savonniéres, an incredibly picturesque town surrounded by beautiful nature. You proceed to Villandry famous for it's chateau and it's matchless gardens. Saché also awaits you, the home of the famous novelist Honoré de Balzac. Finally arrive in Azay le Rideau where you can admire its Renaissance chateau, a jewel set over the Indre river.

Day 3: Azay le Rideau – Chinon, 22 mi. (35 km)
The final destination of todays biking is Chinon but first we must head towards Langeais to admire the 15th century château. Offering a typical form of a medieval fortified castle, here you can admire the wonderful tapestries and furniture from the era in which it was built. Ride on towards the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ chateau in Ussé which has inspired Perrault for its famous fairy tail story.

Day 4: Chinon – Saumur, 22 mi. (36 km) + optional 12 km
Before leaving the medieval city of Chinon, founded on the Vienne river, there is time to visit the numerous cellars which propose the famous red wine such appreciated by Rabelais. Then, continue towards the abbey of Fontevraud, the largest monastic city remaining in Europe which is the necropolis of the Plantagenêts sovereigns. You will end the day in the lovely town of Saumur.

Day 5: Saumur – Angers, 35 mi. (57 km)
The adventure continues following the Loire river before going through the vineyards of Anjou. You will reach the peaceful city of Angers and its chateau sheltering the famous Apocalypse Tapestry.

Day 6: Departure

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Cheateaux package: 

  • Chateau d' Azay Le Rideau
  • Villandry Gardens
  • Fontevraud
  • Château de Langeais

It is possible to combine this tour with Loire Valley: Orléans to Tours and Loire Valley: Angers to Le Croisic. Please contact us for details.

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