Loire Valley Cycle
The Loire River was once the highway between the Atlantic and the heart of France. Its valley was known as the 'playground of kings' - a neighbourhood of impressive chateaux and vast fortune. Travelling by bicycle is a great way to experience this world famous valley. While pedalling at a relaxed pace, you'll discover the best this region has to offer. Take time to soak up the medieval charm of Blois and discover picturesque Amboise overlooked by its impressive fortified chateau. Cycle through countryside crisscrossed with vineyards, duck farms and orchards and the remnants of feudal hunting forests.
|DAY 1||Arrive Blois|
|DAY 2||Cycle to Amboise (42km)|
|DAY 3||Round cycle through the vineyards of Montlouis and return to Amboise (31km)|
|DAY 4||Cycle through the Cher Valley to Chenonceaux (14/55km)|
|DAY 5||Pass through vineyards to Chitenay (40km)|
|DAY 6||Round cycle to visit the Forest of Russy and the Chateau of Beauregard, or explore the mysterious Sologne (16/42km)|
|DAY 7||To Blois via the famous Château of Cheverny (50km)|
|DAY 8||Trip concludes|
As a keen recreational (but NO elite athlete!) cyclist in Australia---I wanted to do a trip overseas but I wanted to enjoy the sights and the French culture not have my head down pedalling like a maniac the whole time. The Loire valley trip --was perfect---not too exhausting yet still a very active holiday.!! Plenty of stops /plus flexibility too. Thank you UTracks - I am certain to be back again with you for my next holiday---not sure where yet!