Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom
 
 

Cycle the Loire - Orléans to the Atlantic Coast

An epic cycle journey of over 500km following the banks of the Loire River from Orléans to the Atlantic Coast, following the new cycling path 'Loire à vélo'. Discover the royal valley as you cycle along the majestic river where thousands of treasures await including numerous chateaux, wonderful landscapes and regional gastronomic delights. Discover the charms of the Western part of the Loire valley: from Angers all the way to Le Croisic. A chance to visit the typical countryside of vineyards and chateaux, of salterns and marshes, and to finally 'take the plunge' into the Atlantic Ocean at Le Croisic.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive in Orléans
DAY 2 Cycle to Beaugency (26km)
DAY 3 Cycle via Chambord to Blois (46km)
DAY 4 Follow the Loire River to Amboise (39km)
DAY 5 Explore Amboise, cycle to Tours (25 or 31km)
DAY 6 Cycle via Villandry to Azay le Rideau (41km)
DAY 7 Continue past chateaux to Chinon (32 or 35km)
DAY 8 Cycle past the abbey of Fontevraud to Saumur (36 or 48km)
DAY 9 Follow the river and continue through vineyards en route to Angers (57km)
DAY 10 Cycle via the confluence of the Loire and Layon rivers to Montjean or Ingrandes sur Loire (37km)
DAY 11 Continue along the banks of the Loire to Champtoceaux (40km)
DAY 12 A contrast from the rural landscapes to the city of Nantes (32km)
DAY 13 Cycle along marshland to St Brévin (59km)
DAY 14 Continue to Le Croisic (46 or 50km)
DAY 15 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

A fabulous journey, even for a novice cyclist like me,,beautiful scenery, delicious meals, friendly locals, plenty to see and explore along the way, loved every minute, sad to arrive at Le Croisic actually, as didn't want the fun to finish! We did get lost a few times, due to missing signs but lucky for us Claire spoke French so that helped. Would suggest that anyone doing this cycle stay an extra night or two at beautiful Orleans at the start and a couple of extra nights at Le Croisic at the finish.....we were so glad we did.

K. Banks. Pacific Palms, NSW. Australia

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Duration:  15 days
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