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The Loire Valley is like a banquet table for the senses laid out before you on flat to rolling hills.
Colorful gardens, landscapes, immense forests and spectacular castles intertwined with scenic rivers
beg to be explored. Immerse yourself in the grandeur by fully experiencing the Loire Valley on a cycling tour.
One of the best tours for couples , older families and group members with different activity levels is the Amboise Multi Activity Loire Cycling Tour. It’s a five day, four night tour that leaves Paris by train to Amboise. Register at your four star hotel, Manoir Les Minimes Amboise in the afternoon and explore the town on a treasure hunt! Return to the hotel for orientation, bike set up and share your treasure hunt discoveries.
The second day ride is to Vouvray Vinyards. Your route is nowhere near the main roads and passes through gradual, green landscapes. Enroute you’ll stop at the Ecomusee du Pays de Vouray and learn the art of wine growing and making in the nineteenth century. Chocolate tasting at a local Amboise shop adds a satisfying end to the journey.
The third day of adventure starts with a brief ride through the forests of Amboise past the Parc Mini Chateaux to Chenonceau castle. Chenonceau was built for Henry II in the 16th century. A mile away is Civray where bikes are exchanged for canoes! The two hour paddle meanders under the Chateau de Chenonceau. The last leg is a forty km bike ride to Amboise.
The fourth day finds the tour following the Loire river toward the village and castle of Chaumont sur Loire. The forty-seven km return to Amboise ends in a wine tasting. Another option is continuing from Chaumont to Blois and ride the train to Amboise.
The last day can end after a leisurely breakfast or stay a little longer riding to Montlouis vineyards or Montrichard, featuring medieval castle ruins.