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This trip is Self Guided allowing you to discover the area and explore on your own but we can arrange guiding if you prefer.
This trip is ideal for Cycling Breaks with Friends.
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from £745.00 per person


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Follow the flow of the Loire as you cycle along the 'Valley of Kings'. Dotted with countless treasures including spectacular Chateau's, beautiful gardens and historic villages and towns. You will never be more than stones throw from the river as you take in the beauty and culture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cycling is predominantly flat with the roads practically car-free and many kilometers covered on dedicated cycleways.
DAY 1Arrival

Arrive into Orleans and check-in to your centrally located hotel before spending the afternoon exploring this beautiful towns historic centre or stroll over Loire on one of its 5 bridges.

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DAY 2Cycling to Beaugency

You will leave your bags at the hotel for collection each day before you start your journey heading downstream along the majestic Loire river.

Todays ride takes you to the beautiful town o
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DAY 3Cycling to Blois

After starting your day with a traditional French breakfast leave your bags at the hotel for collection before heading downstream towards one of the largest and most impressive chateaus in the re...Show More

DAY 4Cycling to Amboise

Today offers another stunning day of riding through the Pays des Chateau (Land of Castles) towards the Leonardo da Vinci town of Amboise a stunning medieval town that clusters around its central ...Show More

DAY 5Cycling to Tours

This morning you will head to explore Tours where you can wander round its old town and marvel at sites including the cathedral, Saint-Gatien, with its flamboyant Gothic facade and 12th century t...Show More

DAY 6Cycling to Saumur

Leaving Langeais and crossing over to the south bank of the Loire our route will take you through several small villages before arriving at what is regarded as the most romantic chateau of the Lo...Show More

DAY 7Cycling to Angers

Your final day in the saddle will see you ride towards Angers. As you take in your last day on the tranquil banks of the Loire there could be nowhere better to finish your trip and to savour the ...Show More

DAY 8Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel.


The Loire Valley is a captivating quintessentially French region famous for its picturesque villages, wineries and chateaux. The valley extends for 280 kilometers and comprises approximately 800 square kilometers including an area designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site . With its flat terrain 'The Garden of France' is cycling holiday heaven.


The weather in this region is relatively comfortable year round with Spring to Autumn the most popular period to cycle. From early Spring the chateau gardens begin to bloom with colour throughout the summer and into autumn where the trees are alive with rich golden hues. 


Your accommodation will be in 3 or 4 star hotels, expertly picked for their locations and surroundings. 
Your trip will be bed and breakfast but we can upgrade you to half board if you prefer. Please just let our cycling experience team know when you enquire.  
The holiday is a self guided holiday allowing you to explore The Loire Valley at your own pace. We know the area very well and have put together some recommended routes in GPX format which allows you to download these to most GPS enabled devices, and with certain software, to your smartphone. These will be sent to you once you have booked your holiday with Love Velo and each file will be titled with a short description of the ride and the distance. If you would like to see the profile of each route, we recommend that you download the files before your holiday and open them with a GPS viewer. If you would like guiding instead, please just ask our cycle experience team.  
You will want to know that your bike is in great condition and that you won’t have any mechanical problems during your ride. Our bikes are extremely well serviced and maintained but in the very unlikely event there is a mechanical issue with the bike (not including basic maintenance such as slipped chains or punctures), we will provide you with an emergency number for someone to come out and repair or replace your bike.  
The bike we will provide you with is a fabulous hybrid bicycle, perfect for exploring the The Loire Valley. If you would like a road bike, please ask as we can provide these as well.  
Your bike will come equipped with essential tools for you to repair a puncture, replace an inner tube or fix a slipped chain.  
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Orleans or from Angers is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights or the Eurostar for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.