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Among Vineyards & Chateaus

Self-guided bike tour from Tours to Chinon

2 Days / 1 Night From 239€ / person Double occupancy B&B
free-of-charge quotation
Day

Tours / Azay-le-Rideau

36 km

You arrive in Tours by yourself, preferably in the morning. Walking to our bike store is easy: it is only 150m away from the train station. We give you your road-books and your bikes as well as all needed information.
 

Cycling on the "Loire à Vélo" itinerary, along the Cher River, you soon reach Château de Villandry which offers the best example in France of formal Renaissance gardens. You keep on pedaling through the country towards Azay-le Rideau, a pretty little town which delicate Renaissance castle seems to float on the Indre River.

Day

Azay-le-Rideau / Chinon

38 km

Today you cycle among orchards and fields, towards the village of Langeais nestled at the foot of its 15th century fortress. You keep following the course of the Loire River until you get to Château d’Ussé, the enchanting castle of Sleeping Beauty. Proceeding through woods and vineyards of the Chinon area – wine tasting is recommended en route! – takes you to the charming town of Chinon and its huge medieval fortress hung over the grey slate roofs. 

You drop the bikes off in Chinon and you leave by yourself (the train station is about 5 minutes walking distance).

Included
High Quality hybrid bikes :​
  • 1 helmet per bike
  • 1 rear pannier per bike
  • 1 handlebar bag with clear map holder per bike
  • 1 GPS  or 1 Roadbook with 1 odometer (depending on the chosen option)
  • Repair kit, pump and lock (1 set for 2 bikes)

Technical assistance 7 days / 7, from 9:00am to 7:00pm

Repatriation of bikes and accessories to the starting place

Travel documents including:

  • 1 GPS  or 1 Roadbook with 1 odometer (depending on the chosen option)
  • Vouchers
  • All documentation on what to see along the way
  • A selection of restaurants for dinners / lunches
  • All our favourite addresses (wine/cheese makers, local specialities, etc...)

Luggage transfers

Accommodation: 2* or 3* charming family  hotels. All rooms with complete private bathroom. 1 night, including breakfasts.

Breakfasts & local taxes in each hotel

Not included
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Wine and/or cheese tasting if any
  • Entrance fees for Châteaux & Monuments
  • Transfer to Tours upon arrival and from Chinon upon departure
  • Insurances against theft and/or any damages caused to the bikes, as well as personal insurance in case of accident