Cycling in France – Four Loire Valley chateaux in one day!
On our Loire Valley cycling breaks it’s easy to visit four famous Loire Valley Chateaux in one day!
This particular cycling route must have the largest concentration of famous Loire Valley Chateaux anywhere in France.
Loire Valley Chateaux Route
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Two guests recently spent three nights with us on one of our Loire Valley Cycling Breaks.
Regular cyclists, they chose a 90 km round trip that took them past four Loire Valley Chateaux – those of Gizeux, Langeais, Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau. An extra 20kms would have fitted in Chateau Rigny-Ussé as well! Their cycling day went something like this….
Leaving at nine thirty and after cycling 26kms at a steady pace, coffee was taken in Langeais. From there our clients picked up the Loire a Velo cycle way along the banks of the Loire to Villandry.
They arrived in time for lunch and there is a nice restaurant right outside the Chateau and with the weather so good eating outside was possible. From Villandry, the Loire a Velo cycle route takes you through a slightly hilly section to Azay le Rideau – a Chateau on the placid lake. From Azay, it was back to Langeais and then to us at Gue de Ray and a relax in the hot-tub.
There are just too many Chateau in one place – you could also plan the route to take in Chateau Rigny-Usse (the sleeping beauty Chateau). During the Renaissance, keeping up with the neighbours in this part of France must have been an expensive pre-occupation!
Cycling Breaks in France
Short Loire Valley Cycling Breaks
Flexible cycling breaks from 3 nights on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Choose from our route catalogue to create your own cycling adventure in the Loire Valley. View our Loire Vallay Cycling Breaks