Cycling Holidays France - Cycle to Villandry

Loire Valley Cycling Breaks – Flexible & Fun!

For all levels of cyclist and all styles of cycling.  A flexible way to enjoy a fantastic cycling holiday in the Loire Valley France.

Start on any day of the week, stay at our beautiful base at ‘Le Gue de Ray’ and choose from our catalogue of Loire Valley cycle routes to create your own french cycling break here in the Loire Valley.   We’re located just north of Saumur, in the heart of the UNESCO stretch of the Loire Valley and the Anjou Touraine Regional Park.

Aim for some of the most famous Chateaux in France, wander the vineyards, explore the beautiful white stoned towns or just make the most of miles and miles of quiet roads and stunning scenery – a cyclist’s paradise!

Basic Package

Our basic package starts with a 3 night stay with en-suite accommodation, sumptuous breakfast, hybrid/touring bike & accessories hire, access to our Loire Valley cycle routes catalogue, our expertise and emergency back-up support.

If you prefer to bring your own bike there is a discount to the basic price listed to the right (ask us for details).

Loire Cycling Routes

Ten years of experience have gone into creating our Loire cycling routes.  Each route has an annotated map, a supporting set of written route directions and an optional GPS file for uploading to your Garmin or Smartphone.

We’ve created a route catalogue which you can browse at your leisure and with our help create your own Loire cycling adventure.  See more about our Loire Valley Cycle Routes.

Options

Bike Upgrade

We have a range of touring, hybrid and road bikes on offer and are happy to fit your saddles or pedals to our bikes to make your riding as comfortable as possible.  Our basic package includes hire of a hybrid/touring bike; upgrade to a road bike is 20€ per day. We also include helmets, paniers, odometers, map holders & water bottles in our price.  See more on our Bike Hire.

Evening Meals

We are able to provide evening meals, provided they are booked in advance:

  • Apero Platter – €10 per person – a selection of local meats, cheeses and chutneys served with salad and fresh French bread.
  • Two course evening meal – €18 per person – a main course followed by a delicious dessert (served on two evenings per week).

Guest Kitchen

We have a guest kitchen and an outside BBQ that can also be used for evening meals.

Restaurants

There are high quality restaurants within a 10-15 minute drive and we are able to provide a pickup and drop-off if booked in advance.

End of Route Pickups

Our cycle routes are circular, but if there is somewhere you want to visit and you can’t manage the distance then we can provide an end of route pickup (for an extra charge).

Train Station Transfer

To travel to us you can arrive by train at Saumur train station and we can arrange for a taxi to bring you to Gue de Ray.

Additional Nights

Additional nights for the basic package are charged at €125 per person. So for four nights – 575€pp, five nights – 700€pp etc.

Fully Inclusive Packages

If you want everything taken care of,  then check out our Loire Valley Discovery Tour.

This brilliant cycle tour brings everything together and includes full catering, end of route pickups, special events en-route and much more all in one price.

Check out our Loire Valley Discovery Cycling Tour.

Loire Valley Cycling Breaks

Basic Package – €450 per person

What’s included

  • 3 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Hybrid/touring bike & accessories
  • Bespoke Loire Valley cycling routes
  • Emergency backup support
  • Swimming pool & hot-tub
  • Complimentary WiFi, laundry and hot-drinks
  • Kitchen catering facilities

Optional Extras

  • Road bike upgrade
  • Evening platters and 2 course meals
  • End of route pickups
  • Train station transfer
  • Additional nights

Prices based on two people sharing a double/twin room

Accommodation – “Le Gue de Ray”

Unpack once and enjoy our beautiful base ‘Le Gue de Ray‘ – A 200 year old Anjou farmstead converted to provide beautiful guest accommodation and the perfect place to explore the Loire Valley on a bike.  More on ‘Le Gue de Ray’

Getting to the Loire

From the UK by car

Take the night boat from Portsmouth to Caen and you can be with us by 10.30am and cycling by 11am!  Take the Channel Tunnel and we are an easy  five hour drive.

By Train

Take the train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (1.45h) or Paris Montparnasse (1h) to Tours St Pierre des Corps or Angers St Laud and then get the connecting train to Saumur (25mins) – simple and quick.  See more on how to get to the Loire Valley

 

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Ask us anything about our Loire Valley Cycling Breaks

We’re happy to help and always reply within 48 hours

     info@loirelifecycling.com

     00 33 6 25 81 98 51