Loire Valley Bike Hire – Hybrid, Electric & Road
The cost of hire bikes is included in our Loire Valley Discovery Tour and Mini Discovery Tour. We’re also happy for you to bring your own bike and we’ll apply a discount to the price. You can also upgrade your hire bike to a road bike or electric bike.
If you’ve chosen a Loire Valley self-catered cycling holiday a standard hybrid bike can be rented by the week at an additional cost.
The Hire Bikes
For some, cycling holidays in France are about relaxing and soaking up the scenery without too much effort. For others, it’s about recreating that ‘Tour de France’ feeling! We have bikes that can satisfy both aims.
Hybrid Touring Bikes
Our standard touring hybrids have either 21 or 24 gears, fixed front forks to keep the weight down and plenty of headset adjustment so we can make you comfortable.
Hybrid Bike Equipment
- Handlebar Bag or Panier
- Rear bike rack
- Bottle holder & Water Bottle
- Odometer & Map Holder
- Bike Lock
- Puncture repair equipment
Our electric bikes are Gitane’s Organe’e with an uprated battery, giving a range of around 65 kms, which is plenty for our routes and terrain. The e-bikes come with the same equipment as the hybrid bikes, with the exception of a bottle holder.
E-Bikes can be hired for an additional 20€ per day or 100€ for the entire Tour. We also take a €500 damage/theft deposit via a credit card pre-authorisation. We have limited availability, so book early if you want an e-bike.
We use Orbea and Cannondale road bikes, all with carbon forks and have a mix of flat and drop handle bars. As standard they are fitted with flat pedals but we’re happy to fit your pedals if you bring them with you. Being road bikes, they don’t come with racks or panniers, but a bottle holder, locks, odometer and puncture repair kit is provided.
Road bikes can be hired for an additional 15€ per day or 75€ for the entire tour. We also take a €500 damage/theft deposit via a credit card pre-authorisation. As for the E-Bikes, there is limited availability, so please book early!
Garmin GPS Hire
We provide you with brilliantly detailed paper maps and written instructions for all our routes, but we also have Garmin GPS units for rent. The unit is preloaded with our Loire Valley cycle routes – making navigation even easier. Ask us for details.
Support and Extra Help
We are also happy to fit your own saddle, pedals or your GPS to our bikes for the duration of your cycling holiday – just let us know when you book so that we can have the bike ready to recieve your equipment when you arrive!
When you are out on the road we will assist you in the event of major technical failure, but it really helps us if you are able to mend punctures with the equipment we provide. If you can’t we will get out to you as soon as possible to change the tyre for you – but bear in mind you may be over 35kms away.
If you have brought your own bike, then you are more than welcome to use the bike stands and tools that we have available.