The Loire Valley Gourmet Bike Tour – Centre Based Luxury!
The Loire Valley Gourmet Bike Tour – our new bike tour is now available for booking!
Like all our French bike tours and holidays this tour is centre-based. A Centre based bike tour means route flexibility, great cycling and real relaxation.
We’ve chosen a very special Loire Valley base to run this new bike tour. Beautiful accommodation near the Loire river, which has large luxurious rooms and delicious meals prepared by an award winning chef. There are fabulous grounds including a heated swimming pool and for added luxury you can relax with massage treatments or luxuriate in a beauty therapy.
And don’t worry – we’ll still be on hand to support your biking throughout your stay!
Spectacular Bike Touring in France
The Loire Valley Gourmet Bike Tour enables you to discover the biking paradise in and around Saumur.
This is one of the best stretches of the Loire a Velo cycle-way and a UNESCO world heritage site. Saumur is known as ‘The Pearl of Anjou’ and is famous for it’s sparkling wines, horse riding (Saumur is home to the French cavalry and the national riding school, the Cadre Noir), it’s beautiful Chateau and honey coloured buildings.
The bike tour takes in many Chateaux, including Montsoreau (the only Chateau actually on the Loire itself), Rigny-Ussé (inspiration for Sleeping Beauty) and Chinon – famous for links to Joan of Arc, the Hundred Years War and the English Plantagenet kings.
There is also the largest restored abbey in Europe at Fontevraud – with the tombs of Richard the Lionheart and Henry II of England on display.
We’ve also included a 2km underground cycle ride through wine caves and a picnic in the vines of a medieval Chateau, where you are hosted by the ancestral owner and personally given a tour of his wine caves and of course – a tasting of his wines!
This French bike tour is easy going with flexible routes that can be extended or shortened. So this is a perfect cycling holiday for couples who want to cycle different distances, because our routes allow you to do this but still cycle together!
Loire Valley Gourmet Bike Tour – Availability
In 2017 there are only twenty spaces available on the Loire Valley Gourmet Bike Tour so don’t delay and contact us as soon as possible! Even as I write this, a couple of places have just been sold and we’ve not started marketing yet….