Cycling Holidays France - Cycle to Villandry

Loire Valley Cycling Breaks – Flexible & Fun!

Loire Valley cycling breaks for all levels of cyclist.

A flexible way to enjoy a fantastic short cycling break in France whether you’re travelling on your own, as a couple, in a family or a large group!

Our short cycling breaks are available outside of our Discovery Tour dates.

Start on any day of the week, stay at our beautiful base at ‘Le Gue de Ray’ and we’ll help you choose from our extensive catalogue of cycle routes to create your own Loire Valley cycling break.

Cycle to 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!  See more about our area of the Loire Valley.

Children & Group Pricing

We have routes and bikes that are perfect for children under 12 and even better, they are half price!

Short breaks are a great way to create a fantastic cycling holiday for families, but perhaps not everyone wants to cycle.  With that in mind non-cycling guests are also half price.

If you are a group of 6 or more we’ll apply a 5% discount to each adult base price.

We don’t charge a single supplement on our short breaks.

To reflect COVID-19, we’ve changed our booking policy:

  • Deposits are transferable – should you need to delay due to Covid-19 restrictions

What’s Included

Stay three or four nights on a short cycling break, including ensuite accommodation, sumptuous breakfasts and two course evening meals. We also provide a hybrid/touring bike & accessories, access to our Loire Valley cycle routes catalogue, our expertise and emergency back-up support.

See how our short cycling breaks fit together here.

Loire Cycling Routes

We’ve created a route catalogue which you can browse at your leisure and with our help create your own Loire cycling adventure.  We’ve routes from 15km to over 100km, so something for everyone! See more about our Loire Valley Cycle Routes.

Years of experience have gone into creating our catalogue and each route has an annotated map, a supporting set of directions and an optional GPS file for uploading to your Smartphone or Garmin.


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 or e-bike is possible.   Our price includes helmets, paniers, odometer, map holder & water bottle.  See more on our Bike Hire.

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.

Transfer to/from Saumur train station

We can provide a transfer from Saumur train station to Le Gue de Ray if you are travelling without a car.

Short Break Availability

Starting on any day of the week, short breaks are available from March through to October (outside of our Discovery Tour dates).  Please contact us with your preferred dates!

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Ask us anything about our Loire Valley Cycling Breaks

We’re happy to help and always reply within 24 hours

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Loire Valley Cycling Breaks

3 nights €528 per person

4 nights €690 per person

no single supplement

non cyclists half price

under 12’s half price

5% adult discount for 6+ guests

What’s included

  • 3 or 4 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Evening meals (two courses)
  • Hybrid/touring bike & accessories
  • Bespoke Loire Valley cycling routes
  • Emergency backup support
  • Swimming pool & hot-tub
  • Complimentary WiFi, laundry and hot-drinks

Optional Extras

  • Road bike or e-bike upgrade
  • End of route pickups
  • Train station transfer (Rtn) – 36€ p/person

Accommodation – “Le Gue de Ray”

Unpack once and enjoy our beautiful base Le Gue de Ray – beautiful guest accommodation and the perfect place to explore the Loire Valley on a bike.

Getting to the Loire

Whether you are arriving from overseas or from within Europe we are easy to reach by car or rail.   See more on how to get to the Loire Valley.