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Cycling holidays in the Loire Valley

Enjoy the Loire Cycle Path and the route's many sights

The Loire Valley is known as the 'Royal River' and flows through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, vineyards and historic castles. The route is part of the EuroVelo 6 network linking the Atlantic to the Black Sea and is one of the best cycle routes in Europe.

The Loire Cycle Path, or "La Loire à Vélo," is a captivating and scenic cycling route that meanders alongside the majestic Loire River in France. Stretching over 800 kilometres, it is one of the longest and most popular cycling trails in Europe, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and recreational adventure. Our cycling holiday routes follow predominately flat routes making the Loire Valley suitable for all cycling abilities.

The Loire Cycle Path also passes through UNESCO-listed sites, such as the historic town of Blois and the renowned Château de Chambord, offering riders a glimpse into France's rich history and architectural heritage.

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Explore the famous castles and cities of the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley in France is a captivating tapestry of historic cities and majestic castles. Blois, with its Royal Château, offers a glimpse into medieval splendour, while Tours boasts a charming Old Town and cultural richness. The Château de Chambord, an architectural marvel, and the elegant Château de Chenonceau, spanning the Cher River, stand as iconic symbols of the French Renaissance.

Villandry's fairytale gardens and Saumur's imposing château enhance the valley's allure. This UNESCO World Heritage site seamlessly weaves together history, architecture, and natural beauty, inviting visitors to explore a realm where the past comes alive amidst breathtaking landscapes.

La Loire à Vélo - One of Europe's best cycle routes

The Loire Cycle Path boasts a well-designed cycle infrastructure network that provides leisure cyclists a smooth and enjoyable journey along the 800-kilometre route. The Loire Cycle Path is easily navigable due to the well-signposted nature of the route and passes through many famous towns and cities such as Tours, Blois and Angers. You'll cycle along the riverside path 

The valley is dotted with iconic castles, such as the Château de Chambord, an architectural masterpiece with its distinctive French Renaissance design and intricate details. The Château de Chenonceau, spanning the Cher River, is celebrated for its elegant galleries and extensive gardens, while the fairy-tale-like Château de Villandry showcases exquisite Renaissance gardens.

The Loire Cycle Path also boasts integrated public transport along the route with special trains operating during the summer between Nantes and Blois. You'll have time to stop-off at the many vineyards, chateaux and local attractions as you cycle on each daily stage of the Loire Valley cycling holiday.

Castles of the Loire

Discover the Loire Valley on a cycling holiday, where charming cities like Blois and Tours beckon with medieval allure. Pedal alongside the iconic Château de Chambord and elegant Château de Chenonceau. Marvel at fairytale gardens in Villandry and enjoy the beauty of Saumur's château. A cycling adventure in this UNESCO haven awaits!

Loire Valley Cycle Route

Join us on a cycling odyssey along the Loire Valley Cycle Path, a scenic 800-kilometre route. Explore historic cities, pedal past iconic châteaux like Chambord and Chenonceau, and discover the valley's beauty. With well-marked trails and bike-friendly amenities, This is an unforgettable journey through France's cultural heart.


Castles of the Loire

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