Active & Intimate Loire Valley - Small Escorted Group
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7 days to discover the Loire Valley: From 3300€ - Departure dates: any time on demand
- walking to a lost troglodyte village
- canoeing under the Chateau de Chenonceau
- biking in the hunting forests of François I at Chambord
- delicious and local food along the tour


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Day 1 (D)
TGV train from Paris to Tours (1 hour). Meet Morgan, your driver-guide for your vacation in the Loire Valley...
Transfer to your charming hotel in the heart of Amboise (30 min).
Get settled into your home for the next 3 nights...
Lunch at leisure...
In the afternoon get set up on your bikes and then have some free time before dinner at a local restaurant.

 

 

Day 2 (L)
After breakfast, transfer to Blois. See the outside of the Blois chateau and then ride out from the city. Today’s ride is a circular bike... (around 30km). Possibility to extend today’s ride to Cheverny.
Picnic lunch on the grounds of Chambord. Late afternoon transfer back to Amboise.
 

 

Day 3 (D)
Off to Amboise and the Manoir du Clos Lucé...
Lunch at leisure at the Renaissance restaurant of the Clos Lucé. Discover an authentic cuisine (in a large caldron) all of this in an even larger kitchen chimney!
Enjoy a ride (15 km).
From your bike to your canoe, and down the Cher River for a wonderful canoe trip downriver (7 km, about 2 hours with 1 lock)...
Enjoy an early evening barbecue along the Cher river before heading back to Amboise.

 

Day 4 (D)

Start your day with the AOC Sainte-Maure de Touraine cheese, and a visit to one of its 75 farms…(about 35 km).
Lunch at leisure in one of several villages along the way.
A sense of timelessness welcomes the guest to this family-run chambres d'hôtes. Dinner in tonight!

 

Day 5 (L, D)
After a large breakfast, and a short drive South of Saumur, meet your walking guide for the day. A wonderful walk (8 km) to a small inhabited troglodyte village. Late afternoon walking tour of Saumur and its chateau which stands high above the town. The architectural character of the town...
Enjoy a full home-cooked family meal back at your B&B.

 

 

Day 6 (D)
Short morning ride around your B&B to an Abbaye Royale.
The abbey was a double monastery...
Transfer just outside of Tours visit the 16th century Chateau de Valmer...
The gardens have figured in many different TV and magazine reportages in France, Italy, Russia, Germany…
Picnic dinner at the Chateau this evening for your last night in the Loire Valley.
You could finish off your stay this evening with an optional hot air balloon ride! 

 

Day 7
End of trip. Morgane will transfer you back to Tours for a TGV to Paris.

 

Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 8 pax
Public Price 3300€ per person sharing a double/twin room, single sup 840€

 

This trip includes:
- 7 days driver/guide with a 9-passenger minivan that serves as a bike follow vehicle
- Meals noted in your itinerary
- Visits noted in your itinerary
- Comfortable Trek bikes for the 7 days with pumps, repair kits, locks and helmets
 

This price does not include:
- Transportation to arrive in Tours
- Airfare not listed in the itinerary
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Entrances fees when not mentioned
- Meals when not mentioned
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Gratuities
- Any Item specified as ‘Own Arrangements’