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Cycling in the Valley of Kings
Tour Location
Country:
France
From:
Orléans
To:
Tours
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Phone Support, Maps or GPS
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Easy
Bike Options:
Electric Bike, Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Tour Type:
Family, Point to Point
Cost From:
€935
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
255 Km
Riding Days:
6
Daily Average:
43 Km
Month(s):
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Departure:
Any day
Tour Operator:
Cyclomundo
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Cycling in the Valley of Kings

8 Days Easy 255 KmAVG 42 Km

France’s noble ranks set up residence in the Loire Valley for centuries, earning it the nickname "Valley of Kings." Early on, fortress-castles were built in strategic locations, while later grand châteaux were designed to display wealth and power. Its proximity to Paris — today only an hour’s ride away by train — and its romantic setting proved an ideal retreat for royals to escape the crowds. Nowadays, it’s an ideal retreat for cyclists, with particular thanks to the fairly flat Loire à Vélo cycling route that stretches from central France to the Atlantic.

The best introduction to the Valley of the Kings is the strikingly handsome Orléans, one of France’s most prosperous medieval cities. Here you’ll find many nods to Joan of Arc in the form of statues, religious art, etc., for it was she who ended the siege of Orléans and captured residents’ hearts forever. Many of the towns along the route look as though they haven’t changed since the “Maid of Orléans” set foot in the region!
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: €370-€390
Booking Conditions
Shoulder and high season supplements €15-€40pp
Inclusions
7 nights’ accommodation as described above
Daily breakfast
Meeting with our local representative
Luggage transfers
1 wine cellar visit & tasting on Day 7
Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
Tourist information
Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
All tax and service charges
Exclusions
Expenses of a personal nature
Travel insurance
Bicycle rentals
Options
Accommodation upgrade
Adult hybrid bikes €115. This includes the drop-off fee. E-bikes are available upon request.
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