Cycling in the Valley of Kings

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8 Day(s)
Easy
255 Km
avg 43 Km
Self-guided

Description

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!

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Tour Location

Country:
France
Region:
Loire
From:
Orléans
To:
Tours

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Easy
Tour Type:
Family
More Options:
Point to Point|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 965

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
255 Km
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
April|May|June|July|August|September|October
Departure:
Starts any day from April 1st through October 31st

Additional Information

Special Deal

Winter promo: Book for 4 (or more) and get 10% off until March 1st

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: €70-€90

Booking Conditions:

Shoulder and high season supplements €5-€55pp

Inclusions

7 nights' accommodation in 2- and 3-star properties
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 are available at the rate of 115 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 245 euros per bike. These prices include the drop-off fee for the bike's return to Orléans.

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