Rating in France
$ 6795

Loire Valley Family Biking Journey

min $ 6795
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Saumur, Chinon
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 6795
Duration: 5 days
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Explore An Enchanted Past

The Loire is enchanting. A place where kings and queens once sought the comforts of countryside, occupied spectacular châteaux and indulged in all manner of play. And now, we invite your family to do the same! The Loire Valley has been labelled the “garden of France” and what a magnificent place it is to enjoy for children and adults alike. The kids will try their hand at canoeing, horseback riding and rope courses while the adults experience great riding, fantastic food, incredible wines and the casual elegance that accompanies one of France’s most luxurious escapes!

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Day by Day

Welcome to the Loire Valley! Settle in at the hotel before meeting for cocktails with your B&R guide and reviewing the adventure ahead! Tonight, have dinner at the excellent gastronomic restaurant at the hotel or go out in the town of Amboise.

Ride through forest, along rivers and by charming villages. Enjoy lunch on the terrace of a beautiful château and afterwards walk to the nearby staples for some horseback riding. Tonight enjoy a lovely dinner in the elegant town of Amboise.

Delve deep into the Touraine countryside. Embark on a scenic bike path to visit a château and have a picnic on its spectacular gardens. After lunch we ride across the Loire River into the town of Langeais where we will go canoeing. Tonight, parents enjoy a romantic dinner while the kids enjoy a fun meal at a nearby crêperie.

Ride through the scenic and peaceful Chinon appellation vineyards to a wine tasting. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you cruise down the Vienne River on a traditional barge. After lunch spend some time exploring the narrow cobble stone streets of Chinon.

Cycle through Rabelais country into the neighbouring region of Anjou - from farmland to vineyard to forest! Have lunch at a local restaurant before continue the ride into the heart of the Saumur-Champigny wine appellation to the riverside town of Saumur. Convene tonight for cocktails and dinner in Saumur.

After breakfast your guide will bid you farewell as you take your private transfer to St Pierre des Corps train station. Au revoir et bon voyage!

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • All hotel accommodation (Superior rooms at Château de Noizay and Château de Marçay, and Junior suite at Château de Verrières).
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners as indicated with wine (as selected by B&R)
  • Services of one B&R guide and a support vehicle during bike rides
  • Use of a customized bicycle, Burley piccolo trailer cycle and helmets
  • Detailed maps and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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