Discovering Loire Valley – Family Tour
Season: March – November.
The romantic history of the Loire, Indre and Cher, castles, churches and gardens make the perfect setting for a fun family vacation. Along the longest river in France, the vineyards of Anjou, the forests, villages, and along the rivers Indre and Cher. Many activities for children are on the track. Have fun exploring!
*Base price for a double room in low season. Please ask for a detailed offer down in “BOOK NOW”.
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Cycling Style Holiday TypeOn Road, Touring
Activity Level Easy
Self-guided Cycling Tour
Departure days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights
- 7 Overnights in 2 and 3 Stars hotels in rooms with bath/shower/WC
- 4 courses dinners (in option)
- Complementary tickets for “Miniatures castles”
- Transfer of luggage from hotel to hotel
- Roadbook and maps
- 24 h Service Hotline
- Bike rental (optional)
Arrival in Tours
Arrival in Tours, capital of Touraine. Beautiful town with its old quarters.
Tours – Villandry 20 km
Straight after leaving the city of Tours, you are already on the riverside of Cher. The bike trail winds parallel the Cher and the Loire and then beautiful views open onto the natural flow. You pass the enchanting gardens of the Château de Villandry. For the kids always get opportunities to romp on playgrounds and in the summer months, the Cher, invites for bathing.
Villandry – Azay-le-Rideau 24 km
Romantic river landscape, beautiful stone houses and finally the Château d’Azay-leRideau with its interesting parkland, a wonderful day.
Azay-le-Rideau – Montbazon 23 km
You will cycle along the Valley of mills (along the riverside of Indre) Interesting views of the cliff dwellings along the road. What about a visit to the basket-makers. Arrival in Montbazon with its impressiv Donjon from the XII.J., which towers overlooks the village.
Montbazon – Chenonceaux 40 km
From Montbazon you reach Bléré, a pretty little village. Then you arrive in Chenonceaux. The castle of Chenonceau is the highlight of the trip. Catherine de Medicis and Diane de Poitiers used to live in this castle called ”the ladies’ castle”. The gardens are fantastic and the castle itself as well. A natural maze will make fun to the whole family.
Chenonceaux – Amboise 15 km
Today you will cycle through the former royal forests towards Amboise. Shortly before reaching the destination, you will be able to visit an outside museum: miniature castles of the Loire Valley, which are an attraction to children. Amboise is a very lively little town where you can visit the castle and the famous ”Clos Lucé” where lived the famous Leonard de Vinci.
Amboise – Tours 25 km
Today you cycle along the Loire back to Tours. You will discover the troglodyte dwellings. Before arriving in Tours, why not stopping at the Luluparc with its numerous attractions ??…
End of the trip
Time to leave this beautiful area, with suitcases and head full of nice souvenirs ! …