Easygoing E-bike Tour Loire Valley
Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Pool at Loire Valley Lodges, France
Easygoing E-bike Tour Loire Valley
Manicured gardens in Amboise, France
Easygoing E-bike Tour Loire Valley
Amboise castle. Chapel where Leonardo da Vinci is buried.Valley of the river Loire. France
Backroads Loire Valley Bike Tour
Easygoing E-bike Tour Loire Valley
Easygoing E-bike Tour Loire Valley
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Loire Valley Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among Grand Châteaux & Regal Rivers

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,499 - $5,799 pp dbl occ

($1,200 for sgl occ)

The sweet smell of fruit orchards floating on the valley breeze. The faint accordion music that comes along the water at night. E-biking amid vineyards and savoring wines from the grapes grown right here. Witnessing storybook châteaux, whimsical gardens and limestone caverns. The Loire is the breadbasket of France, but it’s also a feast for the senses.

France Loire Valley Easygoing E-biking Tour
France Loire Valley Easygoing E-biking Tour

France

Start/End St-Pierre-des-Corps

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

Refreshingly Active Adventures
Enjoy riding through this lush valley, passing by charming villages and historic vineyards—with plenty of stops for wine-tasting and people-watching.

Immersive Travel
Dive into the fascinating history of this fertile valley, the home of the French court during the Renaissance in Europe. Explore historic châteaux and enjoy the lively culture of the riverbank towns. 

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Learn how to live well in the Loire, with exquisite cuisine made from local ingredients and award-winning wines. Relax at hotels that enhance the delights of the valley through immersive architecture, gorgeous grounds and world class hospitality.

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Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Dolce Tempo
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Meet Our Leaders
The Backroads Experience
The Backroads Experience

Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Discover the Loire's 500-mile-long network of cycling routes on this e-biking tour in France | Pedal through fields of sunflowers, the rivers Cher and Loire and charming French villages | Watch the boats from the riverbank and sip un café crème | Take advantage of our hotel's serene environment by relaxing in your private suite or exploring a curated art walk, admiring the contrast between contemporary statue and the Loire's greenery | E-bike through the vineyards of Vouvray, a region famous for its wine since the 8th century | Arrive in Amboise, the one-time home of Leonardo da Vinci | Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the stunning Château de Chenonceau, which spans the river and must be seen to be believed.

Accommodations
Bedroom in a forest at Loire Valley Lodges
Loire Valley Lodges
Esvres-sur-Indre
| Premiere Hotel

Nestled amid the Loire Valley’s abundant greenery, each private suite is decorated with a unique theme, but all of them have a jacuzzi and outdoor terrace – the perfect setting for breakfast, delivered daily in a classic picnic basket. (pool, spa) 

Days 3-6
Description

Ride an e-bike along the river's picturesque north bank as you journey towards the gorgeous Fleur de Loire hotel | Learn about the town of Blois on a fun and informative walking tour | Cap off our tour de châteaux with a visit to Château Chambord, the valley's largest castle | Relish a decadent meal at the new restaurant of acclaimed chef Christophe Hay, whose previous endeavor earned two Michelin stars | Spend some time relaxing by the pool and perhaps opt for a spa treatment at either of our gorgeous hotels.

Accommodations
Elegant dining room overlooking a chateua and garden
Fleur de Loire
Blois
| Premiere Hotel

Boasting some of the best views of the Loire Valley's idyllic scenery, this property is renown for its elegantly decorated rooms and its spectacular chef, Christophe Hay, who earned two Michelin stars at his previous restaurant, La Maison d'à Côté. 

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

Much of the riding is on bike paths and bike-friendly roads that are very lightly trafficked. 

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
E-biking
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 1 | 20 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
E-biking
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Day 3
E-biking
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 31 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Day 4
E-biking
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 35 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Day 5
E-biking
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 33 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Day 6
Other
Cultural Activity in Blois (1½ hours)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 5 lunches
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Limited & Fixed Menus

On many nights, the gourmet restaurants where we dine offer specially prepared limited or fixed menus featuring a delicious selection of authentic regional cuisine.

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