Easygoing E-bike Tour Loire Valley
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: $5,899 - $6,399 pp dbl occ

($1,750 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-bike Tour map
France Loire Valley Easygoing E-bike Tour map


Start/End St-Pierre-des-Corps

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


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.


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

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.

The pool at Loire Valley Lodges
Loire Valley Lodges
| 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

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 highlighting the best ingredients of the Loire Valley at the two-starred Michelin restaurant of chef Christophe Hay | Spend some time relaxing by the pool and perhaps opt for a spa treatment at either of our gorgeous hotels.

Restaurant at Fleur de Loire
Fleur de Loire
| 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 two-starred Michelin restaurant run by chef Christophe Hay.

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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
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 1 | 22 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 31 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 34 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 33 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 6
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 (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

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+

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

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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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