Backroads Loire Valley Bike Tours
Backroads Loire Valley Bike Tour
Pool at Loire Valley Lodges, France
Amboise castle. Chapel where Leonardo da Vinci is buried.Valley of the river Loire. France
Manicured gardens in Amboise, France
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Loire Valley Bike Tour
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Loire Valley Bike Tour - For Families with Adult Kids 20s & Beyond

Grand Châteaux & Regal Rivers

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,499 - $5,599 pp dbl occ

($1,200 for sgl occ)

Bike along the peaceful Loire River and through lush forest. Gaze at imposing châteaux of Renaissance majesty. Stroll amid perfectly sculpted gardens. Artists and writers escape to the Loire—even da Vinci spent his last years here. Surrounded by woodlands, castles and the rustles of wildlife, you and your family will feel as if you've stepped into a work of art.

France Loire Valley Family Biking Tour
France Loire Valley Family 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

  • Bike quiet scenic routes along rivers and through a fertile valley, passing green woodlands and charming villages
  • Relax at hotels that enhance the Loire's delights through immersive architecture, gorgeous grounds and the freshest cuisine
  • Taste critically acclaimed wines, including the world-renowned full-bodied reds of Saumur and Bourgueil
  • Explore formidable châteaux, whose grand interiors and storybook facades take you to another time
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3
Description

Discover the Loire Valley's 500-mile-long network of bike routes | Take a family cycling tour through fields of sunflowers, along the rivers Cher and Loire and to 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 on a curated art walk | 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 along the Loire's picturesque north bank as you journey towards our gorgeous and aptly named hotel | Learn about the town of Blois on a fun and informative walking tour | Cap off your family's tour de châteaux with a visit to Chambord, the valley's largest castle | Relish an unforgettable meal at the new restaurant of acclaimed chef Christophe Hay, whose previous endeavor earned two Michelin stars | Spend some time relaxing by the pool or perhaps opt for a spa treatment at either of our decadent 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. 

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 34 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 50 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 57 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 31 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 46 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 45 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 54 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 2 | 20 miles | 500 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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. 

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 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+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$400 rental fee; subject to availability

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, 5 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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