Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Loire Valley Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 7+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7

From $5,199 - $5,499 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Loire Valley Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 7+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Aug 2025: Jun-Aug

From $5,199 - $5,499 /person

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Storied Landscapes & Magical Castles

It has all the makings of a fairy tale. Storybook castles. Towers, flying buttresses and flawless gardens. Fertile fields, graceful rivers and idyllic cycling routes on dedicated bike paths. Exquisite treats at patisseries and gourmet meals. The Loire Valley—a family getaway that ends with "happily ever after."

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Highlights

  • Pedal tranquil family-friendly bike routes connecting unforgettable castles and magnificent old-world landscapes
  • Walk in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and check out some of the inspirations for his technological innovations
  • Explore medieval, Renaissance and classical châteaux and get a taste of royal treatment at gracious castle-hotels
  • Ride on horseback along the Loire River, learn how to fence and make chocolate with the experts (Just for kids)
France Loire Valley Family Bike Tour map

Start/End St-Pierre-des-Corps

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Ride family-friendly bike routes past enchanting villages and serene woodland Admire Château de Chambord—the region’s largest castle and a remarkable display of French Renaissance architecture—during an exclusive tour Bike forested back roads and vineyard-covered hills on the way to our palatial hotel.

Accommodations

Night 1

Les Sources de Cheverny
Cheverny
Premiere Hotel

Recent renovations have modernized this 15th-century manor located near Cheverny, but it still has its original tower and moat. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Venture by bike to Chaumont, a castle acclaimed for its annual International Garden Festival Kids hop in the saddle for a horseback-riding adventure Visit Leonardo da Vinci’s home, Clos Lucé, where you’ll marvel at the models and designs of his famous creations Kids get a tasty lesson in chocolate making at a family-owned chocolaterie Wander in the lively town of Amboise and sip a post-ride chocolat chaud or an aperitif as the sun sets on the Loire.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Château de Noizay
Noizay
*Casual Plus Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley, this 16th-century estate has been restored to offer its guests a blend of old-world architecture, new-world extravagance and versatile outdoor amenities. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Explore magical Château de Chenonceau, with its richly appointed interiors and dazzling artwork En garde! Youngsters wield épées with a world-class fencing master before a special medieval-themed dinner just for them Adults take a leisurely afternoon ride from one lovely village to the next before returning to our grand château-hotelDiscover the rolling pastures and goat farms behind the Loire’s famous fromage de chèvre  A peaceful bike route through vineyards and villages leads to Château de Villandry and its extraordinary gardens Say au revoir to the Loire after one last morning spin as you take in views of the valley from our hotel’s expansive terrace.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Domaine de la Tortinière
Montbazon
Premiere Hotel

We're welcomed by the gracious Olivereau family at this elegant 19th-century castle-hotel overlooking the gorgeous Indre Valley. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Les Sources de Cheverny
Cheverny

Premiere Hotel

Recent renovations have modernized this 15th-century manor located near Cheverny, but it still has its original tower and moat. (spa)

Nights 2-3

Château de Noizay
Noizay

*Casual Plus Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley, this 16th-century estate has been restored to offer its guests a blend of old-world architecture, new-world extravagance and versatile outdoor amenities. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Domaine de la Tortinière
Montbazon

Premiere Hotel

We're welcomed by the gracious Olivereau family at this elegant 19th-century castle-hotel overlooking the gorgeous Indre Valley. (pool)

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • 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
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • For children up to 85 pounds
  • Attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.
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