Loire Valley Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

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)

From $4,099 - $4,349 /person

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.

Casual & 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.

Loire Valley Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

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)

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.

Casual & 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: Jun, Sep-Oct 2025: May-Jun, Aug-Oct

From $4,099 - $4,349 /person

Storybook Châteaux & French Countryside

The Loire Valley—right out of a fairy tale. Graceful castles and flawless manicured gardens. An idyllic scene made lush by the majestic water of the Loire River. A rolling symphony of vineyards, orchards, fields and rivers. Decadent cuisine and exquisite wines to cap off a day of bike touring. Order and elegance have shaped the Loire Valley. Now it’s your turn.

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Highlights

  • Bike through a landscape fit for kings and queens to explore Renaissance, medieval and classical châteaux 
  • Relax at gracious castle-hotels, admire grand French architecture and experience the richness of life in the Loire
  • Taste unique wines from local vineyards and savor the gastronomic delights of one of France's most fertile regions
  • Visit Candes-St-Martin and Montsoreau, both designated by France as Les Plus Beaux (the most beautiful) villages
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France

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 quiet rural roads to charming villages and inspiring architectural landmarks in a World Heritage landscape • Wander the impeccable grounds of Château de Chambord, the Loire’s grandest castle • Cycle parts of the beautiful regional bike path network, La Loire à Vélo • Relax at a lovely French manor-turned-hotel set on 34 acres of magnificent woodland.

Accommodations

Night 1

Relais des Landes
Ouchamps
Casual Hotel

This hospitable family welcomes us to their refined and sunny hotel, once a 17th-century manor, that maintains traditional French aesthetics with a modern pool. (pool)  

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

Days 2-3

Description

Bike along rolling hills to Château de Chaumont, set among verdant lawns and meandering paths • Explore the castle's plush chambers and impressive collection of themed gardens • Delve into fascinating French history where it actually unfolded • Discover Amboise, one of the region’s loveliest and most historic towns • Choose an outdoor table and sip a café on Rue Nationale, a prime people-watching spot •  Ride through a splendid forest and along the River Cher to Chenonceau for a tour of the noble home’s richly appointed salons and vast galleries.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Château de Pray
Chargé
Casual Plus Hotel

A turreted castle nestled amid trees on a terraced slope overlooking the Loire River. (pool)

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

Days 4-6

Description

Embark on a leisurely ride through fields, vineyards and forested Loire villages from Château de Villandry, a 16th-century castle with stunning gardens • Bike along the River Loire and immerse yourself in the area’s joie de vivre • Venture off the beaten path in picturesque old-world spots like Montsoreau and Candes-St-Martin • Share riverside paths with local cyclists en route to one-of-a-kind troglodyte hamlets and the town of Saumur, home to some of the region's finest wines • Ride through cabernet franc vineyards and arrive in postcard-perfect Brissac-Quincé • Pause at the water’s edge to admire the view • Opt for a final spin through the countryside or a peaceful morning at the hotel.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Château Le Prieuré
Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault
Casual Hotel

Decadent French styling and sweeping views of the Loire River are highlights at this elegant castle-hotel.

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

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From $4,099 - $4,349 /person

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

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

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Night 1

Relais des Landes
Ouchamps

Casual Hotel

This hospitable family welcomes us to their refined and sunny hotel, once a 17th-century manor, that maintains traditional French aesthetics with a modern pool. (pool)  

Nights 2-3

Château de Pray
Chargé

Casual Plus Hotel

A turreted castle nestled amid trees on a terraced slope overlooking the Loire River. (pool)

Nights 4-5

Château Le Prieuré
Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault

Casual Hotel

Decadent French styling and sweeping views of the Loire River are highlights at this elegant castle-hotel.

From $4,099 - $4,349 /person

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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.

From $4,099 - $4,349 /person

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