Cycling holidays in France: Loire Valley bike tour

Cycling holidays in France: Tours, a nice stop during your Loire Valley bike tour (Loire à vélo) Cycling holidays in France: Loire Valley bike tour © David Darrault

On the EuroVelo route #6 that runs from Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret) all the way to the Saint-Nazaire beaches, a Loire Valley bike Tour is a great choice for cycling holidays in France, in a Unesco world heritage site. 

From the ramparts of the Amboise chateau to the alleys of Candes-Saint-Martin village, the Loire cycle route is a unique trip through Touraine along the 150 kilometres pathway, with the silhouettes of the major Loire Valley chateaux, Loire river landscapes, vineyards... 

Cycling holidays in France: practical information for your Loire Valley bike tour 

It is marked, secure and free of charge. Bicycle rental stations can be found at various locations along the Loire cycle route. They also offer services for luggage transportation

Rail links (train stations in Amboise, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Tours, Langeais, Chinon and Saumur) make it possible for you to split up your outings as you wish, and to return your bicycles to a location other than the one where you rented it - practical! 

Moreover, along your Loire Valley bike tour, numerous accommodation have been approved "Loire a vélo"; their owners are used to welcome travelers cycling Loire Valley. So, at the end, a picnic outing for a few hours or a trek over several days... the choice is up to you!

Cycling holidays in France: Loire Valley bike tour. Loire à vélo
Loire Valley bike tour. Photo credit: David Darrault

Loire Valley cycling, in Touraine: distance chart to get your bearings

Count on an average speed of 6 or 7 mph if you are not very athletic... or not in a hurry!

 

Amboise

Tours

Villandry

Ussé

Saumur

Amboise

 15,5 mi28 mi40 mi71 mi

Tours

15,5 mi 13 mi25 mi53 mi

Villandry

28 mi13 mi 12,5 mi40 mi

Ussé

40 mi25 mi12,5 mi 28 mi

Saumur

71 mi53 mi40 mi28 mi 
Loire à vélo trail

Agencies for a Loire Valley cycling tour

Several travel agencies can organize your cycling tours in Loire Valley.

1/ French agencies
2/ Agencies in United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia...
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