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7-Nights Loire Valley Cycling - Active
France
G Adventures
Vacation Offer ID 1315603
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Overview

G Adventures

Loire Valley Cycling
Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on a bike and experience ornate chteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks - ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.

Highlights
Explore beautiful Paris, cycle from one glorious chteau to the next, appreciate the lush Loire Valley scenery, visit local markets, taste wine in ancient vineyards, pedal through the Garden of France.

Accommodation
Hotels (7 nts)

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout

Group Size Notes
Max 12, Avg 10

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

What's Included
Your Foodie Moment: Local Market Visit and Picnic Lunch, Chenonceaux Your Foodie Moment: Vineyard Visit and Tasting, Loiré. Paris orientation walk. Cycling through the Loire Valley (5 days). Chateau de Blois visit. Entry to Chteau de Chenonceau. Market stop for local ingredients and picnic lunch (Tours). Chateau d'Ussé visit. All cycling equipment including bicycle. Luggage transfer between locations. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Featured Destinations

Paris

Paris

Paris, world capital of art and culture, gathers some of the most famous museums and monuments in the world. Like all the world's great capitals, Paris lives at a fast pace, by day, by night and especially at rush hours. Bear in mind that museums and monuments are often less crowded during the week. Sights that should not be missed include: The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Visit any of the many others according to your tastes and interests: the Musee Picasso, Musee Rodin, Musee Carnavalet, Musee Marmottan and the Arab Institute are just a few. Essential Paris monuments are the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe or the Grande Arche de la Defense.
Destination Guide
Blois

Blois

Dominating the Loire River, the royal castle of Blois is one of the most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France and a brilliant illustration of the evolution of the French architecture from the Middle ages to the 17th century. About the middle of the 10th century, Blois became the most important town in the region. The first stone castle was built to protect the town dates back to that period. The medieval remains still exist. The best preserved medieval tower is situated on a terrace overlooking the Loire.
Tours

Tours

Though it doesn't boast a major château, Tours is the traditional center for exploring the Loire valley. Devout Christians en route to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain once stopped here to pay homage at the tomb of St. Martin, the Apostle of Gaul, who was bishop of Tours in the 4th century. With a population of 130,000, Tours is known for its food and wine. Because many of its buildings were bombed in World War II, 20th-century apartment towers have taken the place of châteaux. Because Tours is at the doorstep of some of the most magnificent châteaux in France, it makes a good base from which to explore. Most Loire Valley towns are rather sleepy, but Tours is where the action is, with busy streets and cafes. A quarter of the residents are students, who add a vibrant, active touch.
Angers Destination Guide
Chenonceaux
Chinon

Chinon

Sitting on the banks of the Vienne River is the "garden of France" also called Chinon. Well known for its wines and castles, this historic medieval town has served both French and English royalty like King Henry II in 1189, Joan of Arc in 1429 and Duke of Richelieu in the 16th century. in 1968 it was registered as a preservation area and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Valid Date Ranges

May 2020
05/17/202005/24/2020$1,499 per person
05/24/202005/31/2020$1,499 per person
June 2020
06/14/202006/21/2020$1,529 per person
July 2020
07/12/202007/19/2020$1,529 per person
August 2020
08/09/202008/16/2020$1,529 per person
08/30/202009/06/2020$1,529 per person
September 2020
09/13/202009/20/2020$1,529 per person
October 2020
10/04/202010/11/2020$1,499 per person
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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Itinerary Disclaimer
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances. Itinerary and map subject to change.
 
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