Biking the Loire Valley

  France

 12 days 

 Moderate

Guided

Supported

If you like bicycling on quiet roads, if you like châteaux, if you like French food

Are you with me here? Thought so. Nothing to object to. A long-time favorite returns to the season line-up with this Loire Valley tour.

We'll stay two nights in Chinon, where the local ch√¢teau once was home to Plantagenet kings and both Rabelais (wickedly French satirist) and Joan of Arc (saintly French martyr) are immortalized in bronze.

This is châteaux country, pretty as a picture and within easy reach of Paris, so a natural choice for the ruling classes country homes. Some homes. We'll pass Château d'Ussé, a romantic mélange of styles that inspired the 17th-century writer Charles Perrault to invent the story of Sleeping Beauty. At Azay-le-Rideau, we'll visit the famous château where Henri IV's beloved mistress, Gabrielle d'Estrées, lived when she wasn't with the king.

Tour Information

Cost From

US$ 2590  Guided

Single Supplement

Available

Inclusions

11 nights, daily breakfast and dinner, group transfer from and to the airport; English-speaking guide, support van, bicycle rental, all entrance fees, and our famous t-shirt.

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