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Chateaux from Tours to Angers

Chateaux from Tours to Angers

Chateaux from Tours to Angers
Self-guided cycling holiday (9 days/8 nights) in Touraine and Anjou to explore chateaux like Villandry, Azay le Ridau, Le Rivau or Brissac ans some famous vineyards Chinon or les côteaux de l’Aubance.

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

COMFORT : accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels with gourmet dinners

Tour description

Day 1 – Arrival at Tours – discovery walking tour of the town
Bicycles delivery and adjustment in late afternoon – Accommodation in the centre of Tours

Day 2 – Chateau of Villandry, its gardens and Azay le Rideau castle
Ride of 30 ou 38 km (18 or 23 miles) alongside Cher river via Savonniéres – visit of Villandry chateau, the last grand chateau in Loire valley to be built during the Renaissance – You will cycle alongside Cher and Loire rivers, later through orchards to reach Azay le Rideau. Visit of the chateau, one of the most elegant in Loire valley in the afternoon – Accommodation in Azay le Rideau.

Day 3 – Chateaux of Langeais, Ussé and medieval city of Chinon.
Ride of 42 km (26 miles) starting through orchards to Loire river and city of Langeais. tour of the city and feudal castle. After visiting the chateau you will continue alongside Loire to Brehemont, a former river port to Ussé to discover the castle of the Beauty Sleeping. Then you will cross the forest to reach Chinon – Accommodation in Chinon.

Day 4 – Chinon, its vineyards and Le Riveau chateau
Visit of the medieval fortress overlooking the Vienne valley in the morning and tour of the of the picturesque city to discover its medieval houses – Round trip of circuit 40 km (25 miles) through vineyards via some picturesque and old villages as Cravant les Côteaux, Panzoult and l’Ile-Bouchard where you cross the Vienne river to head to the medieval chateau of Le Rivau and its beautiful gardens. Back to Chinon and accommodation in the same hotel.

Day 5 – Royal abbey of Fontevraud, Candes St Martin and chateau of Montsoreau
Ride of 35 km (21 miles) via La Deviniére, house where Rabelais was born. Through forests you will go to Fontevraud abbey – Tour of this largest monastery in Western Christendom which houses the tombs of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart and Isabelle of Angoulême. You cycle down to Loire banks to tour the magnificent village of Candes St Martin and continue alongside Loire river to Monsoreau and its medieval chateau – Accommodation in Fontevraud.

Day 6 – Troglodyte villages along Loire river, Brézé and Montreuil-Bellay chateaux
Ride of 45 km (28 miles) – On the way visit of some cave dwellers’ settlement like de Turquant, Parnay and Souzay-Champigny – Through countryside you head to the chateau of Brézé and its strange and unique underground village. You continue to the fortified city of Montreuil Bellay and its Renaissance chateau . Then you cycle to Saumur via the pleasant Thouet valley – Accommodation in Saumur

Day 7 – Saumur, Cunault and the Loire banks
Tour of Saumur in the morning, its magnificent chateau overlooking Loire, the famous Cadre Noir (French cavalry Academy)or the interesting Tank museum with more 850 armored vehicles. In the afternoon 18km/11 miles ride to Gennes via Cunault where you explore the Romanesque church and the Treves keep, remains of a medieval fortress – Accommodation in Gennes

Day 8 – Brissac chateau and Angers
42 km/ 26 miles ride – Through countryside you head to Brissac-Quincé chateau, the tallest chateau in France, soar from the centre of a splendid park full of age-old trees. Then you cycle Aubance valley and its vineyards to reach Angers. Tour of the city which houses a great number of monuments dated from the antiquity to the present day. Return of bikes at 18:00 at the hotel – Accommodation in Angers

Day 9 – Angers – End of the tour after breakfast.

What’s included?

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Dinners according to description and selected range of services
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • A daily itinerary together with information about facilities and places of interest along the trail.
  • Emergency assistance in English
  • The rental of bicycles and their equipment (helmet, map holder, etc.)

 

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