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Chateaux Of The Loire Walk

 

Summary:

Walk along the peaceful Loire and Cher rivers through sunflower fields, forest and vineyards.

Duration
8 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
13-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 1,886.00
Price per day
± USD 236.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Chateaux Of The Loire Walk
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Age Group
12 - 99 Years

Summary

Walk along the peaceful Loire and Cher rivers through sunflower fields, forest and vineyards.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrival In Blois
Day 2.
Blois / Chambord To Chitenay
Day 3.
At Chitenay
Day 4.
Chitenay To Chenonceaux
Day 5.
At Chenonceaux
Day 6.
Chenonceaux To Amboise
Day 7.
At Amboise
Day 8.
Leave Amboise

Visited cities (3): Blois, Poitiers, Tours

 

Details

The Loire is famous for its chateaux with over 300 in total to discover. This easy paced, gentle walking holiday balances peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendour and opulence of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. There's no tough climbing but you're still rewarded with beautifully unspoilt landscapes and enchanting views at every turn.You follow a linear route from Blois, passing quiet hamlets and wine villages, before continuing alongside the River Cher through Montrichard, Chenonceaux and Montlouis. Then, you'll enjoy wonderful walks through open fields and sprawling vineyards - with opportunities for wine-tasting - and on to Leonardo da Vinci's bustling town of Amboise. Along the way you'll take in some of France's most impressive chateaux: Chenonceau mesmerises with its iconic arches over the River Cher (be sure to taste the chateau's wine and enjoy a scenic riverside walk); the majestic Chateau d'Amboise is a former royal residence and also houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci; while Chateau de Chambord is set in a majestic nature reserve.The places you'll stay in have been hand-picked for their superb locations, atmospheric charm, excellent cuisine and warm, friendly owners. As well as chateaux, the Loire prides itself on its delicious local cuisine and wine and we've included 2 evening meals - given the fantastic variety of restaurants on your doorstep, we thought you'd appreciate us leaving the choice to you.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Gentle, off-the-beaten-track walking on relaxing flat routes through sunflowers fields, forest, vineyards and along the Loire and Cher rivers * France's finest chateaux including Blois, Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau * Sleepy wine villages; regal Amboise with its boutique-lined streets and esplanades enjoying excellent views over the Loire River.
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals are includedThe Loire prides itself on it's cuisine. It is refined country cooking, not heavy but rich in flavours and textures, drawing on the great garden of the Loire valley. Fruit and vegetables abound. Asparagus, artichokes, button mushrooms, cherries and strawberries from the Loire are transported to kitchens throughout France, which demonstrates the quality of the produce. These all provide delicious accompaniments to the duck, venison and wild boar dishes (all hunted locally) and served in sauces using wines from the local vineyards. Fish also features in abundance. With three wide, gently flowing rivers passing through the region, freshwater fish appear on most menus. 'Sandre' (pikeperch) and breme (bream) are especially popular and are usually served in a beurre blanc sauce - made with shallots, butter, dry white wine and vinegar. The majority of the cheese found in the region is goat's cheese. We suggest trying Selles-sur-Cher from the neighbouring Blesois region. Desserts are often based on the fruit from the local orchards. They include 'tarte tatin', a yummy caramelised upside-down apple pie - the invention of two absent-minded sisters in their attempt to salvage a dessert they had dropped on the floor.The Loire is undoubtedly one of Europe's finest wine producing regions with many of the separate wine areas producing red, white, rose and sparkling wines. Distinctive whites include Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume, Vouvray and Muscadet; for reds, try Chinin, Bourgueil and Saumur. Anjou is by far the most popular rose.
    • * All breakfasts and 2 eveing meals * All accommodation * Route directions and maps * Transfers for Flight inclusive  * Luggage transfers between hotels  * Walking transfers

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Visas and vaccinations  * Single accommodation (available on request, compulsory supplement) * Transfers for Land only (available on request at additional cost)
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour Blois Poitiers

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

    Tour Variations

    Chateaux of the Loire Self-Guided Cycling (8 Days)

    Cycle through idyllic scenery and visit the finest chateaux in France

    Next Departure: 13-May-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 2,474.00

    Chateaux Of The Loire Walk - Short Break (5 Days)

    Walk along the peaceful Loire and Cher rivers through sunflower fields, forest and vineyards.

    Next Departure: 13-May-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 1,243.00

        

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