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Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Deluxe

 

Summary:

 Explore the Loire Valley's majestic forests, vineyards, poppies and sunflower fields

Duration
8 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
16-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 2,376.00
Price per day
± USD 297.00

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

Summary

 Explore the Loire Valley's majestic forests, vineyards, poppies and sunflower fields

Short Itinerary

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

Visited cities (3): Blois, Nice, Poitiers

 

Details

This gentle and unhurried cycling holiday follows a triangular route through the heart of the great Loire Valley. Highlights include the majestic chateaux of Amboise and Chambord, and the rich Renaissance splendour of Chenonceau. You'll pass vineyards, sunflowers fields and pretty, sleepy villages, before pedalling gently along shady riverbanks and out through open countryside abundant with wildlife.On each cycling day, you'll have the opportunity to taste dozens of different wines - stopping at big wineries or village vineyards as the mood takes you - in a wine region more varied and diverse than any other in the world.Enjoy the sweet and peaceful 'Art de Vivre' in boutique hotels and relax with a glass of local wine by the pool.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Perfect for cycling, traffic-free lanes, majestic forests, vineyards, poppies and sunflowers fields * Splendour of the 'jewel' in the Loire crown, the Renaissance Chateau de Chenonceau and Chambord the largest chateau in the Loire Valley. * Masses of history and culture: pretty wine villages, charming towns including royal Blois, more chateaux than you could imagine. * Enjoy the selected charming 4* hotel accommodations for an unforgettable journey.
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts 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 continental breakfasts * 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation * Route directions and maps * Transfers for Flight inclusive  * Luggage transfers between hotels  * Local bike hire

    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 (Round Trip) Blois Blois

    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.

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