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Cycling The UNESCO Loire Valley

 

Summary:

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Loire Valley and follow the famous 'Loire a Velo' cycling path

Duration
6 Days
Next Departure
11-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 1,467.00
Price per day
± USD 244.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Cycling The UNESCO Loire Valley
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Age Group
12 - 99 Years
Categories
 

Summary

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Loire Valley and follow the famous 'Loire a Velo' cycling path

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrival In Tours
Day 2.
Tours To Azay Le Rideau
Day 3.
Azay Le Rideau To Chinon
Day 4.
Chinon To Saumur
Day 5.
Saumur To Angers
Day 6.
Leave Angers

Visited cities (2): Angers, Tours

 

Details

Follow the famous 'Loire a Velo' cycling path and admire in all its glory the last wild European river: 'La Loire'. This path, made up of 800km of marked and secured tracks, is a unique route perfect for bike lovers to enjoy while exploring the scenic Loire Valley. From Tours to Angers you will discover the delightful chateaux and Renaissance gardens. Named 'Garden of France' this region amaze visitors with fragrant rose bushes, vegetables or aromatic plants. Embark for a poetic and botanical stroll in extraordinary Renaissance gardens in Azay le Rideau and Villandry.Between Loire and Vienne rivers where traditional boats are sailing, you will cycle through Chinon and Saumur vineyards and cross medieval-looking villages. Red, white, rose... The wines of the Loire Valley have a palette of colours which each of the variety have their own characteristics. 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.A relax journey to enjoy the 'French art de vivre' along the peaceful and wild landscapes through historical places and famous cellars for tasting.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Loire Valley and follow the famous 'Loire a Velo' cycling path * Discover chateaux and vineyards in abundance. * Named Garden of France, explore the regions excellent gardens including the famous ornamental gardens of Villandry.
  • 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 breakfasts * 5 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 Tours Angers

    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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