Blois - Chambord : a cycling getaway between nature and castles

2days

Reference: BL 201

Want to go green for a cycling getaway and live a unique experience? 

Between Loire and castles, Sologne is the ideal destination to recharge your batteries in the heart of nature for a weekend. It is a land of forests and ponds, heaths and clearings, populated by many species of wild animals. 

Two hours by train from Paris, come and take a breath of fresh air and discover the Loire and Sologne by bike, the castles of Chambord and Cheverny. 


You will enjoy :

  • The large and small castles of the Loire in two days.
  • A beautiful traveling shot along the Loire.
  • The freshness and smell of the forests.
From 160€
From 210€
From 230€
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Day 1: Blois - Chambord - Cheverny

42 km

Start this day by bike from Blois along the Loire on a cycle path to experience and feel this magnificent river, its strength and its gentleness, the discourse of the sky and the water, the countless birds, the islands that can be discovered in spring…

Enter the game-filled forest of the Domaine de Chambord and discover the famous Renaissance castle, the hunting rendezvous of François I. Take advantage of a break to explore the many rooms and climb the astonishing double spiral staircase inspired by Leonardo da Vinci to the roof terraces and their forest of chimneys.

Get back in the saddle to reach Cheverny via a greenway in the Boulogne forest and along quiet little roads lined with orchards and vineyards.

Optional: Château de Chambord (included in the Chateaux Package)

Free tour of the castle and French gardens.

Day 2: Cheverny – Blois

29km - 47km

You can start your day with a visit to the Château de Cheverny which, behind its Moulinsart appearance, houses in each of its rooms a rich collection of furniture as well as a permanent and fun exhibition on the world of Tintin.

Then, cycle through the landscapes of Sologne to appreciate its diversity: ponds lined with reed beds, small villages with brick and half-timbered houses, unique scents of the forest... Keep your eyes open, and listen carefully , in this apparent calm life is everywhere…

Another, shorter route allows you to discover the private castles of Beauregard with its astonishing portrait gallery and Troussay, the smallest of the Loire castles.

You cross villages in wine-growing Sologne and cycle in the shade of the magnificent oaks of the Russy forest to reach the banks of the Loire and Blois.

Option: Château de Cheverny (included in the Chateaux Package)

Free visit of the castle, the park and the 6 thematic gardens.

End of your trip
Additional night possible in Blois to visit the city and its castle.
To customize your trip contact us.
In hotels or B&Bs, we offer a rigorous selection of accommodation in 3 different categories.
Standard category
Comfortable 2-star hotels or similar accommodation, where charm and simplicity combine for cozy and relaxing stops after a day of cycling. Ideally located along the routes.

Non-contractual photos presented to illustrate the type of accommodation corresponding to the standard category.

Superior category
3-star accommodation, selected for the quality of their services and equipment. An ideal environment to enjoy the end of your day.

Non-contractual photos presented to illustrate the type of accommodation corresponding to the superior category.

Premium category
It stands out for its elegant and spacious rooms, impeccable service and depending on the establishment you will benefit from a room with a view, a wellness area, an exceptional environment…

Non-contractual photos presented to illustrate the type of accommodation corresponding to the premium category.

Low season
High season

from April 1 to April 11

from September 13 to November 3

  • Standard category 160 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 60 € / person
  • Superior category 210 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 110 € / person
  • Premium category 230 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 140 € / person
Child discount *
  • From 0 to 2 years: 65 %
  • From 3 to 11 years old: 35 %
  • From 12 to 17 years old: 35 %

*Discount applicable for children under 18 sharing a room with two adults.

The price includes :
  • Accommodation: 1 night in a double room
  • 1 breakfast
  • 2 days of rental of an equipped “VTC” bike
  • A travel diary with practical and tourist information
  • The GPS route app
  • Telephone support 7 days a week
  • Tourist taxes
  • Application fee
The price does not include:
  • Baggage transport
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Parking fees
  • Entrances and site visits
  • Optional insurance (cancellation or cancellation & multi-risk)

Electric bike supplement

2 days

45

Bike discount

if you come with your own bike

55

Baggage transport supplement

70

Off-season baggage transportation

from 01/03 to 01/04 and from 16/10 to 15/11

130

Half board supplement

1 dinner / excluding drinks from

36

Visits pack

Château de Chambord + Château de Cheverny

32

Supplement for person traveling alone

50

Cancellation insurance

for information only, variable depending on the total price of the stay

24

Cancellation & multi-risk insurance

for information only, variable depending on the total price of the stay

52

Standard category
Extra night in Blois
  • Based on a 2-person room 62 € / person

    (breakfast included)

  • Single room supplement 41 € / person
Superior category
Extra night in Blois
  • Based on a 2-person room 77 € / person

    (breakfast included)

  • Single room supplement 77 € / person
Premium category
Extra night in Blois
  • Based on a 2-person room 92 € / person

    (breakfast included)

  • Single room supplement 91 € / person

Questions about the stay Blois - Chambord : a cycling getaway between nature and castles

How to get to Blois?

By train :

  • From Paris Austerlitz TER station direct (approximately 1:30 a.m.) or with connection to Orléans (approximately 2:00 a.m.)
  • From Paris Montparnasse station by TGV to Saint Pierre des Corps then by TER to Blois (approximately 2h00)

For more information, consult the SNCF website: www.sncf.com

Blois Chambord train station is located 500 meters from the castle.

By car :

  • From Paris 1:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. via the A10 motorway (Paris-Orléans-Bordeaux) exit no. 17 in Blois
  • From Lyon – Exit n°14 on the A85 motorway at Romorantin (30 minutes south of Blois)

Where to park in Blois?

You can park in the Stationeo underground car parks (around €9 per 24 hours). You can pay as soon as you arrive in the car park, so you can come in and out as many times as you want. The Château car park (2 avenue du Docteur Jean Laigret) is ideally located in the heart of Blois and at the foot of the château. Please note that each Stationeo underground car park has charging stations for electric vehicles.

For more information on Blois car parks, consult www.stationeo.fr

When to arrive in Blois?

Your stay includes a cycling stage from the first day. Your bikes must be collected in the morning at the meeting point which will be communicated in your travel diary, ideally between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. You will be able to fully enjoy your day.

If you benefit from the baggage transfer service, you will be asked to drop it off at our partner storage facility before 9:00 a.m.

Other frequently asked questions about our cycling trips

Séjours

  • The bikes

    We work with cycle professionals whose comfortable and robust bikes are renewed, maintained and serviced regularly. Each bike is equipped with a handlebar bag, a rear bag (15 or 20 liters) and a helmet. We provide smartphone support and repair kit per reservation. We provide breakdown assistance on all our rental bikes.

    Your stay includes the rental of a VTC (all-road bike) adapted to your size or that of your child.

    You have the option of opting for a electric bike. With an average range of 80 kilometers, the electric bike allows you to enjoy each stage with ease, whatever the distance and elevation. Note that this type of bike requires a minimum height of 1m55 and maximum of 1m90. 

    For children, we offer a wide range of solutions depending on their age: child seat, child trailer, follower bike, follow-me system.

    The terms and conditions for collecting and returning your bike are communicated in the travel diary.

    You can also come with your own bike. Please note that in this case, you will not be able to benefit from breakdown assistance, will not be able to rent accessories and the possible repatriation of your bike to the starting point will have to be organized by you yourself.

  • Baggage transfer from one stage to another

    If you have requested baggage transfer or if the service is already included in your package, you are asked to drop it off each morning at the reception of your accommodation, before 9:00 a.m. They are delivered to you during the day, before 6:00 p.m., to your next accommodation.

  • The travel diary

    Before your departure, you will receive a travel diary containing all the information useful to your stay:

    • The detailed program of your trip, day by day (meeting time and address on the first day, accommodation details, useful addresses, points of interest, etc.).
    • Connection to our GPS application during your trip (step-by-step route, points of interest and practical information).
    • Exchange vouchers.
    • Tourist information and advice for cycling with complete peace of mind.
    • A support number.
  • What to do cycling at the end of your stay?

    We organize the repatriation of all bicycles rented with Trip à Vélo during our roaming stays. For loop or star stays, the bikes are returned by you to partner establishments. In all cases, the drop-off address will be communicated to you in the travel diary.

    If you came with your own bike, any repatriation must be organized by you. Regional TERs accept bicycles on board (see the conditions on the SNCF website: www.sncf.com ).

  • How to return to the city of departure?

    If you have to return to the city of departure, the return must be organized by you. 

    By train: numerous TER trains serve the cities of Orléans, Blois, Onzain, Amboise, Tours and Saumur at a high daily frequency during the season. You can already consult the SNCF website: www.sncf.com. You will also find more information on timetables in your travel diary. 

    At your request, we can organize a taxi transfer (surcharge).

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