3-Day bike trip around Blois and the Loire castles

3days

Reference: BL 301

Get on your bike and set off to explore the Loire Valley and its emblematic castles.
This star stay around the historic town of Blois takes you to the castles of Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont-sur-Loire and its Garden Festival for a unique experience.
You cycle on cycle paths and charming little roads, along the Loire, through vineyards and in the shade of beautiful wooded paths.
A cycling holiday organized for long weekends or small, exotic holidays that are certainly full of discoveries.

You will enjoy :

  • Pedal on the cycle paths along the Loire.
  • The castles of Chambord, Cheverny, Blois and Chaumont-sur-Loire.
  • The Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival.
  • Stay 2 nights in Blois and enjoy the comfort of a single hotel during your stay.
From 255€
From 290€
From 330€
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Day 1: Blois - Chambord - Blois

41 km or 47 km

2 routes to choose from

Via a beautiful cycle path on the left bank of the Loire, you reach Saint Dyé. Nicknamed “port of Chambord”, it is today a peaceful village which saw the arrival in the 16th century of the materials and tufa stones necessary for the construction of the Chambord castle.
You leave the banks of the Loire to enter the Chambord forest. Soon the majestic silhouette of the most famous castle of the Loire emerges, the Renaissance masterpiece desired by François I. Take advantage of a break to explore the numerous rooms and royal apartments, admire the coffered vaults sculpted with salamanders, take the astonishing double revolution staircase without ever meeting each other and reach the immense roof terraces bristling with chimneys and richly decorated turrets .
You get back on your bike to return to Blois via the long shaded paths of the Chambord forest and small country roads.

  • Option: Château de Blois + Sound and Light (included in the visits pack)Free tour of the castle + Sound and Light “Thus Blois is told to you”
  • Optional: Château de Chambord (included in the visits pack)Free tour of the castle and French gardens.

Day 2: Blois - Cheverny - Blois

46km

With this new bike loop, head towards the Château de Cheverny. Along the way, you cycle on small roads in the middle of the typical landscapes of the Loire Valley through fields, orchards, vineyards, moors and meadows. 

Stop at Cheverny. The castle built in the 17thth century in a classical style is one of the largest and certainly the most richly furnished castle of the Loire. Its architecture even inspired Hergé to design Moulinsart; a permanent interactive exhibition will delight Tintin fans.

On the way back, small bucolic roads lead their way to the beautiful Russy forest which you cross before reaching Blois.

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

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

Day 3: Blois - Chaumont-sur-Loire - Blois

21km - 42km - 52km

3 routes to choose from

This simple route on flat terrain takes you to the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire via small roads through woods and fields and on a superb cycle path along the Cosson and the Loire. The Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, which overlooks the river, is worth spending several hours there, particularly for its extraordinary International Garden Festival where each year around thirty landscape artists from all over the world present their original creations. 

When returning to Blois, three options are available to you: take the train to Blois, take the same route as on the way there or get off the beaten track by exploring the Cisse valley.

Option: Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (included in the Chateaux Package)

Free visit of the castle, the park and the international garden festival.

End of your trip
Additional night in Blois possible.
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. 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 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 255 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 110 € / person
  • Superior category 290 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 170 € / person
  • Premium category 330 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 240 € / person
Child discount *
  • From 0 to 2 years: 65 %
  • From 3 to 11 years old: 40 %
  • From 12 to 17 years old: 35 %

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

The price includes :
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in a double room
  • 2 breakfasts 
  • 3 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:
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Parking fees 
  • Entrances and site visits
  • The train ticket from the Chaumont-sur-Loire/Onzain stations to Blois
  • Optional insurance (cancellation or multi-risk)

Electric bike supplement

3 days

65

Bike discount

if you come with your own bike

80

Half board supplement

2 dinners / excluding drinks from

56

Visits pack

Blois (Castle + Sound and Light) - Chambord - Cheverny - Domaine de Chaumont (Castle and Garden Festival)

76

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 3-Day bike trip around Blois and the Loire 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 excursion from the first day. We advise you to arrive in the morning at the meeting point which will be communicated to you in your travel diary, in order to fully enjoy your day. You can first leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation.

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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