Short cycling break in the vineyards of the Loire Valley


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For a romantic weekend or a getaway with friends, this bike tour lets you discover an authentic Loire Valley, where history, nature and terroir combine. 

Between Loire and Cher, you travel through the Vouvray and Montlouis vineyards on cycle paths and quiet little roads. 

Just an hour by train from Paris, soak up the sweetness of life in the Valley of the Kings, taste the Loire delicacies and the good wines of Touraine, make an appointment with History, at the time of the Renaissance . 

You will enjoy :

  • Cycle through the vineyards of Touraine: AOC Vouvray and AOC Montlouis.
  • Easy routes, with short distances to give pride of place to discovery.
  • The royal castle of Amboise.
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Day 1: Tours - Vouvray - Amboise

32 km - 37 km

Tours is the starting point for this mini bike road trip. At the market halls, stock up on local products for your picnic: rillons, rillettes, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine... and after collecting your bike, let yourself be guided along the Vouvray wine route. 

You cross the Loire on the Saint-Symphorien footbridge, a suspension bridge reserved for pedestrians and bicycles, then you cycle on the cycle paths along the Loire, between the river and the tuffeau cliffs. The route continues on the hillside where the Vouvray vineyard is located. Take the opportunity to penetrate the depths of the troglodyte cellars that line the route and meet the wine producers. 

On arrival in Amboise, discover the royal castle, the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci and from the gardens enjoy a unique panorama of the Loire Valley. A little further, discover Clos Lucé, the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci and the giant models of some of his futuristic inventions.

At the foot of the Château d'Amboise, the evenings are pleasant, the medieval streets and the banks of the Loire are ideal for strolling and tasting local specialties.

Option: Château d’Amboise and Manoir du Clos Lucé (included in the Chateaux Package)

Self-guided tour of the Royal Château d'Amboise and the Manoir du Clos Lucé

Day 2: Amboise - Montlouis - Tours

28km - 40km

Your bike tour continues towards the capital of Tours with two routes to choose from:

  • 28km option: you alternate between cycle paths along the Loire and the peaceful roads of the AOC Montlouis wine hillside. Long tracking shots on the Loire allow you to admire the grandiose beauty of the last wild river in Europe.
  • 40 km option: through the Amboise forest and along the banks of the Cher, the very shaded route takes you along paths and cycle paths. Needle dams, successions of small private castles… this very bucolic route is enchanting.

Tours is a city steeped in history with an exceptional heritage, like Place Plumereau with its half-timbered houses and Saint Gatien Cathedral. To be explored on foot or by bike before the end of your stay.

End of your trip
Additional night in Tours possible to continue the discovery of Tours and its museums, experience the discovery of the Loire by canoe or to make a 42 kilometer round trip to the Château and gardens of Villandry.
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 170 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 60 € / person
  • Superior category 200 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 120 € / person
  • Premium category 270 € / person

    Based on a 2-person room

  • Single room supplement 140 € / person
Child discount *
  • From 0 to 2 years: 70 %
  • From 3 to 11 years old: 45 %
  • 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


Bike discount

if you come with your own bike


Baggage transport supplement


Off-season baggage transportation

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


Half board supplement

1 dinner / excluding drinks from


Visits pack

Amboise Castle and Clos Lucé Manor


Supplement for person traveling alone


Cancellation insurance

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


Cancellation & multi-risk insurance

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


Standard category
Extra night in Tours
  • Based on a 2-person room 67 € / person

    (breakfast included)

  • Single room supplement 38 € / person
Superior category
Extra night in Tours
  • Based on a 2-person room 88 € / person

    (breakfast included)

  • Single room supplement 32 € / person
Premium category
Extra night in Tours
  • Based on a 2-person room 119 € / person

    (breakfast included)

  • Single room supplement 98 € / person

Questions about the stay Short cycling break in the vineyards of the Loire Valley

How to get to Tours?

By train :

  • From Paris Austerlitz TER station direct to Tours station (approximately 2 hours)
  • From Paris Montparnasse station by TGV to Saint Pierre des Corps station. (approximately 01:00). A shuttle connects the TGV station to Tours station in 5 minutes. For more information, consult the SNCF website:

Tours train station is ideally located in the city center.

By car

  • From Paris (240 km) or Bordeaux (350 km) via the A10 motorway, exit no. 21 at Tours Centre.
  • From Lyon (460 km) via the A85 motorway to exit no. 10 at Chambray les Tours

Where to park in Tours?

You can park in the Vinci Gare underground car park (around €30 for two days to €90 for 7 days). Please note that the Vinci Gare car park has charging stations for electric vehicles.

For more information on the Indigo car parks in Tours, consult

When to arrive in Tours?

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


  • 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: ).

  • 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: 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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