A scenic, 14 day cycling odyssey following the Loire River from Orléans in the Loire Valley all the way to St Brévin les Pins on the Atlantic Coast. Ornate Châteaux, medieval riverside towns, charming vineyards and leisurely scenic cycling characterise this highly enjoyable, long distance route.
The Loire is France’s longest river and following its course westwards from historic Orléans in the Loire Valley makes for a truly unforgettable journey. Along the way you’ll enjoy fantastic overnight stops in wonderful medieval towns such as Blois, Tours and Saumur.
You will see some of the Loire’s most famous châteaux and cycle through some truly idyllic countryside. Let the wide, slow moving river guide you past charming vineyards and quaint villages to the salt marshes and wide open beaches of the Atlantic coast.
You’ll be covering around 30 miles a day on this tour. Much of it is on dedicated cycle paths with the remainder on quiet lanes and roads. Its mainly level with some slightly hilly sections but nothing too strenuous and well within the reach of anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.