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France - Loire Royal Valley Cycling Tour

France - Loire Royal Valley Cycling Tour - Pure Adventures
France - Loire Royal Valley Cycling Tour - Pure Adventures
Bob "The initial planning, communication, advance material, self guide, route, bikes, and arrangements were excellent, thanks. The orientation was weak as the rep was not aware of the route nor very acquainted with the gps (which proved to be confusing and useless). We used our iPhones. She basically delivered our guides and water bottles (on of which was different and looked to have been used.... n..."
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7 reviews
Starts
Amboise
+4 Destinations
Pays de la Loire
Ends
Amboise
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Start and end in Amboise! With the bicycle tour France - Loire Royal Valley Cycling Tour, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Amboise, France and 4 other destinations in France. France - Loire Royal Valley Cycling Tour includes meals and more.

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  • CS
    Written on August 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We traveled with 2 kids and 1 adolescent, everything was great! It´s a perfect trip to kids. Short distances, amazing castles, small cities, great accommodation!
    Pure Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks Christiane - that is very meaningful and so nice to read! Thanks for coming back on another tour and taking time to do this review!
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  • EJ
    Written on July 12, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great cycle tour. Far enough each day to provide some exercise and change of scenery but allowed for lazy starts in the morning. Well-chosen routes away from traffic and varied scenery along the way. Wonderful hotels and great food. Loved being on our own, setting our own pace, but with all the logistics taken care of.
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  • EF
    Written on June 14, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Hotel accommodation was great. Not all hotels have lifts, so carrying luggage up two levels can be arduous. Luggage was ferried to hotels each night - no problems. Would have preferred not having a set menu in some places. Bikes were not always under cover, so got wet when it rained. Bike paths not always well marked, so some wrong turns. Garmin did not work properly so had to rely on maps. Scenery magnificent. Accompanied by birdsong nearly all the way. Chateaux beautiful. Finding Blois hotel was tricky. It is a big city. No need to panic about food enroute - lots of places to eat. Not all hotels we stayed at had open restaurants at night. Made it tricky when you had to find somewhere to eat and it was raining and you were tired after the long ride. Public holidays means lots of places closed. Was no guide so don't understand that field
    Pure Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Elizabeth. Correct there is no guide on this trip. It is self-guided but apart from that field we appreciate the ratings on all the other areas!
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  • BS
    Written on September 27, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    The initial planning, communication, advance material, self guide, route, bikes, and arrangements were excellent, thanks. The orientation was weak as the rep was not aware of the route nor very acquainted with the gps (which proved to be confusing and useless). We used our iPhones. She basically delivered our guides and water bottles (on of which was different and looked to have been used.... not a big deal) and wished us well. On day 2 we bought a map of the Loire area in order to get a "big picture" perspective (we'd highly recommend providing that or advising clients to bring one). All in all the tour met or exceeded our expectations.
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  • C
    Written on August 19, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Truly enjoyed biking in France... it exceeded all our expectations. Other than light showers one day, the weather was great. The routes were easy to follow, and the riding was enjoyable with villages, sunflower fields, vineyards, and castles all along the journey. We rode hybrids which were the right choice. And staying in chateaus in the villages was a perfect ending to each day!
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  • LS
    Written on August 29, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    We really loved this trip! The cycling was mostly on beautiful cycle tracks and was very easy. The bikes were excellent. The accommodation was great and the food was excellent and we loved visiting the chateaux and castles along the way.
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  • A
    Written on September 27, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Bikes and road books were excellent!

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Amboise
  • Day 2: Ride to Chenonceau and Montrichard - 24 or 49 km
  • Day 3: Ride to Cheverny and Chitnay - 36 or 45 km
  • Day 4: Ride to Blois - 37 or 45 km
  • Day 5: Ride back to Amboise - 42 km
  • Day 6: Departure Day

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    • February 19, 2016

      Hi, quick question on the tour; will it cover the hotel and what kind of hotel is it?

      Hi,

      I have listed below what is included in this tour along with the accommodation Type,

      5 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels with private bathroom
      - Daily buffet breakfast
      - 2 dinners
      - GPS (1 per group)
      - Welcome orientation meeting
      - Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information and step by step itinerary and cue sheets
      - Daily Luggage transfers
      - Comprehensive trip literature
      - All technical and emergency support any day

      Lodging
      Accommodations: There is a basic and upgraded hotel option for this tour. Regardless of option, all lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities; all options are excellent high end lodging.

      Upgraded Hotels:
      - Le Choiseul****
      - Au bon Laboureur****
      - Chateau du Breuil****
      - Le Mercure Blois****

      Basic Hotels:
      - La Breche***
      - Le Bellevue***
      - Le Saint Hubert***
      - Hotel Anne de Bretagne**

      Regards,
      Matt

    • February 1, 2016

      What are the inclusions of this tour?

      Please see below what is included in this tour:

      5 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels with private bathroom
      - Daily buffet breakfast
      - 2 dinners
      - GPS (1 per group)
      - Welcome orientation meeting
      - Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information and step by step itinerary and cue sheets
      - Daily Luggage transfers
      - Comprehensive trip literature
      - All technical and emergency support any day

    • February 1, 2016

      What are the accommodation options for this tour?

      There is a basic and upgraded hotel option for this tour. Regardless of option, all lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities; all options are excellent high end lodging.

      Upgraded Hotels:
      - Le Choiseul****
      - Au bon Laboureur****
      - Chateau du Breuil****
      - Le Mercure Blois****

      Basic Hotels:
      - La Breche***
      - Le Bellevue***
      - Le Saint Hubert***
      - Hotel Anne de Bretagne**

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 93 km.
      • Amboise (France)
      • 11 km
      • Chenonceaux (France)
      • 9 km
      • Montrichard (France)
      • 27 km
      • Cheverny (France)
      • 14 km
      • Blois (France)
      • 33 km
      • Amboise (France)

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