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Loire River Cycle Path Orléans to Chinon

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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Loire River Cycle Path Orléans to Chinon

  • Easy-going cycling along the renowned Loire River
  • Explore the royal towns of Amboise and Blois
  • Visit the historic Châteaux of Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau
  • Riverside picnics with local cheeses, delicacies and wine
  • Discover medieval Chinon, the main wine area of the Loire Valley
Ride the easy-going Loire River Cycle Path from Orléans to Chinon, spending each night in a different village or town. Peppered with fairy-tale castles and royal towns, the Loire River is one of Europe’s finest stretches of river. From the historic stronghold of Orléans, enjoy riverside pedalling to the charming towns of Blois, Amboise, Tours and Chinon. Spend lazy afternoons relaxing riverside with a picnic of local Loire goat’s cheese and delicious boulangerie bread. Cycle to the perfectly manicured gardens of Château Villandry and explore the ornate Château of Azay le Rideau. At Chinon, Loire’s town of wine, end your journey with a generous glass of Loire Cabernet Franc. Relax in our hand-picked hotels and boutique B&Bs, all of which ooze history, character and a warm welcome.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Orleans Day 2 Cycle to Beaugency 20 miles / 32 km Day 3 Cycle to Blois 22 miles / 35 km Day 4 Cycle to Amboise 26 miles / 42 km Day 5 Cycle to Tours 17 miles / 28 km Day 6 Azay le Rideau 20 miles / 32 km Day 7 Cycle to Chinon 27 miles / 44 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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WHY MACS?

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We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.
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