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Cycling the Loire Valley (self-guided)

Trip Length

Trip Code

6 days PECL

Minimum Passengers

2 people
Minimum Age

Countries Visited


Start City

End City

Blois Blois
Cycling the Loire Valley (self-guided)

Castle-hop your way through the lush Loire Valley on board two wheels. Pedal at a relaxed pace along flat terrain while the toughest decision you’ll have to make all day is which wine to have with your cheese plate before dinner!

Cycling the Loire Valley (self-guided)

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Blois

Meals included: 1 dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Le Monarque or similar, Blois


Day 2: Blois - Amboise

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Hotel le Blason or similar, Amboise


Day 3: Amboise - Chenonceaux - Amboise

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Hotel le Blason or similar, Amboise


Day 4: Amboise – Cheverny

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Hotel St Hubert or similar, Cheverny


Day 5: Cheverny – Blois

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Le Monarque or similar, Blois


Day 6: Blois

Meals included: 1 breakfast


Your Trip

What to know

This trip involves cycling for up to 50 kilometres per day on longer, more challenging rides, sometimes on hilly terrain. 

This is a self-guided tour and does not include the services of a tour leader.

What's Included


Not Included

What to know


Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Visas are currently not required for Australian, New Zealand, US, Canadian or UK/EU passport holders wishing to visit France.


You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel ( page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading


A Year In Provence Peter Mayle Toujours Provence Peter Mayle The Olive Farm Carol Drinkwater Lazy Days Out In the Loire Philippe Barbour Burgundy: Touring wine country-Hubrecht Duijker Dordogne Adventures-Eric Line Five Quarters of the Orange-Joanne Harris Walks & climbs in the Pyrenees-Kev Reynolds And God Created the French-Louis-Bernard Robitaille

Important Information

Local Emergency Contacts LOIRE VALLEY TRAVEL Direct Emergency phone & Regional Product Manager Brigitte or Beatrice (Office hours Mon-Fri 09:00-12:00 / 14H-18:00 0254786252 During the week end, a phone recorder will communicate a mobile phone number

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

1 September 2015

General Contact Details

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