Meet your guide at your hotel in Tours (or nearby 20KM<), adjust your saddle and let's go to the Loire Castles! (pick-up time to be defined according to the location of your hotel)
You will leave the town of Tours along the Cher river and cross the charming village of Savonnières before arriving at the castle of Villandry (about 1 hour), a jewel of French heritage built during the Renaissance.
Your guide will show you the main rooms of the castle through fascinating anecdotes.
His objective: to make you spend a day as fun as it is fascinating! You will then stroll through the remarkable gardens of Villandry, of breathtaking beauty. Your guide will give you all his knowledge about these French gardens, and will lead you to viewpoints to discover them like no one else. You will admire with him the vegetable garden, the labyrinth, the water garden...
Lunch break (not included) in the village of Villandry or Azay-le-Rideau.
After having regained strength, saddle up for the second stage of your excursion! You will leave the Cher Valley to join the Indre Valley, during the ride (about 45 minutes) open your eyes wide as you ride through typical villages of the region but also through orchards, fields...
When you arrive in the town of Azay-le-Rideau, admire its castle, built on an island in the middle of the Indre! You will be able to admire the reflection of its facade in the river which makes it one of the most famous castles of the region. Once inside, the numerous refurbished lounges will allow you to imagine the life of a castle through the centuries. As you leave, you will enjoy one last view of this architectural jewel situated in an exceptional green setting.
After the visit, get back on your bike and follow your guide along the Indre river to reach the village station (train tickets included) or return by minibus.
- This tour requires to be in good physical condition (30 KM travelled by electric bike), remember to have a good breakfast in the morning ;)
- Remember to take comfortable shoes (like trainers) and a backpack.
- Please let us know if you have a particular health problem.
- We will provide you with water for the day.
- In case of heavy rain, the bike route is replaced by the same route by minibus. The decision is taken the day before