Cycling holidays in Loire valley. The “Loire à vélo” bike road

During your cycling holidays in Loire valley, you will follow the “Loire à Vélo”, one of the oldest “cycle routes” in France. A 900 km long cycle touring route which connects Cuffy (near Nevers in the Cher) in the center of France to Saint-Brevin-les-Pins on the Atlantic coast (in Loire-Atlantique). Ths “Loire by bike” is the western section of the EuroVelo 6 (cycle route from the Atlantic to the Black Sea).

Described as the “Valley of the Kings” or the “Garden of France”, the Loire Valley is largely a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This cycle route along the last wild river in Europe allows you to discover a multitude of landscapes (wild banks, islands, hillsides, picturesque villages, green valleys) and of course the many famous “Chateaux de la Loire” (Loire Castles).

The Loire by bike also means few short escapes along the many tributary rivers that are also home to many cultural and historical treasures, such as the Cher river, the Indre river or even the Vienne river.

Your cycling holidays along the Loire

Come and discover one of the richest sections of the Loire Valley, between Blois and Saumur along the Loire river, the Cher river, the Indre river or even the Vienne river. 4 Cycling trips with 4 to 6 days of biking to discover the most beautiful Loire castles, the parks and gardens that line the route but also some hidden treasures off the beaten track. Get on your bike and trace the history of France from medieval times to great royalty.

You will particularly like during your bike tours in the Loire Valley

  1. The gentle cycle paths along the Loire and its tributaries
  2. The bucolic landscapes and green valleys of the Loire Valley
  3. The royal city of Blois built on the hillside of the Loire
  4. Visit the “Chateaux de la Loire” : castles of Blois Chambord, Amboise, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau, Saumur
  5. The French gardens of Château de Villandry
  6. The “garden city” of Chédigny
  7. The royal fortress of Chinon
  8. The village of Montrésor ranked among the most beautiful villages in France
  9. Fontevraud Abbey, the largest monastic city in Europe
  10. The vineyards of Mont-Louis
  11. The sweetness of Touraine and Anjou

Prepare your cycling trip in Loire Valley

We do everything we can to ensure that you can fully enjoy your cycling trip. Give us your vacation date and we’ll take care of the rest (logistics, itinerary, accommodation…)! Do you want to prepare for your future cycling trip?


You want to know more about our Cycling holidays ? Here is the FAQ !

Can we easily visit the Loire Chateaux during a cycling trip?

The Loire Valley is very popular and visited because of its famous « Châteaux de la Loire”. Anyway you can visit castles and gardens on your cycle route as you wish. For your convenience we offer the « Châteaux Pack » allowing you to discover the main pearls of each bike ride. Moreover, you save your time and avoid to queue!


What are physical conditions required to visit the Loire Valley by bike ?

The « Loire à Vélo » greenway is easy and flat, no real difficulty on our bike tours in the Loire Valley. In the lush green countryside, some rare hilly areas, are only here to spice up your journey ! These cycling holidays in the Loire Valley are reachable for all cyclists, occasional or seasoned. However if you like you ride with your own bikes, plan to get wide tires as some portions are unpaved. Anyway, like on all our cycle tours, we propose as well electric bikes.