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E-Bike Tour to Villandry and Azay-Le-Rideau

from £156 pp

France, Loire Valley

Full Day, 8 Hours

Private group min 2 max 8

E-Bike Tour to Villandry and Azay-Le-Rideau

from £156 pp

What You'll Do

Ride along the Loire Valley on an E-Bike - ride as hard or as relaxed as you like on an E-bilke around the magnificent surroundings of the Loire Valley villages and forests.
(From price based on a group of 6)

 

You will leave the town of Tours along the river Cher 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 and describe fascinating anecdotes.

Their objective is to make you spend a day as fun as it is fascinating. You will then stroll through the remarkable gardens of Villandry, breathtaking in their beauty. Your guide will share all his knowledge about these French gardens, and will lead you to viewpoints to discover them like no one else. You will admire the vegetable garden, the labyrinth, the water garden and more.

Lunch break (not included) in the village of Villandry or Azay-le-Rideau. Your guide can recommend a good boulangerie or cafe for a quick lunch.

After a short lunch stop, 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, orchards and fields.

When you arrive in the town of Azay-le-Rideau you will see 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 rooms 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 to Tours.

– 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 wear comfortable shoes for cycling and take a small backpack.

– Please let us know if you have any  health problems.

– 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

Your Local Host:

Pierre

I was born in Paris and lived there for most of my life until I moved to Bordeaux for a new job to work for a wine company. During my time here, I completely fell in love with Bordeaux, as well as Strasbourg and Reims, and truly discovered what we call in French art de vivre (the art of living).

Reviews (2)

Diana

Saturday 15th June, 2019

The chateaux and villandry were stunningly beautiful, with the help from Daphné, we learnt a lot about the history of those beautiful castles! It was an unforgettable experience!

The chateaux and villandry were stunningly beautiful, with the help from Daphné, we learnt a lot about the history of those beautiful castles! It was an unforgettable experience!

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Leslie

Saturday 15th June, 2019

After visiting Chateau de Villandry and the gardens, we were positively stunned! The gardens put Versailles to shame and it was so lovely I didn't think it could get any better.

After visiting Chateau de Villandry and the gardens, we were positively stunned! The gardens put Versailles to shame and it was so lovely I didn't think it could get any better.

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Location Information

Meet your guide at your hotel in Tours or at a location within 20km of Tours, let us know at the time of booking.

Once we know the pick up point we will confirm the time, usually  between 08:30 and 09:30 am (as agreed)

Adjust your saddle and let’s go to the Loire Castles!

  • Transportation to departure point and train transfer back
  • E-bike rental with helmets and a basket
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • E-bike rental with helmets and a basket
  • Entrance fees to the chateau

FAQs

No, but this tour requires to be in good physical condition (30 KM travelled by electric bike)

Shoes you can cycle in, comfortable clothing for cycling, a back pack