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Loire Valley Bike and Barge

Loire Valley Bike and Barge

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: April - September
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1430 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1490 US Dollar (USD)

Cycling the quiet roads of the Loire Valley we encounter this region's rich history, culture and delightful scenery. Our itinerary takes in the highlights including the magnificent 12th century castle and gardens at Apremont, the ancient Roman town of La Charité-sur-Loire and the local market in Châtillon-Coligny.

Enjoy the charm of the rolling landscape as you cycle tour along quiet country roads passing world famous vineyards and captivating old towns where there is plenty of time set aside for discovering the cultural and consumable delights the region offers. By night retire to our private barge custom built for sailing on the French canals. The relaxed atmosphere onboard will make you feel at home quickly as will the comfortable cabins, most of which have private facilities.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Join Paris (Gare du Nord) and transfer to Cours-les-Barres, board Barge.

Day 2: Cycle to Apremont, Nevers and back to Cours-les-Barres (50 km).

Day 3: Cycle to the ancient Roman town of La Charité-sur-Loire and the sample wines in Ménétréol close to the Sancerre vineyards (55 km).

Day 4: Cycle through the picturesque Sancerre vineyards to Beaulieu (50 km).

Day 5: Pass the historic locks of Châtillon-sur-Loire and cycle through the Forest of St Brisson to Briare (40 km).

Day 6: Cycle to the Castle "Pont Chevron" to Rogny-les-Sept- Écluses, known for its seven historic locks (45 km).

Day 7: Cycle to Châtillon-Coligny and the castle in La Bussière, return to Rogny (50 km).

Day 8: Return to Paris, trip concludes.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
- 7 nights accommodation in bunk bed cabin with shower/toilet
- Bicycle with 21 gears and cycle bag
- Visit to a castle and winery
- Tour leader
- Transfer Paris/Gare du Nord - Barge v.v.
- Info booklet.

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