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.
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.
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