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Loire a Velo Cycle Path

Orleans, France
+33 2 38 79 95 28
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Loire a Velo bike trail

The Loire a Velo Cycle path is a great way to ride in the valley, but there are some things to... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
Joe C
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Great way to explore chateaux, vineyards, forests, beautiful towns and villages and more besides

We explored the hinterland of Chinon with its stunning fortress using the Loire a Vélo cycle track... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Kintilla H
Dublin, Ireland
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+33 2 38 79 95 28
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

The Loire a Velo Cycle path is a great way to ride in the valley, but there are some things to consider. First, the path is a combination of paved, bike only or very low traffic paths, but not always. For example, between Amboise to...More

2  Thank Joe C
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We explored the hinterland of Chinon with its stunning fortress using the Loire a Vélo cycle track, though strictly speaking we initially cycled along the track by the Vienne, a tributary of the Loire. Signposting is excellent everywhere and there is fantastic variety in the...More

Thank Kintilla H
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We wanted a bike tour but only had one day we could do it so we created our own. This bike path is great-- sometimes it's a little-used country road and other times a true bike trail, but it's always great, pretty flat and lovely...More

1  Thank 169chrisn
Reviewed June 16, 2017

I am a newer cyclist and we have done the Blois- Chambord circuit and next will be doing Blois-Amboise. The path is maintained with attention to detail and the sights are beautiful. The landscape and fauna you are seeing is ever changing, so you never...More

Thank Rosana T
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We rode a 14 day tour supported by Randovelo, they book rooms, book your dinner each night, transfer your luggage each day and work hard to make this adventure seamless. Super value for the self guided rider tired of overpriced guided bike tours. Not the...More

1  Thank robertsphilippe
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Organised by LE VELO VOYAGEUR A great trip. We booked at the last minute and didnt want a standard trip. They were able to provide us with a great trip that more than met our expectations. The organisation was superb. Our bikes were at the...More

1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Tours, hired bicycles and caught the train (€5 each and the train had cycle carriages) to Amboise, looked around then cycled the Loire a Velo cycle path back to Tours. It was an easy path, very well marked following a mix...More

5  Thank Jackie_lonsdale
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We've cycled various stages of the route, around Blois and Chambord a few years ago and more recently in Touraine, using our Tandem to get around while staying in a gite close to Langeais. The route is generally very well signed, although in some places...More

1  Thank MamaBobo
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Spent a very enjoyable day cycling from Amboise to Tours and back. The route is a mixture of very flat (very scenic), sealed paths along the river, a small climb up through Lussault sur-Loire to some vineyards, then back down through Montlouis sur-Loire to the...More

3  Thank PeterDavies_Auckland
Reviewed July 11, 2016

We went from Beaugency to Villandry, staying in hotels en route. It was great cycling on a proper bike without cars and lorries. (the vast majority is like this) The stages between our Hotels was further that I had calculated as the path regularly detours...More

1  Thank Mike S
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July 9, 2017|
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Response from Rosana T | Reviewed this property |
We've used the "map my ride" app where cyclers load their routes. Also if you "start" somewhere on the Loire a Velo route, it is very well marked. So I would say to be 100% sure - Map my Ride App + Google Maps + Following... More
January 22, 2017|
Response from MamaBobo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, firstly have a wonderful time in the Loire Valley. It is a stunning place to spend time and you can do some lovely cycling from a base in Blere You could try Locacycles in Amboise, which is close to Blere. We have... More
January 3, 2017|
Response from MamaBobo | Reviewed this property |
Well jealous! Taking a van sounds great. We've done a lot of cycling in the Loire, with our trusty van on hand....but we have been soft and stayed in Gites! Do you have the Complete Loire a Velo Trail book? It's by... More