from/to Tours France 2022 - Castles of the Loire Valley, Cat. A

from/to Tours
France 2022 - Castles of the Loire Valley, Cat. A

8 Days /7 Nights, approx. 358-372 km
36–76 km daily, almost flat,
comfortable 4- and 3 star hotels – national category

 

A bike tour along the Loire takes you deeply into the heart of France. The regional charm of the Loire Valley faces the cultural wealth of the towns. However, primarily, the region stands for the famous castles in the Loire. Kings, lords and court ladies succumbed to the charm of the scenery and have built castles, mansions and beautiful residences. Villandry, Langeais, Ussé, Chinon, Saumur, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Chaumont, Blois, Chambord – to name only a few. Enjoy the splendid sights during your cycle holiday in France.

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from  € 889,00 per person 8 Days /7 Nights,
comfortable 4- and 3-star-hotels
from  € 889,00
per person
8 Days /7 Nights,
comfortable 4- and 3-star-hotels
castle Monsoreau is situated above Loire river
  • castle Monsoreau is situated above Loire river
    © Atout-France/Daniel Gallon Dangal
  • a glass of white wine on a rock, blooming field and water in the back
  • ancient bridge crosses the Loire to Blois
    © Atout-France-Michel-Angot
  • view over wineyards
    © Atout-France/Eric Anglade

Personal contact

Ingrid Köberl
Ingrid Köberl
0043 (0)732 / 7277 226
ingrid.koeberl@touristik.at
Mo-Fr 9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m

Personal contact

Ingrid Köberl 0043 (0)732 / 7277 226 ingrid.koeberl@touristik.at Mo-Fr 9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m request now Ingrid Köberl
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France 2022 - Castles of the Loire Valley, Cat. A

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Detailed information about this offer

Included services
  • 7 nights in comfortable hotels of national 4- or 3-star category along the Loire cycle path
  • daily extended breakfast
  • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Tours
  • information material (cycle map with English tour description) per room
  • GPS-Tracks on requested available
  • service-hotline also at the weekend

    Additional costs:
    All prices in our offer include VAT. Not included in our prices is the city tax (approx. Euro 1,- to 2,50 per person/night) and is to be paid at the respective hotel.
Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Individual arrival in Tours

    Individual arrival for your cycle holiday in France. In the afternoon you will receive detailed tour information as well as your bike (if booked). Afterwards enjoy a stroll through Tours with its impressive cathedral. Example of hotel: Grand Hotel in Tours
  • Day 2 - From Tours to Chinon, approx. 61 km

    Today you start your bike tour in the Loire Valley and follow the River Cher until you reach the Castle Villandry with its magnificent garden and the terraced gardens, bowers, fountains and much more. Afterwards during your cycle tour in France you continue to visit Castle Langeais, once exclusively used for the military purposes. So it is not surprising that you will climb up the military tower and enjoy an incredible view across the surroundings. Along your bike route to Chinon you cycle past Castle Ussé which rises like a ‘Sleeping Beauty's Castle' out of an execrated wood. Example of hotel: Hotel Plantagenet in Chinon
  • Day 3 - Round trip Fontevraud l´Abbaye, approx. 55-69 km

    The cycle path along the Vienne leads you to the small village of Candes-St. Martin, the place of death of holy Martin. In Montsoreau you become a witness of an immense nature spectacle during your cycle holiday in France: the confluence of the River Vienne with the mighty River Loire. Continue your bike tour in the Loire Valley through lovely vineyards to Fontevraud l'Abbaye whose completely preserved medieval cloister arrangement draws visitor from all over the world. Before you return to Chinon you cycle past the Pays de la Loire, birthplace of the author François Rabelais. Example of hotel: Hotel Plantagenet in Chinon
  • Day 4 - From Chinon to Azay-le-Rideau, approx. 36 km

    Before you leave Chinon, enjoy a stroll through its medieval lanes. Afterwards you start your third cycling day in France past old vineyards and remote villages to one of France most beautiful villages Crissay, with its picturesque houses from the 15th century. The Renaissance Castle Azay-le-Rideau is one of the best known castles of the Loire and a real jewel which you should not miss to visit during your cycle holiday. Example of hotel: Hotel Des Chateaux in Rideau
  • Day 5 - From Azay-le-Rideau to Chenonceaux, approx. 59 km

    Today a true highlight awaits you on your cycle tour in France. You cycle through the romantic river landscape of the Indre before you reach Montbazon. The bike route continues up a small climb to reach the valley of the River Cher and you finally arrive along country roads in Chenonceaux. The Chenonceaux Castle is the most beautiful castle of all Loire castles and impresses with its splendid castle park. Example of hotel: Hotel La Roseraie in Chenonceaux
  • Day 6 - From Chenonceaux to Blois, approx. 76 km

    On the cycle day before the last of your cycle holiday in France you can choose the distance of your cycle route freely: The shorter version leads to the Castle Chaumont and further on to the romantic cycle path along the Loire to Blois where another castle awaits your visit. Or you choose a longer stage via Montrichard, Cheverny, Villsavine to the Castle Chambord. The biggest of all Loire castles is surrounded by a wall and fascinates with its numerous towers and bay windows. Example of hotel: Hotel Le Monarque in Blois
  • Day 7 - From Blois to Tours, approx. 71 km

    You follow through the Loire Valley on today's cycle route without any hurry the flowing river, flanked by chalk stone walls still accommodates inhabited rock flats. The final castle is the Castle Amboise during your bike tour in France. The mighty royal castle served five kings and a Roman emperor as a residence. Also Leonardo da Vinci selected Amboise for his last residence. Before you reach Tours cycle through vineyards and past wine cellars. Example of hotel: Grand Hotel in Tours
  • Day 8 - Individual departure or extra nights

Details and cancellation

Security for your booking:
As a tour operator, the safety, well-being and health of our customers are top priorities for us. We are constantly monitoring the current situation and are in close contact with official authorities. In the event of travel changes, we will inform you immediately. If an official travel warning is issued on your arrival date for your destination or your home town, you can of course cancel your trip free of charge or change your booking to another date.

Note for people with limited mobility
The cycle tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. However, in specific cases it is possible to accommodate individual customer requests (e.g. barrier-free room).

Passport and visa requirements
To check in to your hotel you will need a valid passport or ID card.
For citizens of countries outside the Schengen area other regulations may apply. You are responsible for obtaining any visa you may require in good time.

Terms and Conditions of Payment:
The deposit of 10% of the tour price is due at the latest 14 days after receipt of the booking confirmation. The balance must be paid 7 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy:
According to our General Terms and Conditions, the customer may withdraw from the contract at any time in writing. In the event of cancellation or non-commencement of travel, the following cancellation fees will become payable:
20% of the tour price up to 28 days before arrival date
30% of the tour price from 27th to 14th day before arrival date
50% of the tour price from 13th to 8th day before arrival date
70% of the tour price from 7th to 4th day before arrival date
90% of the tour price from 3rd day before arrival date to the day of arrival

If the customer makes changes to the booking (date of travel, tour, duration, transfer of the booking to another person etc.) up to 28 days before departure, for reasons which are outside our control, we will charge a processing fee of € 50,- per booking. After this date, the cancellation policy will apply. Such changes to a booking may only be made in individual cases and if possible; the customer has no right to any changes.

Our detailed Terms and Conditions of Business can be viewed on our website at https://www.radurlaub.com/en/home.html; upon request, will also send them to you by e-mail.

In case of a booking your announced data will be only used from OÖ Touristik GmbH for the process of bookings and related transactions and will be passed on only in the context of the contractual relationship to third parties. (for example, tourist service providers, sights, passenger transport, processors). The detailled Privacy Notice you will find on www.radurlaub.com/en/privacynotice.html

Standard information
The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2015/2302.
This ensures that you will benefit from all EU rights applicable to packages. Company OÖ Touristik GmbH will be fully responsible for the proper performance of the package as a whole.
Additionally, as required by law, the company OÖ Touristik GmbH has protection in place to refund your payments and, where transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in the event that it becomes insolvent.
More information on key rights under Directive (EU) 2015/2302 https://www.radurlaub.com/en/reisebedingungen.html.

Financial cover for customers
The tour operator OÖ Touristik GmbH, Freistädter Str. 119, 4041 Linz has completed a bankruptcy insurance with Österreichischen Hotel- und Tourismusbank Gesellschaft m.b.H., Parkring 12a, 1010 Wien. The liquidator is the TVA-Tourismusversicherungsagentur GmbH, Baumannstraße 9/8, A-1030 Vienna, Email: abwicklung@tourismusversicherung.at, 24-hour emergency number: +43 1 361907744.
Travelers have to contact the liquidator within 8 weeks if they are denied claims due to the insolvency of OÖ Touristik GmbH. Details on the business license of OÖ Touristik GmbH can be found on the website https://www.gisa.gv.at/abfrage under the GISA number 14930096.

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Rates and additional services to book

Rates

Arrival: 18.03.2022 - 30.10.2022

every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

A: 18.03.2022 - 30.10.2022
€ 889,00
double room/breakfast (per person and stay)
€ 1.193,00
single room/breakfast (per person and stay)
€ 302,00
Half board  (per person and stay)

Discounts

-100%
Child up to 1 year
-50%
Child 02-10 years
-10%
child 11-16 years
Children´s discount (3rd and 4th person in extra bed with 2 full-paying persons)
Extra nights
18.03.2022 - 30.10.2022
65,00
extra night in Tours , double room/breakfast (per person and stay)
Discounts:
  • child up to 01 years -100 % (additional bed)
  • child 02-10 years -50 % (additional bed)
  • child 11-16 years -10 % (additional bed)
108,00
extra night in Tours , single room/breakfast (per person and stay)
Hired bikes

Rental bikes

21-speed/free-wheel

€ 100,00 per person and stay 

Electric bike/Unisex bike, freewheel

€ 200,00 per person and stay

Deposit: € 250,00 (payment on arrival)

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OÖ Touristik GmbH

In 1990 the OÖ Touristik performed a pioneering work on the sector of organised cycle holidays: the first bookable cycle tour along the Danube including luggage transfer. Already a year later we offered the first group tours. Over the years the offers of the cycle holidays has expanded throughout Europe and are as popular as ever. During the last 30 years we have expanded the portfolio on mountain bike tours, cycle holidays by bike and boat, group tours and hiking holidays as well as winter and wellness holidays. The organisation and handling of international congresses and events meanwhile adds to the successful enterprise sections.