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

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

8 Days /7 Nights, approx. 335-365 km,
40-80 km daily, almost flat,
3- and 2-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  € 692,55 per person 8 Days /7 Nights,
3- and 2-star hotels - national category
from  € 692,55
per person
8 Days /7 Nights,
3- and 2-star hotels - national category
  • Blick über Weinberg in Frankreich
    © Atout-France/Eric Anglade
  • Schloss Chenonceau in Frankreich
    © Atout-France/R. Cast
  • Schloss Monsoreau in Frankreich
    © Atout-France/Daniel Gallon Dangal
  • Kathedrale in Frankreich
    © Atout-France/Michel Angot

Personal contact

Ingrid Köberl
Ingrid Köberl
0043 (0)732 / 7277 226
ingrid.koeberl@touristik.at
Mo-Fr 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m

Personal contact

Ingrid Köberl 0043 (0)732 / 7277 226 ingrid.koeberl@touristik.at Mo-Fr 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m request now Ingrid Köberl
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France 2022 - Castles of the Loire Valley, Cat. B

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Detailed information about this offer

Included services
  • 7 nights in hotels of national 3- and 2-star category along the Loire cycle path
  • daily extensive breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Tours
  • information material (cycle map with English tour description) per room
  • navigation app and GPS-Tracks available
  • personal information meeting
  • 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 hote
Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Individual arrival in Tours

    Discover today the historic centre of Touraine, the much-vaunted 'Garden of France'. Example of hotel: Hotel Ibis Styles Centre
  • Day 2 - From Tours to Chinon, approx. 55 km

    The Cher River leads you straight to Villandry Castle with its terraced gardens. Of course, a visit to this famous garden is not to be missed. Shady walkways, flower-lined arbours, fountains and the artfully laid out vegetable garden will amaze every visitor. A few kilometres further on, you swap the banks of the Chers for those of the Loire, and the next castle beckons: Langeais. One look from the fortified tower (this castle was used exclusively for military purposes) and the river and the entire surrounding countryside lie before you. At the edge of the dark and mysterious forest of Chinon rises Ussé Castle, the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Via small villages and side roads, you approach your destination today, Chinon. Example of hotel: Hotel Rive Sud
  • Day 3 - Round trip Fontevraud l´Abbaye, approx. 55 km

    The Vienne leads you first to the small village of Candes-St-Martin. A magnificent Romanesque church was built at the place where Saint Martin died. In Montsoreau, the Vienne joins the mighty Loire - an impressive natural spectacle. The 'cave gardens' have a length of over 800 kilometres. The route leads through well-tended vineyards to Fontevraud l'Abbaye. Nowhere else in the world can you find a medieval monastery complex as completely preserved as Fontevraud. This is followed by a 'literary return journey' to Chinon. Your route takes you past the birthplace of the important writer Francois Rabelais, as well as through the valley where the plot of his famous book 'Gargantua' is set. Example of hotel: Hotel Rive Sud
  • Day 4 - From Chinon to Azay-le-Rideau, approx. 40 km

    You leave Chinon, with its medieval alleys squeezed between the river and the fortress, heading north. Your way leads you through old vineyards and lonely villages to Crissay, which with its 15th century houses is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Of course, you can marvel at a castle again today, and one of special quality: Azay-le-Rideau, a Renaissance castle of the highest perfection. 'A diamond with a thousand facets, set in the Indre' wrote Balzac. What more could we add to that? You will spend the night directly in the village and thus have the opportunity to enjoy the magic of the castle with its cultural events. Example of hotel: Hotel Diderot
  • Day 5 - From Azay-le-Rideau to Chenonceaux, approx. 60 km

    A scenic highlight lies ahead: through the romantic river landscape, always following the Indre, you reach the pretty little town of Montbazon. A short climb awaits, a few strong pedals and you will cross a small ridge into the valley of the Cher River. On meadow paths along the river bank to Bléré, a small market town, and on to your historic overnight stop in Chenonceaux with its castle. Chenonceau Castle is probably the most beautiful of all the Loire castles and is enthroned in a unique location. A magnificent two-storey bridge gallery stretches across the river and in front of it the magnificent château garden delights... but see and discover for yourself. Example of hotel: Hotel Relais
  • Day 6 - From Chenonceaux to Blois, approx. 50-80 km

    Two options await your decision today: The shorter stage takes you through the lovely countryside of Touraine to Chaumont Castle and from here along romantic paths along the Loire to Blois. After checking into your room, you set off to explore. Blois Castle with its galleries, projecting balconies, oriels and aspens could be your destination. Or the second, longer option, for all lovers of Loire castles: via Montrichard, Cheverny, Villesavine to Chambord Castle. The 'Domaine de Chambord' stretches as far as the eye can see. Even from afar, you can see the walls of this largest and most magnificent residence of the Loire shimmering through the trees, the imperishable legacy of a faithless king. The choice is yours. Example of hotel: Hotel Le Monarque
  • Day 7 - From Blois to Tours, approx. 75 km

    The river flows leisurely between shimmering golden sandbanks. Characteristic of this area are the cliff dwellings built directly into the soft limestone, so that sometimes only the rising smoke betrays their existence. You cross the Loire briefly to pay tribute to the most regal of all Loire castles: Amboise Castle. It has been home to five kings and a Roman emperor. It also attracts the attention of a 16th century genius, Leonardo da Vinci, who spent his last years here in Amboise. You then continue cycling along the Loire cycle path to Tours. Or you can change to the train in Amboise (on your own) and shorten the stage by about 30 km. Example of hotel: Hotel Ibis Styles Centre
  • Day 8 - Individual departure or extra nights

Details and cancellation

The "2G regulation" applies to this trip
Please note that you can only start this journey if you are fully immunized or have recovered. Should guests travel without a valid Covid certificate, this is at their own risk. We expressly point out that a trip interruption or cancellation in this case is at the expense of the customer.

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: 09.04.2022 - 08.10.2022

every Saturday and Thursday

A: 09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022 / 01.10.2022 - 08.10.2022
€ 729,00
double room/breakfast (per person and stay)
€ 1.028,00
single room/breakfast (per person and stay)
B: 23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022 / 10.09.2022 - 30.09.2022
€ 779,00
double room/breakfast (per person and stay)
€ 1.078,00
single room/breakfast (per person and stay)
C: 21.05.2022 - 09.09.2022
€ 829,00
double room/breakfast (per person and stay)
€ 1.128,00
single room/breakfast (per person and stay)

Discounts

-100%
Child up to 05 years
-50%
Child 06-11 years
-25%
child 12-14 years
-10%
adult from 15 years

Saving tips

-5%
Early booking discount
Children´s discount (3rd person in extra bed with 2 full-paying persons), not valid for half-board supplement
Extra nights
09.04.2022 - 15.10.2022
65,00
extra night in Tours Cat. B, double room/breakfast (per person and stay)
110,00
extra night in Tours Cat. B, single room/breakfast (per person and stay)
Hired bikes

Unisex-bikes

21-speed-unisex bike:

  • model: KTM touring bike
  • bicycle frame: Aluminium-frame
  • gears: Shimano 21-speed-derailleur gears, free wheel
  • brakes: Shimano V-Brake
  • tyres: 28“
  • saddle: Selle Royal Comfort
  • saddle holder: 27,2 mm
  • frame hight: Silver 43cm (148-165cm), yellow 46cm (155-170cm), red 51 cm (162-178cm), black 56 cm (175-190cm)

7-speed-unisex bike:

  • model: KTM touring bike
  • bicycle frame: Aluminium-frame
  • gears: Shimano 7-speed-gears Nexus, back pedal brake
  • brakes: Shimano V-Brake
  • tyres: 28“
  • saddle: Selle Royal Comfort
  • saddle holder: 27,2 mm
  • frame hight: yellow 46cm (155-170cm), red 51 cm (162-178cm), black 56 cm (175-190cm)

€ 89,00 per person and stay

Rental bike-PLUS

  • frame: aluminium
  • Shimano Deore XT 27-gears
  • brakes: hhydraulic Magura breaks HS 11
  • tyres: 28“
  • saddle: Selle Royal Comfort
  • frame hight: 63 / 60 / 56-51 "sloping" / 46 cm

€ 139,00 per person and stay

Electrically powered bike

  • engine: 36 Volt Panasonic
  • gears: Shimano 8-speed-gear Nexus, back pedal brake
  • battery pack: 555 wh (reach approx. 150 km)
  • frame hight: silver 46cm (148-170cm), yellow 46cm (155-175), red 51cm (165-185cm), black 56cm (170-195cm)

€ 199,00 per person and stay

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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.