• Loire Valley Bike Tour

    "I can hardly say enough about this bike trip. I loved it. The Chateau de Blois
    was beautiful and historical, and the Chateau de Chambord was truly amazing."

    spencer, united states

  • Loire Valley Bike Tour

    "I can hardly say enough about this bike trip. I loved it. The Chateau de Blois
    was beautiful and historical, and the Chateau de Chambord was truly amazing."

    SPENCER, UNITED STATES

Loire Valley Bike Tour

Loire Valley Bike Tour

  • Limited Group Size
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Great Photo Ops

Join the Loire Valley Bike Tour.

Enjoy the beautiful and historic Loire valley by bike; a 40km cycle winding through the serene countryside. We are the only bike tour to cover two châteaux, a market, and a wine tasting in just one day.

A relaxing train ride from Paris brings us to Blois, where we kick off the day by exploring the local château. Then after picking up our picnic lunch at the shops downtown, we'll jump on bikes to ride the scenic backroads towards the largest château in the Loire: Château de Chambord. Once we arrive at the Domaine de Chambord, we'll have a quick wine tasting before reclining in the lush grounds to enjoy our picnic. Next we'll explore Château de Chambord, including the magnificent terraces which offer a breathtaking panorama of both the ornate architecture and surrounding nature reserve. After our châteaux hopping we’ll loop back towards Blois, this time via bike lanes following the Loire River. This is a full day of stunning views and amazing experiences!

  • Approximately 12 hours
  • Day Tour
  • Strenuous
  • All Day
    • Roundtrip transportation from Paris to Blois/Chambord
    • Wine Tasting
    • Access to Chateau de Blois
    • Access to Chateau de Chambord
    • Information about two Chateaux and the Loire Valley
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Water Bottle
    • Items purchased for picnic lunch
  • Adults 195.00€
    Students 195.00€
  • The tour meets at the front of platform #18 (“voie 18” in French) inside the Austerlitz main line train station (“Gare d'Austerlitz” in French) in Paris. Your guide will be holding a 'Fat Tire Tours' sign.

  • English
    • This is our longest and most intense ride (40 km / 25 mi). While there are not many hills, there are a number of bikes trails with varying terrain. This is for confident riders and those looking for a full-day adventure.
    • The tour typically returns to Paris between 7pm and 8pm.
    • If possible, bring a backpack to carry your food for our picnic lunch. We will visit the quaint shops to pick up some picnic supplies upon our arrival to the town of Blois (price of picnic supplies are not included in the tour price), and then stop for lunch several hours later. Please bring euro cash for picnic supplies.
  • Approximately 12 hours
  • Day Tour
  • Strenuous
  • All Day
    • Roundtrip transportation from Paris to Blois/Chambord
    • Wine Tasting
    • Access to Chateau de Blois
    • Access to Chateau de Chambord
    • Information about two Chateaux and the Loire Valley
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Water Bottle
    • Items purchased for picnic lunch
  • Adults 195.00€
    Students 195.00€
    • Chateau de Blois

    • Chateau de Chambord

    • Picnic in the Park

    • Open-Air Market

    • Wine Tasting

    • Loire Valley Bike Trails

  • The tour meets at the front of platform #18 (“voie 18” in French) inside the Austerlitz main line train station (“Gare d'Austerlitz” in French) in Paris. Your guide will be holding a 'Fat Tire Tours' sign.

  • English
  • 9
    • This is our longest and most intense ride (40 km / 25 mi). While there are not many hills, there are a number of bikes trails with varying terrain. This is for confident riders and those looking for a full-day adventure.
    • The tour typically returns to Paris between 7pm and 8pm.
    • If possible, bring a backpack to carry your food for our picnic lunch. We will visit the quaint shops to pick up some picnic supplies upon our arrival to the town of Blois (price of picnic supplies are not included in the tour price), and then stop for lunch several hours later. Please bring euro cash for picnic supplies.
  • Approximately 12 hours
  • Day Tour
  • Strenuous
  • All Day
    • Roundtrip transportation from Paris to Blois/Chambord
    • Wine Tasting
    • Access to Chateau de Blois
    • Access to Chateau de Chambord
    • Information about two Chateaux and the Loire Valley
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Water Bottle
    • Items purchased for picnic lunch
  • Adults 195.00€
    Students 195.00€
    • Chateau de Blois

    • Chateau de Chambord

    • Picnic in the Park

    • Open-Air Market

    • Wine Tasting

    • Loire Valley Bike Trails

  • The tour meets at the front of platform #18 (“voie 18” in French) inside the Austerlitz main line train station (“Gare d'Austerlitz” in French) in Paris. Your guide will be holding a 'Fat Tire Tours' sign.

  • English
  • 9
    • This is our longest and most intense ride (40 km / 25 mi). While there are not many hills, there are a number of bikes trails with varying terrain. This is for confident riders and those looking for a full-day adventure.
    • The tour typically returns to Paris between 7pm and 8pm.
    • If possible, bring a backpack to carry your food for our picnic lunch. We will visit the quaint shops to pick up some picnic supplies upon our arrival to the town of Blois (price of picnic supplies are not included in the tour price), and then stop for lunch several hours later. Please bring euro cash for picnic supplies.

Tour Highlights

  • Château de Blois
  • Château de Chambord
  • Picnic in the Park (please bring cash in euros)
  • Wine Tasting
  • Loire Valley Bike Trails

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour meets at the front of platform #18 (“voie 18” in French) inside the Austerlitz main line train station (“Gare d'Austerlitz” in French) in Paris. Your guide will be holding a 'Fat Tire Tours' sign.

  • Expand/Collapse I'm staying in the Loire Valley, can I meet the tour here?

    Yes! If you will already be in or around Blois, please contact us in advance at +33.1.82.88.80.96, and we will have you meet the group at the train station. If you’re traveling to Paris after the tour, please bring your luggage with you at the beginning of the day, and we will happily store it for you at our storage location in Blois.  You are then welcome to take the train back to Paris with the group at the end of the day.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Due to the longer nature of this ride, we recommend adults only. If your child is an experienced rider, please contact us before booking so that we can guarantee the availability of a smaller bike. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is lunch included in the tour price?

    No, lunch is not included in the cost of this tour. You will have the chance to buy picnic supplies in the quaint shops in Blois. Some vendors may accept credit cards, however we feel it is best to have cash in euros available as well.

  • Expand/Collapse Does the tour include transportation to the Loire Valley?

    Yes! The tour price includes round-trip transportation via train from Paris to Blois.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we have to take the bikes on the train?

    No! You will get the bikes when you arrive at the town of Blois.  

  • Expand/Collapse Is a helmet included?

    Yes! Helmets are optional, but we have sizes for all ages available in our office.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only in English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can be scheduled in other languages.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our Loire Valley Bike Tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour.  We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    Our tours run rain or shine, and we encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and to dress accordingly.

  • Expand/Collapse How long is the ride?

    Our Loire Valley Bike Tour covers approximately 24.2 miles (39 km). 

  • Expand/Collapse Can I do this tour if i don't bike all the time?

    Yes, but as long as you are a confident rider it won't be a problem! It is our most challenging ride at 24 miles, and there are some inclines and bumps, but most of the trail is relatively flat. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

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