"I feel like I just lived in a 'fairy tale' in a way, it was a life changing vacation,"
Kate G. Madison WI
Join us on the Loire Valley Bike Tour and explore the beautiful French countryside and pedal through one of the most popular regions in France, the Loire Valley. Join a small group of riders by bicycle in a intimate, relaxing tour, and experience the French way of life.
You will have to opportunity to experience French wine tasting, outdoor cafes, delicious French bakeries, world famous châteaux; Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau, Usse; the medieval Fontevraud Abbey; wonderful old towns Chinon and Amboise, see the places made famous by Joan of Arc. Finish up with two nights in Paris and you have a great introduction into French life. The tour will end in Paris with an exciting finish of the Big French Bike Race.
The tour is designed to "pedal at your own pace." We will be staying at most hotels along the way for a couple of nights. Thus enabling you to bike as little or as much as you like, or just relax and soak up the wonderful French culture. Come join us to taste, smell and see the French countryside up close and personal!
"I liked the independence that we had on the trip. We had free time to be together as a family and share the experiences at our own pace. the group dinners were great, two (one at the beginning and one at the end), was the perfect number. Having everyone meet at breakfast was great; we could share experiences, laugh over unexpected surprises from the day before and talk about itinerates for the day.
I appreciated the positive attitudes of Kathy and Eric. They obviously love their jobs and their enthusiasm at the beginning of each day was a real encouragement.
The hotels were great. They were clean, well run, friendly staff and had character.
We had so much fun on the trip that the family is ready to sign up for another trip next year!" Arrietta C. Madison WI
JULY 12-24, 2017