We know a total of 13 attractions in Western Loire. See all Western Loire attractions.
The Loire river is France's longest. Cycling along it you see some of the prettiest chateaux and taste some of the regions best wines.
Bike it, drive it, walk it or balloon over it, the Loire equals beautiful rural surroundings, fairy tale chateaux and of course a whole lot of wine.
Medieval streets might be a bit bumpy but they're pretty! This eight day cycling itinerary takes in the highlights of the Loire with a good balance between time on your bike and off.
It would be nice to be able to say that you'd cycled the Tour de France, but it would be a lot nicer to spend a week cycling the Loire Valley, stopping off at the vineyards you pass for a tipple, sleeping in comfortable rooms in pretty medieval towns etc.
This itinerary travels west to east along the most popular region of the Loire: chateaux central, between Tours and Blois via Chenonceaux and Chambord. It's about 145kms worth of riding to cover, which most people will find quite comfortable on the pave