Welcome to Loire Valley Breaks, the best self-guided cycling holidays in the Loire Valley
Fairytale chateaux, world-renowned wines, the majestic Loire, mouth-watering food – all enjoyed at your own pace whilst cycling through a gentle landscape of lush river valleys, forests, vineyards, and fields of sunflowers.
All this and more is what you can expect on a Loire Valley bike break–a unique single-centre cycling holiday right in the heart of the Valley of the Kings.
Share with us great food, good company and fun times.
What makes us the best?
The key is our tailor made approach at the right price. Our cycling breaks are unique; we offer a single centre stay with a choice of daily cycling routes (starting from just 25km per day). We also include private guided visits to some great places in the area as well as transport to and from local restaurants for dinner in the evenings.
All this means you get to see many of the best known sights and attractions in the area - the chateaux, historic towns and sleepy villages, and you'll cycle along the riverside, through vineyards and forests, experience a local market, life in a troglodyte village and more! Click here to see the itinerary for your stay.
No rushing around though - it’s still a holiday after all - cycling is on quiet country lanes and dedicated cycle routes and you have the freedom to go at your own pace - its just everything else that is taken care of.
We are the business owners and arrange all aspects of your cycling holiday. We pride ourselves on our excellent personal service and we care that you have a great time. We do all the planning and organisation for you and provide you with lots of fun, laughter and relaxation - so just unpack, unwind and enjoy the ride!
> Unrivalled Loire Valley location
Our base is in and around the market town of Bourgueil. No single centre cycling base in the Loire Valley is better located: right in the vineyards, the forest immediately behind, the river itself just a short pedal away. Bourgueil has one of the best weekly markets in the whole Loire Valley and a great choice of restaurants - and with over 10 chateaux within a day’s ride, plus abbeys, gardens, wineries, historic villages and towns, there’s no better place to stay.
There are no fixed arrival or departure days with our breaks; you decide what day you arrive and how many days you stay - from a minimum of 5 nights. Each day you have the option of a longer or shorter cycling route. And in the evenings choose to stay in and enjoy your own home-made supper, or we'll drive you out and back to sample some great local restaurants. In fact, the only thing that is fixed on our holidays is the price – you pay the same rate whenever you stay.
> Authentic hospitality
You will stay in high quality accommodation - handpicked by us - for the length of your stay; unpack your bags and relax in a fully renovated 19th century bed and breakfast property. Bedrooms and suites are spacious and well-equipped, ideal for couples, groups of friends or families. Guest areas inside and out are designed for your enjoyment – sit on the sun terrace with views through the vineyard across the Loire Valley, take a refreshing splash in the pool or challenge yourselves to a game of boules over a glass of wine.
> Local knowledge
We are a family run business and have lived and worked here for over 15 years. After visiting as tourists ourselves, when we made the move we chose to live in the very heart of the valley itself. We are passionate about the culture and history of this beautiful area and love sharing this with our guests.
Your personalised routes will take you to all the ‘must-see’ sites, but also the hidden treasures which you won’t find in any guidebook. Travel along lanes only the locals know, and we’ll point out the best picnic spots, great photo opportunities and our favourite cafés.
We are here to help with every part of your stay – not just look after your bikes – we’ll book local restaurants, make introductions to our winemaking friends and even get you discounts on admission fees to some of the chateaux….your Tour de Loire is safe in our hands.
Tailor Made Breaks
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