Self-guided cycling on amazing routes with exceptional service and lots of fun
Why choose us?
Bikes, routes, accommodation - everybody does that. Cycling to chateaux, along rivers, through vineyards, historic towns and sleepy villages - some companies do that. A private tour of a sparkling wine maker's, a picnic in a chateau vineyard, a choice of arrival dates and length of stay, flexible route distances for all abilities and a 'weather-proof your ride' promise - only we include all of this.
And all at the same price as an ordinary cycling holiday
Where will you ride?
Our unique approach means you get to see many of the best-known sights and attractions in the region - iconic chateaux such as Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Ussé and Chenonceau and stunning towns steeped in history - Amboise, Chinon, Saumur and Fontevraud l'Abbaye. We'll also help you discover our hidden gems - caves you can cycle through, mouth-watering local restaurants, our favourite vineyards and the best patisseries and cafés on your routes.
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: surrounded by vineyards and just a few pedal strokes from the Loire river. Bourgueil itself has one of the best weekly markets in the region and also a great choice of restaurants. Its location means there are over ten chateaux within a day's ride, plus abbeys, gardens, vineyards and historic towns and villages to explore.
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.
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.
We are a family run business and have lived and worked here for over 16 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.
Debbie and Mark Willes
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