Pontlevoy

Cycling holiday - France - Loire
  • 8 days
  • Half board
  • Hotel Auberge de l'École
  • Single Centre
  • Auberge de l'École
  • Amboise, Blois, Chenonceaux, Sait-Aignan, Chémery, Cheverny
  • Castles and vineyards between Loire and Cher
  • Royal city of Blois with castle, half-timbered houses and cathedral
  • Gallo-Roman excavations of Thésée
  • Distance per day 42-64 km
GPS OnlyE-bikeDifficulty 1-2
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Pontlevoy

A - Tour to Amboise - 61 / 64 kmTo the Loire town of Amboise where the French king Francois I resided in a gigantic, gothic palace. His most famous guest Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years here in his own palace. If you are here on Sunday, you will also experience the large, cozy local market. B - Round trip to Blois - 64 kmAlso on the Loire, a wild stream with sandbanks and river islands, lies the royal city of Blois where the French royal family held a court for 200 years. When you cross the old Loire bridge you have a beautiful view of the high-elevated castle with at the bottom the medieval quarter with half-timbered houses, numerous restaurants and the Saint-Louis cathedral. Since 2000, modern stained glass windows by Jan Dibbets can be seen here. On the way back you will cross the lush forest of Russy. C - Round trip to Chenonceaux - 42 kmIn the Cher Valley you will see cave dwellings, one of which you can view inside. You will cycle underneath the castle ruins of the village of Montrichard and follow the Cher to the renaissance castle of Chenonceaux built over the river. Famous ladies such as Catherina de Medici and Diane de Poitiers led a lively court life there.D - Tour to Saint-Aignan - 50 kmMore to the east on the Cher is the charming castle town of Saint-Aignan. The patron saint's relics are worshiped in the collegiate church. You will see beautiful Romanesque sculpture and an underground crypt. On the way there you will pass the Renaissance castle of Gué-Péan. E - Tour to Chémery 52 / 55 kmOn this bike tour you will visit the Gallo-Roman excavations of Thésée. The town hall with museum is located in a castle. You will cycle through a quiet side valley, past forests, vineyards and fens to the picturesque Chémery Castle. F - Tour to Chéverny - 59 / 65 kmA signposted route takes you past Beauregard castle (with a portrait gallery of 315 historical figures) to the perfectly symmetrical hunting castle of Chéverny that was an example for Hergé’s Molenbeek castle. The small, charming Troussay castle can also be visited this day. You are here in the eastern Sologne region, the hunting ground of the French kings.

Pontlevoy

Details Leistungen Pontlevoy

General informationDeparture dates: April 1st until October 31st
Arrival day: every day
  • Rental bikes and E-bikes available. Current prices can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Prices of additional services and extensions can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • GPS tracks and maps included
Additional information
  • Free parking at the hotel
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