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Loire Valley Wine Country Bike Tour

Pedal through France's fairytale chateaux and famous Sauvignon Blanc vineyards

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level


Hotel Level



Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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Starting from

$4,699.00 per person

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Explore the enchanting Loire Valley on a luxurious bike tour, where France's rich history comes alive among breathtaking castles and lush vineyards.

Do you dream of cycling through France's Loire Valley, renowned for its majestic castles and acclaimed vineyards? A stone's throw from Paris, discover an unforgettable journey through medieval villages, vineyards, and the untouched countryside. Relish in exclusive wine tastings within ancient troglodyte cellars and feast at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Gain special access to Château de Chambord's secret chambers, wander the magnificent gardens of Château de Chenonceau and Château de Villandry, and be enthralled by the rich tapestry of French history—all from the saddle of your bike. This is your invitation to explore the Loire River valley's regal splendor and live a day in the life of French royalty.

Trip Wows
  • Explore the iconic Château de Chambord with its hidden rooms and enchanting history

  • Cycle through the breathtaking medieval chateaux and beautiful Sauvignon Blanc vineyards that dominate the region

  • Indulge in the famous Loire Valley wines and taste their unique flavors at our exclusive tour and tasting experience, hosted in captivating troglodyte cellars

  • Satisfy your taste buds with the most delicious gastronomic dishes at the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, L'Évidence

  • Experience the regal lifestyle of French royalty by staying in a luxurious castle-hotel

Saumur chateau

A royal world between castles and vineyards

Experience the rich tapestry of French culture and history

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Loire Valley Wine Country and indulge in its world-renowned wines and exquisite cuisine.

What Guests are Saying
Cyclist in front of brick wall and flowers

Prepare to be enchanted in countless ways by the Loire Valley. Each castle is a unique marvel, the hotels exude a regal ambiance, and the overall atmosphere sets the stage for peaceful bike rides like no other. Paired with the renowned wines of the region, you have the recipe for a perfectly French adventure.

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Mélanie, Trip Designer

two cyclists posing next to their bike in Blois in Loire Valley

All around excellent trip. Well planned, well executed. Couldn’t have been happier with our two guides and all riding companions. A very fun group and future new friends. Thanks for a great time. Would certainly recommend to anyone who asks.

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Michael D, Trek Travel Guest

A cyclist riding away in Loire Valley

5 star experience all the way.

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Erin F, Trek Travel Guest

A groupof cyclists smiling at the camera

What a wonderful vacation! Everyone in our group had a blast. Very organized and professional. Beautiful riding, adventures, food, a little history and culture and great company. Very impressed. Excellent service and guides. Well done.

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Kate C, Trek Travel Guest

a cyclist posing next to the loire river

Ride on Eurovelo #6

Follow the path of "La Loire à Vélo" (Loire Valley by bike)

Ride along the Loire River, tracing a section of the EuroVelo #6 route that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, and immerse yourself in breathtaking views along the way.

Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability

Rider Information

Fleur de Loire hotel in Loire Valley
Double bedroom with two windows at Fleur de Loire hotel
the pool at Fleur de Loire hotel in Loire Valley
A dish at Fleur de Loire hotel in Loire Valley
Double bedroom at the Fleur de Loire hotel
Blois, France
Fleur de Loire
Luxury Relais & Châteaux Collection

Fleur de Loire Hôtel Spa & Restaurant is a luxurious 5-star hotel in the heart of the Loire Valley owned by Christophe Hay. The elegantly decorated rooms and suites provide the perfect blend of comfort and style, while the tranquil spa offers a range of indulgent treatments. Savor delicious French cuisine at the Michelin-star restaurant, crafted from locally sourced ingredients, and enjoy a refreshing drink or snack at the cozy bar or outdoor terrace.


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A room at Domaine de la Tortinière in Loire valley
Exterior view of the castle
A room at Domaine de la Tortinière in Loire valley
Room with billiard table and fireplace
Massage table at the hotel spa
Two-tiered breakfast buffet table
Montbazon, France
Domaine de la Tortinière

Domaine de la Tortinière is a magnificent 4-star hotel nestled in a charming 15th-century castle in the heart of the Loire Valley, offering a perfect blend of old-world elegance and modern comfort. The rooms are uniquely furnished with stunning art pieces, with some offering breathtaking views of the Indre River. Relax and rejuvenate in the outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, tennis court, and spa — all set within the picturesque parkland of the castle.


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outside view of the hotel chateau d'artigny in Loire Valley
A room at hotel Chateau d'Artigny in Loire Valley
Salon at hotel chateau d'artigny in Loire Valley
The restaurant at hotel Chateau d'artigny in Loire Valley
A room at hotel chateau d'Artigny in Loire Valley
Montbazon, France
Château d’Artigny
Luxury Hotel Variation. See dates for details.

Built in the early 20th century, Château d’Artigny offers a luxurious and historic experience. With its elegant architecture, opulent interiors, and beautiful gardens, the château will transport you to a bygone era of grandeur. Today, it operates as a luxury hotel and spa, providing you with a chance to indulge in the castle’s splendor while enjoying modern comforts.


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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane SL 7 Gen 4 is the best on the road. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes, road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology, and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels are standard on every Domane SL 7 bike.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, venture further on our Trek Verve+. With its low-step frame design, upright riding position, and the barely-there Bosch electric motor, the Verve+ has one goal: pure enjoyment. Designed for both comfort and adventure, get a boost up the hills when you need it with energy to spare.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

Ride with the Best Team in the Business

Our guides go beyond ordinary. They are certified mechanics, local experts & amazing people. Your cycling vacation will leave you with a new best friend - we guarantee it.

Certified Guides

Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • When it comes to French cuisine, we all know that France is famous for it, but it’s important to keep in mind that service can sometimes be slow. But don’t let that discourage you! This is all part of the experience and it only adds to the charm of dining in France. Take your time, savor each bite, and enjoy the flavors that make French cuisine so amazing!
  • Biking in the Loire Valley: We want to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience on this trip, so it’s important to note that while some of the roads we’ll be riding on will be quiet, they may be a bit narrow with some traffic. It is important to stay vigilant while taking in the views of this beautiful region.

Before and After Your Trip


Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 46.0° 48.0° 55.0° 60.0° 67.0° 73.0° 78.0° 78.0° 71.0° 63.0° 52.0° 47.0°
High (°C) 7.8° 8.9° 12.8° 15.6° 19.4° 22.8° 25.6° 25.6° 21.7° 17.2° 11.1° 8.3°
Low (°F) 36.0° 35.0° 39.0° 42.0° 49.0° 54.0° 57.0° 57.0° 52.0° 48.0° 40.0° 37.0°
Low (°C) 2.2° 1.7° 3.9° 5.6° 9.4° 12.2° 13.9° 13.9° 11.1° 8.9° 4.4° 2.8°
Rain (in) 1.31° 1.05° 0.78° 1.19° 1.26° 0.83° 1.03° 0.71° 0.94° 1.26° 1.24° 1.3°

In April and May, average temperatures in the Loire Valley range from the mid 50s to mid 60s Fahrenheit (13-18 Celsius). From June through September, average temperatures range from the mid 70s to mid 80s (24-29 Celsius) The region enjoys a beautiful mild climate, never too hot, never too cold. You can experience blooming flowers in spring, vibrant rides along the Loire River in summer, and witness the grape harvest amidst red and gold forests in autumn. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with the proper rain gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.


Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

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Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we recommend between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip. See FAQs

Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.


Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.


If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.


Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.


These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.


On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.


Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself