Chateaux & Pays de Loire (Self Tour)
5 days/4 nights discovering the delights of the Loire Valley
The entire area of the Loire Valley is a Unesco World heritage site littered with Chateaux & Pays de Loire countryside. Fantastic tree lined roads and the beautiful valley of the winding Loire. Known as the Garden of France.
Stunning Chateau and enchanting countryside, its like a fairy tale landscape for you to explore. The villages of the Loire Valley include 8 of the ‘Les plus beaux villages de France’ including the beautiful Montresor.
After arrival at your preferred port you will make your way through the Perche National Park and Alencon where you will pass by the infamous Le Mans, where you will see the race track and pass down the ‘Mulsanne’ straight.
Once in Val de Loire you can visit numerous stunning sights of natural beauty and of the course the stunning Chateaux the region is famous like Chambord, Blois, Chenonceau & so many more. Then tracking the River Loire from Tours through the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Natural Regional Park to Angers via Saumer & Chinon Loire wine country.
The tour will track back the River Loire to its estuary on the coast where you will make your way to the infamous WWII U-Boat base and over the enormous estuary bridge at Saint-Nazaire and then make our way back via Gurande, famous for its SeaSalt & Chateaubriand and through the beautiful department of Mayenne.
When you book with MOTOFrance:
- Pillions tour for free *(See quotation for any pillion supplements)
- You get your own room (No single supplements).
- A 25% discount on 2nd rider if room is shared.
Please detail any specific requirements and we will provide a bespoke quote where possible.
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Steady Eddy with some experience of longer days in the saddle
Days 5 Meeting point Normandy Distance 1000km Group N/A Pace As you like - just have to make it to the destination Hours 5-6hrs p/day Tolls N/A Min engine 400 Fuel costs £20 p/day Food costs £20 p/day
What's not included
- Travel to France and Tour start location
- Food & Drinks other than stated
- Travel or repatriation Insurance (Holiday Safe cover available)
- Parking or Tolls
- Any admission fees
- Set off at agreed location
- Check into accommodation included in itinerary (inc breakfast)
- Early breakfast and then on the road for 09:30 latest
- Regular stops for fuel and drinks and a main stop for lunch each day (your cost)
- If expected later than 18:00pm always call hotel to advise on your way 😉
Set off from Normandy working your way down past the Suisse Normande where possible avoiding motorways. And make our way through the Perche National Park and Alencon where you will pass by the infamous Circuit Bugatti Le Mans, where you will see the race track and pass down the ‘Mulsanne’ straight.
First check in to hotel south of Le Mans
After breakfast at the hotel head to the East of the Loire Valley and the incredible Chateau du Chambord. A good hour here to take in the Chateaux and gardens.
Half an hour ride on to the Chateau Town of Blois actually on the River with its own chateau and castle.
Head south to Montresor & Loches – Lunch at either one of these Towns are lovely
Afternoon visit to Chateau Chenonceau on the river Cher and then on to MontRichard and then to Blois for the night