Touring the Loire Valley castles on a motorcyle


Loire Valley motorcycle ride

Dates Mars - octobre
Destination Loire Valley - Touraine
Category Self-Guided Tours
Duration 3 days 2 nights

Mileage : 390 km / 242 miles

Tour highlights : castles of Langeais, Chinon, Ussé, Saumur, Amboise, vineyards of Saumur and Chinon, listed village of Montsoreau. Royal abbey of Fontevraud, medieval old town of Chinon and Loches, Chambord and Cheverny castles, , 

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Dates & Prices

Day 1 - Tours - Chinon
Day 1 - Tours - Chinon

You will follow the Cher valley to reach the castle of Villandry, famous for its gardens then having been able to admire the one of Langeais you will fall under the charm of that of the Sleeping Beauty castle in Ussé. More castles like that Saumur or Montsoreau before reaching the medieval city of Chinon on the Vienne river for your stopover.

Day 2 - Chinon - Amboise
Day 2 - Chinon - Amboise

After crossing the Chinon vineyards, you will visit the pretty medieval village of Crissay sur Manse through which you can reach the Courtineau valley and then the Lochois county. After strolling through the narrow streets  of Loches full of  history, you will take the road towards Amboise, city of Leonardo da Vinci with its castle which proudly overlooks the Loire.

Day 3 - Amboise - Tours
Day 3 - Amboise - Tours

The Loire will be your common thread of the day to admire the main jewels of the Loire castles: Chaumont, Blois, Cheverny, but it is above all Chambord that will leave you speechless. Then by the small roads of the Touraine vineyards you will reach the Cher valley to admire the castle of Chenonceau spanning the river. You will only have a few more kilometers to cover before reaching Tours.


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The Loire Valley is of course well known for its bicycle itinerary but why not add a engine to it to wander the banks of this majestic river. You will be surprised how many castles can be seen in a day while winding the small country roads of the wineyard. During this week-end you will discover a region rich in history, with a tasty gastronomy and a large variety of wines. Let's jump back in time, the time of queen & kings !. 

Check also our shorter version of the Loire valley motorcycle ride (2 days/1 night) 





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You can choose your lenght of time (2 days/1 night * or 3 days/2 nights *), your level of comfort

Superior accommodation (**)  4-star-hotel

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Standard accommodation (**)  2-star-hotel

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(*) you can add an extra night for those who like to arrive the day before. Contact us for quote and booking
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Rates in self-guided formula (in € pp) :

  3 days / 2 nights

Models / Formula

4-star-hotel 2-star-hotel

Price per person (*) 

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 lit single

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lit single   

  BMW R1200RT  BMW R1200GS 

€ 540

€ 850

€ 410

€ 660

Moto guzzi V85 BMW F 750 GS

€ 430

€ 680

€ 340

€ 540

(*) prices are subject to hotels avaibility.

Our price of this self-guided motorcycle tour includes :

  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance
  • 2 Nights in 2 or 4 star hotels with continental breakfast
  • Tour information package with road-book and travel tips
  • GPS with preset itinerary
  • Pick-up service at station or airport.

Not include in the price of this self-guided motorcycle tour :

  • Fuel
  • All other meals than those included
  • All personal expenses, drinks
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)