Boat and bike Loire
Boat and Bike in France
Easy to Moderate
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Guided Tour
A bus picks you up at the train station Gare du Nord in Paris. You reach the boat in Cours-les-Barres in the early evening. The crew and your tour guide are welcoming you on board. Afterwards dinner is served.
In Cours-les-Barres your bike tour starts: to Aprémont and visit of the palace from 12th century and the gorgeous gardens. You continue to the beautiful city Nevers. Around midday return to the boat in Cours-les-Barres.
Today you continue to Beffes. You cycle to La Charité-sur-Loire, an old romantic city. From the bridge which was built in 16th century and leads into the city centre you have a beautiful view onto the city and its church Notre Dame. The bike tour leads along the famous vineyards of Pouilly Fumé wines, where you can also taste some wine. In the village of Ménétréol which is located at the foothills of Sancerre vineyards your boat is awaiting you.
First you cruise to the picturesque village of Sancerre and afterwards you cycle on a beautiful route along the vineyards of Sancerre. You cross several impressing villages. Your tour ends in Beaulieu where you stay overnight.
Your bike tour leads along the small locks of Châtillon-sur-Loire to the aqueduct which directs you across river Loire. You pass the palace in St. Brisson. Enjoy the fresh air in the forest on your return journey to Châtillon-sur-Loire. In the evening fabulous cruise via the aqueduct to Briare.
In the morning time for a stroll through Briare. Your bike tour leads you first to palace Pont Chevron which is located picturesque on a small lake. Via Ouzouer-sur-Trézéé to palace Bléneau which was built in 16th century. The tour ends in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (7 historic locks!).
By bike to the market in Châtillon-Coligny. You continue to the palace in La Bussiére and via Escrignelles you return to the boat which is waiting in Rogny.
In the morning there is time to do a short walking tour. At midday your tour guide and crew say bye-bye to you. You return by bus to Paris.
The tour is offered also from Rogny to Cours-les-Barres!
- Program as mentioned in the tour course
- 7x full board (breakfast buffet, dinner and lunch package)
- Rental bike with 21 gears
- Detailed route description, maps and information material
- Visit of a palace
- Wine tasting
- Transfer Paris Gare du Nord – boat – Gare du Nord on arrival and departure day
- Tourist guide
Arrival / parking / departure
Arrival to Paris, transfer train station Gare du Nord – boat – train station included.
MS Anna Maria IV
You'll have a relaxed bicycle- and shiptour in the Loirevalley. The nights you will spend on the MS Anna Maria IV.