Loire Valley
Loire Valley Family Biking

Loire Valley Family Vacation

Biking through a Storybook

Visiting the Loire Valley with your kids is akin to a trip through a fairy tale. The backyard to royalty since the Middle Ages, you’ll love the “garden of France” for its verdant forests, impenetrable solitude and centuries-old elegance. The kids will love it for the canoeing, the swordplay (supervised and totally safe, we promise!) and the sprawling fields of sunflowers fit for a romp. Together you’ll love it for the great food, fantastic biking and the luxury château. Everybody wins!

*The activities on our Loire Family Biking trip are recommended for children age 5 years and older. Please note however, that kids must be 6 and older to participate in the canoeing event.

5 or lessPlease contact us
6 - 8From $6,995 per person
9 - 11From $6,195 per person
12 or moreFrom $5,695 per person

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Trip Details



We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.


These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.



“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”


“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”


“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”


“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”


“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.


Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.


Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

24/7 Guided


Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Daytime Guided

Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

24/7 Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Veigné (Montbazon) to Tours
6 Days / 5 Nights
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Single supplement: 900
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Limited Space / Waitlist

This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.



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Make it a private trip by taking over one of our dates, or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers.
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Day by Day



Domaine de La Tortinière, Montbazon

We not only feel welcomed at the intimate Château La Tortinière, but very special when we’re there—especially since this immaculately restored 18thC castle seems straight out of a fairy tale. The château offers views over a private park in which some rare plants and trees (A 200 years old Lebanese Cedar for example) are hidden. View hotel website »

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Château de Marçay, Chinon

Built in the 15thC on the ruins of an 11thC fortress, this calm and serene property was developed into a hotel and restaurant which opened to the public in 1973. Now forming an island of greenery in the Chinon countryside, Château de Marçay offers 33 unique rooms decorated in a haute époque style, with scenic views of the park, the main courtyard, and the vineyards. View hotel website »

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Château de Rochecotte, Saint-Patrice

An immaculately restored 18thC château, the Rochecotte is set in a lovely, peaceful park and is straight out of a fairy tale. A number of political, Aristocratic and literacy figures have stayed there such Balzac, the Prince of Talleyrand and even King Georges VI of England! View hotel website »

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Activity Level


While most of the riding is on gently rolling terrain, there are occasional hills in and out of the river valleys. The average daily riding distance is 47 km (29 mi.) for adults, with longer and shorter options. Parents may opt to join in on alternative afternoon activities, thus shortening daily rides. The activities on this trip are geared for children 5 years old and up; the younger children may need to use a trailer or child tandem. Most events are appropriate for all ages; where safety considerations exclude smaller children, alternatives will be offered.


The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality customized hybrid bikes or racing bikes with drop bars that provide a good fit to your size and weight. A range of kids equipment, from trailers to hook tandems to smaller bikes, is also provided and we'll equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners, including wine
  • Services of B&R guides and support vans—there are extra vans and guides family trips for more support
  • Kids’ supervised activities
  • All special events and private tours
  • Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
  • Children’s equipment, including tandems, trailers, helmets and bikes (Please note: parents wishing to pull a tandem or trailer must use a hybrid bike)
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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“This was our first group bike trip so we did not know what to expect. Every aspect created life long memories. But all of this was made even better by our guides—they were great with us and our children. We had four other wonderful families in our group. We and our children made new life-long friendships with them. All of this together resulted in a family experience we will cherish forever.”

— Mike Dodson,
Loire Valley Family Biking 2013

Loire Valley Family Biking


Notes from the Road

Cycle of Life

"Nick Hammond discovers that keeping fit on a family holiday can be positively enjoyable and luxurious."
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At Chateau du Rivau, History Meets Harmony

Within France's historic Loire Valley lies the charming and lovingly restored Chateau du Rivau, a 13th-century castle turned luxury hotel property.
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Great Wine Regions for Family Travel

"When traveling with a young family, wine regions shouldn’t be automatically pulled from the list."
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