Summary

Travel Style: ,
Destinations: Europe
  • 7 Days From
    R 18500
  • Trip code: W06LR
  • Activity: Walking & Trekking, Self-Guided Walking, Food & Drink
  • Min age: 8
  • Group size: 1 - 6
Leisurely / Moderate

Self-guided walking in the Loire along rivers and past Chateaux.

The Loire is famous for its chateaux with over 300 in total to discover. This easy paced, gentle walking holiday balances peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendour and opulence of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. There’s no tough climbing; the highest point is at just 150m but you’re still rewarded with beautifully unspoilt landscapes and enchanting views at every turn.

Key information
  • 6 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
  • 3 days walking; averaging 4 hours per day
  • Low altitude and well-marked paths 
  • Self-guided holiday 
Activities
  • 6 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
  • 3 days walking; averaging 4 hours per day
  • Low altitude and well-marked paths 
  • Self-guided holiday 
Highlights
  • Walk off-the-beaten-track on relaxing flat routes beside the rivers Loire and Cher
  • Visit France’s finest chateaux: Amboise, Chenonceau and Chaumont-sur-Loire
  • Stay in quality hotels offering masses of local character, great regional cuisine and outstanding wines
What's included
  • Food

Highlights

  • Walk off-the-beaten-track on relaxing flat routes beside the rivers Loire and Cher
  • Visit France’s finest chateaux: Amboise, Chenonceau and Chaumont-sur-Loire
  • Stay in quality hotels offering masses of local character, great regional cuisine and outstanding wines

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Reviews

Accommodation

Hotels

All accommodation is 3 and 4-star. The places you'll stay in have been hand-picked for their superb locations, atmospheric charm, excellent cuisine and warm, friendly owners.

All prices are based on 2 persons sharing, so if there is an odd number of people travelling in your party or you are travelling alone, there will be a compulsory supplement for a single room for the tour duration. For a solo traveller there is an additional charge to cover transfer costs.

 

Essential Info

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 4 dinners

The Loire prides itself on its delicious local cuisine and wine and we've included evening meals everywhere except in Amboise - given the fantastic variety of restaurants on your doorstep, we thought you'd appreciate us leaving the choice to you

Is this trip for you?

*Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)*

You follow a circular route from Chaumont-sur-Loire along peaceful riverside tracks, passing quiet hamlets, before continuing alongside the River Cher through Montrichard, Chenonceaux and Montlouis. On your return you'll enjoy wonderful walks through open fields and sprawling vineyards - with opportunities for wine-tasting - and on to Leonardo da Vinci's bustling town of Amboise, before returning to Chaumont-sur-Loire. Along the way you'll take in some of France's most impressive chateaux: Chenonceau mesmerises with its iconic arches over the River Cher (be sure to taste the chateau's wine and enjoy a scenic riverside walk); the majestic Chateau d'Amboise is a former royal residence and also houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci; while Chateau de Chaumont is set in beautifully tended gardens which host the annual Festival des Jardins.

This trip is on the easier end of leisurely/moderate as there are only 3 days walking. 

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. We have suggested that 8yrs is the minimum age for this trip, but as it is self-guided and you will be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. You are provided with route notes for each day, which begin with an overview of the walk and advice on lunch, followed by detailed instructions. The route notes contain a 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local representative is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.