From Loches to Chenonceaux by bike
Pedal to one of France's heritage gems: Chenonceau Castle
L'Indre à vélo allows budding cyclists to stroll through the nature of the region to unmissable destinations.
- Distance of the route: 32 kilometres
- Duration of the trip: about 2 hours 45 minutes
- Level: easy
Stage 1: departure from Loches
The departure of your spa hotel in Touraine has sounded! Before setting off on your 33-kilometre adventure, make a first stop in your place of residence. Don't miss :
- The Royal City of Loches
- The Prairie du Roy
- The National Forest of Loches
- The pyramid of Saint-Quentin
Stage 2: Beaulieu-Lès-Loches2 kilometres from your spa hotel
Just 2 kilometres away and you have arrived in a new commune of Indre-et-Loire!
The neighbouring town of Loches is one of the "Petites cités de caractère" (small towns of character), to the delight of its inhabitants.
- The monastic city
- The Saint-Pierre-Saint Paul abbey church
- The House of the Templars
Stage 3: Chédigny12 kilometres from Beaulieu-Lès-Loches
Welcome to a village in bloom!
As a result, it is the only one to be awarded the Remarkable Garden label. Take advantage of your visit here to stroll through the streets decorated with roses and various plants.
The sweet smell of the plants will guide you to your next stop.
Stage 4: Luzillé8.5 kilometres from Chédigny
This small village in Touraine is best known for La Pierre Saint-Martin.
This polishing stone is a megalith that testifies to the presence of humans in the area during the Neolithic period. It has been listed as a historical monument since the middle of the 20th century.
Stage 5: Francueil15 kilometres from Luzillé
You are approaching the Château de Chenonceau with great strides, or rather great pedal strokes!
The last stop is in Francueil, where there is an amazing camera museum.
Stage 6: Chenonceaux3.5 kilometres from Francueil
Before returning to your hotel in Touraine, visit the Château de Chenonceau and its splendid royal gardens.
Did you know that?
The "x" in the town of Chenonceaux was deliberately removed by Louise Dupin, the owner of the castle during the French Revolution. Legend has it that she wanted to differentiate the town from her precious property.
Stay at our spa hotel in the Loire Valley
45 minutes from Tours, the Best Western Premier de la Cité Royale invites you to relax in one of the rooms of this historic 19th century building.
Our charming hotel in Touraine is located in the heart of the former Palace of Justice of Loches. In this authentic and atypical setting, this break in your daily life will not leave you indifferent.
Recently renovated to welcome its most loyal guests, our hotel in Loches offers a restaurant, a lounge bar, an indoor swimming pool and luxury services in our relaxation area.
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