CYCLING 2016-17 p084-085

exodus Cycling2016

Loire Gastronomic Cycling 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 This is an incredibly relaxed self-guided itinerary, ideal for those who enjoy their food, wine and culture as much as their cycling. The distances are short, with optional cycling days so you have plenty of time to explore the chateaux, enjoy lazy lunches or a lengthy stop at a vineyard. If this isn't enough to tempt you, the rides venture through stunning scenery along the pretty river banks that meander through the countryside. To top it off our hotels are superb and your evening meals will be a highlight! Dates & Price Guide Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Starts every second day from 11 May to 08 October 2016 • 2017 dates and prices available online • Land only prices from £1027 • Including travel from London, prices from £1259 (flight to Paris, train to St Pierre des Corps, transfer to start hotel) • Compulsory single supplement £174 • Land only start Chissay day 1, end Chissay day 7 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • 21 speed customised hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 P PFremium departure SPolo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call SELF-GUIDED • FRANCE 85 7 days land only from £1027 Chateau de Chambord France Activity Level LEISURELY Trip Code LHG At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Start Chissay. 2 Cycle along the River Cher to Chateau de Chenonceau; cycle on to St Ouen-les-Vignes via Amboise. 3 Free day to return to Amboise; or cycle along the River Cisse to the wine capital of Vouvray. 4 Two routes available. The shorter option goes via Limeray, alternatively cycle to Autreche; both routes then converge and go to Chaumont; finish in Chitenay. 5 Free day to visit the chateau at Cheverny. Alternatively, cycle to Chateau de Chambord. 6 Cycle via Fougeres-sur-Bievre and along the River Cher to Montrichard; then ride onto Chateau de Chissay for a wellearned dip in the pool! 7 End Chissay. Visit fine chateaux l Superb hotels l Outstanding food and wine • 5 days cycling (including 2 optional rides) with luggage transfers • 85% quiet tarmac roads, 15% cycle paths and tracks • The terrain is mainly flat, ideal for first timers • Self-guided holiday. Min age 2 yrs • 6 nights hotels • All breakfasts and 6 gastronomic dinners included FRANCE LOIRE Loire Chitenay Tours Chambord Chaumont - sur-Loire Amboise Vouvray Cheverny Cher Montrichard Chissay Autreche St-Ouen-les- VIgnes Chenonceaux ACCOMMODATION All hotels have been handpicked for their warm welcome, location and elegant regional cuisine. Your gastronomic meals are central to your experience and these will be provided at the hotels or nearby restaurants; some in stately dining rooms and others on outdoor terraces. You will spend 2 nights at the former royal residence Chateau de Chissay pictured above, steeped in history and set in extensive parkland. Other nights are spent in 3 and 4-star hotels, all with swimming pools and en suite facilities. Daily Distance (km) 2 28 3 15 4 37 5 50 6 31 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 PREMIUM


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