Categories: France

Bike and Barge the Seine Plus! Castles of the Loire Valley

by Jessie Beyer - Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Aside from being home to one of the world’s most famous bicycle races, when you combine the spectacular scenery, delicious food, and rich history, it’s no surprise France is a popular destination for bicycle tourists. Our newest bike and barge tour takes travelers along the Seine River Valley combing the best of both worlds and allowing our travelers to explore beautiful estates and quintessential french countryside by day, while relaxing on our barge during the evening.  Our  “Plus” tour takes you off the boat and into the heart of the Loire Valley’s beautiful castles so you won’t miss the highlights of the region.

Bike and Barge the Seine Plus! Castles of the Loire is a level 1 tour, ideal for beginner cyclists, those traveling by bicycle for the first time, or multi-generational groups with a desire for a nice and easy bike tour with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery. For those who want more miles, we can also add some extra rides in.

Bike and Barge the Seine 

This 8-day bike and barge cruise takes you along the Seine River Valley, passing by splendid estates including the castle and grounds at Fontainebleau, and through small medieval towns on the way to Montargis. After kicking off our first day in the city of lights, Paris,  your bicycle (and barge) will lead you through beautiful sights and calm bike paths along the river. You will even dine in a private castle as you taste France’s famed cuisine! Enjoy this scenic ride along the Seine, with frequent stops to sip café au lait in quaint French villages. This tour is ideal for anyone who loves the French joie de vivre, and those who are new to cycling and want to test out traveling by bike without having to pack and unpack their bags every day.


Jun 22-29, 2019
Aug 17-24, 2019

Book by November 15th and save $200!

Bike and Barge the Seine Plus! Castles of the Loire

Those who want to keep exploring beyond the 8-day bike and barge tour can spend another few days pedaling between important chateaux along the Loire River including Blois, Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau on the Plus! land based extended trip.


Jun 22- Jul 2, 2019
Aug 17-27, 2019

Book by November 15th and save $200!

Curious about our Bike and Barge tours? We’ve got all the answers you’re looking for on our Bike and Boat FAQ Page.

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Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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