VBT Loire Valley Bike Tours

www.vbt.com/loire-bicycle-tour.aspx

If you’re looking to tour the Loire Valley, you’re in for a treat.  The entire valley is amazing, and there’s no better way to take it all in than a bike tour.  Taking one of the many Loire bike tours is not only an amazing way to see the sights, but it’s also a great way of getting outdoors and being active.  A bike tour is a very different type of vacation, but it’s one that you’ll love every minute of.

One of the things to note right away about this site is that it’s got information about all types of bike tours, including biking in Europe and North America.  The Loire Valley bike tours is just one small section.  This is great if you love biking and want a one-stop site for all your information.  However, if you want a lot of specific Loire information, you may not find it here.

In fact, there is only one Loire bike tour listed, and it’s their Loire Valley 2009 tour.  There are eight different departure dates that run from April to October, so the information is very time-sensitive.  In fact, if you aren’t ready to depart almost immediately for Loire, you may have to wait until the site posts its 2010 content. 

You can get some use out of the 2009 trip itinerary, however, so it’s worth looking at the details of the 2009 tour.  You can get a great idea of what a fully organized Loire Valley biking tour includes, including how many meals you’ll get, the pricing, and how many people will be in your tour group.  They even list the specific hotels and chateaux that you’ll stay at, and they link to their websites so you can get more information about each one. 

The detailed itinerary breaks everything down day by day for the pre-trip extension, the air package, and the land package.  What this means is that you don’t have to necessarily join the site’s tour.  Instead, you can design your own biking tour based on their itinerary if you like.  That’s really the most you’ll get from the site—there’s very little content about anything else.