Loire Valley Castles Circuit
Tour highlights you will love:
Ride by the most beautiful castles in the world
Feel like royalty in the matter of minutes
Trade your motorcycle for a boat
Honor Leonardo da Vinci...
Have lunch in a grotto...
Try some of the best rillettes in the world...
Half Board Rates.
Start & finish: Paris
Duration: 2 days/ 1 night
Riding experience: Beginner/ Intermediate.
Km per day: Approx.200 km
Stops at least every 2 hours. Total: approx. 500 km
Paris - Chambord - Amboise (210 km)
A great start to the day…
We leave from the hotel to get our motorcycles
Above all don’t forget your driver's license and your credit card to sign the contract and secure the deposit. The GPS are ready and our motorcycles are revved up.
The feeling is happy and everyone is ready to go…
We travel towards Versailles just to greet it as we pass by before we take the road toward the grand forest of Rambouillet in search of fresh air.
Immediately the Loire welcomes us, beautifully all encompassing. A quick break for lunch on an outdoor terrace near the water. We take the road again, this time toward Chambord, a place that radiates an incredible, majestic beauty. A stop at the botanical gardens, and then we ride to the Chenonceau castle; human ingenuity is impressive. Then, perhaps a boat tour?
The Amboise castle is our last stop for the day. We have dinner at a stunning restaurant not far from there, and then we call it a night after our long and emotionally rich day.
Amboise - Azay le rideau - Le mans - Paris
Breakfast and then we get back on our motorcycles.
A peaceful start to our second day, our first stop is at the Clos-Lucé Castle to breathe the same air as Leonardo da Vinci and his strange machines. Next we speed up (only for an instant) to arrive at Azay-le-Rideau, probably one of the most romantic castles in the world; Certainly one of the favorites of the France Moto Road Trip team.
We must begin thinking about our return to Paris… a delicious lunch stop for rillettes next to Mans.
As we begin to tire, we slow our pace and ride gently for a few kilometers.
The afternoon is relegated to the joy of riding through small country roads, the kind that justify our love of motorcycling that much more.
If we have time we stop at the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, if not we have already amassed so many beautiful, scenic images to contemplate on…
Around 6 p.m. it is time to end our journey… slightly sad but mostly happy.