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Loire Valley - cycling

Cycle along quiet country lanes and forest tracks
A range of routes to explore amazing châteaux
Campsite by the river, with on-site swimming pool

 

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This holiday is in the past now but please click here for our programme for this year:

Oak Hall Holidays
 
 

France cycling – beautiful French landscapes

Hundreds have discovered the delight of cycling along quiet tracks and roads in beautiful scenery on our cycling holidays. We return home healthy and fit, having had an exciting time exploring carefully selected routes. Good quality mountain bikes are available for hire.
 

Choose your pace

We offer three destinations in France, with the Loire Valley offering the easiest cycling.

On all the cycling holidays we will split into different groups depending on the type of cycling you are looking for. The ‘coffee and cakes’ group take everything at a relaxed pace, admiring the scenery, while the fastest group enjoy the chance to prove their fitness! With other groups in between as well, the cycling expeditions are ideal for everyone looking for an active and refreshing break.

 

Pre-arranged routes

We will follow a range of carefully selected routes, which gradually increase in length from around 15 miles on the first day to around 45 miles on the last day.

All the rides are of course optional but by building up the length of the rides through the week, the groups build up their fitness and you may well be surprised to find how far you can cycle! Also, depending on the destination, there may be options to extend or shorten the distance on some routes.


"I made some great new friends and will definitely be booking on another Oak Hall holiday soon!"
Emily

Loire Valley – no overnight travel

This year, there will be no overnight travel for this holiday. The Loire Valley is renowned for its châteaux and river landscapes. We stay in a key location with a campsite right by the River Loire.

From here we follow a variety of cycling routes along country lanes and forest tracks that take us through medieval villages, along the banks of the river, and into the magnificent, vast parks surrounding the aristocratic châteaux. The Château de Chambord is one of the most amazing; the grounds alone are larger than the whole of central Paris.

The last two days will be free days - the bikes will be moving to another location but there is plenty to do around the campsite, including kayaking, mini golf and a heated swimming pool. The local town of Blois is an interesting place to explore, and from here you can also take a train to the city of Orleans with its impressive cathedral or even Paris.

 

An ideal end to each day

At the campsite, we provide the tents and you can bring whatever makes you comfortable for sleeping, such as an airbed. After a day’s cycling we return to our campsite for an energising meal prepared by the Oak Hall team, as well as a Bible talk that is always a highlight. We can then relax and share stories of the day’s cycling or take part in games and activities.