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Loire Star – ‘Petite’ Single Centre

Tour: FLC4
Single Centre Cycling Holiday

Just a little shorter than our FLC5 Loire Star tour, this single centre break lets you explore some of the most majestic and magical of the châteaux in the Loire at your own pace through a range of circular route options. With only 3 nights away, you might have harder choices when it comes to which of the châteaux-laden routes to select, but we'll still reward you with gastronomic delights on the last night! Read More


Europe, France

Start Day

Any Day

Board Basis

Half Board

Prices from



4 Days, 3 Nights


Mar - Oct

Tour Grade

Grade 1 (Very Easy)

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On this single centre break we’ve included delicious suppers for you at the hotel so that there are always tasty treats to reward your day in the saddle or to complement a day at your leisure.

Tour Code:
Single Centre Cycling Holiday
Europe, France
4 Days, 3 Nights
Board Basis:
Half Board
Mar - Oct


There is a choice of excellent circular rides exploring the towns,châteaux and forest of this area south of the Loire.

Your base on this holiday is the appropriately named Auberge du Centre which sits in the peaceful rural village of Chitenay at the heart of one of the Loire’s most inviting châteaux clusters. Creeper-clad and traditional yet contemporary, it’s a friendly 3 star inn whose cosy lounge and relaxing garden immediately put its guests at ease. Thanks to the beautiful setting and quality of the regional cuisine, dining al fresco here is a real delight and a true favourite with visitors and locals alike.

Day 1 Arrive & explore

Arrive and perhaps take a stroll around this charming village to work up an appetite for dinner from the Menu du Jour  at the hotel

Day 2 Choice of circular rides

Choice of circular rides

Dinner is from the Menu du Jour

Miles 9-31Kms14-50

Day 3 Choice of circular rides

Choice of circular rides

Dinner is from the Menu du Jour

Miles 9-31Kms14-50

Day 4 Depart after breakfast

The circular rides
We offer a choice of 7 routes with distances between 9 and 31 miles (14 to 50 kms), with each ride carefully planned to make sure you see the best of the area and that you travel the distance you are most comfortable with.

You can go with the flow of your energy levels down to the Loire maybe, to Chaumont or Blois; head into the Sologne forest and stop at a vineyard or two to tickle the palate with Cheverny blanc, or track down Chambord, the most amazing royal hunting lodge that’s almost on a par with Versailles. Don’t miss the Château de Beauregard – it’s a real picture: a French castle with English-inspired grounds and a world renowned portrait gallery. A day out exploring the refined renaissance château at Troussay along with Cheverny’s sumptuous château apartments is hard to beat too, then there’s always the thought of weaving out through the vineyards to the feudal solidity of Fougères-sur-Bièvre with its charmingly rustic village and medieval château. Whether you’re new to the saddle, just want to take things gently or fancy the challenge and flexibility of heading out for a morning and conquering another point of the ‘Loire Star’ after lunch, this a real break with wow factor: wonderful châteaux to visit, great gentle cycling and, to top it all, really delicious and well deserved dinners.

All of the routes offer excellent cycling and there are plenty of opportunities to stop for refreshments.

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Ensuite accommodation as described with buffet/continental breakfast (prices based on two adults sharing)

Half board included (3 course Menu du Jour dinner for 2 nights, 1 night Menu Denis Papin at the hotel)

Hire of hybrid bicycle and ancillary equipment (2 pannier bags, map holder, odometer, puncture repair kit, lock)

Information pack with detailed joining instructions and daily route overviews sent out approximately 2 weeks before departure so you can plan ahead and look forward to your cycling adventure

Detailed route notes and maps with marked routes provided on arrival, 1 per room (IGN 1:100,000 maps)

GPS tracks available on request (there may be a small charge)

Tourist/city taxes are included in the price

Please note that the price EXCLUDES

Costs of getting to and from the tour area

Accommodation Options

An ivy clad 3 star Auberge in Chitenay with pool and spa facilities.

We are pleased to discuss details on request.

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