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Activity breaks in the Loire

The Loire Valley not only boasts fields full of photogenic sunflowers and bustling markets, but it's also known for its world-class wines, too. Home to the longest river in France, you'll discover beautiful wildlife and stunning scenery when you embark on one of our activity breaks in the Loire.

With its gorgeous chateaux and grand castles, it's easy to see why the Loire Valley has a special place in the affections of visitors to France. And when it comes to the cuisine, fruit, vegetables and other food grown here are of the very finest quality. When you eat out, you can expect consistently high standards. The Loire vineyards produce a wider variety of wines than any other wine region in the world - and they're always divine.

At Headwater, our adventure breaks in the Loire are in the heart of the Loire Valley. It has one of Europe's most congenial climates, making it the perfect destination for walking and cycling trips.

No matter whether you'd prefer to opt for a short walking break exploring the rivers and chateaux of the Loire, or a gastronomic cycling holiday sounds more suited to you, we have something for everyone. Our self-guided tours include all accommodation, fantastic food and opportunities to make unforgettable memories.

The Loire Valley is easy to get to, as it's located only an hour from Paris via high-speed rail service. If you'd like to find out more information about flights and transfers for your trip, please get in contact with one of our team.

Need some help to book your relaxed activity holiday in the Loire?

With historical and cultural highlights, world-famous wines and majestic chateaux to experience, you won't regret booking one of our adventure breaks in the Loire.

It's time to see the Loire Valley for yourself with Headwater. If you're about to plan your next holiday and have any questions about one of our adventure breaks to the Loire, one of our experienced team will be able to help.

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Chateaux Of The Loire Walk - Short Break
France: The Loire

Chateaux Of The Loire Walk - Short Break

This gentle hotel-to-hotel short break walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley. Your route will lead you from a chateau to another including the most famous ones such as Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau and Amboise. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1379per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 1 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling The UNESCO Loire Valley
France: The Loire

Cycling The UNESCO Loire Valley

Ride the famous 'Loire a velo' cycling path from Tours to Angers. The Loire Valley is classified as UNESCO Natural World Heritage. All along the route, you stick closely to France’s last great wild river, with its sandy banks and islands, its vine-covered slopes, its typical towns and villages, its fine food and its unique atmosphere.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Short Break
France: The Loire

Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Short Break

All the greatest chateaux of the Loire in a short break. Bike from a chateau to another is just a short ride. Through the vineyards, on peaceful bike routes or along the Loire river, discover the royal Loire Valley.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Deluxe Short
France: The Loire

Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Deluxe Short

All the greatest chateaux of the Loire are waiting for you during this short break. Bike from a chateau to another is just a short ride. Through the vineyards, on peaceful bike routes or along the Loire river, discover the royal Loire Valley. With a selection of 4* hotel accommodations, experience an unforgettable journey.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1949per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling The UNESCO Loire Valley - Deluxe
France: The Loire

Cycling The UNESCO Loire Valley - Deluxe

Ride the famous 'Loire a velo' cycling path from Tours to Angers. The Loire Valley is classified as UNESCO Natural World Heritage. All along the route, you stick closely to France’s last great wild river, with its sandy banks and islands, its vine-covered slopes, its typical towns and villages, its fine food and its unique atmosphere. Enjoy deluxe accommodation with a selection of charming 4 star hotels.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1979per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire
France: The Loire

Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire

All the greatest chateaux of the Loire are waiting for you. Bike from a chateau to another is just a short ride. Through the vineyards, on peaceful bike routes or along the Loire river, discover the royal Loire Valley.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2079per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Chateaux Of The Loire Walk
France: The Loire

Chateaux Of The Loire Walk

This gentle hotel-to-hotel walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley. Your route will lead you from a chateau to another including the most famous ones such as Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau and Amboise. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2099per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Deluxe
France: The Loire

Cycling The Chateaux Of The Loire - Deluxe

All the greatest chateaux of the Loire are waiting for you. Bike from a chateau to another is just a short ride. Through the vineyards, on peaceful bike routes or along the Loire river, discover the royal Loire Valley. With a selection of 4* hotel accommodations, experience an unforgettable journey.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)