Only 1 hour south of Paris lies a region that since the Renaissance has been a favorite of kings and the aristocracy; the Loire River valley is dotted with fine chateaux, vineyards, and some of the most beautiful (and gentle) cycling routes in France. Our tour visits the most magnificent chateaux, the extraordinary gardens of Villandry, but also leaves time to explore the subtler aspects of a region that has much to offer.
Only Great Explorations:
- Small groups, extraordinary guides, and authentic experiences
- A ride you will never forget: our bike path along the Loire River
- A sumptuous picnic on the grounds of one of the grand chateau
- Order off the menu at restaurants you won’t find in guidebooks
- Distinctive, charming hotels too small for larger groups
- We design and operate our own trips so there are only good surprises
“The guides were fantastic. You should be very proud of how the guides represented your company and took care of me while at the same time providing excellent service to the other members of my group. Just excellent!”
“The guides were fun and had great personalities, the area was beautiful, the cycling was at the right level with interesting views. The chateaux visits were great and the group was fun!”
“First our guides were a delight, great personalities , concerned for our enjoyment, safety and just fun to be with. The area is fantastic and since the area is flat you had more time to look around and enjoy rather than work too hard cycling. I had a great time, you did a good job!”
“I loved both our guides. They were fun to be with and each had a great sense of humour. I loved the routes we took. We had a few falls along the way and the guides handled them calmly and did what had to be done. My experience was excellent and I don’t know what could have made it better.”
I have traveled with GE before and the experience is always excellent. You exceeded my expectations the first time:-). Now I expect the best!
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Having never been on anything like this before, didn’t know what to expect. A great way to see a country.
“The trip was better than expected. The people on the tour with the guide made the dinners something to look forward to. The trip was awesome. The itinerary and chateaux we saw were incredible!”
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