GRAVEL CYCLING ESCAPE BLOIS, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
GRAVEL CYCLING ESCAPE BLOIS, LOIRE VALLEY with Seb&Bike
7 to 14 September 2024 - Enquire Now!
Come and explore France's stunning Loire Valley with Soulfit Adventures in collaboration with Seb&Bike on our gravel cycling escape. The Loire has long been famous for cycling; however, its treasure trove of amazing gravel routes remains largely unknown to the outside world.
Immerse yourself in a luxurious experience like no other where you can leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embrace the unique freedom that comes with riding gravel roads. With our Escape you'll not only explore and challenge yourself on the picturesque gravel trails but also indulge in unique cultural experiences enriched by local knowledge.
Sebastien is our expert local born and bred guide and his in-depth knowledge and absolute passion for the area will take you beyond the tourist hotspots and show you the hidden gems known only to locals. From cycling adventures, cultural visits and wine tastings, every experience is crafted to immerse you in the authentic local culture. You will taste exquisite cuisine, and un-ravel the rich history of Blois and the surrounding region.
Get ready to explore like a local and create unforgettable memories.
Gravel cycling doesn't have to be about bike-packing, it can also be a luxurious experience as well. Our gravel cycling escape is not just a cycling holiday but an experience that will nourish your body mind and soul. Allow yourself to be pampered with nothing to worry about. We will take care of almost everything for you. This is your own vacation where YOU are at the centre! You'll benefit from the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation all while enjoying the high-end services and comfort that Soulfit Adventures and Seb&Bike are renowned for.
This is an amazing 7-night experience in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Your home for the week is a charming bed and breakfast nestled right at the very heart of the royal city of Blois, on the Place du Chateau. It offers you privileged access to the Louis XII facade of the Royal Chateau, as well as the Maison de la Magie.
Its spacious and bright rooms are tastefully decorated in different eras, from the Renaissance, Art Deco, Vintage, Contemporary era, creating eclectic environments for you to relax. Some rooms have a private terrace with garden views where you can enjoy a glass of wine at the end of each day. All rooms have private bathrooms.
The building itself dates back to the 15th century when forge of weapons were being used for the life of the castle. The city of Blois is full of private mansions, with unique stories and architectures, varying according to the wishes and means of the owners who built them. Thus, when entering the bed and breakfast, you will stay in the heart of the architectural intimacy of Blois and enjoy a stay full of charm and relaxation, like staying in a good friends house, right in the heart of Blois.
€2945.00 per person per week in a twin/double room with private bathroom
€3645.00 per person per week in a single room with private bathroom - available on request only.
7 nights’ accommodation in boutique 4-star bed and breakfast with full use of all facilities on site
Dinner x 5 at Sebastien’s handpicked local favourite restaurants including welcome dinner and celebratory dinner with wine on the first and last night
2 x experienced trip hosts/leaders
5 x days guided cycling with expert local guide, mechanical support, and assistance
Carbon fibre gravel bike + helmet, pump and spare tube. E-bikes available on request and subject to availability. Additional fee will apply.
One x 60-minute sports massage per person
Wine tasting at Chateau du Chambord, visit to the castle and the estates park
Insider cultural experience with the owner of Chateau of Beauregard
Cycling nutrition and hydration
Three x 30-minute post cycling, sports focused stretch/yoga sessions with fully qualified teacher
Custom cycling kit and goodie bag
Daily cycling kit laundry service
Group transfers to and from Blois train station on the first and last day at a specified time. Private transfers from other locations available on request for an additional fee. Blois is 1.5 hours by direct train from Paris-Austerlitz station (Gare d'Austerlitz).
Does not include:
Meals or alcohol not listed in the above package
Travel insurance (compulsory – see Terms & Conditions)
Additional excursions or activities not listed in the above package
Additional massages or other treatments not listed in the above package
Incidentals and other travel related expenses
E-bike - subject to availability
Upgrade to 5-star accommodation
General Practical Information Guide:
Once your booking has been confirmed, a General Practical Information Guide with more detailed information about the week will be emailed to you.
"It's been such a magical trip!!!! Thank you so much for everything - I really have had the time of my life - such a lovely group too! Thank you for such a fantastic experience - a trip I will never forget, thank you."
Maxine Bates, United Kingdom
Blois, Loire Valley
70 - 90 kms
Average daily distance
Up to 500 metres
Average daily elevation
NB: Exact cycling routes will be confirmed at the time of the camp.. The above distances and elevation are estimates only.
€2945.00 per person twin or double share with ensuite. If travelling alone we will match you with a same sex solo traveller.
€3645.00 per person single room with private bathroom - available on request only.
Payment plans are available.
A non refundable but transferable deposit to hold space: €700.00 per person.
Refer to Terms of Service and Cancellation Policy for more information.
Is this camp for me?
The camp is for Level 2 cyclists and to be able to enjoy the rides fully, regular cycling in the months prior to the camp, with some gravel riding is recommended. There will be a mix of gravel roads as well as secondary roads on asphalt. Blois and the surrounding region are not flat and the terrain has its fair share of rolling hills, so expect some short punchy bumps from time to time.
We have designed this camp to share our love of cycling in general and to enable you to discover the joys of gravel riding, whilst visiting new places and developing your skills. Most importantly, it is a non-competitive group ride in a welcoming and safe environment.
Throughout the week and after your ride, you will have the chance to relax and stretch with a light yoga session led by a certified yoga teacher. The stretching and yoga are suitable for all levels, even the stiffest body and no experience is necessary.
We very happy to offer non-riding options for companions who don’t want to spend any time in the saddle. These options will need to be scheduled before your trip so please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some examples of non-riding options on this trip are:
Explore Château de Blois
Visit to Chateau du Chambord, the most amazing castle in the Loire Valley
Retrace the steps of Leonardo Da Vinci at Clos Lucé in Amboise
Enjoy some wine tastings at one of the many local wineries
Book a cruise on the Loire River
Witness a stunning sound and light show at Château de Blois
Proudly in Partnership with Seb&Bike