Chaumont to Amboise Self-Guided Walk

Chaumont to Amboise Self-Guided Walk

8 Days

Chaumont to Amboise Self-Guided Walk

8 Days Starting in France and ending in Loire

Visiting:

Loire

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

W07LR

Group size:

1 - 6

Age range:

8 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

The Loire is famous for its chateaux with over 300 in total to discover. This easy paced, gentle walking holiday balances peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendour and opulence of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. There's no tough climbing; the highest point is at just 150m but you're still rewarded with beautifully unspoilt landscapes and enchanting views at every turn.

Highlights

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    Gentle, off-the-beaten-track walking on relaxing flat routes beside the rivers Loire and Cher, through poppy fields and pretty parkland

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    France's finest chateaux: Amboise, Chenonceau and Chaumont-sur-Loire

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    Serene Amboise with its boutique-lined streets and esplanades enjoying excellent views over the Loire River

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    Based on our popular 6 night, Rivers">https://www.headwater.com/holidays/walking/france/W06LR.htm">Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

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    Quality hotels offering masses of local character, great regional cuisine and outstanding wines

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive at Chaumont-sur-Loire

Meals Included:

  dinner



Arrive at your riverside hotel in Chaumont-sur-Loire where there's a lovely
pool if you fancy a dip.* Staying at Hostellerie du Chateau.*

icon Day 2 : At Chaumont

Meals Included:

  breakfast, dinner



Discover Catherine de Medici's impressive chateau at Chaumont and the superb
themed Garden Festival (May to Oct). *Staying at Hostellerie du Chatueau.*

icon Day 3 : Chaumont-sur-Loire to Chenonceaux

Meals Included:

  breakfast



Today a 20-minute transfer takes you to Bourre, before walking alongside the
River Cher. En route you have the opportunity to visit the Caves des Roches,
an underground town previously sculpted in a limestone quarry, and La
Magnanerie de Bourre, a troglodyte site and silk-worm farm in a lovely
hillside setting. The route continues alongside the Cher to Montrichard, a
bustling market town which has kept its French traditions, a perfect place to
have lunch. The final section of the route takes you along the GR41 through
Chissay-en-Touraine to Chenonceaux with its iconic chateau. *Staying at
Hotel La Roseraie.*

*Comfortable Hotel*

icon Day 4 : At Chenonceaux

Meals Included:

  breakfast



Explore the superb Chateau de Chenonceau with its famous arches spanning
across the river. It's the most romantic and beautiful of all the Renaissance
chateaux and is associated with some famous names - rivals Diane de Poitiers
and Catherine de'Medici (respectively mistress and widow of Henry II) and
Mary, Queen of Scots who stayed here as the child bride of Francis II. After
you visit you can taste the chateau's wines, hire a rowing boat
(July-August), or take a pleasant riverside walk. Why not take the train to
explore the lively city of Tours before coming back to relax with a swim in
the hotel pool? *Staying at Hotel La Roseraie.*
*Comfortable Hotel*

icon Day 5 : Chenonceaux to Amboise

Meals Included:

  breakfast



You begin today with a train journey from Chenonceaux to Veretz-Montlouis.
The route then takes you along the quiet back roads of the GR3, running
parallel with the Loire. Leaving Montlouis you walk through the open fields
and vineyards of the Loire region, with the opportunity to stop for wine
tastings and perhaps take advantage of our wine-carrying service. The final
stretch takes you beside the Loire River into the fascinating town of
Amboise, providing you with numerous options for your rest day. *Staying at
Hotel le Pavillon des Lys.*

 

icon Day 6 : At Amboise

Meals Included:

  breakfast



Amboise is filled with interest. It's well known for its Son et Lumiere
display based at the massive chateau, which was turned by Charles VIII into a
luxurious palace in the late 15th century. The town has bustling narrow
streets, some excellent restaurants and attractive buildings. Leonardo da
Vinci spent the last four years of his life at Clos Luce, now a museum with
displays of models constructed from his original plans. there's a striking
fountain (made in 1968 by Max Ernst) and fascinating stained glass, paintings
and sculptures in the 12th century church of St-Denis. *Staying at Hotel Le
Pavillon des Lys.*

icon Day 7 : Amboise to Chaumont-sur-Loire

Meals Included:

  breakfast, dinner



Today's walk leads you out of Amboise heading south east along the GR3 trail
towards the charming village of Souvigny-de-Touraine. The paths then flow
through the fields and wineries of the Loire region (your last opportunity
for a tasting or to purchase a few bottles). The final stretch follows part
of the Camino de Santiago trail back to Chaumont-sur-Loire beside the river,
with its impressive 15th century chateau. *Staying at Hostellerie du
Chateau.*

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icon Day 8 : Leave Chaumont-sur-Loire

Meals Included:

  breakfast



If you have pre-booked a transfer we take you to Tours St Pierre des Corps
station in time for the train to Paris.

What's Included

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    Route notes and maps provided

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners.

What's Not Included

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    Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)

Food

All breakfasts and 3 dinners The Loire prides itself on its delicious local cuisine and wine and we've included evening meals everywhere except in Amboise - given the fantastic variety of restaurants on your doorstep, we thought you'd appreciate us leaving the choice to you

Check out our Q&As

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

How long has the tour company been trading?

Exodus has been trading since 1974

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

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    Low Deposit

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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    Secure payments

    All payments to tourhub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

Chaumont to Amboise Self-Guided Walk

8 Days Starting in France and ending in Loire

Visiting:

Loire

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

W07LR

Group size:

1 - 6

Age range:

8 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

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