27,02 km cycling route from Amboise to Tours
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
Some lovely stretches through vineyards, mainly along minor roads, with a few portions on greenways. From Montlouis train station, there’s a greenway beside the Loire taking you as far as Tours. Take care crossing the D751 road in Tours.
Surfacing smooth: mainly asphalt, with some stretches of compacted tracks.
From Amboise to the Château de Chenonceau and the Cher à Vélo cycle route, the link is 12km long. Connection in Tours with the St-Jacques à Vélo (St James Way) cycle route, at the level of St-Symphorien suspension bridge over the Loire.
- Amboise train station
- Montlouis train station
- Tours train station
- Amboise: the remarkable royal château; Le Clos-Lucé, the sumptuous home in town that King François I gave to Leonardo da Vinci, plus its playful, educational gardens; St Denis Church; many wineries with spectacular cellars open for tastings; the riverside fountain designed by artist Max Ernst.
- Montlouis-sur-Loire: the medieval town centre; the historic Loire-side port; the prestigious wine appellation covering the area; the wine cellars; the splendid château; the Carroi des Arts, an art gallery
- Tours: the historic medieval city; the Cathedral Quarter; timberframe houses scattered around the town, most spectacularly on Place Plumereau; the many museums; events staged year-round.