Montargis to Paris

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French Bike Tour: Cycle from Montargis to Paris

Travel by bike and boat from Montargis to Paris —  a part of France famous for its easy pace of life, mild climate, and rich history. You will explore France's historic towns, castles, and villages, enjoying excellent food and wines in cozy towns along the way. 

Montargis to Paris

Paris

A trip by bike in an area famous for its easy pace of life, mild climate, and a rich history. You will explore historic towns, castles, and villages and you’ll enjoy excellent food and wines in cozy towns along the way.

Paris to Montargis cycling tour description
Available Dates

July 6th, 13th, 20th
August 3rd, 10th,17th

Price per person

In double room € 1250
Single supplement € 420
Bike rental € 175

Take a cycling trip from Montargis to Paris, riding on quiet roads and through a rolling landscape. This tour blends the history, poetry, and natural beauty of France's greatest city and its most idyllic countryside. We find traces of the Gallo-Roman era and the famous Château Fontainebleau, as we follow the steps of Joan d’Arc through the beautiful countryside that inspired the impressionist painters. On this stunning French cycling tour, you'll discover a land of forests, legends, medieval castles, and flower-filled canals in a voyage leading to Paris. And if you're impressed by canals, you may also enjoy our bike-and-barge tours in Holland.

The average distance travelled through the French countryside is approximately 25/30 miles a day. The route follows asphalted secondary roads and field paths every now and then. There are some hilly stretches along the way which you can also walk if you'd prefer to take in the sights. You will ride through France's forest landscapes, following rivers' journeys through the landscape, and you will cycle alongside tranquil canals with their many locks and (former) lock-keepers houses.

The area of France between Paris and Montargis is famous for its easy pace of life and its friendly people. It has a rich history and is well-known for its excellent cider and cheeses. On this Paris to Montargis bike tour, we will explore historic towns, castles and villages and you’ll enjoy excellent food and wines both on board and in cozy towns along the way. And if cycling through rustic, idyllic European countryside seems like a great idea, you may also like our Italian bike tours. 

Each night, our experienced cycling guide will offer a briefing after dinner, explaining the route you will take in the coming day. In the evenings, you will be able to take walking tours of the cities and towns you stop off at along the way. If you have any questions about this cycling tour from Paris to Montargis, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
 

Highlights
  • Montargis, historicak canals and old bridges
  • Castle – Château Renard
  • Gallo-Roman traces 
  • Castle – Château Laudon 
  • Medieval cities of Ferrière en Gatinâis and Nemours
  • Moret-sur-Loing
  • Castle of Fontainebleau
  • Artists village Barbizon
  • Melun
  • Paris
Included
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  • accommodation in good 3* hotels
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 dinners (drinks not included)
  • one multilingual speaking tour leader on bike
  • tourist information and informative material
  • technical assistance
  • luggage transport
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Excluded
  • travel to/from the start/end of the tour
  • drinks
  • bike rental
  • entrance fees to museums
  • taxes and fees
  • anything not specified in the entry “The price per person includes”.
Warnings

Easy moderate - 235 km (146 ml)

Montargis to Paris Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday: Montargis
Meeting point at 5pm in Montargis where we will stay for two nights. Upon your arrival enjoy a welcome speech and drink as you are briefed on the upcoming week. In the evening you can visit the town.

Day 2 Sunday: Montargis ca.45 km | 28 miles
Montargis, with its 15,000 inhabitants, is the biggest town of the Loiret after Orléans. This former royal residence was destroyed by fire in the 16th century but its beautiful flower decorated canals still remain. Our Sunday round bike tour starts and ends here. Following the river L’Ouanne we cycle to Château-Renard, where you can visit the ruins of the castle dating from the 10th century, the house of Joan d’Arc, and the Apiculture’s Living Museum. There you can see beekeepers and their bees at work, and you’ll be able to sample their delicious honey.

Day 3 Monday: Montargis – Néronville ca.45 km | 28 miles
Today’s route starts through a large forest with old oaks and beeches on the outskirts of Montargis. Further on our ride to the north, you'll discover the medieval town of Ferrière en Gâtinais, here we visit the hamlet and the abbey.

Day 4 Tuesday: Néronville – Nemours ca.40 km | 25 miles
We cycle to Château Landon, a beautifully situated fortified town on a rock with its old Abbey of St. Severin, dating back to the 13th century. Nearby, several Gallo-Roman traces can be found (Caesar occupied Gaul, now France, between 58 and 52 BC.). Traveling along nice country roads and crossing the magnificent forest, we arrive at the town of Nemours. Here you may visit the castle or the prehistoric museum of the Ile-de-France region.

Day 5 Wednesday: Nemours – Moret-sur-Loing ca.45 km | 28 miles
The Loing is the narrow river, which gives its name to the parallel canal. On our way there we will see some famous rock formations in the area. In the valley of the Loing, you will take a guided visit to a cheese factory and tasting. We stay overnight in Moret-sur-Loing, a charming medieval fortified town, strategically situated on the banks of the Loing, where painter Sisley found inspiration for his beautiful impressionist paintings.

Day 6 Thursday: Moret-sur-Loing – Melun ca.25 km | 15 miles
On the sixth day of this French cycling tour, we cycle through the wonderful forests of Fontainebleau. Our first destination is the city of Fontainebleau, with its Royal Palace — a favorite among the French kings for its hunting grounds and the surrounding forests. In the castle itself, there is a museum dedicated to Napoleon. After this, we continue the tour to the artistic village of Barbizon where, in the first half of the 19th century, a group of landscape painters formed the ‘school of Barbizon’. Our final destination today is Melun, a town known as ‘le domaine des reines blanches’ because, in former years, it used to be the domain of the widows of the French kings.

Day 7 Friday: Melun – Paris ca.35 km | 22 miles
From Melun, we visit the Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte: another fine example of a French castle. Through small streets and villages, biking across enchanted forests, we approach the big city. Sailing into Paris is the best and most pleasant way to end our French bike tour. A stroll in the city is a must! The Feniks is moored in the Port d’Arsenal, not far from Nôtre Dame.

Day 8 Monday: Paris
A farewell breakfast, then the tour is officially over.

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Duration: 8 Days

Start Point: Paris

End Point: Montargis

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