Montargis to Paris

From € 1745

France: Cycle from Montargis to Paris

Quiet lanes through the graceful French countryside give way to lush forests, gently tilting hills and fertile valleys. Refuel both body and soul with a ruby Bordeaux and soft, Camembert on a fresh baguette sourced at a little village delicatessen. Did you ever think a piece of cheese and a glass of wine could taste so good? Glide along maze-like routes at a pleasant, easy pace—our Montargis to Paris Bike and Hotel Tour is slow travel at its very best.

Montargis to Paris


Guided | Easy moderate | 8 days

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, immerse in nature once craved by Impressionist painters.


Dates 2022

July 2, 9, 16
August 6, 13, 20

Departure dates not listed on request
- supplement/price variation may apply
in high season.

Prices 2022

  8 day
Guided * € 1745
Bike rental € 196
E-bike € 266
Single room supp. € 315

* Price per person based on double occupancy.

What's Included


7 overnight stays with breakfast
Luggage transport
Tour information & maps
Route briefing in first hotel
1 wine-tasting
Entrance Apiculture’s Living Museum
Support vehicle (emergencies)
Daily briefing
Transfer Melun-Paris Day 7
Multilingual guide on bicycle
Technical assistance
Guided tours in main attraction points
City/Tourist taxes


Not Included

Travel to/from the start/end point 
Drinks, lunches and dinners
Entrance fees to museums and parks
Travel insurance

Day 1: Montargis
Our first hotel in Montargis is located in the city center. The old town on the water awaits us for a relaxing stroll to discover its medieval bridges and hidden corners bustling with life. For the early-birds we suggest to indulge in the famous Pralines Mazet, a XVI century recipe (at Place Mirabeau) or a visit to the ruins of the 10th century Castle. In the late afternoon a briefing with the presentation of the program followed by the bike fitting. Overnight in Montargis.

Day 2:  Montargis – Château-Renard - loop tour ca. 45 km | 28 miles
An ancient royal residence, Montargis carefully preserves its splendid flower-decorated canals and the medieval quarter. On our Sunday ride we will cycle on quiet roads to Château-Renard, where it is possible to visit the ruins of the 10th century Castle, the house of Joan of Arc and the Living Museum of Apiculture, here you can see beekeepers and their bees at work, and you’ll be able to sample their delicious honey. Return along the L'Ouanne river to Montargis and overnight.

Day 3:  Montargis – Ferrière-en-Gâtinais  ca. 50 km | 31 miles
The route today meanders between the Canal de Briaire, the first man-made canal in France dating from the XVII century and the Loing River alongside the beautiful lake of Chalette-sur-Loing, where you can stop for a nice swim. A lush nature dotted with small lakes will accompany us to Ferrière-en-Gâtinais, a picturesque medieval jewel. Here we will visit the St Peter's Abbey, the adjacent Church Notre Dame de Bethlem (843 AD), and the fortified village. Our hotel is located just outside the hamlet.

Day 4:  Ferrière-en-Gâtinais – Nemours  ca. 40 km | 25 miles
From Ferrière-en-Gâtinais a gentle climbs takes us to Château-Landon, a fortified town delightfully situated on a fortress. From the Abbey of St. Severin (XIII century), splendidly overlooking the Fusain Valley, we can admire the landscape at 360 degrees. Cycling on pleasant country roads once beaten by Caesar's troops (52 BC) we reach the magnificent Forest of Nemours, where you can visit the Castle or the Museum of Prehistory. Overnight in Nemours.

Day 5:  Nemours – Moret-sur-Loing  ca. 45 km | 28 miles
A day characterized by pleasant fresh water baths along the Loing Valley, we encounter quaint medieval villages such as Larchant and Grez-sur-Loing and mysterious rock formations midst in the forest. The path takes us to Moret-sur-Loing, a charming fortified city strategically located on the river bank, where the painter Sisley found inspiration for his splendid paintings. Ancient water mills frame the waterfalls that flow into the bend of the river forming natural swimming pools. Overnight in Moret-sur-Loing.

Day 6:  Moret-sur-Loing – Barbizon  ca.25 km | 15 miles
Today we will cycle through the imposing forest of Fontainebleau. Our first goal will be the Royal Residence, preferred by the French Kings as a hunting ground because of the surrounding forests. In the castle you can visit the museum dedicated to Napoleon. Our journey continues towards Barbizon, still considered a village of artists. In fact, in the first half of the 19th century, Corot, Millet, Daubigny and Rousseau among other painters started the "Barbizon School" from which Van Gogh himself drew great inspiration. Overnight in Barbizon..

Day 7:  Barbizon – Paris  ca. 25 km | 15 miles
Today's route takes us along the Seine to Melun, a city known as "The domain of the White Queens" because in the past the widows of the French kings resided there. Here we will visit the village and the Island of Saint Étienne, on which the Church of Nôtre Dame stands. Our journey continues in the beating heart of Paris with a bicycle ride through the narrow streets of the historic center and along the lively quays of the Seine. Overnight in Paris.

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



  • Montargis, historical canals and old bridges
  • Castle – Château Renard
  • Gallo-Roman traces 
  • Castle – Château Landon 
  • Medieval cities of Ferrière en Gatinâis and Nemours
  • Moret-sur-Loing
  • Castle of Fontainebleau
  • Artists village Barbizon
  • Melun
  • Paris


From € 1745

Duration: 8 Days

Start Point: Montargis

End Point: Paris

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