What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The chateaux were beautiful and reaching each destination was exciting. The accommodation was , without exception , was very comfortable but our particular favorite was Hotel La Breche in Amboise. Very quirky with terrific food.

What did you think of your group leader?

Self guided holiday. The routes were well explained and took us through some very beautiful countryside.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The whole holiday was really well organized and a truly stress free experience.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

On the Wednesday we cycled from Bracieux to Chaumont Sur Loire when we passed through a village called Monthou Sur Bievre . On the main road we passed a cafe/ bar and stopped for some lunch. This little place was full of locals having a traditional French lunch . We joined the lunch party , the atmosphere was great and the food ( including a bottle of wine ) cost 58 Euros for four people. Well worth a visit !