Amboise Châteaux de la Loire Cycling

Amboise Royal Chapel – La chapelle royale d'Amboise

207_amboise_chapelWe did a little round trip by bike from Chaumont to Amboise yesterday, delighted as ever with our power bikes. This was the view while eating our ice creams – the Saint Hubert’s chapel built at the very end of the 15th century where where what are thought to be the bones of Leonardo da Vinci were found and placed in 1874
Nous avons fait un petit tour en vélo entre Chaumont et Amboise hier, toujours ravis de nos vélos à assistance électrique. Voici notre vue en mangeant une glace : la chapelle Saint Hubert construite toute à la fin du quinzième siècle où les ossements présumés de Léonard de Vinci étaient trouvés et placés en 1874.

9 replies on “Amboise Royal Chapel – La chapelle royale d'Amboise”

I like to do a circuit from Amboise to Chaumont by going one way on the south side of the Loire and going the other way on the north side. Both routes are interesting but the north side is a lot flatter! I’ll bet that well-deserved ice cream tasted really good.

We didn’t know you could come back on the other side. Is it indicated as a cycling route ? We’d love to try.

By “other side” I presume you mean la rive droite. I don’t remember that it’s marked but it’s a combination of low traffic back roads and dedicated cycling paths. We’re about to get on the road, so I’ll look for more info later for you.

I’m doing this from memory so forgive me if I make a mistake (besides, getting lost can be a good adventure). If you leave from the Onzain train station heading north towards downtown Onzain, make the very first left to then be travelling parallel to the train tracks. Just continue going straight and somewhere the road converts to one lane and looks like a cycling path that continues to parallel the tracks until you get to Pocé-sur-Cise. From there I just take backroads into Amboise. This is all quite flat but exposed to westerly winds. Another route that is all roads (but usually not much traffic) goes from downtown Onzain through all those small towns along the way such as Cagney and Limeray. It’s a little less flat but it’s an interesting ride going through the towns. Recommend you Google Earth this to be sure. Bonne route.

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