Chartres to Saumur


bespoke guided rides

pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

We are going again, taking to the roads of France, Chartres-Saumur, 270Km over 3 days of cycling.

3 day guided ride

270km in distance

3 rest stops a day

Full support crew


Day 1 – Chartres to Beaugency

95km and 404m elevation

Eurostar tickets will be provided, departing London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord. A coach will take us to our start point in Chartres where you will be reunited with your bikes. After lunch and getting changed, we will head off to Beaugency, a ride of approximately 90k.

Day 2 – Beaugency to Chenonceaux

94km and 603m elevation

After breakfast at the hotel, we head towards Chenonceaux. The route passes several châteaux and the village of Châteaudun on the way to Chenonceaux, including the beautiful Chateau Chenonceaux.

Day 3 – Chenonceaux to Saumur

129km and 848m elevation

After breakfast in the hotel, we head off on the final leg to Saumur. Route passes several châteaux (Chambord and Grotteaux) and follows sections of the 2011 Tour de France.

Amongst the most important monuments of Saumur are the great Château de Saumur itself, which stands high above the town, and the nearby Château de Beaulieu which stands just 200 metres from the south bank of the Loire River.

Houses in Saumur are constructed almost exclusively of the Tuffeau stone. The caves dug to excavate the stone have become tunnels and have been used by the local vineyards as locations to store their wines. Local “domains” produce white, red, rosé and sparkling wines. Here we will end our journey and celebrate!

Celebratory dinner and accommodation will be at the Hotel.

 Day 4 

There will be a coach transfer provided from the hotel to Poitiers airport.

 Your bikes will be taken back to the UK to the same pick-up point, where you dropped your bikes off.

Route Overview Example:

Day 1

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email and download the event summary sheet.


pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details