Bike Tour to Chartres

 

 

We start in the pleasant medieval town of Epernon with its cobbled streets, ancient buildings, gothic church and 12th century abbey before continuing on to the pleasant countryside.

Chartres Bike Tour
Chartres Bike Tour

 

It is a lovely countryside ride through typical French country villages on our way to the town of Maintenon. Maintenon is a lovely little town known as the place of residence of Louis XIV's mistress and eventual wife, Madame de Maintenon. The town has an impressive château bearing her namesake and is a charming little place.

 

Chartres Bike Tour
Chartres Bike Tour

After leaving town we go back to the country, stopping next at an archaeological site to learn about ancient megaliths. Once our history lesson is finished here we continue on through more typical French country villages before picking up a dedicated bike lane taking us through scenic countryside on our way to Chartres.

Chartres Bike Tour
Chartres Bike Tour

 

 

Once in Chartres we will have time to visit the famous cathedral and explore its historic and picturesque old town, riding on its cobbled streets and admiring its half-timbered houses and other medieval buildings.

Chartres Bike Tour
Chartres Bike Tour
  • Tour Cost: 325€   This is the price for your group, not a per person cost.

 

  • Additional Costs: Train Ticket – 30.40€pp      Bike Rental – 30€pp

  • Meeting Time and Train Times: We will meet at the bike rental store at 8AM and take a 9:06AM train leaving Paris and arriving in Epernon at 9:50AM. We will take a train departing from Chartres at 3:35PM and arrive in Paris at 4:50PM.

 

  • Total round trip train time: 2 hours

 

  • Touring Time: 5 hours 45 minutes from train arrival in Epernon to train departure from Chartres

  • Distance round trip from bike store to train station: 9km / 5.5 miles

  • Touring Distance: 40km / 25 miles from train arrival in Epernon to train departure from Chartres

  • Total biking distance: 49km / 30.5 miles

 

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy. The ride is on flat to gently rolling terrain (with the occasional incline) and is suitable for novice bikers provided they can pedal the above cited distance. There is one steep hill in the old medieval section of Chartres but tour participants can walk their bikes up this hill if desired.

  • Important Note: This tour is only offered on weekdays. This tour is not offered on weekends or holidays.

 

 

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