My husband and I are planning our first France trip for the fall. We are going to spend 6 nights in Paris, and would like to add 3 - 4 nights in the Loire Valley. We would prefer not to drive. We would like to take a train to Blois or Amboise, and then use bus or taxi to hotel. We then would like to get around by bicycle.
Anyone recommend any self-guided bike tours? What city would be the best place to get to without a car, and then for getting around via bike? We would like to see a few of the big chateax and perhaps a winery.
I had looked into some of the guided bike tours, but most were quite expensive.