We are a family of 4 (kids 13 & 15) looking to explore the area of the Loire Valley with castles, vineyards etc. from the 15th to the 19th of September. We will have a car, but we are very keen cyclists and are looking to visit most of the attractions by bike (which we need to hire somewhere). Trying to work out where to base ourselves and have been reading lots of posts. Very overwhelming I have to say, but fantastic at the same time. Not keen to stay in Tours as big and touristy, but don't want to be too remote either. Thinking that we may have to move once while there in order to cover the whole region and hence was thinking of staying in Amboise first and then later in Saumur. Would love a night with the kids in a castle for them to get the full experience.
Looking forward to some advice. Thank you in advance, Katja