Hello! We are looking to spend 2 days in Loire valley. We will come in from Paris by train early in the morning (open to different stations although it sounds like most people do Tours). We'd like to see 1 or 2 chateaux that day. The next day we'd like to do some bike riding with stops at wineries and a chateaux if it is doable. We'll be moving on to Mont-St-Michel after that. We do plan on renting a car.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to which town to stay in? Or does anyone know of a chateaux you can stay at that offers bike rentals? I wasn't sure which town would be good for wineries but also close to the main chateauxs (although we don't have any that are "must sees" for us). I would lean more towards a small town or village that a larger one (staying in Tours doesn't interest me). We're looking for nice scenery, cute villages to walk through, and just a relaxing time with a glass of wine! It sounds like the whole area is perfect for that and I'm having a hard time narrowing it down! Thanks for your help!