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Tours to Chinon 6-days Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
An easy tour to keep everyone in the family happy, cycling for the children and famous cellars offering tastings for the adults.
Follow the famous 'Loire à Vélo' cycling paths with short and easy stages, using cycling tracks or roads with light traffic.
This part of the Loire Valley is the most pevalent in Cháteaux and vineyards. Follow the Loire River which will guide you from historical places to famous cellars. Enjoy the 'French art de vivre' along the peaceful and wild landscapes.
Hybrid bike 'Gitane Silence'
E-bike 'Scott e-sub Active'
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Tours
Visit the city of Tours to discover its old quarters and its typical half-timered houses
Tours to Villandry | 21kms
Follow 'Loire à vélo' cycling path and reach Villandry and its famous 'French style' Renaissance Gardens. Enjoy the 'Ornamental Kitchen Garden', the Garden of Love', the 'Water Garden' and the Sun Garden'. These artistic gardens vary with seasons to make each visit a feast for your senses
Villandry to Azay le Rideau | 24kms
Ride towards Château of Saché, the place of inspiration of the famous French author Honoré de Balzac. The garden which has inspired the novel 'Le Lys dans la Vallée' will guide you through Lis and Peonies. Then continue to Azay le Rideau and its Château: a Renaissance marvel in a setting of water and greenery
Azay le Rideau to Rigny Ussé | 18kms
Depart towards Langeais and its 15th century Château offering a typical form of a medieval fortified castle where you could admire wonderful tapestries and pieces of furniture. Then ride towards toe 'Sleeping Beauty' Château in Ussé which inspired Perrault for its famous fairy tail story
Rigny Ussé to Chinon | 18kms
Ride across the Chinon Forest before reaching the medieval town through the vineyards where you may visit one of the numerous cellars built on the banks of the River Vienne and that are famous for beautiful red wine
Departure during the day
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