2 days / 1 night
Discover the famous “Loire à vélo” cycling route when you visit Tours. Enjoy the charms of the Loire Valley on cycle routes for all ages and fitness levels, in this region with UNESCO World Heritage status for its cultural landscape: an ideal setting for your visits.
DISCOVER TOURS ON FOOT OR BY BIKE: Aside from the many monuments dotting the city, as you discover the narrow streets of the historic districts (secteur sauvegardé) you will fall under the spell of the myriad charms of the Loire way of life. On the famous Place Plumereau make sure to stop at a pavement café.
On the banks of the Loire, a very pleasant place: The Guinguette de Tours sur Loire will be the ideal spot for an enjoyable evening. The setting is beautiful with its weeping willows, the lanterns, the decoration and the cosy atmosphere.
GET AWAY BY BIKE: towards the west, for an idyllic ride along a fully repaved former tow-path towards the charming village of Savonnières on the banks of the River Cher. Discover its barges, traditional 20-metre flat-bottomed boats from the 17th century, and its 19th century vessels that are moored there all year long.
Visit to CHÂTEAU DE VILLANDRY AND ITS GARDENS.
Remarkable in the harmony of its architecture and its gardens, it is the last of the great Renaissance castles built on the banks of the Loire. A cosy, family castle in which each room represents a specific era in its furnishings and careful decoration. From the dungeon there is a superb view of the most beautiful gardens in France, arranged on three levels.
Towards the east, a route along the banks of the Loire as far as Rochecorbon, a small market town nestled at the foot of cliffs with troglodytic caves carved into them, located in the Vouvray wine region, renowned for its white wine since the 4th century when Saint Martin planted vines there.
The Touraine region offers a wealth of historical stopping places, as well as gastronomic treats and heavenly surprises.
Dinner on day 1 is at a traditional restaurant in Tour or at the Guinguette de Rochecorbon. End of our programme at the end of the afternoon on day 2