Châteaux & Vineyards Walk Overview
Discover the grandest of France's most splendid châteaux on a leisurely walk down the picturesque Loire valley sampling delicious local wines en route.
- self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
- visit some of the region’s most romantic châteaux
- easy, leisurely walking
- pause for wine-tastings
West of Tours, the Loire and its many tributaries meander through the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park, an area of vineyards, rolling farmland, hunting forests and limestone cliffs into which curious troglodytic dwellings have been carved. Crowning these picturesque landscapes are some of the Loire’s most splendid châteaux, from elegant Renaissance palaces such as that of Azay-le-Rideau to sturdy fortresses like that of Chinon.As the walking, accessible to all, is relaxed and leisurely, you have time to visit both these châteaux on this holiday, as well as the château at Ussé, the abbey at Fontevraud and other places of interest such as vineyards and mushroom caves (pay locally in all cases).