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Châteaux & Vineyards Walk

Châteaux & Vineyards Walk

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).
Inntravel website: walking holiday, Loire, France

Reviews of this holiday

Châteaux & Vineyards Walk by Rhody Red, 5 Oct 2018
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For first time walkers this was an perfect experience. The inns were chosen perfectly, the level of walking was great. ... read more

Châteaux & Vineyards Walk by Johnny, 5 Oct 2016
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Loved the opportunity to walk to and stay in small villages and immerse ourselves in their lifestyle. read more

Châteaux & Vineyards Walk by Happy Walkers, 8 Oct 2013
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Well organised walks, mostly good hotels, interesting sights, trouble free travel, mostly good food. A lovely relaxing week... read more

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Châteaux & Vineyards Walk by Rhody Red, 5 Oct 2018
Traveller rating:

For first time walkers this was an perfect experience. The inns were chosen perfectly, the level of walking was great. ... read more

Châteaux & Vineyards Walk by Johnny, 5 Oct 2016
Traveller rating:

Loved the opportunity to walk to and stay in small villages and immerse ourselves in their lifestyle. read more