From vineyards to chateaux, following the waterside…
The chateaux of the Loire and Cher valleys were mostly built in the Renaissance, a period when the French kings spent much of their time in the region. Blois, Chaumont sur Loire, Amboise, Chenonceau and Azay le Rideau are the best known of these chateaux. All around them is a gentle countryside full of charm for the walker, both when following the river, and when crossing the famous vineyards in an area much esteemed by lovers of white wine. When you walk from the Loire Valley to the Cher Valley you pass through forests, vineyards, and an area with wonderful architecture, all of these in a setting which is steeped in history.
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ProgrammeDAY 1: Arrival at Blois.
DAY 2: Chailles - Chaumont sur Loire : 18 Km
DAY 3 : Chaumont sur Loire – Amboise : 24 Km
DAY 4: Amboise - Chenonceau : 13 Km
DAY 5: Amboise - Rochecorbon : 24 Km
DAY 6: Rochecorbon - Villandry : 26,5 km
DAY 7: Villandry - Azay le Rideau : 14 Km.
DAY 8: Your holiday ends after breakfast.
Getting thereTrain : Arrival : Blois railway station (Gare SNCF de Blois). Many trains to/from Paris and Tours.
Return : Railway station at Azay le rideau (Gare SNCF de Azay le rideau). Many TER (local trains) going to Blois
GradientEasy walking. Day 6 is the longest day's walk, but there are no special difficulties.
Level of difficulty
The price includes: - Half board either in hotels ** and *** or in bed-and-breakfast.
- Tourist tax (la taxe de séjour).
- Transportation of luggage from one stopping place to the next. - 2 taxi journeys on days 2 and 5.
- The provision of guide-books and maps (one set for 1 to 2 people)
The price DOES NOT includes : - Picnic/packed lunches
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Cost of travel between your home and the holiday area
- Entrance prices for chateaux and museums.
- Booking fees (15 € per person)
- Extra charge for postage outside France (15 € per booking)
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