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The Loire Valley 2018

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.

From vineyards to chateaux, following the waterside…

What we offer
THE LOIRE VALLEY 2018 cross-hiking Self-guided
Cost per person
Single bedroom
Single participant
Bookings not available at this time

Single bedroom: Supplement for single bedroom - Single participant: Supplement for Single Participant -
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.

Description sheet Document PDFWalks in France Loire Valley 2018.pdf

Duration8 days - 7 nights - 6 days' walking

CommentsHotels and guest houses

CommentsHotels and guest houses

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 difficultyNiveau 2

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
- Insurance
- Entrance prices for chateaux and museums.
- Booking fees (15 € per person)
- Extra charge for postage outside France (15 € per booking)

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