What to do?
There are also many Canoe based activities, leisure parks, mini golfs, traditional boats on the Loire for you to use along the whole length of the Loire à Vélo route. Try as many as you can, and make the most of your holiday.
Located on the banks of the canal, the Quai Vert offers various water, cultural and natural activities.
From 18 €
Rando Vélo offers rental of off-road bikes, children's bikes, trailers, electric bikes as well as repair assistance upon request.
From 10 €
A barge tour (traditional 'gabare') of the Cher with running commentary. Pass beneath the arches of the sumptuous renaissance Château de Chenonceau. For groups of more than 20, gastronomy option with local produce.
Throughout the year, Pôle nautique de Saumur organises sailing and kayaking activities on the Loire and Vienne rivers, and on various lakes, as well as kite-making workshops, sand-yachting courses and opportunities for sailing.
From 14 €
From 20 €
Fun cruises on the river for an environmenttaly-conscious and authentic experience of the Loire, with its flora and fauna, its whims and eccentricities, its history and its legacy for the centuries of men and women that have sailed its water. Departure from Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loi (...)
The Mindin Marine Museum is in a fort dating from 1861, renovated in 1983, in vaulted rooms with exposed stone walls.
From 12 €
Loire Vélo Nature”, pioneer of the Loire Valley ecotourism, provides a wide range of services to cyclists from all over the world. During the summer season, we offer rental and repair services as well as thematic tours focusing on local heritage.
Discovery of the Montlouis sur Loire AOC (still and sparkling wines) and its exceptional expertise, via visits and free tasting sessions.
Visit the Combier distillery, the oldest in the Loire Valley still in operation, to learn the secrets of Triple-sec and Absinthe, produced using copper retorts dating from 1901.