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Sensuous Loire Valley is explored on foot. This walking tour explores centuries-old chateaux and their quaint villages.

Photograph of Chateaux in Loire Valley 


    Day 1 TOURS

  • We rendezvous in the old city of Tours and proceed to out hotel for a Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk.

    Day 2 TOURS

  • We explore Tours and walk through radiant rural countryside and fields to Azay-le Rideau.

    We walk a distance of 8 miles along paths/tracks/roads.

    Day 3 CHINON

  • Transfer by taxi to the chateaux at Rigny Ussm. We then walk through the peaceful Chinon Forest.

    We walk a distance of 6-7 miles along paths/tracks.

    Day 4 CHINON

  • Today can be either a rest day in charming Chinon or walk through the surrounding vineyards and visit a local museum - the choice is yours !

We walk a distance of 5-7 miles along flat paths/tracks/roads. No inclines today ! There is a stop at a local vineyard for some wine sampling.


  • We will spend time in Fontevraud known for its amazing abbey. Then we will walk to Montsoreau, a charming village on the Loire.

    We walk a distance of 9 miles along paths/tracks. There are 2 short hills in the morning and 1 steep incline in late afternoon.


  • We transfer to Turquant by taxi from where we walk through the Saumur vineyards to Saumur, with its glorious fortified chateaux located high on a cliff overlooking the Loire.

    We walk a distance of 3-5 miles along flat paths/tracks/roads. No inclines today ! There is a stop at a local vineyard for some wine sampling.

    Day 7 FINAL DAY

  • Today is our final day. After breakfeast, we take a tour of Saumur and have lunch at a local cafe. After lunch, we bid everyone farewell.


      * 6 Nights lodging in beautiful luxury hotels & charming inns

      * All breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners (wines are served every night)

      * Support van, which accompanies the group (also stocked with plenty of nutritious snacks)

      * Baggage transportation to and from your room each night

      * Expertise and services of bilingual trip leaders

      * Detailed route instructions & maps with orientation meetings everyday

      * All special events, private tours and entrances into historical sites

      * All gratuities for baggage, porters & hotel service

      * Transportation from initial rendezvous to final drop-off

      * Price: $2,600 per person, double occupancy for 6 nights/7 days

      * Single Supplement: $510

      * Dates: April 10 - 16, May 8 - 14, June 5 - 11, September 24 - 30, October 9 - 15

      * Pre and Post Trip Arrangements: As experts of France, we are able to provide you with assistance for any travel before and after your trip.

      * French Walking Tours reserves the right to vary the trip itinerary according to changes in circumstances.

For reservations contact :
French Walking Tours (FWT)
444 East 51st Street
New York, New York, 10024
(212) 333-4444
Last Updated: 04/03/06

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