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From Tours: Loire Valley Wineries Day Trip with Tastings

1. From Tours: Loire Valley Wineries Day Trip with Tastings

Explore the Bourgueil wine region famous for its Renaissance castles and wines. Tour around local wineries, and savor regional wines on this day trip from Tours. Begin by traveling to a traditional winery with your guide and learn about wine production from the grape to the bottle. See the vineyards and learn about the area's soil diversity that gives the wine a delicate and fruity taste. After that, arrive in Chinon, a charming small town surrounded by vineyards. Explore the picturesque town featuring preserved medieval half-timbered and Renaissance townhouses. Have time to stroll the streets, do a spot of shopping, or try some local Chinon specialties such as pork rillettes. After a break, enjoy a wine-tasting session in the famous Chinon wine region. Entice your palate with fine red wines produced in the area and hear how to detect different notes in the wine

From Saumur: Loire Valley Private 2-Day Wine Cycling Trip

2. From Saumur: Loire Valley Private 2-Day Wine Cycling Trip

We start are amazing 2 days wine cycling tour right at 20 km on the Eastern Chinon near by the Vienne river. Straightaway beautiful vineyards appear and we make some stops to visit famous local wineries. As we come closer to the city of Chnon, amzing churchs, castles and momunents show up. We have lunch (picnic) right in front of the fortress of Chinon making it an unfogettable experience. Right after lunch we keep on cyling on the south bqnk of the Vienne river towards the soils made of cflint and clay where the best red wine is produced ! After another wine tasting session we take the direction of our hotel where a nice swiming pool will help you to relax and finish this first cycling stage in a beautiful way ! Diner will be served at the accomodation in a nice restaurant. Right after breakfast, we take the bikes and cycle in the direction of Saumur to get to know the famous appellation of Saumur Champigny ! after cycling through picturresque villages we arrive at Candes Saint Martin where both Loire and Vienne rivers meet ! After visiting both villages of Candes Saint Martin famous for its basilica, and Montsoreau for its middle ages castle, we climb to reach the hillside vineyards. to have a amazing view of the Loire river and its wonders ! After the lunch break (picnic) we are back in the vineyards crossing beautiful villages and visiting some nice wineries to taste Chenin and Cabernet Franc. afer leaving the vineyards we cycle through troglodyte villages such as Turquant and Souzay and are back to the Loire river that we follow until we reach the Castle of Saumur, end of this amazing cycling experience !

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