Suggestions for the sporty ones

The region not only offers culture and culinary delights but also a huge selection of attractions. Thousands enjoy a bike ride along the Loire River or a stroll through “Parc Naturel Régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine“.

So, are you inspired for some action?

(The code in parantheses indicates the distances – explanation in the column on the right)

Bicycle Tours
thousands enjoy every year a tour on the most famous cycle lane “La Loire à Vélo” with more than 800 km crossing the country from Burgundy to the Atlantic. For less ambitious bikers the regional tourist office has created dozens of short loops between 8 and 40 km to visit the local sights and attractions. Brochures are available in French and English.
Possibility to rent bikes in Chinon and under-cover parking on the premises.


Hikes and hiking trails
a real Eldorado is the “Regional Nature Park Loire-Anjou-Touraine” – to discover by yourself or by organized tours, e.g. on a night walk to see bats


two 18 hole courses in the vicinity

(A) Roiffé at Loudin
(B) Ballan-Miré near Tours

Hot Air Balloon
hover above ground and enjoy a bird’s eye view of our globe – a unique experience!


(A) Chinon – 3 Indoor and 3 Outdoor Courts
Tel. 0247934078 ou 0661123161
(A) Avoine – 4 Indoor and 4 Outdoor Courts, Squash
Tel. 0247588141

Swimming Baths
(A) apart from the nearby pools in Chinon and Ile-Bouchard you will find a swimming bath in Avoine, which is by far the nicest complex in the area and has several pools, water slide, sauna & more

very popular – each summer hundreds of people venture a tour on the Vienne river from our village to Chinon and combine a unique sport experience with a intact river landscape.


Aérodrome de Véniers
discover the beauty of the castles by taking a birds eye view. Those who dare can try a tandem parachute jump

(A) Aérodrome de Véniers

A = app. 1⁄2 hours away
B = app. 1 hour away
C = up to 2 hours away