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Walking in the Loire Valley

Something that may not be widely known is the French love for walking - their commitment to the 'Randonnée' is such, according to franceonfoot.com, that although the country is three times England’s size, it has more than eight times the mileage of public footpaths.

 

Walking in thelLoire ValleyThese are marked out  to make them easy to follow using colour coded symbols (examples of which can be seen here http://randotouraine.asso.fr/ .

 

 

 

 

You will find organized walks all over the country - in towns, villages and their surrounding countryside. The walks can range from 2 to 20 km.

See this site for locations :http://www.rando-valdeloire.fr/index.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year in September Southern Touraine, which has over 250 km of hiking trails , organizes a grand Randonnee on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.  

 

 

Each year when the grapes are almost ripe and are about ready for harvesting you can enjoy a guided walk through a Loire Valley vineyards courtesy of http://www.vvr-valdeloire.fr/ which can be educational and fun.  

 

The region offers many opportunities to walk among its vineyards...like this walk below in Pouilly sur Loire a little southeast of Sancerre

.'Tasty' walk in Centre-Loire region

 

photo©vins-centre-loire

 

 

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This year, the tasty walk will take place Sunday, May 18 in the vineyard of Pouilly sur Loire. 
A walk of 12 km between the Loire and Vineyard is proposed to explore the landscapes of the Pouilly-Fumé. 
Local products will be tasted in agreement with the wines of Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly sur Loire. 

Departure : 8.30am at La Tour du Pouilly-Fumé
Participation: 6 € / pers. free for children under 12 years (glass offered)
Information 0033 2 48 78 51 07 or 0033 3 86 24 04 70

> Download the registration form

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check out some walks in Southern Touraine by clicking here

 

 

A walk around the village of Le Grand Pressigny in pictures here

 

 

 

 

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"Author: Jim Craig"

 

 

 

 

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