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.
are marked out to make them easy to follow using colour coded symbols (examples of which can be seen here
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
.'Tasty' walk in
This year, the tasty walk
will take place Sunday, May 18 in the vineyard of Pouilly sur
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
Information 0033 2 48 78 51 07 or 0033 3 86 24 04 70
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