1. Chinon: Bicycle Tour of Saumur Wineries with Picnic Lunch
Starting From Chinon, take the cycling path towards the Vienne's river and cross a beautiful countryside for 45 minutes or so. Once you arrive at Candes-Saint-Martin reach the panoramic view and enjoy the confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers. Make a stop at the bailica of Saint-Martin and enjoy the beauty of the whole village of Saint Martin before reaching Montsoreau and it's beautiful Castle that overhangs the Loire's river. From then, cycle uphill to reach the hill vineyards of the "appellation Saumur Champigny" and cycle across them, making stops at amazing wineries to taste local wines made with the famous cabernet franc and chenin grapes ! After the first visits of wineries, it' s time to enjoy a nice lunch (picinic) on the banks of the Loire. Back on the cycling path, discover the troglodyte villages of Turquant and Souzay-Champigny before visiting other wineries and tasting local wines again ! Once you reach the world famous castle of Saumur and its fantastic panoramic view over the whole city, take a short shuttle (10 minutes) to take you to Bouvet Ladubay's sparkling winery and enjoy another experience on vintage bikes. Put the headlamps on and follow the guide that takes you to underground galleries to finish your fanstastic wine cycling day ! A shuttle (40 minutes) minutes will drive you back to the starting point at Chinon.