Day trip

Chinon: Bicycle Tour of Saumur Wineries with Picnic Lunch

Activity provider: Le Vélo de Dionysos

Chinon: Bicycle Tour of Saumur Wineries with Picnic Lunch

Activity provider: Le Vélo de Dionysos

From US$ 220.33 per person

Soak up the beautiful countryside scenery of the Loire on a full-day guided cycling trip from Chinon to Saumur. Ride past vineyards, enjoy wine tasting, and stop off for a well-deserved picnic lunch.

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Duration 1 day
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French, English, Spanish


  • Guided wine cycling tour
  • Enjoy a fantasctic wine tasting experience
  • Visit the wonders of Saumur ad its surroundings
Full description
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.
  • Shuttles
  • E-bikes
  • English Speaking guide (with wine certifications)
  • Visits of wineries and wine tastings
  • Lunch (very nice picnic)
  • Support van in case you are tired and want to stop or want to buy wine at the wineries or for mechanical assistance
  • Any product you may want to buy from the wineries.
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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right in front of the "bar café"

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  • Vaccination Pass may be requiered for wineries
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We had a wonderful ride with Yohan and Jacque! The ride was just the right amount with a delicious picnic lunch midday. Yohan shared his knowledge of wine and love for the Loire Valley throughout the entire day. This was the highlight of our Loire Valley trip!

September 26, 2022

Product ID: 418061