What to see ?

Take a break from cycling to visit some of the region’s countless châteaux, gardens, churches, abbeys, museums, historic towns and other treasures of the Loire valley. Some of these attractions have signed up to a cycle quality programme, offering cycle parking points, drinking water and toilet facilities, as well as cycle tourism information.

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Le prieuré de Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne

Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne - 49250

The former Benedictine Priory of Saint Rémy la Varenne.

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo

Musée des Blindés

Saumur - 49400

The Musée des Blindés (armoured vehicles museum) is home to a unique collection of some 800 exhibits.

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo

Site naturel de Courpain

Ouvrouer-les-champs - 45150

Situé entre la digue et la Loire, le site de Courpain est une ancienne zone d'extraction de granulats. La faune et la flore se sont réappropriées cet espace de 17 hectares. Un observatoire permet d'observer plus de 160 espèces d'oiseaux comme le balbuzard pêcheur, la cigogne noire (...)

Visites ludiques

Blois - 41000

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From 10 €

Deux sortes de visites pour (re) découvrir le quartier Vienne : le jeu de piste "Vienne, un village dans la ville" et "la chasse au trésor des mariniers" pour les plus jeunes. À la fin des parcours, une pause conviviale est offerte. Réservation obligatoire.

Château de Sully-sur-Loire

Sully-sur-loire - 45600

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From 8 €

Majestic, grand and bold: this is one of the true jewels of Loiret! A medieval fortress built in the 14th century in extensive grounds. Surrounded by moats overlooking the Loire, the château invites you to come and discover the life of Maximilien de Béthune.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme

Musée Maurice Genevoix

Saint-denis-de-l'hotel - 45550

The story of Reynard, Raboliot, Rémi des Rauches… The man who loved nature and the Loire above all else, left his passion in the literature of his unforgettable novels. At Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel, where he lived "in an ancient dream home…", a museum now pays tribute to M (...)

Saint Pierre Abbey & Museum of art and folk traditions

Bourgueil - 37140

From 5.90 €

13 & 18th-century buildings. 10th-century ruins. Particularly remarkable are the refectory of the infirmary with its original wood panels, and the monumental staircase.

  • Vignobles et Découvertes

Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre

Tours - 37000

Neither museum nor foundation, the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré (Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre) is set to be a dynamic art centre, continuing in the spirit of the CCC's initiatives over the past 35 years.

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo

Château of l'Islette

Azay-le-rideau - 37190

Château de l'Islette 8

From 9 €

This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau, and the two are sometimes described as brothers… This was the scene for the romance between Camille Claudel and Rodin.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • La Loire à Vélo

Ile de la Folie

Chaumont-sur-loire - 41150

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The Île de la Folie is a natural and protected site. It is a forest on the alluvial plain of the Loire and is remarkable for its biodiversity. A presentation pamphlet is available. Free access (presentation panels on site). 1 and 2 km walking circuits.