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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Passage du Saloir - Hôtel des Créneaux

Orleans - 45000

The city located in the Loire has still some secrets yet to reveal. In an old district of Orléans, the age-old Passage du Saloir leads the curious visitor to the Hôtel des Crénaux.

"Tourism & Handicap" route - The fortified town

Chinon - 37500

Parcours Ville fort

At the foot of the fortress, the winding streets of this stronghold town are home to various half-timbered houses and town houses dating back to the Middle Ages. With a tour leaflet, people with hearing impairments or mental disabilities can independently discover the rich heritage of (...)

  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap

Bords du Loiret

Olivet - 45160

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Petites promenades ou grandes randonnées peuvent commencer le long de la rivière au sentier des Prés et se poursuivre par les sentiers des Martinets, de la Mothe, des Tacreniers et de la Fosse-Marion.

Château de Tours

Tours - 37000


The Château Royal in Tours bears traces of a rich past. This was where Marie d’Anjou married the future Charles VII in 1413. It also welcomed Joan of Arc when she returned victorious from Orleans. Major exhibitions of contemporary art.

Château of Villelouet

Chailles - 41120

The Château was built in the 17th century and modified in the 18th and 19th centuries. It stands on the banks of the Cosson and boasts a magnificent main courtyard surrounded by railings and a remarkable Troubadour-style chapel. With prior appointment, visits without a guide of the ou (...)

Site naturel préservé de l'Île à Gaston

Chatillon-sur-loire - 45360

L'île à Gaston

This former island is covered by a variety of alluvial plant communities and is home to the rare white elm.

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 (...)

Hôtel Goüin

Tours - 37000

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The Hotel Gouin, home to merchants and silk manufacturers, is a private mansion that was
built in the 15 century and the only one existing in its entirely in Tours. The façade is a masterpiece inspired by the Italian Renaissance.

Château of Langeais and its park

Langeais - 37130

From 9.80 €

15 century. Outstanding collection of furniture and tapestries (15th & 16th-centuries). Sound and light show relating the marriage of Charles VIII and Anne de Bretagne in 1491. Educational service. Visits featuring costumes.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Vignobles et Découvertes
  • La Loire à Vélo

Scenographic space

La chaussee-saint-victor - 41260

scénographie (32) - Copie

From 4 €

With balcony on the Loire. Floods, ice jams, dams, navigation, migrations,... why and how? The scenography gives you the keys. Models, films, games, maneuvers,... so many tools to see and manipulate. Discovery Walking tours starting from the Observatory.

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap