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Loire Valley Walking Tour

Experience the magic of inn-to-inn hiking in France on the Chateaux trail as you journey through the Loire Valley's tapestry of history, nature, and culture.
Starting point
Chinon
Finish point
Amboise
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Season
April - October
Price
From: 1,145€/person
Difficulty
Leisurely to Moderate
Suitable for most people with basic stamina and walking experience

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Tours, Chenonceaux, and Amboise

Marvel at the grandeur of the region’s châteaux, each a testament to a bygone era

Stroll through vineyards and farmlands, soaking in the serene beauty of the French countryside

Savour the flavours of the Loire Valley, from its world-renowned wines to its local delicacies

Enjoy the ease of village-to-village hiking in France, with accommodations, luggage transfer, and detailed itineraries taken care of

Chateau Amboise, Loire valley, France

One of the many highlights along the way, Chateau Amboise

Vigne de la loire

Vineyards as far as the eye can see

The chateau de Azay-le-Rideau, France. This castle is located in

Chateaux will be with you on every stage

walking to chenonceau

Walking the path to Chenonceau

Amboise Castle at sunrise over Loire river

The valley of Loire River is one of the most astonishing places in France

villandry

Explore the places of medieval French nobility

a walk in the woods of france

From trimmed gardens to striking nature

River Loire at Tours in France

The path leads you through the city of Tours

Clos Luce mansion in Amboise. Leonardo da Vinci lived here for the last three years of his life and died there on 2 May 1519.

Pay a visit to the former residence of Leonardo da Vinci

Chateau Amboise, Loire valley, France
Vigne de la loire
The chateau de Azay-le-Rideau, France. This castle is located in
walking to chenonceau
Amboise Castle at sunrise over Loire river
villandry
a walk in the woods of france
River Loire at Tours in France
Clos Luce mansion in Amboise. Leonardo da Vinci lived here for the last three years of his life and died there on 2 May 1519.

Included in price

Tour design and organisation

24/7 service and support during your holidays

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

6x accommodation with breakfast in 3/4* hotels

Luggage transfer

Imagine stepping into a living canvas, where the brush strokes of history and nature blend to create a masterpiece of breathtaking beauty and where every stone, every vineyard, and every château has a story to tell. Loire Valley Walking Tour is a seven-day sojourn that weaves through the heart of France along the most enchanting stretch of the Chateaux trail.

The Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a symphony of nature’s finest elements. Verdant vineyards, golden farmlands, and whispering forests form a mesmerising backdrop to the grand châteaux that punctuate the landscape, each a testament to the region’s rich heritage.

Whether it’s the mediaeval allure of Chinon, the Renaissance elegance of Azay-le-Rideau, the bustling city life of Tours, or the royal charm of Amboise, each day unveils a new chapter of discovery.

The hikes are mostly on flat terrain, following a well-trodden path. The first stage from Chinon to Azay-le-Rideau is the longest, but it’s possible to avoid it with a train ride. As you walk, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the French countryside, with its lush vineyards, golden wheat fields, and the majestic Loire River winding its way through the landscape.

At Walking Holidays France, we take care of all the details, from booking accommodations that offer a warm welcome after a day’s hike to providing a detailed handout with a day-by-day itinerary. We also deliver GPS navigation through a user-friendly app and local recommendations to enrich your experience.

Our inn-to-inn hiking experiences ensure that your luggage is transferred safely from one place to the next, allowing you to focus on the journey and the beauty surrounding you.

Are you ready to taste the wines nurtured by the Loire Valley’s fertile soil? Then lace up your boots, pack your spirit of adventure, and join us on the Loire Valley Walking Tour.

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Things to know

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

TRUSTED BY MANY

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

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