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5 original activities to experience along the Loire by bike

Publié le : 07/08/2021 11:07:50
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5 original activities to experience along the Loire by bike

Want to get away from it all, but lack of time prevents you from doing so? Paulette suggests 5 activities to try out by bike thanks to its agencies and drop-off points in Nantes, Angers and Tours. 5 micro-adventures having already been proposed in Nantes, we suggest you experiences outside the city of the Dukes of Brittany but also the castles of the Loire, because of course you had already thought of that!


Attend a performance by the Cadre Noir riders.
Cycle to Saumur in the heart of the Loire Valley and Anjou to discover France's elite cavalry corps. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011, which describes it as a "living national treasure", the Cadre Noir de Saumur aims to train and perpetuate the influence of traditional French equitation. Come and attend one of their galas at different times of the year at the National Riding School (49 400 St-Hilaire-St-Florent).

More information on their website.


Stroll through one of the most beautiful villages in France
Montsoreau, one of the most beautiful villages in France, is about ten kilometres from Saumur by bike. Made famous by Alexandre DUMAS' novel "La dame de Montsoreau", take your bike and discover this village and its remarkable castle along the Loire. If you wish to extend your ride, discover Candes-Saint-Martin, an adjacent village, also classified among the most beautiful villages of France. Finally, within a 10km radius you can also discover the royal fortress of Chinon or the abbey of Fontevraud by bike.

The link to the website of the most beautiful villages of France of Montsoreau and Candes-Saint-Martin.

A tour of the plant world in one trip
Go on a "world tour in 5,000 plants and trees"! The adventure is proposed by Terra Botanica, the first European theme park entirely dedicated to plants. Located in the north of Angers, where you can get there by bike, the park proposes through its 5 universes around plants, its numerous attractions (hot-air balloon flight, 4D experiences and virtual reality), games and animations, to discover the secrets and the history of plants with your family or friends.

Link to their website

Discover the local wildlife in Tours
If you are cycling through Tours, the Touraine Bird Protection League, which works to protect species and raise awareness of the environment in Indre-et-Loire, offers nature outings with this aim. Children and adults alike can therefore contemplate birds thanks to the observatories, but also discover a particular species of bird, or even bats thanks to targeted outings! So, if you have an admiration for swallows, owls, storks, or if you are simply curious, the LOP offers many outings and workshops throughout the summer.

The link to their agenda.


An original way to discover Tours
Somewhere between an escape game and a treasure hunt, solve the Tourangelle investigation with your family or friends. Help Commissioner Bonjean, in a limited time, to find out who killed the curator of the city's museum! In teams of two to six players, with the help of your investigation bag, which has replaced your bike for a moment, and the instructions you have been given, solve the investigation while discovering Tours, its historic centre and its narrow streets. A good time guaranteed!

Link to the Tourangelle survey

Discover our other articles about the Loire by bike here, Paulette's good tips about the Loire by bike, but also an article about Nantes by bike, and 5 micro-adventures to experience in Nantes and its surroundings by bike

Stay tuned for more adventures with Paulette!

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