Top 2 Walks – Best Loire Valley!



Top 2 Walks – Best Loire Valley!

Top 2 Walks - Best Loire ValleyTop 2 Walks – Best Loire Valley – Photo above, Founder & President of France Off the Beaten Path Tours, Christy Destremau, walking with tour guests at Chenonceau Castle during a June Loire Valley Tour! — Top 2 Walks – Best Loire Valley

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Offering Fun Excursions Each Year on Loire Valley Tours…

Our Small Group Loire Valley Castles and Gourmet Tours are a favorite amongst guests new to France Off the Beaten Path Tours, and guests returning for a 2nd and even a 3rd tour! Each year we edit our Loire Valley itinerary. We add something new and unique to keep our tour activities and local experiences fresh and fun, while preserving our quality customer service and excellent value tour prices! For more than two decades we’ve been walking with our local French friends and family in the Loire Valley, also known as the Touraine, on our own time. And now, we’ve decided that it’s time to start sharing these magical and beautiful trail walks with our Loire Valley tour guests.

2 Beautiful Walks Featuring Castles, Vineyards, Charming Villages, and more…

In 2017, we select our two favorite walks to include in our Loire Valley itinerary. We feature all of our walks as an option, designing them for interested guests who enjoy walking, while also ensuring non-walking cultural options for all tour guests. We’re known for our daily options and schedule flexibility so guests enjoy their vacation with us their way! Our 2017 Loire Valley tour itinerary features 2 awe-inspiring, scenic walks through some of the prettiest and most historical areas of the Loire Valley.  Participate in 1 walk in the southern Touraine, the area south of Tours, between the mighty and prominent castles of Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry, and embark on 1 walk in the northern Touraine, in the area between Amboise and Chenonceau Castle.

  1. Walk #1 – Southern Touraine – Walking Amidst Castles – Optional and designed for interested guests – Walk amidst historical villages, southern Loire Valley vineyards and Castles of Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry.
  2. Walk #2 – Northern Touraine – Walking Amidst VINEYARDS & Castles – Village to village – Optional and designed for interested guests – Walk amidst historical wine producing villages and their castles through beautiful vineyards and countryside.

Walking the Backroads to Discover France in a True Small Group!

Each walking trail offers a blend of waterways, castles, vineyards, flowers, charming villages, and historical architecture. Join your guides during one or both walks, and imagine life as a royal, a peasant, a lady in waiting, a lord, and much more, as we recount stories that illustrate life of the period, and animate this magical region!  Known for our sizzling historical stories, anecdotes and royal gossip of many of the great and tragic moments in French history, we bring them all to life during our castle visits and walks. Come experience the Loire Valley in a unique, small group that features exceptional local experiences combined with evenings dining with our dear friends, the region’s finest chefs, and 4-star historical hotel accommodations in the Loire’s top rated village.

Top 2 Walks – Best Loire Valley

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