Loire Valley: The Châteaux Trail

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Loire Valley: The Châteaux Trail

  • Enjoy easy-going walking in the heart of the Loire Valley, the ‘Garden of France’
  • Historic and fairy-tale châteaux of Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Amboise and Chenonceaux
  • The Loire, one of Europe's most scenic rivers and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Indulge in classic French cuisine; confit de canard and a dry white wine, such as Sancerre
  • At the end of your day's walk relax in carefully selected charming hotels and guesthouses
Discover the magnificent Loire Valley on foot and visit its historic and opulent chateaux. Once the famous hunting ground of France’s nobility, the Loire is brimming with fascinating relics of a bygone time and this is reflected in it's architecture, historic towns and villages. This classic destination and it's river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there is a laid back pace of life. As you walk along peaceful trails each place on your itinerary has its own appeal; medieval Chinon, charming Amboise and Tours with its extraordinary cultural heritage. Spend your evenings enjoying exceptional local cuisine such as marinated duck, warm goat’s cheese salad and sweet tarte tatin. Enjoy a glass of locally-produced wine and toast to another fantastic day of exploration while soaking up the French culture and atmosphere that make the Loire one of France’s most loved regions.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chinon Day 2: Transfer to Saint-Benoit-la-Fôret and walk to Azay-le-Rideau 10 miles / 16.4 km Day 3: Walk to Villandry 8.2 miles / 13.4 km Day 4: Walk to Tours 13.2 miles / 21.2 km Day 5: Transfer to Chenonceaux, walk to Amboise 13.3 miles / 21.5 km Day 6: Free Day in Amboise Day 7: Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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