Hiking trails in Loire Valley, France.

Hiking trails in Loire Valley - Day hikes and long distance trails Hiking trails

At 189 metres, the "Ronde de Céré" is the highest point in Touraine - obviously in a different class than the lofty summits of the Alps and the Pyrenees! In regards to the quantity of marked hiking trails, Touraine is however ranked among the top departments in France, with hundreds of kilometres of trails through our river valleys, vineyards and forests.

A Loire Valley hike tour is very pleasant, thanks to the weather which is often mild, and the flat landscape. With this in mind, why not plan your french walking tour here, combined with a Loire Valley bike tour or others outdoor recreation

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Hiking trails from 3 to 15 km

The Departemental Council of Touraine, along with the Tourism Board and the Hiking Council, are pleased to present you with a special collection of 25 hiking trails.

They have been selected according to the following criteria:

  • architectural interest,
  • beauty of the landscape,
  • ease of (...)

Long distance walks: G.R.3 and the Saint Martin trails

The G.R.3 trail (the Loire on foot trail) follows the natural course of the Loire river for nearly 1,250 kilometres, from its source at Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc (07) to its mouth at La Baule (44). In Touraine, the trail passes near several points of interest:Chinon castle, Azay-le-Ri (...)

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