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Vineyard cycle tours in and around Chinon, in the Loire Valley provided by Vineyard et Vélo

Vineyard cycle tours in and around Chinon, in the Loire Valley

Vineyard cycle tours in and around Chinon, in the Loire Valley
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About
We're expats, formerly of Devon in the United Kingdom but now of Chinon. I've always cycled and loved my bike, and for the best part of my adult life, always loved wine... this is me! With my family, I now find ourselves living amongst vineyards, with wine producers creating something very special on our doorstep. Chinon wine is recognised as being very special across France, yet throughout the rest of the world it's lesser known and we're keen to spread the word about the local wine through vineyard tours! We spent years and years holidaying in France before moving here, never quite summoning up the courage to head in through the big barn doors of a wine producer, but now we've started we can't stop! This type of visit is so important to many independent producers, and we're now keen to share this experience with you. First and foremost our vineyard tours by bike are designed to be a fun experience, for you, family and friends to make the most of your time in the Chinon area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 149282P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • A locally produced picnic is provided
  • Full day tour
  • Safety helmet
Exclusions
  • An e-bike cost is not included in the price, but is available should you wish to rent one for an extra cost of €15
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • 17 Quai Danton, 37500 Chinon, France Prior to the tour commencing, I will liaise directly with you to explain the exact location of the starting point.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is only available to those over 16 years- we have in the past accommodated family bookings with children, however the truth is, children get hot, tired and aren't interested in wine! Sorry...
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • A locally produced picnic is provided
  • Full day tour
  • Safety helmet
Exclusions
  • An e-bike cost is not included in the price, but is available should you wish to rent one for an extra cost of €15
Departure details
  • 17 Quai Danton, 37500 Chinon, France Prior to the tour commencing, I will liaise directly with you to explain the exact location of the starting point.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is only available to those over 16 years- we have in the past accommodated family bookings with children, however the truth is, children get hot, tired and aren't interested in wine! Sorry...
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    17 Quai Danton
    17 Quai Danton, 37500 Chinon, France
    Prior to the tour commencing, I will liaise directly with you to explain the exact location of the starting point.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Forteresse royale de Chinon
  • You'll end at
    17 Quai Danton
    17 Quai Danton, 37500 Chinon, France
    Prior to the tour commencing, I will liaise directly with you to explain the exact location of the starting point.
    See address & details
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9 contributions
History, Gentle Cycling, Wine & Lunch - WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!
After squeezing my wife and I in for an afternoon vineyard tour in 2019 (which was superb!) I decided to book onto the full tour this year.

This time I took along my father in law. Booking was easy and Quintin made sure my father in law had a bike upgrade to electric!!

Not only did we sample some fantastic wines (I came home with a lot of bottles!) but we had a lot of history about Chinon itself and the process of wine making in this region.

We visited 3 vineyards and stopped for a lovely lunch on the river.

The tour is very relaxed and fun and wouldn’t hesitate recommending it!

Looking forward to coming back again and sampling wine from some different vineyards!
Written August 2, 2020
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Geraldine W
1 contribution
Vineyards and Velo
Oct 2019 • Couples
Quentin was an excellent guide. He was punctual and very hospitable when we first met. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour. He went to great lengths to make sure we visited the best vineyards around Chinon and it was our good fortune that it was also harvest time. We toured at a very appropriate pace and he used caution on the roads at all times. Quentin provided, as well, a delicious picnic which we enjoyed in the sunshine by the river. We highly recommend Quentin as a guide and this fun experience when you visit lovely Chinon,
Geraldine and Mark
Written October 19, 2019
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mark9810
Sydney, Australia54 contributions
A delightful surprise
Aug 2019 • Friends
We arranged this tour with Quinton ‘on spec’ from Australia during our stay in the Loire Valley. It was a delight!
The town of Chinon was one of the most beautiful we have seen so far in the Loire and learnt from our host that it is a very significant historical town in France with connections to Jean of Arc and Henri II.
Quentin then took us on a tour of 3 very different local wineries, each with its own particular tale to tell. He is obviously well regarded by the locals wine makers and they were all very engaging and the wines enjoyable.
Would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a special experience while staying in the Loire.
Written August 28, 2019
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VineyardetVelo
Thank you so much Mark, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed discovering the town, as well as the tour and the wine.
Written August 29, 2019
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Shelby P
2 contributions
Brilliant!
Aug 2019 • Friends
Quintin clearly knew the area well and after visiting three different producers and cycling across the countryside, we felt like we'd gotten a good feel for the AOC of Chinon. A lovely introduction to where we were visiting for the rest of the week, highly recommend.
Written August 23, 2019
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VineyardetVelo
I'm so pleased you feel you got a good insight into the AOC to start your visit to the region, and that we managed to find you some really great wines, at a far more sensible price than you can source in the States!!
Written August 26, 2019
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Tony & Jan of Warwickshire
Warwickshire, UK1 contribution
Fantastic way to see the beauty of Chinon , this is a must do tour.
Aug 2019
What a marvellous day we had ,Quintin was an exceptional Host (i say host because he was so much more than just a guide) his informative & witty talk kept us entertained all day ,the wine tasting at the vineyards was really well done with a walk around the vast cellars to get a true feel of the history & pedigree of these family owned wine producers, we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather but regardless of that we will do it again next visit.

We cannot recommend this tour highly enough we enjoyed the entire 5 1/2 hours we were in his company.
Written August 15, 2019
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VineyardetVelo
That's really lovely of you both to say such kind words- Next time you're in the region, touch base and we can certainly explore some different vineyards as well.
Written August 22, 2019
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fancolorado
colorado18 contributions
Beautiful and active fun
Jun 2019 • Couples
This turned out to be a highlight of our trip to the Loire Valley. Our tour through several wineries by bike included a picnic by the river Cher with views and wine of course! The roads were safe for riders and Quintin kept us entertained with his knowledge of the area, the grapes, the vineyards and yes-the wine! It really was a fun and intimate way to get to know Chenin. Would give more stars if I could!
Written August 6, 2019
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VineyardetVelo
Thanks Guys, and thanks for taking the time to review the tour. I'm so pleased you enjoyed getting to know the area- and the wine...
Written August 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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