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Sports and Leisure in the Loire Valley

River and Canal Trips: The Loire river is the longest in France. Canoeing, kayaking and, especially, barging are all popular. Barge near Amboise, Chenonceau, Blois, Chambord or south through the Cher Valley. Barging is on of the most popular ways to experience the Loire Valley.

Golf in the Loire ValleyGolf: The Royal Château Country offers more than 30 different golf courses. The difficulty and variety of these courses has much to offer any golfer from the novice to semi-pro.

Companies like Relais & Châteaux offer great hotel and golf packages.

Biking, hiking and the great outdoors: Cycling trips are very popular in the Loire Valley. A great way to experience the best of château country while getting a some great exercise at the same time. A great number of pre-arranged cycling or hiking programs are available. A popular one is the 300km run from Tours to Anger through the heart of the châteaux country. We offer a wonderful five-day self-guided Loire bike tour.

Ballooning in the Loire ValleyBallooning and helicopter trips: Numerous companies (Aerocom and France balloon are two we can recommend) offer trips over the beautiful countryside of the Loire Valley via hot air balloon, giving a bird's-eye view of the famous castles and gardens. 

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Loire Valley Day Trip - One-day trip from Paris

We offer three one-day itineraries to the Loire Valley from Paris: Villandry and More (1), Chambord, Chenonceau and More (2), Loire Valley Castle and Wine Tour (3)

Join us for a great excursion from Paris to the Loire Valley!