"Get on your bike" and cycle across unspoilt countryside on quiet roads following the different routes dotted throughout the Southern Touraine. Ride your bike on one of the 14 signposted cycle loop circuits that offer you freedom and the feeling of getting away from it all. Some of them are connected to the "Loire by bike" routes, "Indre by bike" routes and Santiago Pilgrimage routes. Perfect for an original vacation off the beaten track!
3 good reasons to jump on your bike :
- Easy, marked trails that are off the beaten track
- Bucolic landscapes and sites to visit
- Disconnection and relaxation guaranteed in the heart of unspoilt countryside
Indre by bike
Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a simple amateur, set off on the "Indre by Bike" route, alone, with the family or with friends. From Bréhémont to Chenonceaux via Loches, this marked trail stretches over 200 kilometres and extends to Jeu-les-Bois, South of Châteauroux. In the South Touraine, it crosses the Indre Valley and its typical landscapes: the river, mills, woods, meadows and hillsides. Pedal at your own pace along our country roads in the heart of a dense natural environment where every shade of green is visible. For a tourist stop, follow the programme: a stroll through Chédigny, a garden village with 800 rosebushes and the must-see Royal City of Loches and its thousand-year-old Keep.
Focus on 2 loops tours
Deep in the rolling hills (Loop tour 56)
Take note, fans of sports and unusual heritage sites! This 40-kilometre loop tour, away from the main roads, crosses the charming Manse Valley. Slightly hilly, this tour invites you to a small corner of the Touraine countryside, dotted with troglodyte dwellings, castles rising up from behind a wood and lush, green landscapes. There’s nothing to stop you from continuing your journey by bike to Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine on the Santiago Pilgrimage route.
The Three Rivers Route (Loop tours 9 and 10)
On your bike along winding roads for a nature adventure; a good excuse to discover the Southern Touraine’s natural environment! More family-friendly, the 3 rivers tour offers two relatively easy loops. Picturesque villages, winding rivers, art & craft workshops, and local producers, this itinerary is punctuated with beautiful surprises for a well-deserved escape.