For hiking enthusiasts, accomplished sports fanatics and nature lovers, 15 walks await to be discovered.

Between the Loire, vineyards and the Cher, be captivated by exceptional panoramas and keep your eyes peeled for fauna and flora. Walk in the footsteps of Saint Martin or take one of the routes towards Santiago de Compostela.

5 good reasons to start hiking!

At a turn in the path, winemakers welcome you in cool cellars and some estates give you access to their gardens. Picture this: the morning mist over the Cher, deer running between the rows of vines, the sunset bathing the Loire in a thousand colours. All these sensations can be experienced in Montlouis-Vouvray. In short, this is a most rewarding activity, accessible all year round!

Discover the region on foot:

Want to get away frop it all?

At the start of a hike, we are ready to take on the miles and get off the beaten track. To get back to basics, to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer and breathe deeply – that’s what we offer you with our various hiking and discovery trails. As the seasons change, as do the colours of the landscapes, changing our perception and affecting our well-being. What will your favourite season be?

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Walk along waterfront trails:

Yearning for nature…

If you appreciate flowing water and the beauty of unspoilt nature, you are bound to be captivated by the royal River Loire and the River Cher. We invite you to walk along their banks and observe the fauna and flora – swimming is not recommended but the breathtaking panorama is sure to inspire you! You will pass weirs, towpaths and other remains of ports, testaments to the river heritage which is so important in our region.

Take your time:

In search of surprises…

“Walking is not about saving time, but wasting it with elegance.” David Le Breton. If you have an hour or two, or even a whole morning or day – get your trainers on! It may be that while hiking, your path brings you face to face with a rather comical-looking gargoyle, a girouet (but what on earth is that?) or a fountain of Bacchus on a barrel. These will all surprise you, but above all they will nourish your mind and make you see walking as an entertaining activity. Take a good look around, be curious and let our walks amaze you!

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Urbans walking trails:

In search of urbans routes…

Our towns and villages are shaped by a thousand-year-old history and the routes offered are an opportunity for fun discovery. The excellence of the “Pays d’art et d’histoire” (Land of art and history) certification is to be found throughout our region and some streets are typical of an era. And because walking can be an intense activity, it is always good to enjoy a croissant in the local bakery and why not nice cup of tea in the nearby café. An urban adventure!

More rural walking trails:

Looking to get out in the countryside…

If you prefer rural landscapes, you’ve come to the right place! By means of a signposted trail, take in charming little troglodyte valleys, endless vineyards, vineyard lodges and press rooms, witnesses to the work of the winemakers. On a sunny day, why not bring along a picnic for a tasty pit stop. So, go forth and make the most of the change of scenery and friendly encounters with the locals.

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Footpaths and hiking trails

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