The route follows the raised Loire levée along the D 16 road, so sharing the way with motorized traffic, although this is light. Just take care arriving at the town of Langeais.
At the Loire-side village of Bréhémont, you can follow a signposted alternative route down towards the small town of Azay-le-Rideau, with its famed château. This route is only recommended for experienced cyclists, as it has more traffic, although the road isn’t particularly difficult otherwise.
Railway station - SNCF
Langeais train station: 2 trains per day, on average, allow bikes, either going west to Nantes and Angers, or east to Tours and Orléans.
Azay-le-Rideau train station: 8 trains per day, on average, allow bikes on this line running Tours / Azay-le-Rideau / Chinon.
Villandry: a charming historic village; the beautiful Renaissance château, world-famous for its exceptional terraced gardens, a must-see sight.
Langeais: a pretty little Loire-side town dominated by a grand château with remarkable gardens
Rigny-Ussé: an historic village with a magical château said to have inspired the famed French fairytale, Sleeping Beauty
Azay-le-Rideau: an enchanting small town on the Indre River famed for its stunning Renaissance château, with museum.
- Langeais : Sunday
- Azay-le-Rideau : Wednesday and Saturday
Tourist Information centre
- Villandry : +33(0)2 47 50 12 66
- Langeais en Castelvalerie : +33(0)2 47 96 58 22
- Azay-le-Rideau : +33(0)2 47 45 44 40