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38,14 Km
2 h 32 min
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Château-Renault
Tours

38,14 km cycling route from Château-Renault to Tours

This Saint-Jacques à Vélo stage alternates between quiet country roads and greenways, running beside waterways lined by fields and pastures. Midway along, you enter the Pays du Vouvray, where Touraine’s famed vineyards yield a fine array of white wines. Then you come to the Loire, a lovely cycle path hugging its north bank. Finish by crossing what the French describe as the last great wild river in Europe to reach the centre of the city of Tours.

Elevation of the stage

230 m 194 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 10,20 km By road: 27,93 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 38,13 km

The route

Follow quiet country roads and greenways signposted “Saint-Jacques à Vélo”.

Enjoy the stretch of greenway from Reugny, running beside the Brenne River for 7km, before joining county and quiet country roads after the wine village of Vouvray. A further stretch of greenway along the Loire’s quays takes you to Saint-Symphorien Bridge, leading over the river to central Tours.

 

SNCF

Tours train station: an average of six trains per day authorised for bicycles for Nantes, Angers and Orléans.

St-Pierre-des-Corps TGV link for Paris, Poitiers, La Rochelle... Regular train links between Tours and St-Pierre-des-Corps stations.

 

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