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Loire Valley Running Tours: guided tours in the Loire Valley
The tour includes: services of running licensed tour guide for 2 hours, guided visit of town of Tours, indoor tour of the cathedral of Tours (except during church service),one bottle of still water (33 cl) per person carried by guide.
2 glasses of Loire Valley wine per person. Loire Valley food tasting : typically 2 pieces of cheeses or 2 pieces of charcuterie. PLEASE NOTE : on mondays, food market having reduced options, food and wine tasting is given entirely by tour guide. The tour does not include: specific weather gear : rain gear, sweat shirts, etc (check weather forecast).
Gourmet sightjogging through Tours, the capital city of the Loire Valley,
with a licensed tourguide.
The city called Tours is known to be the most historical and beautiful
town in the Loire Valley.
It is the cradle of the French Renaissance.
The flat and easy jog I created is for everybody.
3.7 miles / 6 km
Duration: 2 h
9.15 am we meet at the tourism office of the town called Tours (see map),
78 rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours.
9.30 am beginning of the jog.
Highlights of the visit are:
- river banks and bridges
- medieval and renaissance city centre
- Saint Martin basilica
-cheese and wine tasting
11.30 end of the tour at the food market.
Trail running across the estate of Chambord followed by guided tour of château de Chambord
Château de Chambord is without any doubt the most spectacular Loire Valley castle. With its 426 rooms and its mind blowing double helix staircase probably designed by Leonardo de Vinci, it is a THE fairy tale château. Built by king François I as a hunting lodge, it is nestled within a WOODED ESTATE AS LARGE AS THE CITY OF PARIS !
Let us trail run through this forest and let us be blown by the château.
Total tour duration: 4 hours.
Run duration: 1 hour (7 km - 4.3 miles)
Guided tour of château duration: 1 hour.
9 am: we meet at the tourism office of Tours, (see map) 78 rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours.
Drive to estate of Chambord. During the drive I will tell all you need to know about the Loire Valley as far as history, architecture, food, wine etc.
10 am : trail run across the forest of Chambord with lots of views on the château from all kinds of angles or distances.
11 am: guided tour of the château.
12 am: drive back to meeting point.
1 pm: end of the tour.
The tour includes: services of running licensed tour guide for 4 hours, car transfer (7 passengers max) from Tours to Château de Chambord, trail run (1hour) through Chambord National Estate, guided tour of château de Chambord, entrance tickets to château de Chambord, car transfer back to Tours, one bottle of still water (33 cl) per person, carried by guide. The tour does not include: specific weather gear : rain gear, sweat shirts, etc (check weather forecast day before tour).