Bike trails in Loches and its surroundings
Exploring Loches and its surroundings
Feel like getting out into the open countryside on your stay in the Best Western Plus Hôtel de la Cité Royale?
Make the most of the quiet little roads in the heart of the countryside to cycle around Touraine. If you are looking to get away and enjoy that feeling of freedom, there are 14 signposted circular bike trails in the area.
Below you will find some of the bike trails on which you can explore Loches and its surroundings.
Roses and ValleysAzay-sur-Indre – Chédigny – Chambourg-sur-Indre
Nestling between two green valleys, the River Indre and River Indrois weave through the Tours countryside. The two rivers finally meet at Azay-sur-Indre.
Close by the Chédigny garden village is well worth exploring. Admire over 1,000 roses, 1,500 bulbs, hundreds of shrubs and over 3,000 perennials in the streets of this unique village awarded the title of “Remarkable Garden”.
Treasure HuntMontrésor – Chemillé-sur-Indrois – Villeloin-Coulangé – Nouans-les-Fontaines
Explore Montrésor by bike, listed among the most beautiful villages in France. Immerse yourself in the charm of the Montrésor’s medieval streets, stroll along the River Indrois and admire the 15th century château.
Continue your retreat to the heart of the Tours countryside on your bike, where other treasures await you.
- The Saint-Sauveur Abbey in Villeloin-Coulangé, formerly a catholic Benedictine Abbey founded in the 9th century.
- An old 15th-century master in the church of Saint-Martin in Nouans-les-Fontaines.
- A priory long forgotten in the woods.
- And even the well concealed remains of a Gallo-Roman aqueduct
Deep in Loches ForestSaint-Quentin-sur-Indrois – Chambourg-sur-Indre – Ferrière-sur-Beaulieu – Genillé
Cycle deep into the Loches national forest following large 18th century paths through the oaks, some of which are over 200 years old.
You will see a variety of fauna as well as a few unusual sights, such as the Pyramide Saint-Quentin, a useful landmark helping you to stay on track in this vast forest. What’s more there are three other similar obelisks!
As you leave the forest, continue this change of scene along the Indrois Valley.
Prepare your future bike outings using the Loches Tourist Office’s interactive map.