Chinon Samedi  

NEW IN 2019


Become a wine tasting professional ! Before or after your ride, participate to a tasting course with a professional wine taster. On the VVR village, after an hour of workshop, the Val de Loire wines won't have any secret for you.

The access is strictly reserved for the VVR hiking participants over 18 years old. Be careful, the workshop is in french.  Book in your tickets during your hiking registration (15 euros per adult ). 
Warning ! the time and duration of the hike must be taken into account when choosing the tasting course schedule.

Meet at VVR's village
 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (subject to availability)
Thank's for check-in 15 minutes before
12:00 (full)
14:00 (Only 16 places left)

 DateSaturday 31/08/2019
Departure pointCave touristique de Panzoult, Les Villeseaux
37220 Panzoult
37 - Indre et Loire
coordinates lat. 47.151528 - long. 0.401417
DistanceParcours classique : 8.5 km
Parcours famille : 4 km
DurationParcours classique : 4h
Parcours famille : 2h30

Hike(s) - Départures
(subject to availability)

Departures every 15 minutes.
entre 12h & 12h30
entre 12h30 & 13h
entre 13h & 13h30 (full)
entre 13h30 & 14h (full)
entre 14h & 14h30 (full)
entre 14h30 & 15h (full)
entre 15h & 15h30 (full)

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entre 13h & 13h30

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entre 15h & 15h30
entre 15h30 & 16h

NEW IN 2019

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entre 15h30 & 16h

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In the heart of a royal land, dominated by the medieval stronghold, Chinon and its surrounding areas offer an exceptional cultural, historic and oenological heritage. Chinon’ s wine, an historic cru of Loire, propose a wide range of red wines

From the tourist cellar of Panzoult, the cellar of Sybille, you go for a rich and varied ride through vineyards and hills of the appellation. The local vine growers are waiting for you to discover their terroirs and their wines during a walk punctuated by many activities.

1.       After a quick walk in Panzoult, you join vines with a typical terroir of the Chinon appellation, which gives supple and fruity wines. You see the seigniorial estate of Roncée before stopping at the dovecote of the castle for a tasting break. A stone carver animation will enliven your tasting of white and rosé wines, with goat cheese.

2.       The walk continues in the vines with a superb view of the vineyard. The winemakers are there to guide you but also to give you explanations on the different terroirs of the appellation and wines. During your second break, the visit of Pascal Brunet and Arnaud Florent's estate is animated by a basketwork animation and, of course, a tasting of red wines that will be served with local dishes and cold meats.

3.       Climbing on the hills, you cross the vineyards and enjoy a magnificent view of Panzoult. You stop at La Galippe, in the shadow of the walnut tree, where a geo-sensory tasting of the red wines of Chinon, with some toasts, awaits you.

4.       Then, you take a forest and bucolic path that leads you to Éric Hérault's estate. He invites you to discover its troglodytic cellar where the brotherhood of the entonneurs rabelaisiens will animate the tasting of red wines with local specialities.

At the end of your walk, all the winemakers welcome you to the VVR village.At the rhythm of a group of music animating the village, you can feast with the products of local producers. Wine tasted during the hike will be available for sale and children will enjoy the inflatable games.

Picnics are allowed.

Family walk: Family-friendly hike and all terrain strollers. Departures at 3:15 and 3:30 pm. Subscribe on 3:00-3:30 am and 3:30-4:00 pm time slot.

English itinerary: a classic walk with a comment in English is offered. Departure at 1:00 pm. Subscribe on 1:00-1:30 pm time slot.

Holi ride: for the last departure, get yourself a white t-shirt and go with bags of colored powder that you throw at your leisure during the course. Departure at 3:45 pm. Subscribe on 3:30-4:00 pm time slot.

Vineyard School: Before leaving or returning from your walk, participate in a tasting class with a professional sommelier. On the VVR village, after an hour of workshop, the wines of the Loire Valley will have no secrets for you! Accessibility to the workshop is strictly reserved for participants of Vignes Vins Randos. Book your seats when registering for your hike (15 € per adult).

For restauration, have a look at :
Au chapeau Rouge : 02 47 98 08 08
La Maison Rouge : 02 47 98 43 65
L'Océanic : 02 47 93 44 55
Auberge du Val de Vienne : 02 47 95 26 49
L'auberge de la route d'or : 02 47 95 19 01
L'Ardoise : 02 47 58 48 78
Le Bistrot du Marché : 02 47 81 20 20
L'Alcôve - Domaine de Roiffé : 05 49 22 48 17 
Restaurant De La Maison De Pays : 05 49 98 26 57 
La Gandoyau : 02 47 93 04 71
L'écho de Rabelais : 02 47 93 95 87
At'Able ! : 02 47 98 40 88
For the night, we selected for you those places :
Best Western Hôtel Val de Loire : 02 47 45 28 29
Hôtel de Biencourt : 02 47 45 20 75
Troglodélice :
Troglododo : 02 47 45 31 25
Manoir de la Giraudière : 02 47 58 40 36
Best Western Hôtel de France : 02 47 93 33 91
Château de Vauguyon : 02 47 93 07 70
Hôtel Agnès Sorel : 02 47 93 04 37
Hôtel Diderot : 02 47 93 18 87
L'île Bellule :
Hotel Diderot : 0247931887