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
10:30 (Only 5 places left)
12:30 (full)

 DateSunday 01/09/2019
Departure pointSalle Saint Pierre, rue de la sablonnière
37210 Parcay-Meslay
37 - Indre et Loire
coordinates lat. 47.4423 - long. 0.748
Distance7.2 km

Hike(s) - Départures
(subject to availability)

Departures every 15 minutes.
entre 8h & 8h30 (full)
entre 8h30 & 9h (full)
entre 9h & 9h30 (full)
entre 9h30 & 10h (full)
entre 10h & 10h30 (Only 11 places left)
entre 10h30 & 11h (Only 1 places left)
entre 11h & 11h30 (Only 19 places left)
entre 11h30 & 12h
entre 12h & 12h30

Register on the following time slots :
entre 10h & 10h30 (Only 6 places left)

NEW IN 2019

Register on the following time slots :
entre 12h30 & 13h

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With its outstanding terroir shaped by the Loire and backed by centuries of winemaking expertise, vouvray produces a varied range of authentic, inimitable white wines from just one grape variety - Chenin.

 The vintners of the Vouvray appellation offer you a journey between town and vineyard just a few minutes from Tours! A walk in a typical and preserved landscape that will exalt your taste buds and your pupils.


   You begin your walk from the heart of the small town of Parçay-Meslay before reaching the vineyards. Your first stop is animated by Philippe and Vincent Gasnier, of the eponymous estate, who make you visit their cellar and explain to you the different stages of the vinification. A tasting of dry white wine with homemade bites awaits you.

      Continue your walk in the vineyards where the ascent of a hill gives you a remarkable point of view on the castle of Armuseries and on the vineyard. Then you head for your second stop point by following wine trails unknown to the general public. The winemakers explain the different techniques of leaf removal around a glass of Vouvray demi-sec, with local bites.

3.        Then you walk along the forest to reach your third stop. This break is an opportunity to discover the troglodyte houses and enjoy a mellow Vouvray with a culinary specialty. Finally, you end your walk by trails between vineyards and city.

 At the end of your walk, all the winemakers welcome you to the VVR village. A music group livens up the village and you can feast on local artisan products, a truck of fouées and a foodtruck. Wine tasted during the hike will be available for sale and children will enjoy the games.

Picnic space is available. 

English itinerary: a classic walk with a comment in English is offered. Departure at 10:00 am. Subscribe on 10:00 to 10:30 am 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 12.30 am. Subscribe on 12h30-13h00 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 Vines Randos Wine. Book your seats when registering for your hike (15 € per adult).

For restauration, have a look at :
Domaines des Hautes Roches : 02 47 52 88 88
Les Gueules Noires : 02 47 52 62 18
L'Aubinière : 02 47 30 15 29
Le Lion d'Or : 02 47 57 00 23
Le Grand Vatel : 02 47 52 70 32
La Ginguette de Luluparc : 02 47 52 54 87
Le Val Joli : 02 47 52 70 18
La Table de Joseph : 02 47 52 52 97
La Part Belle : 02 47 65 36 78
For the night, we selected for you those places :
Le Moulin de Bacchus : 02 47 52 27 90
Domaine des Bidaudières : 02 47 52 66 85
La Rochelière : 02 47 52 61 47
Le Clos de l'Epinay : 02 47 52 61 90
Les Hautes Roches : 02 47 52 88 88
Manoir du Grand Echeneau : 02 47 52 81 45
Les Hautes Gatinières : 02 47 52 88 08