or walking around and about Le Bouchet is absolutely fantastic.
With quiet country lanes, hardly any traffic, beautiful views
and pretty villages on the route, it's a great way to see
As Le Bouchet is situated on top of a plateau, you have a
choice of terrains that can provide you with relatively flat,
easy routes towards Cussay and Ligeuil or more hilly routes
down to Descartes, Abilly and onwards to Chatellerault.
There are also some well signposted off road cycle and walking
routes in some of the woods around the area.
those of you who choose not to bring your own bikes we are
able to offer the services of BikeHireDirect who can provide
hire bikes that can be delivered to Le Bouchet for you and
they can also provide child trailer buggies if required. Prices
are very reasonable, including family packages. More information,
tarifs and their contact details can be found by clicking
the BikeHire Direct link.
afield there is of course the "Loire à Velo",
an amazing 900km cycle route following the river Loire that
passes through 2 regions and 6 different departments. Set
up in 1995 at a cost of 52 Million Euros to develop and signpost
the route, of which over 500km is actually on the Loire river
banks, the whole route is used by more than 800,000 cyclists
a year. If you are not bringing your own bikes or using GoGo
Bikes then bike hire is also available in Tours.
For those of you that want the "train to take the strain"
there is the unique Velo Loire Train that travels from Orléans
to the coast at Nantes that provides a bike carrying service
at no extra charge during the summer months.
information and maps for local routes in the area around
Le Bouchet and more details of Loire à Velo can be
found by clicking the links on the left.