Vineyard bike tour & picnic in the Loire

Chinon, Francie

Zážitek vedený hostitelem Quintin

  1. 5,5 hodina
  2. Jazyk zážitku: angličtina

Co budeš dělat

So, we’ll start by meeting in Chinon, an incredibly beautiful medieval town- Think Chateaux, small narrow streets, on a river, central cafes and beautiful boutique shops... then throw in some of the most important historical moments and figures in France’s history- Joan of Arc, Henry Plantagenêt, Eleanor of Aquitaine... This is before we’ve even left town! So leaving town, we’ll ride through local villages and hamlets, with the view of the countryside, the vineyards, the small wine producers which litter the valley, feasting your eyes on the beautiful Loire architecture. We’ll then make a trip to three local wine producers where you can sample their sparkling, rose, white and red wines, each working to the quality label demanded by the Chinon AOC. The region produces 97-98% of their wine with just one grape variety- The Cabernet Franc. The other 2-3% is the Chenin grape for white wine. We’ll also stop off at a beautiful location for a picnic during the tour, sampling local produce from the region created by a friend of mine who is a Boulanger in town- think great baguettes and sweet pastries! During the tour we'll explore the vineyards themselves, you’ll get to find out about the lifecycle of a vine, the importance of wine to the region, the different type of wines produced in Chinon, meet some of the producers as well as visiting their caves.
Other things to note
We holidayed for years in France before gathering up the courage to visit a vineyard. With me, I’ll guide you through the best caves, the best wines and even provide the bike to do so! This experience is designed to be part of your holiday rather than the holiday, and I hope you’ll join me.
So, we’ll start by meeting in Chinon, an incredibly beautiful medieval town- Think Chateaux, small narrow streets, on a river, central cafes and beautiful boutique shops... then throw in some of the most important historical moments and figures in France’s history- Joan of Arc, Henry Plantagenêt, Eleanor of Aquitaine... This is before we’ve even left town! So leaving town, we’ll ride through local villages and hamlets, with the view of the countr…

Co je zahrnuto

  • Jídlo
    French picnic, including local & seasonal produce organised- just let us kn...
  • Nápoje
    We’ll provide drinks with the picnic, including a bottle of our favourite g...
  • Doprava
    Standard Bike hire Provided.
    If you want use of an e-bike, please noti...

Představujeme hostitele Quintin

Hostitelem na Airbnb od roku 2013
  • 20 hodnocení
  • Totožnost ověřena
I have a passion for cycling, and I’ve developed a real love of the Cabernet Franc grape! I'm English and now live in this beautiful area with my family, allowing me to build relationships with the very best vineyards willing to open their doors to us! I offer fully guided cycling tours & vineyard tours designed to meet your needs, whilst offering you the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful vineyards and caves in & around Chinon, as well as sampling some of the very best wines in the Loire Valley! I’m WSET (Wine Spirit Education Trust) level 2 qualified in wine, I've worked in vineyards and I love what I do- I want to share this passion with as many people as possible- I want you to go home with a newfound passion for the wines of the region, and also the town itself which really is a little secret within the Loire Valley.
I have a passion for cycling, and I’ve developed a real love of the Cabernet Franc grape! I'm English and now live in this beautiful area with my family, allowing me to build relationships with the very best vineyards willing to open their doors to us! I offer fully guided cycling tours & vineyard tours designed to meet your needs, whilst offering you the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful vineyards and caves in & around Chinon, as well as sampling some of the very best wines in t…
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Vyprodáno

Kde budeš

We’ll start in the town of Chinon, before riding out of the town, through the valley to some truly amazing wine producers. We'll also stop at a beautiful spot for a picnic.

Hodnoceno 4,85 z 5 po 20 hodnoceních.

Ghislain
srpen 2020
If you want a friendly, exclusive experience to get to k ow real local winemakers of Chinon and enjoy a great day out cycling. This is it. Quintin is a lovely host and will get you to meet people you wouldn't find on your own and taste some great wines that they make.
Jo
srpen 2020
We had a wonderful day cycling around Chinon and visiting three vineyards. Quintin was an entertaining host and the wine we tasted was varied and delicious. Lunch was a particular highlight.
Kasper
srpen 2020
Great way to learn about French wines, Quentin is a great host and knowledgeable about the area and wine. He took us to the best places and we tasted great wine.
Bram
červenec 2020
This tour was just lovely! We were able to visit 3 vineyards, differing in scale and location, which enables to taste the differences in methods and processes of making wine from one type of grape. The lunch and bike ride were just perfect and Quitin is an awesome host! He is so friendly and genuine!
Kyla
září 2019
This was my favorite thing we did during our week in Paris and the Loire Valley! What gal doesn’t dream of riding a bike through the French countryside, tasting amazing wine? Quintin was accommodating of our request to not exhaust ourselves and the ride was easy, while still visiting some amazing wineries and caves! The lunch by the river was fantastic too. I was genuinely sad to leave Quintin at the end of the tour. He was so informative, personable, and entertaining. It felt like we were hanging out with a friend, rather than a tour guide. He has a real passion for wine, and was able to answer all of our questions simply and without judgement. Our French isn’t great, so it was nice to have someone translate when needed. I only wish we would’ve had room in our suitcase to bring more wine home. If we come back to the area, we will definitely do this tour again!
Jon
srpen 2019
My family and I had a great day with Quintin. He had planned our tour well and led it superbly. 3 lovely wine tastings in different vineyards/caves, lots of interesting facts about the region and winemaking, and a delicious picnic lunch. Enjoyed by us all, aged 15 upwards (to our 50’s!). All in all a fun day, thank you Quintin!

Důležité informace

Požadavky na hosty

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Fyzická náročnost tohoto zážitku je střední.

Co si vzít

All you need to bring is your passion for wine, cycling & exploring this beautiful part of France
Comfortable clothing for riding a bike- keep an eye on the weather forecast. A rain mac is a good idea if forecast to be showery
Payment for E-bike if required of €15 per person- please let me know in advance if required

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