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 the area.
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 GoGo Bikes who can provide hire bikes that
can be delivered to Le Bouchet for you and they can also provide
a car bike carrier and child trailer buggies if required. Prices
are very reasonable, including family packages. A copy of their
information, tarifs and their contact details can be found by clicking
the GoGo bike hire button.
afield there is of course the "Loire à Velo", an
amazing 800km 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 buttons on the left.