At Chateau Vary in the heart of the Loire Valley we are able to offer a huge list of activities which suit families, couples and groups. 


Cycle Tours

Loire a velo

Along the banks of the Loire river a cycle system of over 1000 km has been developed. We have bike pick up points closely allowing sections to be discovered as described below.

Local Touring (Video)

Bikes are available for hire just 10 minutes from the Chateau at Bauge, ideal for exploring the local area. Angers and Saumur are both 20 - 25 minutes away allowing the following day tours.


Day One

Pick up the bikes from Saumur to discover the troglodyte villages along the river cliffs, and up to the Abbey of Fontevraud to visit and for lunch. In the afternoon a visit to the fairy tale chateau of Montsoreau or some wine tasting at the internationally renowned vineyard of Filliatreau 

Chateau by bike

Troglodyte Visit

Day 2

Pick up the bikes a little further east at Brehemont. A fabulous 3 chateau tour with lunch at the castle of Azay-le-Rideau, a tour of the gardens at Villandry, and a passing visit of Langeais.

Villandry's world famous gardens

Wine Tasting

We are fortunate to be located in a region that contains a rich and varied variety of fine wines. Ranging from the whites of Sancerre and Chablis in the east, the deep reds of Chinon and Saumur in the centre, to more whites such as Vouvray and Muscadet as we move westwards.

Wine tours have developed enormously as vineyards have developed greater ranges in wines and a more commercial awareness to the needs of visitors.

Sample Tour

The best way to taste wine is to begin after 11.00 with an aperitif at a Champagne producer such as Gratien Meyer on the road out of Saumur to Chinon. Lunch could be eaten at L'Icorne an excellent restaurant, which could be followed by tasting reds at Filliatreau as mentioned above. Driving on to Chinon a fine vineyard is to be found at Couly Dutheil that produces excellent red Le Clos d'Echo, and white -Les Chanteaux.

Loire Vineyards

Chateau of Langeais

Chateaux Guided Tours

Within 30 minutes are the following Chateaux: Montgeoffrey, Plessis Bourris. Angers, La Lude, Saumur, Azay Le Rideau, Montsoreau and a number of smaller chateaux that are all worth a visit.

A guided tour is a popular option often including transport. Please contact us for more details.