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Walks and hikes

Touraine country — naturally!


In need of green? Take a breath of fresh air and get yourself into shape with our walking tours around the Touraine countryside

No less than 6800 km of marked walks and hiking trails await you.

On the trail of the Loire mariners, through the vineyards, woods and meadows of Touraine country, budding hikers or experienced walkers will find the best road.



Your choice...

Five Grande Randonnée hiking trails cross the Touraine - including the famous GR655, leading to Saint-Jacques de Compostela, while 374 walking trails accredited by the French Hiking Federation criss-cross the local countryside, its towns and villages.

Soothe the soul and oxygenate the body for a day, a weekend or just for a few hours.

To make the most remarkable routes in Indre-et-Loire accessible to you, 22 trails labeled "Walks in Touraine" have been carefully selected, based on criteria such as their architectural and landscape richness, accessibility for families, signposting or local services (accommodation, catering etc).

Go prepared!


Information cards showing the hiking circuits in Touraine are available at the Tours Loire Valley Tourist Office. Feel free to drop in, they are free from reception staff.


You can also download them here:  Balades en Touraine.


So get your walking shoes on, cap pulled down, compass at the ready and backpack packed, the adventure lies down the road!


Tips: If you need technical information on any of our hiking trails, don't hesitate to contact the Departmental Committee of Hiking for the Indre-et-Loire: seasoned hikers are available to guide you - click here: Comité Départemental de Randonnée Pédestre d’Indre-et-Loire



Hiking and walking information from Tours Tourist Office:

  •      from 01/10 to 31/03: Mon, Wed, Sat 9 am - 12 and 2 - 5 pm.
  •      from 01/04 to 30/09: 9 am - 12 and 2 - 5.30 pm.
  •      Contact: +33 (0)2 47 70 37 35.
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