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Biking at La Pénesais

In our approach to sustainable eco-tourism, La Pénesais has organized itself to best accommodate its cyclist or cyclo-tourist guests.

Biking around La Pénesais

La Pénesais is ideally located for cycling and cyclo-tourism, 200 m from the “Loire à Vélo” route between Candes-Saint Martin and Chinon, and also on the cycle loop no. 38 (24 km, between Beaumont-en- Veron and Candes-Saint Martin). Similarly, several hiking trails, suitable for cycling, pass near La Pénesais. Maps of these routes are available on the website or from the management of La Pénesais. Visit also the France Vélo Tourisme website where all the cycling routes in the region (and even in France), and in particular the 5 cycling loops near La Pénesais, are listed.

Beyond these routes, the region is full of remarkable sites that can be reached by bike:

The fortress of Chinon at 4km
The Véron Eco-museum 4 km away
The Abbey of Fontevraud at 18 km (via cycle loop n°43)
La Deviniére, birthplace of Rabelais at 12 km (via cycle loop n°42)
The château of Rigny-Ussé 12 km away
The château of Rivau at 18 km
The châeau of Azay-The curtain at 23 km

Hera below we propose to you some suggestions for circuits that we recommend (and that we have tested for you!).

Also see the tourist documentation available in your cottage or ask us. We will advise you with pleasure.

Useful information and addresses

Services Vélos, in Chinon, 129 Avenue François Mittérand (5Km) . Sale, Repair, Rental. Can also deliver the bikes at home (under conditions)  Tel: 02 18 07 11 65 ou au 06 74 77 89 20 ,

La Petite Reine in Chinon, 4 bis Rue du commerce. Can deliver the bikes at home (under conditions)   Tél :  06 88 73 88 69 ,

CLAN in Chinon, can organize a combined day with descent of the Vienne by kayak and return by bike (or vice versa). 06 23 82 96 33.

Loire Vélo Nature in Bréhémont (20 Km) : Rent bikes powered by hydrogen   06 03 89 23 14

Azay-Le-Rideau Cycles : 13 rue Carnot, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau                Tel : 02 47 45 40 94 – 06 68 21 91 84  

Services :

Taxis :

Ambulances et Taxis du Véron  Tél : 02 47 58 46 58

Audrey Taffonneau Taxi  Tél : 06 61 89 42 06

Taxi Chamoret-Hourdou  Tél : 06 89 47 56 08

Bike cleaning: We have a high pressure washer available on request.

Bicycle storage: Bicycles must be parked in the barn in the space provided for this. A rack is also at your disposal.

Maintenance/Repair of bicycles: we provide you with a set of tools for simple repairs (punctures, etc.), lubrication products and a compressor. This service is located in the barn. If you need additional tools, please ask us.

Charging e-bikes: A power outlet is available in the barn for charging e-bikes.

Early departure: In case of early departure, before 8am, please inform us the day before.

Some suggestions of bike tours departing from La Pénesais

circuit velo autour de la Pénesais prés de Chinon
circuit velo no1 autour de la Pénesais prés de Chinon
circuit velo no2 autour de la Pénesais prés de Chinon
circuit velo no3 autour de la Pénesais prés de Chinon
circuit velo no4 autour de la Pénesais prés de Chinon
circuit vélo no5 prés de Chinon