Discover the loire  Valley wines and vineyard Differently

Tired of traditional and impersonal wine tours during which a guide drives you from winery to winery, where you don't get to meet the winemaker and where an employee will have you taste wines you won't even remember? If this is the case, our unique wine tours and wine tastings are made for you!

Myriam, an English-speaking local guide and the wife of a wine-maker, offers you to live off the beaten path wine tours and wine tastings in the Loire Valley, directly in the vineyard or in more unexpected places.

'Of wines and boats ' - €45/person

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The Loire river offers a perfect setting to taste the wines produced in the area. Did you know that until the mid 19th century, the wines produced in the Loire Valley were transported on the Loire, either towards Paris or to the city of Nantes, from where they were then shipped abroad?

 

Since 2017, Myriam and Millière Raboton, a company that throughout the year organises rides on the Loire aboard traditional wooden boats, have been offering wine and food tastings on boats.

 

Depending on the dates, the boat rides start either in Chaumont-sur-Loire, from the harbour located at the foot of the chateau, or in Amboise. They last about 4 hours and are the opportunity to discover the river (history, plants, animals...) thanks to the experimented pilots, as well as to taste 5 Loire Valley wines - one served directly on the boats, the others on a sandbar along or in the middle of the river, depending on the level of the river at the date of the ride. The wines are served with local delicacies such as cheeses, charcuterie, Loire fish rillettes. You won't need to have dinner after the tour, as there is sufficient food served with the wines. An original, genuine and unique experience, for a magical and unforgettable moment!

 

Children are welcome on this tour. They will taste local fruit juices instead of wine and will be served the same food as the adults.

 

Dates 2020 :

- Saturday 27th June at 6pm from Amboise

- Friday 24th July at 6pm from Chaumont-sur-Loire

- Friday 14th August at 6pm from Chaumont-sur-Loire

 

Other dates are possible for groups of minimum 15 people. Price: €49/person. Contact Myriam of Loire Wine Tours for more information.

Of wines and boats: €45/person

(€20/child up to 16 years old)

What the price includes:

- the boat ride on the Loire with a local guide

- the tutored tasting of 5 Loire wines

- local finger food served with the wines

 

4-hour tour

You can't come on the dates mentioned above but still want to experience sailing on a traditional boat on the Loire river? Contact Millière Raboton's team of pilots and join one of the many tours they organise throughout the year. Possibility to book online or to call them to make an appointment.

'Bikes' N Wines' - from €25.50/person

Possibility to book our bike tours in the vineyard for groups of minimum 6 people. In case of a lesser group, a minimum of €155 will be required for the tour to take place. Contact Myriam of Loire Wine Tours for more information. 

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Biking along the Loire river is a must-do in the Loire Valley. Get off the beaten path and follow Myriam in the vineyard of Vouvray!

 

Starting from the family winery, Vignoble Alain Robert in Chançay, between Tours and Amboise, in the heart of the Vouvray appellation, you will discover the landscapes between the Loire and the Brenne valleys.

The ride - approximately 12.5 km / 19 miles - will be the opportunity to discover private chateaux and traditional and local buildings that used to play a significant role in the vinegrowers' and the villagers' lives.

You will taste 4 Vouvray and Touraine wines in the vineyard, directly on the plots of land where the grapes were produced and harvested. One last wine will be served upon arrival at the winery, in the rock-hewn wine cellar. The wines are all served with local finger food (fish rillettes, charcuterie, cheeses, local dessert...)

 

NB : the price does not include the bike rental. You are welcome to bring your own bike. Price for a hybrid bike: from €15 per bike. Possibility to rent an electric bike: €40 per bike (the bike comes with a bicycle bag, a repair kit, a lock and a helmet).

 

Children are welcome on this tour. They will taste local fruit juices and grape juices produced at the family winery as well as the same local finger food as the adults.

Bikes 'N Wines: €25.50/person

(€12.50/child up to 15 years old)

What the price includes:

- the guided bike ride in the vineyard (12.5 km)

- the tasting of 5 Vouvray/Touraine wines

- local finger food served with the wines

 

NB: the price does not include the bike rental. Contact us for more information.

 

3-hour tour

Offer a Loire Wine Tour with Myriam!

You have taken part in one of our wine tours and/or wine tastings and have enjoyed the time you've spent with Myriam in the vineyard discovering the Loire Valley wines? Why not share your experience and offer a Loire Wine Tour to one of your friends or family members? You are coming to the Loire Valley with your partner or with a small group and would like to offer a wine tour to your fellow travellers?

We offer you the possibility to buy gift cards online, directly on our website, by clicking on the link below. For a unique, original and very personal gift!