To discover all activities available in the Loire Valley area, please visit the Vouvray Tourist Office. A small selection is presented here.
Within a few minutes of Maison Melrose, you will find:
- Luluparc, located at Rochecorbon (7 km from Vouvray towards Tours). Lulu Parc is an amusement park for children and their parents, proposing numerous activities (minigolf, trampolines, mini-train, guingettes etc). Ph. 02 47 52 58 40
- Golf de la Cisse for Golf initiation courses and practice. The Golf course is composed of Pitch and Putt (Par 3) from 40 to 90 meters, 1 practice with 20 positions, 1 putting-green, 1 exercise bunker. Booking is not required. Ph. 02 47 52 04 03
- Tennis courses, Vouvray. Ph. 02 47 52 68 56
- Hiking and bicycling, lots of marked trails (nicknamed “GR” for “Grande Randonnée”) perfect for hiking and bicycling through the vineyards, woods and forests, charming estates and villages pass through or very near the town of Vouvray. Just get a topographic map (ask for a GR map) and wander off!
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Loire à Vélo is a 800km-long bicycle trail spread across the Centre and Pays de la Loire regions. Composed of bike-only paths, cycling tracks and shared roads with limited traffic, the trail runs alongside the Loire River between Cuffy (near Sancerre) and St-Brévin-les-Pins on the Atlantic Coast. The route has been entirely redeveloped and sign-posted to ensure that cycling tourists get the best of the Val de Loire sightseeing. More information on the itineraries, cycle rentals, tourist sites to visit on the way is available at Loire à Vélo.
To discover the Châteaux of the Loire Valley from a different angle, try the Hot Air Balloon experience! A unique and unforgettable adventure. Flights take place throughout the year – mainly from April, 1st to October 31st – mornings or evenings, depending on favorable weather conditions: calm winds with no rain, fog or chance of storm. More information at Touraine Montgolfière.
City of Tours. City of art and history, Tours is ideally located in the heart of the Loire Valley. All attractions are listed on the Tours Tourist Office website. Among the many places to visit, consider:
City of Amboise. After visiting the impressive Château d’Amboise, you might continue on with:
- Clos-Lucé Castle, last residence of Leonardo da Vinci
- Chanteloup Pagoda, Chinese-style monument built by the Duke of Choiseul in 1775
- Mini-Châteaux, a theme park with miniature reproductions (1/30 scale) of the most famous of the Loire Valley castles
- Val de Loire Aquarium, 2 million litres of water and over 40 pools to discover the giants that populate the Loire, as well as the iconic species from rivers and oceans around the world.