Sightjogging (3.7 miles) through Tours, the capital city of the Loire Valley, with a licensed tourguide. The city called Tours is known to be the most historical and beautiful town in the Loire Valley. It is the cradle of the French Renaissance. Let's hear all my tips about restaurants, bars, wine tastings and activities in other parts of the Loire Valley (ex which castle to tour first, how to get there, what not to miss once there etc) The flat and easy jog I created is for everybody. Jog duration: 1h30 Whole tour duration: 2hours We meet at the tourism office of the town called Tours, 78 rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours. Beginning of the jog. Highlights of the visit are: - cathedral - river banks and bridges - medieval and renaissance city centre - Saint Martin basilica -cheese and wine tasting at the food market for the last 30 minutes (wine and cheese tasting given by myself on mondays or on the evening tour when food market is closed ).
I have been working as a licensed tour guide for 20 years. In love with the region where I was born and with the town I live in, Tours, cradle of French Renaissance, I created this tour in order to share my passions. Indeed, I practice sports daily (running, crossfit, cycling...) and am passionate about food and wine. So, on top of giving a serious talk about the history and architecture of my town, I will be delivering all sorts of eating and drinking tips. This tour looks just like me.
Loire Valley cheese
Loire Valley wine I picked myself (2 glasses per person) 1 small bottle of water, carried by me, per person for the jog
The river banks and bridges of the wild Loire river in order to spot rare birds (I am a bird watcher and worked two years on a boat on the Loire river). The old historical city centre in order to understand medieval and Renaissance architecture and to see unique spots (unknown to most visitors) (for example, the shop where Joan of Arc had her suit of armour made, or the passage way leading to the execution square. The exciting food market.
Make sure you check the weather forecast in order to bring the adequate clothes. We run under all types of weather. I will be carrying a backpack to put your small valuables in.
Loire Valley Gourmet running tour