Bonnezeaux



DateSamedi 02/09/2017
Departure pointLes Terrasses de Bonnezeaux
49380 Bellevigne en Layon (Thouarcé)
49 - Maine et Loire
coordinates[latitude] - [longitude]
Appellation involvedBonnezeaux
DistanceParcours classique : 8 km
Parcours famille : 4 km
DurationParcours classique : 3h30
Parcours famille : 1h30 à 2h

Hike(s) - Départures : 

  • Classical itinerary
    entre 8h & 8h30
    entre 8h30 & 9h
    entre 9h & 9h30
    entre 9h30 & 10h
    entre 10h & 10h30
    Departures every 15 minutes.

  • family itinerary
    10h45
    please come 15 minutes before.

Language(s) Spoken :

A château, a cellar-windmill and a game of ‘boule de fort’ are just some of the highlights of this walk as it wends its way through the hillsides of the small, schist-rich Bonnezeaux terroir, home to a sweet, golden wine.

Discover the appellation bonnzeaux, this precious wine. Honey-dew, fragrance of wild flowers: a liquid gold shivers in this dream vial.

Stops on this walk: 
  1. Learn about the terroir: an introduction to the area’s geological make-up and how it shapes the appellation wines.
  2. Stop at the heart of the vineyards to sample a range of bonnezeaux wines served with rillauds d'Anjou – a local pork speciality – and to admire the views of Thouarcé with its distillery.
  3. A further stop to taste bonnezeaux wines in the shade of a sequoia tree, paired this time with Anjou black pudding. Enjoy a demonstration of ‘Boule de Fort’ –the local sport of choice.
  4. Our final stop is on the mountainside to learn about the area’s unique cellar-windmills
Before going on your walk, the winegrowers offer you the possibility to try the gyropod, a new convivial and innovative mode of travel!

Back at the VVR village, carry on enjoying the party atmosphere in the company of winemakers and other participants.  
Wines will be available for sale; also refreshments and a play area for children. 


The restaurant Les Terrasses de Bonnezeaux offers a 20 € menu with:
Starters: Summer Salad
Main course: Sautéed pork with angevine, potatoes shot and Provençal tomatoes
Dessert: Panna cotta red fruits

Reservations until 29 August:

Restaurant les Terrasses de Bonnezeaux
Route D’Angers Thouarcé
49380 Bellevigne en Layon
Tel : 02.53.20.66.62 

Le Cheval Blanc restaurant offers a set menu for 20 € including:
Entry: fresh plate (crayfish ballot, melon and country ham)
Dish: filet mignon with cream of morel
             or
Cod with white butter
Cheese plate
Dessert: choice (crème brûlée, fluffy chocolate, floating island, homemade pastry)

Booking by phone from Monday 28 August
Auberge du cheval blanc
3 place of the prieuré
49380 Thouarcé
Tel: 02.41.54.04.40

Family circuit: the circuit includes stops 1, 3 and 4.
Warning ! The course is difficult to reach for strollers for the 1st stop.

For restauration, have a look at :
Autour d'un cep : 02 41 42 61 00
Guinguette Le Port de Vallée : 02 41 57 15 40
La Table de la Bergerie : 02 41 78 30 62
Le Petit Manoir : 02 41 45 33 32
Le Favre d'Anne : 02 41 36 12 12
Une île : 02 41 19 14 48
Troglovol : 02 41 45 53 57
For the night, we selected for you those places :
Camping à la ferme La Belle Etoile :
Camping Les Plages de Loire*** : 02 36 81 00 01
Château Soucherie : 02 41 78 31 18
Chambres d'hôtes Le Rateau : 02 41 68 07 96
Chambres d'hôtes Les Treilles De Chaume : 02 41 78 68 83
Chambres d'hôtes Moulin Géant : 02 41 78 84 93
Château de la Fresnaye : 02 41 78 61 78
L'Aubinoise : 02 53 57 83 68
Les escargots : 02 53 57 31 36
Le logis de Clope-Chien : 02 41 66 10 48
La Pichonnière : 02 41 91 29 37
Le Clos des 3 Rois : 02 41 66 34 04
Loire&Sens : 02 41 66 30 03
Domaine de Saint Jean : 02 41 91 92 01