NEW IN 2019


Become a wine tasting professional ! Before or after your ride, participate to a tasting course with a professional wine taster. On the VVR village, after an hour of workshop, the Val de Loire wines won't have any secret for you.

The access is strictly reserved for the VVR hiking participants over 18 years old. Be careful, the workshop is in french.  Book in your tickets during your hiking registration (15 euros per adult ). 
Warning ! the time and duration of the hike must be taken into account when choosing the tasting course schedule.

Meet at VVR's village
 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (subject to availability)
Thank's for check-in 15 minutes before

 DateSaturday 31/08/2019
Departure pointSalle des fêtes, rue du clos Caslot
37140 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil
37 - Indre et Loire
coordinates lat. 47.286189 - long. 0.125653
Distance5 km

Hike(s) - Départures
(subject to availability)

Departures every 15 minutes.
entre 11h30 & 12h (full)
entre 12h & 12h30
entre 12h30 & 13h
entre 13h & 13h30
entre 13h30 & 14h (Only 8 places left)
entre 14h & 14h30 (full)
entre 14h30 & 15h
entre 15h & 15h30 (full)
entre 15h30 & 16h (full)

Register on the following time slots :
entre 14h30 & 15h

NEW IN 2019

Register on the following time slots :
entre 15h30 & 16h (full)

Language(s) Spoken :

Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil has the specificity to vinify only one grape variety on only one village! This year, come to discover the wines of the appellation characterized by their suppleness, finesse and their aromas of red fruits.

This year, the winemakers will make you discover an unexplored and preserved island of the appellation. Throughout the ride, we will take care to charm your taste buds with regional food and wine pairings.


After a quick presentation of the territory by the tourist office, you have the pleasure to meet Graziella and Jerome Godefroy, in their winery. They welcome you in the cellar to make you taste characteristic wines of the appellation, with poires tapées which is a culinary specialty of the region.

Be careful, think of your phones to take pictures!  

Continue your walk to reach this little island of "La Taille". In the heart of the vineyards, a geo-sensory tasting will be proposed. You will taste red wines with local cold meats.    

Before  the next break, you cross the grove of Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, and perhaps you will have the opportunity to see one of its typical plants, or animals ?

Then you take the direction of Domaine Rodaie, where you will welcome by Hervé and Stéphanie Morin. The wines you enjoy at this break are in perfect agreement with the local products of Gabriel Simon.

The whole team of winemakers, volunteers, artisans, welcome you to the VVR village in a festive and friendly atmosphere.

Food trucks will propose you fouées and other traditional French food for lunch or dinner (available for lunch and dinner).
You can buy wines and local products tasted during the walk. Wooden games and a music group offer a convivial and festive atmosphere.
Several graffiti artists will create a magnificent paint. You could also visit short-live house according to the new visual identity of the appellation.
 Complete your quiz and try to win one of numerous gifts! 
Picnics are allowed  

The classic trail is available to families and pushchairs.

English trail: We propose you an english spoken trail. Departure at 2:30 pm. Subscribe you on 2:30 & 3:00 pm timeslot.

Holi ride: For the last walk of the day, get yourself a white t-shirt and let's go. You start the walk with sachets of colored powder that you throw at your leisure during the ride. Departure at 3:45 pm. Subscribe you on 3:30 & 4:00 pm timeslot.

Vineyard School: Before leaving or returning from your walk, participate in a tasting class with a professional sommelier. On the 
VVR village, after an hour of workshop, the wines of the Loire Valley will have no secrets for you! Accessibility to the workshop is strictly reserved for participants of Vines Randos Wine. Book your seats when registering for your hike (15 € per adult).

For restauration, have a look at :
Au coin des halles : 02 47 96 37 25
L'auberge de la route d'or : 02 47 95 19 01
Restaurant De La Maison De Pays : 05 49 98 26 57 
For the night, we selected for you those places :
Hôtel de Biencourt : 02 47 45 20 75
Troglodélice :
Troglododo : 02 47 45 31 25
Gîte de la Tour : 02 47 95 04 66
Le Grand Monarque : 02 47 45 40 08
Manoir de la Giraudière : 02 47 58 40 36
L'île Bellule :