Things to do

Discover our region!

signYou can combine a visit to our vineyard with a large array of activities in the region. Here’s a selection, but feel free to contact us for more.
Culture & History :
Culture and history Visit one of the many historical castles along the Loire (Langeais, Ussé, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau), the historical cities like Tours, Saumur or Chinon, the local markets in Bourgueuil or Langeais, the Abbey of Bourgueil or of Fontevraud …
Walking trails :
There are several walking trails close to Château de Minière, and we have developed a few of our own within our vineyards.
Cycle tours:
La Loire à Vélo offers many wonderful cycle paths around the region. We have two bikes available at the domain, and Château de Minière is on a cycle path. Discover a rich and diverse heritage, biking alongside the majestic river and recharge your batteries in the heart of an exceptional thriving cultural landscape. Many bike companies in the area offer French-English nature outings and organization of tours in the area. We are able to recommend several wonderful bike rental companies who provide rental of city bikes, touring bikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes, tandems and accessories. Many of these companies will also deliver bikes to your site of accommodation. Please come visit us or contact us to ask for further information.
Golf:
There are many golf courses in the immediate surroundings ranging from pitch and put and driving ranges to leading championship golf courses. Please contact us to discuss your request.
Hot air ballooning:
Few places are as beautiful ad the Loire Valley to fly a hot air balloon. It’s a wonderful way to see the castles and landscapes of Loire Valley, France. Please contact us for more information.
Boat tours:
Several operators offer boat tours on the Loire, the last wild river of Europe. Some combine the trip with a meal on one of the many islands in the river, an unforgettable experience
Horse riding:
There are many stables in the area
Kayaking on the Loire :
There are several exciting kayaking options available to you from Chinon, Montsoreau and Saumur.