Hiking around Tours

A breath of nature awaits you! Guided hikes to discover the built heritage of the Petites Cités de Caractère or hikes on your own - there's plenty of choice to get some fresh air and unwind just a stone's throw from the city!

  • 4 parcours rando/running autour de Tours
  • Top 4 hiking/running trails in the metropolis

    The metropolis offers 500 km of hiking trails to discover on 48 walks, all suitable for running. All you have to do is slip on your sneakers to discover four selected itineraries in and around Tours.

  • No. 1 – Heritage and urban trail in Tours

    This trail gives you a taste of the Tours heritage. Place Plumereau, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Église Saint-Julien, Hôtel Goüin, Arts district: watch the most beautiful buildings in Tours pass you by as you hike or run.

    Trail no. 34

    Level of difficulty: easy

    Distance: 9 km

    No. 2 – At the edge of the Loire river at Saint-Pierre-des-Corps

    This loop introduces you to the city's market garden past and its allotments, but also along the Loire river you pass by the Île aux Vaches, Île des Buteaux, Île de la Métairie and enjoy a panoramic view of the hillsides and of Rochecorbon’s Lantern.

    Trail no. 28

    Level of difficulty: moderate

    Distance: 12.5 km

    No. 3 – Between vineyards and forests at Saint-Avertin

    Hillsides where the AOC Touraine Noble-Joué vineyard stretches as far as the Bois des Hâtes, passing by the headstone erected in memory of the writer Paul-Louis Courier, take the Grande Randonnée hiking trails 655 and 46. With a little luck you will even catch a glimpse of the deer roaming free in the woods!

    Trail no. 24

    Level of difficulty: easy

    Distance: 9.5 km

    No. 4 – Family hiking trip at Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire

    This itinerary is perfect for group outings. Accessible to all, it runs through the Parc de la Perraudière, a landscaped park where the Hôtel de Ville is located, but also a tree library, a model beehive and a mini-farm. You will also pass through the Parc de la Tour with its 19th century manor housing an exhibition centre with a puppet display. There’s one small problem: the staircase with one hundred steps (we’ll leave you to count them...!)

    Trail no. 25

    Level of difficulty: very easy

    Distance: 5 km

  • Running à Tours
  • Two essential apps: Visorando and MaRando

    These mobile apps for hiking and outdoor activity enthusiasts let you discover thousands of itineraries throughout France, identifying points of interest along the way, and find your way around even offline. Visorando lets you create and share routes and MaRando, the app from the French hiking federation, guarantees marked and approved trails.

    Where to find hiking/running sheets

    • For download at tours-metropole.fr
    • All year long at the Tourist Office of Tours Loire Valley
    • At the office of Vélo & Rando, 31 boulevard Heurteloup in Tours
  • Randonnée autour de Tours