Anjou Vélo Vintage

This one is for vintage bike lovers who are looking to add a little twist to their next wine tour. Take a step back in time on six amazing retro rides ranging from 30km to 120km, weaving their way through the beautiful vineyards of Anjou at the heart of the Loire Valley.

From weekend warriors to cycling pros, Anjou Vélo Vintage welcomes everyone in the 4,000-strong peloton. Relaxed, authentic, sporty and glamorous, the AVV will allow you to discover Loire Valley like you’ve never seen it before. And if you’re not into cycling, the historical town of Saumur puts on a free, two-day vintage festival supporting the bike rides, involving singers and musicians, Lindy Hop and swing dancers (shows and initiations) and town criers.

Bring your bike and your best vintage outfit if you fancy joining the peloton. Ladies – think corolla dresses or pencil skirts, blown-up petticoats, polka dots and fascinators. Gentlemen – berets, suspenders, long socks and trimmed moustaches will get you looking the part!

Saumur, Loire Valley