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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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10 rue de la Folie, 86300 Chauvigny, France
+33 5 49 88 93 63
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We reserved our tour by phone and received a confirmation message saying that the departure was scheduled at 17:00. Arriving at Velo Rail we were told that they made a mistake and there was no departure. The attendant didn’t really care that we lost a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pietderoo
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a really great time on the Velo Rail. With 6 children we needed two cars but this worked well and the second car had a typical child cycle seat for the littlest one. In all it took us about two and a half...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank JyTaylor
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We went as a group of four and booked in advanced through the website which was easy enough (I speak limited French so much simpler than calling!) The ride is good fun, I'd imagine it's quite hard work if you're not used to prolonged exercise!...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank simonmajor45
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a really good attraction and great value for money! It took us about 2 hours to do the full distance and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The member of staff who took our booking and helped on the day was really helpful and spoke...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Julie8983
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

You have to pedal and get up a sweat! Great fun. Lasts about 2 hours - 16km in all. The way out is quite uphill but that means it is downhill on the way back. They can pop a child seat on for the younger...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tom S
Reviewed July 11, 2016

The start of this trip was promising with a nice view from the bridge and of the old town, but after this it's only peddling through some thick greenery which stops the travellers from seeing the French countryside. An exciting trip for the children.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Eric R
Reviewed September 23, 2015

If you are in the area the Velo Rail is well worth a visit and very good value for money. We went with our two girls aged 10 and 16 and they both really enjoyed it. The chap running the rail is great, very accommodating...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Gary L
Reviewed July 26, 2015

we were a group of eight - aged 7 to 70+ - so had to carriages and a thoroughly good time was had by all. Recommended.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank zungullila
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Located close to the town of Chauvigny, which is worth a visit itself, there are many Velorail across France this one being just under 9 Kms each way. Basically peddle cart that runs on an existing old railway track - now disused you'll be glad...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank SparkyMarky62
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great outdoor activity for families or friends. You're given a small rail car that is powered by cycling. The car has 5 seats, 2 of which have pedals. The car follows 8,7 km of and old railroad, and runs through the forest...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Ann C
October 6, 2016|
Response from liubjkb | Reviewed this property |
It should be, it's the same circuit, you just turn around after 4-ish kilometers instead of 8,7. You Only have to tell the person in charge when you arrive.
Rita I
August 26, 2016|
Response from Eric R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was available when we did it in July, you only have to take the last one so that you can turn and come back half way on the track. Eric