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Velo Rail

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Address: 10 Rue de la Folie, 86300 Chauvigny, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 49 88 93 63
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great Fun!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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! It's very noisy so don't expect to be able to have a conversation enroute! It's... More 

Thank simonmajor45
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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 great English which really helped us understand what we were doing on the tracks.

Thank Julie8983
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 kids. You need to book - there was a good fluent English chap to sort... More 

Thank Tom S
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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.

Thank Eric R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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 ( we cancelled once without a problem, they then cancelled due to the weather, third... More 

Thank Gary L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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.

Thank zungullila
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

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 to know! Very friendly and informative staff, in English which was helpful. We did book... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 and right next to historic Chauvigny. You have spectacular views when crossing the several bridges... More 

Thank Roger C
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Visited at end of May with our two young children aged 6 & 7. Their legs weren't quite long enough to reach the pedals when sitting on the bikes, but determined to have a go, they still managed to do it (stood up) and thoroughly enjoyed it!! To explain, there are 2 actual cycles and 3 seats so as long... More 

Thank SharonH2013
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

We had ridden on the Confolens velorail earlier in the year, enjoyed it immensely, and were back in the Vienne looking for something active to do for an afternoon. You can get details from any local Bureau de Tourisme, or hotel leaflets or of course the interweb (search velorail chauvigny). Ring to book a cart (five-seater - two seats are... More 

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