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Velo Rail

10 rue de la Folie, 86300 Chauvigny, France
+33 5 49 88 93 63
Review Highlights
An off-beat, fun experience!

Missing the exercise bike? Too much indulgence in food and wine? Work it all off in a morning or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Great Fun!

We went as a group of four and booked in advanced through the website which was easy enough (I... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Cumbria, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“great fun” (7 reviews)
“velo rail” (4 reviews)
“hard work” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
10 rue de la Folie, 86300 Chauvigny, France
+33 5 49 88 93 63
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Missing the exercise bike? Too much indulgence in food and wine? Work it all off in a morning or afternoon with this 10-mile "cycle" ride from Chauvigny. The machines are effectively set up for two to pedal and can carry two more adults and one...More

Thank oliver5125
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!...More

Thank simonmajor45
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...More

Thank Julie8983
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...More

Thank Tom S
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
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...More

Thank Gary L
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
Reviewed 25 July 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

1  Thank SparkyMarky62
Reviewed 1 July 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

Thank Roger C
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...More

Thank SharonH2013
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Rita I
27 August 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