If you haven't done so far, take some time in the morning to visit the world-famous abbey of Fontevraud. The vast Royal Abbey with its delightful architecture and the effigies of Richard the Lionheart, Eleonor of Aquitaine, Henri II and Isabelle d’Angoulême. Local artists will be delighted to welcome you into their work shops. If you decide to go cycling we suggest you a short loop of 38 km to Roiffé south of Fontevraud through the country side, vineyards, fields and small villages. Do not miss the visits to the unusual castles of Brézé (and its underground passages) and the castle of La Mothe-Chandeniers (abandoned for a long time and which has been transformed into a true masterpiece of nature).
Challenge: 37.8km, 519m ascent, 518m descent