Canoeing-Kayaking

Canoeing in Touraine Loire Valley, France. Canoeing-Kayaking © David Darrault

With the numerous waterways in Touraine (1 major river and 4 other beautiful rivers), what better way to explore the area during the summer months than in a canoe? Why not paddle down theLoire, or take a leisurely trip on one of the other tranquil rivers in the area: the Vienne, the Cher, the Indre, the Creuse.  

Canoeing into the wild - Loire Valley, France.

These gorgeous valleys and the placid nature of the rivers are ideal for refreshing summer activities with family and friends, like... canoeing! There are of course no rapids to worry about, nor any crowding, just a calm natural setting. Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch along so that you can fully enjoy the views from the banks when you stop for a break. Remember to bring sunscreen and water on your trip!

In Touraine there are a dozen canoeing clubs and professionals to assist you. All of them provide kayak and canoe rentals, as well as guided trips. Some even organise special outings: night outings, nature outings (fauna and flora...), torchlit outings, or outings combined with local product tasting... 

Rent a canoe, in Chinon. Loire Valley, France.

Canoe rentals

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List of canoeing professionals

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From 10 €

Canoe company Cher

CIVRAY-DE-TOURAINE

Trips on the river Cher (passing in front of the Château de Chenonceau), short sessions, evening trips, 1/2 day or full-day packages... Organisation of multi-day nature explorations. Hire of top-of-the-range Canadian style canoes.


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Canoe & Kayak Club of Descartes

DESCARTES

The club offers canoe hire for anything from 2 hours to 3 days, with transport directly to your departure point. Outdoor pursuits groups welcome, 3-4 day courses for young people. Guides available for walking excursions in the area.

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From 17 €

Canoe & Kayak Club of Amboise - Loire Aventure

AMBOISE

Take a trip on the Loire (upstream from Amboise) with or without guide. Hire of top-of-the-range Canadian style canoes and kayak. Organisation of multi-day nature adventures, including tents and meals. Advice and supervision by coaches with FFCK and official national safety qualificati(...)

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Association Loire plus

VOUVRAY

Explore the Loire with your family and friends! Try your hand at canoeing and kayaking on the Loire using an eco-friendly approach and visit the local flora and fauna.

Cluc canoë-kayak de Descartes

From 14 €

Canoe hire - Camping de la poterie

MOSNES

To help you explore the Loire, roaming freely between vineyards and riverbanks. Set off from the Fantasy Forest by bike and head to Chaumont-sur-Loire, around 10 km, then return to Mosnes by canoe.Fantasy Forest's trained coordinators will take care of the bikes and provide a picnic wit(...)


Chinon Loisirs Activités Nature

From 7.50 €

Chinon Loisirs Activités Nature

CHINON

Canoes and kayak hire, from 2 hours to several days. Canoeing expeditions of 6, 16, 32 or 45 km, or multi-day trips.

  • La Loire à Vélo

Loire Désir

LA RICHE

Loire Désir, is primarily a group of passionate canoeing and kayaking crazy friends who enjoy the water all year round, and love sharing their passion with visitors. Initiation courses and further training for whitewater techniques. Canoe rentals.

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