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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.

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List of canoeing professionals

Canoe-DDarrault

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.

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Kryzalid'Nature

BREHEMONT

This open-air and nature leisure centre suggests to hire canoes and donkeys (half day up to the whole stay). Group entertainments year round (+10 people), treasure hunt on foot or by bike GPS Adventure.

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Made in Loire

SAINT-ANTOINE-DU-ROCHER

Vivez une expérience originale grâce à nos balades sur la Loire en Stand Up Paddle Géant … Vous cherchez à sortir des sentiers battus pour vos prochaines vacances entre amis, en famille ou en couple ? Vous êtes au bon endroit ….

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.

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AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

We rent out canoes and kayaks to explore the region of Azay-le-Rideau on part of the Indre during the summer season. 2 or 3-seater canoes are available alongside 1-seater kayaks.

Canoe-DDarrault

From 6.50 €

Val de l'Indre Canoe & Kayak

VEIGNE

Canoe-kayak hire in July and August, introductory lessons for kids. Company outings possible.

Cluc canoë-kayak de Descartes

From 12 €

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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