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 the Loire, or take a leisurely trip on one of the other tranquil rivers in the area: the Vienne, the Cher, the Indre, the Creuse.  

Into the wild of Touraine, Loire Valley.

These gorgeous valleys and the placid nature of the rivers are ideal for refreshing summer activities with family and friends. 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... 

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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.

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.


From 10 €

Canoe company Loire

ROCHECORBON

Take a trip down the Loire upstream from Amboise. Organisation of multi-day nature adventures, including tents and meals. Hire of top-of-the-range Canadian style canoes and kayaks.


Cluc canoë-kayak de Descartes

From 8 €

Des Sens Canoë

SAVONNIERES

Canoe-kayak rental. Short sessions at the centre or longer trips on the rivers Cher and Loire. Leaving from Savonnières, on the Loire à Vélo route. Qualified guides/instructors are available for groups of all sizes.

Loire Vélo Nature

From 10 €

Loire Vélo Nature - Outdoor Pursuits - Copie

AMBOISE

You can hire bikes here and return them to a different location. We provide bikes through our network of partners, covering the length of the Loire à Vélo route.

  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Visual handicap

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.


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.

Comité Départemental de Canoë

From 25 €

Canoe & Kayak Club of Tours

TOURS

All forms of canoeing and kayaking, leisure and competition.

Cluc canoë-kayak de Descartes

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.

Mini Racing Team - Outdoor Pursuits

LUZILLE

Quad bike rental, jet skis, hovercraft, buggies, paintballing, mountain biking, foam guns, canoes, helicopter rides and fishing.

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