Kayaking and canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing in Touraine Loire Valley, France. Kayaking and canoeing © 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 kayak or 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.  

Kayaking and canoeing into the wild - Loire Valley, France.

These gorgeous valleys and the placid nature of the rivers are ideal for refreshing summer activities in France with family and friends, like... kayaking and 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 kayaking 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.

Kayak rentals, bivouac, bike and kayak tour...

With Canoe Company and Kryzalid'Nature, you can choose a 2 days tour with a bivouac on a Loire isle: a wonderful experience that you will remind for a long time! 

For a sporting tour, the "CLAN" organize bike and kayak tours around Chinon which last a day or half a day.    

Canoe rentals

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List of canoeing professionals

Paule & Mike

TOURS

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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.

Generique_Canoe-DDarrault

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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.

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Canoës Au Fil de Loire

TOURS

Descente de la Loire en canoë canadien , encadrée par un guide proposant : découverte du milieu ligérien (faune, flore, patrimoine), dégustation de produits locaux sur une île, techniques de navigation et sécurité en canoë. Matériel haut de gamme, stable et confortable. Retour(...)

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MARCILLY-SUR-VIENNE

With your family or friends or on your own, canoeing is accessible to everyone. An activity at the heart of nature, an enjoyable outing on the River Vienne and a chance to make the most of preserved nature.

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