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

From 10 €

Paule and Mike provide Stand Up Paddle rides to see the local sights in another light. From the majestic Loire and intimate Indre to the Vienne and the Cher, there’s a range of trips blending the paddle and “bike-scooter”.

Stand up paddle à pédales

CHISSEAUX

Explore Château de Chenonceau on a Stand up Paddle with pedals from Chisseaux (2km from Chenonceaux) and keep fit with the step motion.

Canoe-kayak club de tours

From 10 €

Canoe & Kayak Club of Tours

TOURS

All forms of canoeing and kayaking, leisure and competition.

Canoe-Kayak

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.

canoe-company-loire

From 14 €

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.


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