Kayaking and canoeing
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...
Kayak rentals, bivouac, bike and kayak tour...
For a sporting tour, the "CLAN" organize bike and kayak tours around Chinon which last a day or half a day.
List of canoeing professionals
Guided giant paddle trip on the Loire: unique in Touraine! The trip from Montlouis-sur-Loire to Tours is an amazing chance to get up close with nature. General public and groups (tourist, business).
This open-air and nature leisure centre suggests to hire canoes (half day up to the whole stay). Group entertainments year round (+10 people), treasure hunt on foot or by bike, GPS Adventure.
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.
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.
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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