Three great ways to stretch your legs on Rillé Lake
Rillé Lake is the biggest in Touraine on the border between Touraine and Anjou. 250 hectares… the equivalent of around 350 football pitches! The birds are kings here and nature is queen. This beautiful protected site has surprises galore whether you’re here for a day or a week.
And the campers at Huttopia won’t say any different! They may be able to laze by the pool at their lovely campsite but they’re no less happy throwing themselves into other activities!
Cycling & hiking around Rillé Lake
A lovely 6km footpath runs along the east side of Rillé Lake (called Pincemaille and packed with things to do). But if you rent a bike from the campsite or bring your own then there’s a 17km long route exploring to the west side (called Les Mousseaux) that is used as a reservoir for farmers. A second 18km loop takes you into the woods south of the lake.
Go for a dip, then another, and one more…
A few miles from Rillé Lake are some former shelly sand quarries that gave rise to the lake of Hommes. You can swim watched over by a lifeguard and kids (must be able to swim) and adults love the water park!
The quality homemade burgers and other simple but tasty dishes have made the on-site guinguette des farmers a very popular spot. Arrive, unpack… and enjoy your holiday!
If you go on tour, follow the guide!
Alongside the outdoor activities, a tour of the Château of Gizeux showcases the Laffon family’s passion for looking after this large countryside château packed with tales that will spark your curiosity. The Château of Champchevrier isn’t lacking in appeal either along with the tourist wineries in Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil!
Touraine is a generous place so let’s give you a fourth idea: the golfer’s special. A stay at the château golf des sept tours features an 18-hole golf course!