How about a canoe weekend? We have prepared a short list of 2-day trips to do on the French rivers, with the canoe spots online on Spotyride.
- The Dordogne
A route proposed by “Safaraid Dordogne”, from Vayrac to Saint Sozy and finally to Souillac. A hike open to all, from 6 years old (obligation to know how to swim), 18 km with 3h30 of paddling per day.
On the first day, discover the beauty of the Belvedere of Copeyre, the cliffs and villages of Gluges and Creysse. The second, ride along the castles of Belcastel, Treyne and Lanzac.
- The Tarn
A 32 km discovery tour of the Tarn by “Le Canophile”. From 6 years old, go for 2 days in the heart of the Gorges du Tarn on clear and transparent waters. Departure from Montbrun to reach the Cirque des Baumes in a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
- The Ardèche
This 36 km walk in the Ardèche is organised by the “Alpha Bateaux” spot, starting from Sampzon and from the age of 7. A first part with “sensations” in the dams equipped with slides for Canoe, followed by the passage under the Pont d’Arc, then the entrance into the Gorges de l’Ardèche nature reserve. After a night at the Gaud bivouac, the second part of the excursion will take you to Sauze beach.
- The Aveyron
A 31 km course, over two days, with “Nature Escapade”, from Lexos to Penne, from 5 years old. Between 3h and 4h30 of paddling per day, cross the calm waters on the first day, then a crossing of the Aveyron. Rapids, beautiful views of the limestone cliffs, to end the adventure in a small guinguette.
- The Loire
A 31 km excursion for an escape on the Loire. Embark at the old port of Château de Chambord, direction Cour sur Loire and Ménars castle. On the second day, cross Blois and its 3 bridges to the castle of Chaumont sur Loire.