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Canoeing and Kayaking in the Loire Valley

 

 

There are many opportunities for canoe/kayak hire within the Loire Valley with the Loire river and its tributaries offering the opportunity to test you at every level. Add to this the more calm environment of its many leisure lakes and you have the ideal location for this popular activity. You will discover the natural, historical and architectural  heritage of the region while descending its many delightful rivers such as the Loire itself, the Indre, the Cher, the Creuse, the Eure, the Loir and the Vienne.

 

canoes on the river Cher at Chateau de Chenonceau

On the river Cher at Chateau de Chenonceau Photo courtesy bilbyandbear.wordpress.com

 

Anyone planning a canoe-kayak trip can now obtain river cards and topographical guides for the Loire Valley at :
http://www.canoe-regioncentre.org
Various places hire them out, such as the Canoe-Kayak Club d'Amboise (00 33 247 23 26 52) and the Val d'Indre Canoe-Kayak (00 33 247 73 13 19) and Canoe Kayak Club Descartes (00 33 247 59 81 65 ). You go with or without a guide, for an hour, a half-day or a full day. No previous experience of canoeing is needed and it is a wonderful way to see a stretch of the rivers, as well as being fun -- but remember to give the rivers the respect they deserve and be aware of safety implications.

Canoe kayak river Creuse.htm

 

   Other useful addresses:

 

 

Canoe Kayak Club Descartes
Allée Léo Lagrange
37160 – Descartes
Tél : 02 47 59 81 65  

 

Canoë Company
37150 Civray - Chenonceaux
Tél : 06 37 01 89 92

Val de l’Indre Canoe-Kayak
Moulin de Veigné
37250 – Veigné
Tél : 02 47 73 13 19
 

Loire Aventure
Base de l’Ile d’Or
37400 – Amboise
Tél : 02 47 23 26 52
 

Canoe Kayak Club de Tours
Quai G. Vallerey
37000 – Tours
Tél : 02 47 44 92 66
 

Chinon Loisirs Activités Nature
Quai Danton (près du camping)
37500 - Chinon
Tél : 06 22 82 96 33
 

Loire Vélo Nature
7, Rue des Déportés
37130 – Bréhémont
Tél : 06 03 89 23 14
 

 

Fantasy Forest
37530 Mosnes
Tél : 02 47 30 50 90
 

 

 

Canoë Kayak Club Le Blanc
11 rue Guy Lebon
36300 Le Blanc
 
 Tel: 00 33 2 54 37 77 99 

   

 On the Creuse river at Barrou

 

 

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"Author: Jim Craig"