There’s nothing better than hopping into a canoe to discover the secret life of the wild gorges of the Loire. Canoeing is the best way to get a feel for the river and opens the door to a rich heritage: sandy beaches, the first castles of the Loire, basaltic cliffs, wild birds…
Keep your eyes peeled. Nature is full of surprises! (The Gorges de la Loire area is a Natura 2000 site, protected for the number and variety of its wild birds).
In summer (from mid-May to September), canoeing down the Loire is easy. Professionals offer circuits for all levels, with or without a guide.
Confirmed sports enthusiasts will enjoy the Loire sauvage and its tributaries from October to April during the rainy season or when the snow melts.