“Charm” an out-of- the ordinary trip
Paddle down the Thouet, a quiet little tributary, as far as its mouth where it joins the main river. Here you will have time to admire the traditional craft of the Loire bargemen, such as the “toue cabanée” – a barge with a large deckhouse, typical of this river. Continuing downstream, you will discover unspoilt surroundings where sand martins nest in the dunes on the islands, and where, around a bend, you may come across herons and terns, and watch them fishing.
A lovely way of exploring a tributary and of making a short trip down the Loire.
A maximum of 8 participants.
Open to children of 6 years and upwards, if able to swim.
The itinerary in brief :
ST HILAIRE > ST MARTIN
Time for trip : about 1h00
Reception and briefing at the base at st-martin-de-la-place
reception times : at 10.30 & at 15.30
for 1 adult
for 1 child
(under 12 years old)
Be able to swim 25 metres – have no fear of water.
Children are accepted from 12 years old on the mono paddle
Minors must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim.
Children over 6 years old are accepted if accompanied by an adult, and are able to swim.
Comfortable shoes, swimming costume, tee-shirt, hat, sunglasses.
If the weather is cloudy, warm clothing and a windproof top.
The price includes :
• Hire of Canoe, Kayak or SUP.
• All necessary boating equipment.
• Watertight lockers if desired.
• Shuttle transport upstream or down.
• Full pre-departure briefing.
• Map covering the area of the itinerary.
If you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email or by telephone (+33) 06 69 41 27 04.
Yes, we will bring you back to base. But you must be near a slipway to which our trailers can have access. We shall give a time and place for your recuperation in function of other traffic on the Loire. There will be no extra cost.
For all groups of 10 people or more, a deposit of 30% of the total price is requested, to be sent to our business address.
This deposit will not be banked, but will be restored to you or subtracted from your bill on your arrival here.
Full payment will be made on signing the hire contract before embarkation on the day of your reservation.
Payment may be in cash or by cheque.
Yes, we accept animals if kept on a lead.
Yes, we welcome people of reduced mobility, but specific cases may cause problems. Please contact us beforehand. Thank you for your understanding.