Day 1 : Cavereau – Loire Kayak base: 20 km (4h of canoeing)
During your day: you will paddle at the foot of the Château de Colliers, church of Saint Dyé sur Loire (former port of Chambord, village of Cour sur Loire and Château de Menars. This part of the tour is one of the most beautiful excursions by canoe on the Loire river!
Overnight: Halt at the base, at Camping Val de Blois, possible to rent equipped tents or chalets (200m from the base Loire Kayak), hotels, cottages, bed and breakfast… (you can retrieve your vehicle on the parking at our base), canoe bivouacs possible downstream from Blois.
Visits: Chateaux de Chambord, Cheverny and Blois, bicycle ride (rental on-site)
Day 2 : Base Loire Kayak-Chaumont: 20 km (4h of canoe)
You will go through Blois and pass the Port of Creusille, where you will catch a glimpse of traditional boats used by Loire mariners. Arrival at Chaumont sur Loire at the left bank camping before the bridge.
Overnight: Camping of Chaumont sur Loire, hotel, cottage.
Visits: Château de Chaumont sur Loire and its Gardens.
Day 3: Chaumont – Amboise: 18 km (3h30 of canoe)
You will pass at the foot of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire and Amboise.
Overnight: Camping of Ile d’Or (Amboise), hotel, and cottage.
Visits: Château de Amboise, Clos Lucé (last residence of Leonardo de Vinci).
Day 4 : Amboise-Vouvray: 14 km (3h of canoe)
A few kilometres after Amboise, you will pass at the foot of Montlouis sur Loire on the left bank where you can refuel, quench you thirst or make a visit.
Overnight: Camping des Peupliers (Montlouis sur Loire), hotel, cottage, wild camping.
Visits: Troglodyte caves along the Loire, village of Montlouis sur Loire and Maison de Loire.
Day 5 : Vouvray-Saint Etienne de Chigny: 17 km (3h30 of canoe)
You will pass at the foot of troglodyte houses in Rochercorbon then go through the town of Tours.
Overnight: wild camping (bivouac)
Visits: Old Town of Tours and the Loire quays as you cross the Pont Wilson, Château de Luynes.
Day 6 : Saint Etienne de Chigny-Bréhémont: 21 km (4h of canoe)
You will pass under the suspended bridge of Langeais, just before your arrival at Bréhémont on the left bank.
Overnight: Hotel, cottage.
Visits: Tower Cinq Mars la Pile, Château de Langeais.
Day 7 : Bréhémont-Chouzé sur Loire: 20 km (4h of canoe)
You will pass at the foot of Chapelle sur Loire and its Church that faces the Loire.
Overnight: Camping of Chouzé sur Loire, hotel, cottage.
Visits: Château Rigny-Ussé.
Day 8 : Chouzé sur Loire-Saumur: 19 km (4h of canoe)
You will go through the village of Candes Saint Martin then Montsoreau, then arrive at Ile de Millocheau (nautical centre) in the heart of Saumur.
Once you reach Saumur we will come pick you up by minibus at the scheduled time to take you back to the Loire Kayak base.
Practical information and advice:
Know how to swim at least 25 meters and put the head under water
A 55 litters containers or a waterproof bag of 30 to 60 L per person
Provision of a map, a roadbook and a free smartphone application to accompany you during your nature trip in a canoe
Shuttles on the 1st and 8th day.
Accommodation not included and camping equipment not provided.
Free parking, no surveillance
You can buy:
– Neoprene shoes
– Waterproof bags, telephone cases…
Price and payment options :
200,00 € per adult in two-seat canoe or one-seat kayak
160,00 € per child under 12 years old in a two-seater or three-seat canoe
This price includes the rentals of canoes or kayaks sit on top type with the paddles, life jackets, a container or waterproof bag per person and the return shuttle by minibus.
+2€/ additional container/day
+3 €/ pers/day for rental of Canadian canoe
Payment modalities: credit cards and cash
Specialist of the Loire and several days treks by canoe or kayak, we offer a wide choice of equipment specific to the Loire canoe tours :
- One-seat kayak, sit on top type, ideal for 2 day excursion on the Loire with a minimal weight (1 container/person)
- Two to three seat Kayak, sit on top type, adequate for 2 to 3 days of trekking on the Loire with a minimal weight charge (1 container/pers).
Beyond 2 days of canoeing trek, we advise you to opt for the Canadian Canoe, Nova Craft Prospector 15’6, ideal if you travel with a lot and to carry all your trekking equipment in the canoe.