12 nature activities to recharge your batteries

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Stroll along the water, thrills, puzzle games or relaxation, we reveal our 12 suggestions for oxygenate yourself in the open air in the Vienne. As a family, come and live in harmony with nature for a weekend or during your holidays. So, ready for the adventure?

Canoeing and Paddle: a moment of disconnection along the water

Descend la Vienne, Clain, Gartempe or Charente in canoe-kayak or paddle, glide along these rivers to discover the fauna and flora of this beautiful region of Poitou. Accessible to all levels, beginners as well as experts, enjoy a refreshing breath of air and recharge your batteries in a good mood. To add even more spice, opt for a night walk !

Plant labyrinth: good atmosphere guaranteed

Looking for the awakening of the senses and communion with nature but with a very strong desire to have fun? Appointment in Romagne and set off on the Pas Perdus trail.

Your adventurous soul will not be able to resist the call of the discovery of the infernal Labyrinth.

Browse the mazes of 4 labyrinths (the Laby Bois, Laby Gazon, the Laby Corn and Laby Shrubs) and above all find the right track among all the false clues! The Laby Gazon offers an even more sensory journey that you can do barefoot or in good shoes. Let yourself be guided by Ariadne's thread and all your senses will be solicited. A great adventure for an afternoon to spend with family or friends.

On site, pedal kart racing are also available for the more athletic among you.

Tèrra Aventura : the thrill of the treasure hunt

Tèrra aventura offers 40 geocaching routes in the Vienne. It's up to you to find the famous "caches", small boxes to be geolocated using a GPS or a smartphone. Your correct answers to the various puzzles will lead you to the treasure! Discover the little characters, the Poïz's whose badges you will happily collect.

Go on an adventure with family or friends in the green countryside in search of these famous treasures including Tèrra aventura made a specialty. Several themes, each more playful than the next, await you!

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Terra Aventura South Vienne Poitou Momentum Productions Mickael PLANES 9911 - Tourism Vienne©Momentum Productions – Mickaël PLANES

Vélorail: an unusual exploration

Get off the beaten track et set off to discover the Chauvinois country while pedaling on funny machines circulating on the old railway line of Chauvigny.
Two courses to choose from: 9km ou 17km round trip. You can admire the splendid medieval city, the Romanesque churches; you will pass over bridges and viaducts and meander through the middle of the bocage. The railway line is lined with panels giving all the necessary explanations about animals and flowers.

Dinners are also organized on one of the viaducts to prolong the pleasure as well as animations in particular at Easter and Halloween. Twilight outings are also organized on certain summer days.

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Electric boats: mix idleness and exploration

Rent an electric boat and navigate in complete peace of mind on the Vienne to discover all the riches of this valley. At 7km/h at your highest speed, you will have plenty of time to admire the beauty of the river and the surrounding countryside during a 30-minute to 2-hour ride.

Hiking: on foot, by bike, mountain bike or on horseback

La Vienne has all the assets to allow you to carry out beautiful hikes.
Woods and forests stretch as far as the eye can see on gently rolling expanses and are full of trails. Rivers and streams flow in abundance and offer themselves to kayakers.

Hiking, horseback riding, cycling and whatever your level, beginner or experienced athlete, you will find shoes for you!

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CPA Lathus: multiple activities in the same place

In the south of the department, on the banks of Gartempe, the Lathus entertainment center offers you activities to discover the environment (fishing, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, paddleboarding, etc.)
For the thrill session, the most intrepid will perform the Accro Lathus, an acrobatic course on 5 levels of height. Also, indulge in the joys of Disc golf with 7 or 13 baskets.
Animal lovers will not miss the visit to the educational farm to perfect their knowledge of the rural world.

Pinail Reserve: nature par excellence

Recognized worldwide wetland, Pinail Nature Reserve is located in the town of Vouneuil-sur-Vienne, north of the Moulière forest. It is made up of moorland with heather. Following the excavations of millstones, more than 6000 ponds appeared, creating an extraordinary lunar landscape.

Follow the 2 km trails to observe flora and fauna. You will see butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, carnivor plants, birds… the reserve is home to at least 2700 species. A real pleasure for the eyes. Choose a guided walk then, back home, connect to the digital platform to view new videos.

Parc de la belle: a rejuvenating stay

Succumb to an invitation to daydream and come and stroll in the Parc de la Belle. Go to Magné, not far from Poitiers.
Public chat the shores of the beautiful, colorful park covers 12 hectares around a 19th century mansionrd century.
Are planted more than 20 varieties of plants, shrubs and multitude of varieties of tree species.

Children will also be attracted by the playgrounds, the wicker plant maze. Here everything is in harmony with nature. They will be seduced by the visit of the farm with its domestic animals. And what do you think of unusual accommodations ? Treehouses and lodges on stilts…

Nautical ski lift: an unusual activity to say the least!

On Moncontour nautical base, In the Vienne, learn about waterskiing, a unique activity in the region.
The art and pleasure of skiing in complete safety: let yourself be towed wakeboarding, waterskiing or sitting on a kneeboard using a circular cable. Pleasure and good humor will be there.

The base also offers additional activities: paddle rentals, refreshments and catering at the snack bar.
Beginners, experienced athletes, snow sports enthusiasts... the base is made for you.

Norée caves

The one and only caves in Poitou open to the public are located in the Vallée de la Boivre a few kilometers from Poitiers.

The Caves of Norée are made up of 6 rooms where the play of lights reveal potholes of erosion, petrified waterfalls, stalactites, stalagmites and no doubt you will be charmed by the most famous room, that of the macaroni. The caves are also an ideal place to cool down in hot summer weather.

caves noree - Tourism Vienne©Grottes de la Norée

Nature walk at Roche Posay

Discover the picturesque charm of La Roche-Posay every Tuesday with the weekly walking tour, organized by the Tourist and Thermal Spa Office. Approximately 6 to 7 kilometers long through the pretty Rochelaise countryside, the experience is designed for everyone to be most enjoyable.

To best enjoy this walk, equip yourself with comfortable shoes, appropriate clothing and a bottle of water, then go to the Tourist Office for a revitalizing getaway in the heart of nature.

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