Canoeing and Kayaking on the Charente and beyond

Though our gîtes may not be advertised as "activity holidays", there may be times when you might want a change from relaxing and take on something a little more energetic. We have cycles for your use, there are walks and a local municipal tennis court, but canoeing and kayaking have become very popular.
Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available on the Charente and the Vienne, with several companies operating locally to hire equipment, such as
Feel Nature at Taizé-Aizie (10 minutes drive) - telephone 06 81 15 65 20
Canoe Ruffec at Réjallant Ruffec (20 minutes drive) - telephone 06 45 40 40 06
These two companies operate most of the year by reservation, at weekends in the spring and every day in the summer (please check their websites or call to be sure they are open). Each offer various routes and durations, and have two, three or four-man canoes and single kayaks. Tuition may also be available.