Rental Area

You'd like to discover the Vienne and its surroundings ? To spend a good time with your friends or your family sailing on calm water ? For a few hours trip or a couple of days raid ? We offer multiple itineraries of variable lengths, starting from or arriving to Châtellerault.

canoe itineraries
Up to
km
to paddle down

Itineraries upstream from Châtellerault (arrival in Châtellerault)

Vouneuil sur Vienne - Châtellerault : 12€/person

You will need 2h30 to sail from Vouneuil-sur-Vienne to Châtellerault (8km). You will then arrive at the canoe base of the Chillou (next to the campsite).

Bonneuil Matours - Châtellerault : 17€/person

You will need about 4h to sail from Bonneuil-Matours to Châtellerault (15km). You will then arrive at the canoe base of the Chillou (next to the campsite). This itinerary is only accessible under certain conditions of water level.

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Itineraries downstream from Châtellerault (start from Châtellerault)

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Châtellerault - Ingrandes : 11€/person

You will start from the canoe base downstream from the Henry IV bridge. You will then need about 2h30 to paddle down 7,5 km from Châtellerault to Ingrandes.  

Châtellerault - Dangé Saint Romain : 17€/person

Starting from the canoe base downstream from the Henry IV bridge, you will need about 4h to get to Dangé-Saint-Romain, a 15 km trip.  

Châtellerault - Les Ormes : 21€/person

You will have to start in the morning from the canoe base downstream from the Henry IV bridge and bring a picnic with you so you can eat during the trip (20 km).  

Châtellerault - Nouâtre : 32€/person

You will have to start in the morning from the canoe base downstream from the Henry IV bridge and bring a picnic with you so you can eat during the trip (32 km). This is the longest itinerary we propose, we recommend to be in good shape and motivated. You might not want to bring children who could get bored quickly.

Itineraries on demand

Other itineraries are practicable, on the Vienne and other rivers as well (Gartempe, Anglin, Creuse).

You can also ask for a few days raid. You will then need to carry your own camping equipment. The itinerary shall be discussed with the supervisors. 

Indications

Our rentals are accessible to all, however in order to be covered by our insurance you will need to certify that you can swim 50 m and fearlessly immerse yourself.

The specified rates include the rent of the canoes, the paddles, the life jackets, the waterproof containers and the return from the trip with a van (within the limit of the number of seats available). You must wear the lifejacket during the entire time of the trip. Except in specific cases (field trips, summer camps, etc), no supervision will be provided by the club members, you will be sailing under your own responsibility.

You will have to book your canoe rent by phone. The rent organisation is provided by volunteers thus the day of your trip depends on their availability. It is also preferable that you book your trip at least one week earlier so that volunteer can adapt their schedule.

Don't forget to bring closed shoes, windproof jackets, sun protections and drinking water.

The rates are applied with a 10% reduction for children younger than 13, a 20% reduction when they are under 10 and a 30% one under 8 years old. The rent revenues are used to fund the equipment and the outings of the young kayakers of the club.

Any other necessary indications will be given to you before the trip.