Expérience en bateau sur la Loire ©Laurent Alvarez
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Activities and leisure in Loir-et-Cher

Loir-et-Cher is one of those places that can be explored in many different ways! Everyone can set their own pace and enjoy the beauty and variety of its countryside. Here's a quick look at some leisure activities you might like.

For successful holidays in the Loire Valley!

Take it gently by hiring a bike and setting off on our bike trails. To find out all about the nature around you, a guide can join you for a special activity. Those into sport and adventure can seek their thrills in a hot air balloon, a microlight or on a quad bike. As for children, they can discover our many treasures on a lovely little donkey, or aboard the tourist train. There are leisure activities for all in Loir-et-Cher; on land, on the water and in the air!

Bike rentals

More than 550 km of cycling routes await you, and you are bound to find a bike rental company close by.

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Balade à vélo à Blois sur les bords de Loire ©David Darrault

Guided nature trips

Nothing beats an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide when it comes to discovering our countryside and its flora and fauna.

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Animation nature en forêt avec Sologne Nature Environnement ©David Darrault

Boat trips

On the wild Loire or on the Cher, climb aboard a traditional boat to explore hidden landscapes.

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Balade en bateau sur la Loire ©Laurent Alvarez

A holiday in the sky

If you feel holidays are all about gaining new perspective, then why not lift off in one of our hot air balloons, microlights or helicopters?

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En montgolfière au-dessus de la Loire ©Aurélien Charron

Swimming, spas and balneotherapy

Water is your friend in Loir-et-Cher. Relax in one of our spa resorts and, when the weather is fine, enjoy our swimming pools and swimming spots.

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Villages vacances ©goodluz

Trips with a difference

By horse and carriage, Segway, tourist train or electric car - venture off the beaten track!

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Balade en calèche dans la ville royale de Blois ©MP Media-StudioMir