Sports and Leisure in the Western Loire
Sea, River and Canal pleasures: Lunch and dinner cruises on the Erdre river, north of Nantes. Canoeing or Barging on the rivers Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudon through the Anjou and Maine regions. Sea kayaking around Noirmoutier island. Sailing at Les Sables d'Olonne, which is also the biggest bathing resort in the Vendee region.
Biking, hiking and the great outdoors: Beachcombing on the 20 fine sand beaches. Horseback riding throughout the region at one of many equestrian centers. Five -to twelve- day biking excursions throughout the Western Loire region.
Golf: Western Loire boasts a growing number of very scenic golf courses. Choose from a wide selection of twenty-six excellent 18-hole courses, including ones in La Baule, La Bretesche, Cholet,Sablé-surSarthe, and Saint Jean-de-Monts...
Spa/Thalassotherapy: Seawater therapy at La Baule (2), Pornichet, St Jean-de-Monts, Pornic and Les Sables d'Olonne.
Ballooning and helicopter trips: Hot air ballooning, especially in the Anjou region.
Helicopters : overflights of the Ile dYeu, the bay of La Baule, the Guérande peninsula and its marshlands.