Leisure Activities in Deux Sevres

Cycling

Bike ride near Chérigné
Bike ride near Chérigné
There are a number of marked cycle routes in the Department, the nearest of which is a 15 minute cycle away, or you can find your own route through the quiet lanes and tracks. We havebicycles which we are happy to lend to guests.

Fishing

Fishing on the lake
Fishing on the lake

The Boutonne, which runs past the end of our garden, is a category 1 fishing river, stocked with brown and rainbow trout. It also contains other species of white fish such as roach, bleak and gudgeon. Holiday fishing permits, costing 30 euros for 1 week, can be obtained in Brioux-sur-Boutonne (4km).

Golf

There are 4 golf courses within an hour’s drive. The nearest is the municipal golf course at Niort (18 hole). Further north are Golf du Petit Chene in Mazieres en Gatine (18 hole, par 72) and the Golf Club Chateau des Forges, the only 27 hole golf course in the region. An equal distance to the south is Golf de Saintonge near Saintes (18 hole, par 68). For all these golf courses, expect to pay around 40 euros for a round of golf in high season.

 

Horse Riding

Horse riding
Horse riding

There are 3 riding stables within 30 minutes drive.

Canoeing

You can canoe on the lake at Lambon near Celles-sur-Belle (35 minutes), which also has pedalos for hire.

Go-Karting

There are go-karting tracks at Chauray (40 minutes by car) which is open 10:00 – 20:00 every day except Monday and Tuesday mornings; and at St Jean d’Angléy (30 mins by car), which is open every afternoon.