Le Boat, an operator of self-skippered boating vacations in Europe, has announced a lineup of outdoor activities at destinations in the South of France, including swimming, biking, fishing and more in Camargue and the Lot Valley. All Le Boat bookings are commissionable, the company said.
Kayaking and More in Camargue
A good region for novice skippers to get their “sea legs” thanks to the limited number of locks that they’ll have to navigate throughout the suggested route. Camargue is known for its beaches and the Étang du Thau at Méze, the largest of the lagoons along the Languedoc Coast that stretches for miles and is a refreshing spot for swimming. Camargue boaters can also fish the clean waters, as well as bike and walk the many scenic trails. They can also do watersports, such as kayaking and paddle boarding.
Wildlife along the Camargue route spans more than 400 species of birds that live in the marshes, including pink flamingos, as well as wild white horses and bulls that graze the bountiful grasslands. Visitors can also ride the dunes and trails and take horseback rides at either the La Grande-Motte Riding School or the resort of Le Cap d’Adge.
The Lot Valley cruise, known for its historical scenery, offers diverse opportunities for walking and biking. Highly recommended by past vacationers is biking to the Pech-Merle cave in Lot County and viewing the historic artwork found on the cave walls. Cruisers can bring their own bikes or rent them from Le Boat.
Exploring the many towns along the Lot Valley route is another favorite pastime. Cahors, the largest city in the area, features flower-lined streets and old timbered houses perfectly preserved since the Middle Ages. The city, situated on a peninsula with dramatic water views, is known for the famous “black” wine whose origin goes back hundreds of years. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the small village of Caillac, where a man-made lake provides great fishing. Meanwhile, the clean waters of the Lot River attracts watersport enthusiast from all over. From swimming and fishing to paddle boarding, cruisers will find a lot of things to do.