Camargue and Lot Valley - Cruising for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Europe’s leading operator of self-drive boating holidays, Le Boat, offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to plan their own itineraries while satisfying their active lifestyles. In the South of France, where swimming, biking and fishing are just a few of the activities available for cruises, holidaymakers can use the boat as a base for transport and accommodation and then take advantage of the region during the day. Popular boating destinations include the sun-drenched Camargue and the scenic Lot Valley.
Kayaking and More in Camargue
Camargue is the perfect region for novice boaters due to the limited number of locks that they’ll have to navigate. Known for its gorgeous beaches, Camargue features the Étang du Thau at Méze, the largest lagoon along the Languedoc Coast that stretches for miles and is a refreshing spot for a swim.
The Camargue also offers clean fishing waters, and scenic walking and biking trails. Watersports, including kayaking and paddle boarding, are also available.
Wildlife is abundant along the Camargue route. You can spot more than 400 species of birds that live in the marshes, including rare pink flamingos, as well as wild white Camargue horses and black bulls that graze the bountiful grasslands. Climb the dunes and trails and ride horse back at either the La Grande-Motte Riding School or the resort of Le Cap d’Adge.
Le Boat holidays in the Camargue start from $2505 for up to 6 people on a 3 star Elegance for 7 nights. Click here to learn more about boating holidays in the Camargue.
A Lot to Do in Lot Valley
The Lot Valley, known for its historical scenery, offers an excellent
cruising ground and diverse opportunities for hiking and biking. Biking to the Pech-Merle cave in Lot County and viewing the historic artwork on the cave walls comes highly recommended. As an added extra, bikes are available to hire from Le Boat.
Exploring the quaint towns along the Lot Valley route is another must. Cahors, the largest city in the area, features flower-lined streets and old timbered medieval houses perfectly preserved. The city, situated on a peninsula with dramatic views, is known for the famous “black” wine originating from the region hundreds of years ago. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the small village of Caillac, where a man-made lake provides excellent fishing. Meanwhile, the fresh waters of the Lot River attract watersport enthusiasts from all over. From swimming and fishing to paddle boarding, cruisers will find plenty of things to do.
Le Boat holidays in the Lot Valley start from $2785 for up to 6 people on a 4 star Royal Classique for 7 nights. Click here to learn more about boating holidays in the Lot Valley.
The long March to October cruising season ensures plenty of sunny days to enjoy the unique history, culture and heritage of France. From couples to parties of 12, Le Boat have the biggest and most modern fleet in Europe that can cater to all tastes and budgets – and best of all, no boating experience is necessary as they provide a hands-on boat and route briefing before departure.