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Rafting in Le Chalaux River, Saint Martin du Puy, Burgundy France

Skill level:
Advanced
Best season :
Early Spring
Saint Martin du Puy is a small rural community, gathering eight villages in Burgundy of central France. The village of ''Plainfas'' is the most populated one and it is located near a beautiful lake, called Lac du Caumecon.

Close to the lake, there is one of the best canoe and kayaking places in France, the river “Le Chalaux”, where national and international competitions are held quite regularly. The National Kayak Championship of France in 2001 and 2004 as well as the European Kayak and Canoe Championship of 2005 also took place in the specific location.

The river offers possibilities for a breathtaking rafting experience in its vivid and rapid water streams, due to the fact that water derive with force from an upcoming hydro-electric station, releasing strong water streams towards the 37 m/121 ft depth of the river’s bottom. Thus, it makes the spot ideal for practicing white water rafting.

Although the limited accommodation and services options of the village, Saint Martin du Puy offers a local french bakery, a small bar/country restaurant, post office, camping facilities, renting rooms, shelters or hostel accommodation options for adventurous practitioners who love just nature. The village is situated on a hill in the middle of a National Park called the Morvan.

It is a very old village and rumors say that it dates back to 500 BC. There are some interesting legends about the  village’s location and its history, as mentioned by locals while three  kilometers away from Saint Martin du Puy, a beautiful chateau is located in Vesigneux, which is still owned by the Bourbon family (one of the oldest French noble families).

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Paris
151.6 mi / 244 km, 2 hrs 28 mins
Take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte de Bercy/Charenton, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Aéroport Orly/Lyon/Périphérique Interieur/Quai d'Ivry/Porte d'Italie and merge onto Bd Périphérique, Slight left to stay on A6B (signs for A6/E15/Évry/Lyon/Chilly-Mazarin), Continue onto A6, Partial toll road Speed cameras begin in 2.5 km, Take exit 21-Nitry toward Montbard/Vézelay, Toll road, Continue straight, Toll road, Turn left onto D944, Turn left onto Rue Carnot/D606, Turn right onto Rue de Lyon/D944, Continue to follow D944, Turn left onto Saint-Martin le Bas/D128, Continue to follow D128, Sharp right onto Domaine Granger/D235, Continue to follow D235 and you arrive in Saint-Martin-du-Puy
BY AIR
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport,
168.3 mi / 271 km from Saint Martin du Puy
BY TRAIN

The high speed train, the TGV is fast, efficient and comfortable.

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Paintball in the Basque Country, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

Paintball in the Basque country is a Suspense activity for your holidays or weekend with friends or family.
Paintball is a tactical and fun sport, full of suspense between two teams on the same field with different games (Flags, Defending Mr. President, Attack – defense).
The parties are never the same, we create scenarios and themes that appeal to the team strategy, and the overtaking of oneself and especially many laughs and thrills with friends.
The game includes all equipment, launchers, paint ball, compressed air, and protective masks. Just come dressed with loose clothing and sneakers.
We look forward to seeing you in Lake Saint Pee, you will find yourself facing the Basque mountains, starting from the Rhune until Mondarrain, a natural setting where two paintball fields will be waiting.
Ideal for bachelor parties, girl groups, friends, sports clubs (Minimum group of 6)
Do not hesitate, join us at St Pee!!!
Conditions:
Minimum age 14 years (mandatory parental consent under 16)
Rate:
25€ for 200 balls

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Quad Biking Escape Raid 3 hours: a half-day Off Road, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

In the same spirit as the 2 hour ride, our Escape Raid will bring you on the runways of crests overhanging the beautiful village of Ainhoa, in the heart of a mountain massif rich in landscapes, surrounded with animals and evolving on technical passages.

Trial zones will allow you to surpass yourselves and to test the capacities of the quad.

Uneven areas, non-mandatory trial areas, approximately 45 km, strong sensations, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

Come to celebrate your birthday on our basis with your friends, our purpose is to please you with adapted quad bikes, playful exercises, a coherent progress. Everything is made to give pleasure to your future champions!!!!

Take your handlebars!!! 4 sessions of rolling :

  • Use of quads and driving (15 min),
  • Work of mobility, bend (15 min),
  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
  • Final team games (15 min)

A birthday party organized by our team with a birthday cake, drinks, candies and a little gift for your child.

Two hours long
4 children minimum
From 6 to 11 years old.
In the morning and afternoon on reservation.

For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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Quad Biking The hike aperitif- sunset: sunset, tapas, friendly atmosphere, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

An original formula to spend a good moment between friends, a two hour trek in quad on our mountains, we shall run on beautiful technical and playful runways. We shall join our “camp” for the sunset.

Stop the engines!!! A break on our most beautiful point of view opposite the bay of St Jean de Luz and the Rhune Mountain, we shall look at the sunset on the ocean by savoring home-made tapas and local drinks.

Way down to the basis at nightfall, the head full of beautiful landscapes!

A strong moment and a beautiful memory…

Rise in altitude, technical areas, 35 km, single seater or tandem, minimum 4 people, accessible to all, 3 hours of activities.

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/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

During the hike our instructors will help you have a beautiful progress and make you run on magnificent paths between mountain and ocean, many meadows of the Rhune Mountain where you can estimate the Basque nature with views on the Pyrenean foothills, St Jean de Luz’s bay and all the Basque coast.

The first part of hike takes place on St Pée’s heights between savage landscapes and green forest of eucalyptus and oaks and you will evolve on easy tracks where you will quickly assimilate the piloting of quads.

We shall come down again in the valley and our target will be the crests overhanging the villages of Sare and Ascain, “here the landscapes are rather lunar, wild horses and vultures took up residence there “; 360 degrees views on the coast and lands are waiting for you!!!

Concerning sensation, our mountains allow you to have fun driving the quads, rises, descents, paths of crests, under wood and many other surprises wait for you …

The ride quad, one moment of sharing and feelings!!!

Gone up at high altitude, technical passages for those who wish it, approximately 35 km, guaranteed, single or two-seater, accessible sensations to all.

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Quad Biking Discovery training, St Pée sur Nivelle
/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

For kids in search of sensations from 6 years … Discovery of the quad and its use, the techniques of bases, bend, slope under forms of playful exercises made by an instructor patented of state.

Take your handlebars!!! 4 sessions of rolling:

  • Use of quads and driving (15 min),
  • Work of mobility, bend (15 min),
  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
  • Final team games (15 min)

Two hours long.

1 quad for 2 children, maximum age:  11 years

Our opening hours:

Summer season: From 10 am to 12 am (meeting at 9:30 am)
Off season: In the morning and afternoon on reservation.

For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

A small hike (one hour) for those who want to test the quad bike and discover St Pée’s surroundings with the panoramic points of view on the coast and the Basque nature and its valleys. Our runways adapted to the practice will allow you to live a moment strong in sensation!!!

Weak ones made uneven, small technical zones secured for those who want it, approximately 15 km, single or two-seater, accessible to all.

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/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

Driving our automatic quad bikes, you will leave alone or in a two-seaters quad, with a qualified monitor, his aim:  to disorient you, make you roll in safety, and explain you a lot of things about our beautiful country.

On the tracks of the smugglers, a gourmand stopover will wait for you in a typical public house of the Spanish side. The Raid adventure is also a moment of sharing around a good table!!!

An ideal hike for your groups, between friends or in couple to live a day full in nature and sensations.

Uneven areas, technical zones, approximately 90 km, 5 hours and a half of quad, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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/ Aquitaine, France, St Pée sur Nivelle

Our hike 3 hours revisited, with in extra a break at the heart of the village of Espelette, the discovery of the hot Pepper culture, a tasting of local products will wait for you to the Lorretik shop.

Hardly made uneven, technical passages, approximately 45 km, single or two-seaters, 3 persons minimum.

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