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Sports & Active adventures

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Connecting with nature through sports is a precious part of life in Eure et Loir. Pedaling, walking, paddling, embracing the outdoors… Grab your best mate, your nearest and dearest, and catch the feel-good bug called serotonin together. Nature and sports will give you this brain chemical without demanding anything in return. Oh wait a minute!  You might have to pay your round of drinks after the session!

Two-wheeled adventures!

Whether you've just got yourself a new bike or are a hardened cyclist, the thrill of discovering Eure et Loir on two wheels is tough to beat. And guess what? There’s no need to be ahead of the pack when cycling on the Veloscenic section crossing our county. The Veloscenic is a well-signposted 450 km route from Paris via Chartres, the Perche and Normandy right up to the Mont St-Michel. A wonderful opportunity to combine the joys of cycling at your own pace with the discovery of the local culture, heritage and history.

On your bike, get set...go! Hit the Veloscenic and you’ll soon come across well-known landmarks such as the Château de Maintenon, Chartres Cathedral, the Royal Military College of Thiron Gardais and the hilly landscapes of the Perche as well as a host of hidden gems.

If you lose the track of this route, you can always switch to another cycling itinerary referred to as “Loir Valley on a bike” (la Vallée du Loir à vélo) which runs from the sources of the river Loir in Saint Eman to Angers.

Follow the course of the river Loir, and ride on! Depart near Illiers Combray, cycle along the river banks through picturesque villages and bucolic landscapes. Discover Bonneval, Châteaudun and its castle and finally Cloyes. Pack the perfect food and drinks for a fun (or romantic) picnic ride!

Joël Damase

Saddle up on your modern-day pilgrims' mules – aka, your bike – and take a backroad cycling tour along the famous Saint Jacques de Compostelle route. For centuries, the historically important routes of Saint James have been used by pilgrims, hikers and now cyclists on their way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

This entirely signposted long-distance itinerary includes a small 123 km section in Eure et Loir - notably crossing the Eure Valley followed by the Loir Valley. As you can imagine, it's not a trip for the faint-hearted but you can expect quiet, traffic-free lanes whizzing through ancient landscapes of river valleys and sprawling hills.

Walk this Way!

Looking to explore the county on foot? There's nothing quite like lacing up your hiking boots and heading into the great outdoors of Eure et Loir! The walking routes in Eure et Loir are distinctively marked, largely off-road and traffic free. If you’ve never hiked before, don’t let that deter you. One of the best things about hiking is there’s no experience required to get started. All you need is some time, a sense of adventure and a little bit of preparation.

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Uncharted waters

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Tropical isn’t a word you’d usually associate with Chartres, but here flows one of the largest rivers of Europe, heated to a balmy 29 degrees. Of course not the river Eure, but the Odyssée aquatic complex has pretty much everything you could want from a tropical waterpark. Ready to splash around? You’ll be spoilt for choice! Relax in the jacuzzi, swim a few laps in the Olympic pool, indulge in water massage jets. If you wish to cool down, head to the Odyssée ice rink on the premises and lace up your skates! A unique place to spend unforgettable hours of fun and relaxation.

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Whether you're a seasoned canoeist, or you have never set foot in a boat, enjoying a few hours on the water when you stay in Eure et Loir is the most satisfying experience you can imagine. The river Eure, the river Loir and even the river Huisne are fantastic options for every level of paddler! Besides being a terrific way to get out and explore our waterways, a canoeing adventure promises spectacular views, a refreshing dose of oxygen, thought-clearing exercise and an unrivalled sense of freedom!

Dip your toes into water sports at the lake of Mézières Ecluzelles, a favorite hang-out among locals. Inland water attractions including canoeing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing make a water sports holiday to rememberon !

Patrick Forget


Whether you are trying wakeboarding for the first time, or are a well-seasoned rider, Eure et Loir has it all. From watching your mates face plant into the water, to the more serious wakeboarder hitting jumps, you’re in for some great sensations and heaps of fun.

Looking for the tranquility of a leisurely paddle with friends or on your own?

Today, "SUPing" is one of France’s fastest growing watersports and a big favorite in Eure et Loir. If you've already graduated past basic balancing and are keen to get exploring, Eure et Loir offers awesome outings to tick off!

SUPing Party here

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"I believe I can fly"

Have you always dreamed of flying above water like some jet-propelled robot on a board.? Now you can with our flyboarding experiences at the Naturaquatique water sports centre. We guarantee you've never seen anything like it on the water! There are also other options that allow you to fly high on a wave of excitement with exhilarating extreme sport that will get your heart pumping, for example, a towed buoy or riding a banana! Hold on tight!

Adrenaline for Thrill-Seekers

If you are a thrill-seeker, you’ve come to the right place to try an exhilarating sport. Get behind the steering wheel of a 100% electrical go-kart, fasten your seat-belt and win the race! Experience the drive of your life as you attempt to conquer all the turns, chicanes and straight sections of the huge indoor track of the Karting de Chartres. Enjoy the ride!

Karting de Chartres
Patrick Forget

Some drivers and motorsports fans will want to go this extra mile and make their dream come true! Feel the astonishing power and exciting accelerations going in and out of the corners of a real racetrack without having to worry about speed limits. And you will be driving one of the latest prestigious racing cars!  Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche…the choice is yours on the Pro'pulsion circuit!

Active adventures can be intense! It’s now time to take a break in nature that lets you rest, refuel, and relax here

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