Le Pont Neuf - Le Veurdre
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Canoeing and Kayaking on the Allier

Canoeing on the Allier, near Le Veurdre

Like its sister river, the Loire, the Allier is considered to be one of the last wild rivers in Europe. It has been little developed by man, so there is a wide variety of flora and fauna to be seen. Several stretches are accessible by canoe-kayak.

From Moulins to Le Veurdre

The route from Moulins to Le Veurdre stretches over 33km on the Allier river. It is accessible to intermediate levels but can be split up for beginners. Along the way, you'll be able to observe lush countryside and bird species such as kingfishers and warblers. Don't miss the Château de la Balaine, with its listed arboretum.

From Le Veurdre to Bec d'Allier

The route from Le Veurdre to Le Bec d'Allier is 38 km long and a little more challenging, but can still be broken up into sections for beginners. There are many points of interest on this route, including the Cigognes educational trail, the village of Apremont-sur-Allier with its charming château, and the 343-metre-high Canal du Guétin bridge.

Tips for canoeing on the Allier

If you want to enjoy canoeing on the Allier with peace of mind, here are a few essentials not to forget on the big day:
  • Sun cream
  • Closed shoes for walking in the water
  • A bottle of water
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or hat
We also advise you to book your canoe-kayak in advance, especially in high season.

> Find out more about canoe and kayak hire companies.

Book your hotel in Allier

Located in Le Veurdre, the hotel Le Pont Neuf welcomes you in a warm and green setting.
It's the ideal base for making the most of your stay in the Allier. Numerous sporting activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting and golf are available nearby.

For your comfort, the hotel offers the following facilities:
  • Sauna
  • gym
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Tennis court
  • A restaurant serving local dishes 
Book your room online now to benefit from the best rates.