Fun and practical to enjoy our trips on the Loire

Practical information for our treks

Any question to plan your trip on the Loire ?

All your answers here !
Consult us for our shuttle schedules – Reservation recommended

/ Plan my trip

For all trips, the meeting point is set at our base where you will leave your vehicle. At your arrival, we will welcome you; our staff will provide advice, and equipment (life jackets and waterproof containers) before your departure.
You will take the minibus shuttle that will take you to the departure location of your choice. After the briefing prior to your stroll (technical, tourism and security advice), you will board and have all the time you need to descend at your rhythm (breaks, picnics) unto our base.
After the briefing prior to your stroll (technical, tourism and security advice), you will board directly at our base, to descent to the arrival location. After your stroll we will come pick you up at the schedule determined during the briefing, to drive you back to our base by minibus.
Cavereau: 9:30 AM | 11:00 AM Saint Dyé: 9:30 AM | 2:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM Montlivault: 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
Saumur : 3:30 PM Chouzé : 4:00 PM Bréhémont : 4:30 PM Saint Etienne : 5:00 PM Vouvray : 5:30 PM Amboise: 6:00 PM Chaumont sur Loire : 6:30 PM
We recommend booking your trips as well as showing up at least 15 min before the departure of the shuttle.

/ Practical informations

All your answers here !

Loire Kayak – Lac de Loire – D951 – Vineuil

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 47.6058343 – Longitude: 1.3754126

  • • Via the autoroute A10, exit at Blois, then take the N252 to Bourges.
  • • Via the road D951 (left bank) toward Orléans at 3 km from Blois.
  • • By train, exit at Blois station, 1h30 from Paris.
  • • By bike, 15 minutes only on the bicycle road that connects our base to the centre of Blois.
  • • Loire Kayak is located 15 min from Chambord and Cheverny, 30 min from Vendôme and Romorantin, 45 min from Tours and Orléans, only 1h30 from Paris.

April – May – June – September

7/7 days from 10-12 AM and 2-6 PM

July – August

7/7 days from 9 AM to 7 PM


Besides these opening hours we can welcome you on request.
Depending on navigation and weather conditions.


Remember to book your trips !

We accept credit cards and cash.
  • – Our home base, with a shaded terrace and its snack bar offers ice cream and sweets to relax before and after your trips.
  • – For your activities an on-site supervised swimming pool, tennis courts, mini-golf, playground for children and large green picnic areas.
  • – For your accommodation, Camping Val de Blois welcomes you from May to September.
  • – For eating out, the restaurant Loire Kafé welcomes you on the riverbank.
  • – For your leisure, Comptoir de Loire offers a wide range of regional products.
  • – For your travels, bicycles are green! Blois is at only 15 minutes by the bike road. – Rental bike service at the campsite.

/ Good to know

Know how to swim at least 25 meters, immerse underwater and wear the life jacket provided by our care. Wear and keep your shoes closed during your trips.
Advised sport gear (swimwear, T-shirts, close shoes), food and drinks for day activities. Depending on the weather, remember the sunscreen gear (cream, sunglasses with a cord, hats, etc.) as well as sweatshirts and windbreakers.
We provide free waterproof containers (1 for 2 people); to keep your personal belongings dry during your activities. To make your trip easier, you can buy at the canoe base the following things : sunscreen, canoe and kayak shoes, waterproof bags and pockets for your phone, …
  • – Respect the wildlife and vegetation,
  • – Collect all your trash after your trips (garbage and selective sorting at the base),
  • – Never dock on an island without vegetation and only observe the nesting areas from afar,
  • – Respect other users and stay at a safe distance from the fishermen.

/ Who are we ?

Just to know something more about the team and our philosophy !
Loire Kayak is a Limited Liability Company founded in February 2009, with a Head Quarter in Lac de Loire 41350 Vineuil. Loire Kayak is a member of the Fédération Nationale Professionnelle des Loueurs de Canoë Kayak, (French National Federation of Professional Rentals for Canoe Kayaking) and the GIE Rivières de France (Canoë France). To adhere to it is to be always more effiecient through the exchange of experience, the desire to create high-end services, and thus offer our customers a quality label.
Our commitment: help you discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Loire Valley, through a friendly and environment-friendly activity. Our goal: avoid the noise and pollution, so that you are in harmony with the environment that surrounds you. We offer trips in the heart of nature, awakening your curiosity, to share a unique adventure!
We have been navigating on the French rivers for more than 20 years. We are passionate about nature sport; this is why we go beyond providing you with a simple rented boat. We advise and share with you our experience and our knowledge in this business… “Terns, beavers, Loire ports or typical villages… “We will organize a motivated team dedicated to your service, to meet your expectations. We will happily inform and guide you in your choices.
David van Cronenburg STAPS (licence et entrainement) =(Sports BA degree and training) Brevet d’Etat canoë Kayak 2ème degré depuis 2001. = State certification for Kayak, 2nd level since 2001 Pratiquant canoë et kayak confirmé, Champion d’Europe canoë Monoplace 1995, deuxième au pré-Championnat du Monde canoë Biplace 1999. = Experienced canoe and kayak, European champion for one-seat canoe in 1995, 2nd at the World pre-champion for two-seated canoe in 1999.

/ Others questions

➲ Yes, it is mandatory that all participants know how to swim for 25 meters and stay underwater.
➲ Yes, provided the child know how to swim for 25 meters and stay underwater.
➲ An appropriate sport gear is recommended (swimsuits and t-shirts). Depending on the weather remember to bring sunscreens as well as sweatshirt and windbreaker.
➲ We recommend you book your stroll beforehand so you don’t have to wait for the shuttles.
➲ Leave your vehicle in our parking lot, we will welcome you and provide the equipment (life jackets and waterproof containers), our minibus will take you at the departure location, do your trips at your own pace (breaks, picnic) and you will find your vehicle on arrival.
➲ Do not stop on an island without vegetation (protected birds nests).

Do you want booking ?

You prefer to have us on the phone to book, you have questions, you want to discuss with us, do not hesitate.

We are at your disposal to organize your outing on the Loire.


The minibuses we use are recent and perfectly maintained


The boats, paddles and vests provided are recent and CE-compliant


Vests and containers are washed and disinfected after each use


92% of our boats are produced in France and made of recyclable HDPE


Base with shaded relaxation area and point of sale for drinks, ice cream and sweets…

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Lac de Loire
D951- 41350 Vineuil
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