Hiking, walking and rambling are extremely popular in the Vienne. Every Tourist Information Office stocks pamphlets covering every type of walk imaginable based on distance, time and difficulty.
At both properties you will find a guide entitled "La Vienne...a pièd", produced by the French Rambling Association. It contains detailed guides of 36 routes throughout the Vienne area.
Walking routes in this area of the Vienne offer a remarkably diverse rural landscape. You can experience unforgettable panoramic views stretching out to the horizon, lose yourself in secluded forests or meander along riverbanks. If you're serious about walking...this guide will keep you busy!
Most of the walks are accessible to all the family and you may well come across members of the animal kingdom and rare plants.
To help you find your way, an information pannel with a general plan of marked trails can be found along all the routes.
The trails are marked in such a way as to highlight certain routes but you can easily compose your own.
The information panels help you to identify the animal and plant species you may encounter, such as the Jean Leblanc eagle or the Martagon lily.
The trails are maintained as naturally as possible and the directional signs are blended into the landscape.
Hides have been installed on several routes so that the patient among you can experience nature at work in complete solitude.
All Tourist Offices can also supply you with a series of guides called "Les p'tites balades du Pays Montmorillonnais".
These are specialist guided walks which really help you to get the most from the rich natural and architectural heritage of the region.
They take place between April and October and are completely free of charge. Take a look at Pays Montmorillonnais for the latest programme.
The Tourist Offices also stock guides for 23 routes prepared by the Pays Montmorillonnais.
These guides offer over 1500 km of signposted trails which are accessible by foot, on horseback and by mountain bikes.
All these guides include an IGN map, detailed information on the local landscape/history as well as practical information.
You can pick these guides up free of charge at any Tourist Office and we have provided a good selection at both properties.
There are also other routes maintained by the local communes and local tourist information offices will be able to give you details of them.
If you are looking to extend your hiking trip over a few days, consult the RANDOMONA page for more details.
There are several guides available from local tourist offices in the Montmorillonnais area that have been created specifically for visitors who wish to discover more about towns in the area on foot.
These town walks are an ideal way for all the family to find out much more about the intriguing history and architecture of these small towns and villages.
You can get hard copies from the local tourist offices or visit Pays Montmorillonnais for downloadable copies.
Each tour lasts around two hours - just park near the tourist office and off you go! The guides are available for:
Lussac les Chateau
with more to be added in the future.
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