Authors: Adrien Planes & Laura Cadene

Come and discover the Languedoc natural park. Region where one meets lakes, ponds and rivers. It is one of the sunniest regions of France with around 300 days a year.

This park is made up of five departments: Lozère, Gard, Hérault, Aude and the Eastern Pyrenees. These five totally different departments will take you on a journey between the sea and the mountains. So many advantages that will allow you to carry out a multitude of nautical activities throughout the year such as canyoning and rafting. You can enjoy the magnificent waterfalls and bathe in water of a unique green color.

Reals Canoe-Kayak, a must-see in Orb Valley


Base Réals – Canoeing on the Orb

Present on the Orb banks for almost 35 years, the “Réals” base is a must in the Orb valley. Alone or with family, opt for a canoe or kayak trip. And set off to discover the fantastic and authentic landscapes of the Haut Languedoc natural park. Depending on your route, you will have the chance to cross the village of Roquebrun nicknamed “the little Nice of Hérault”. Then, once you cross the bridge, you will navigate between two old mills and let yourself slide down the canoe slide. Guaranteed feeling!

A little further, you will have to challenge the rapid of the wallet in order to access the wildest passage of the valley “Le foulon”, you will be able to observe the cave and the source of the foulon in the distance.

Throughout your walk, you can admire the different landscapes available to you, vineyards and scrubland will pass before your eyes. The most attentive among you will even have the chance to observe many animals throughout the descent. American mink and water turtle will arouse the curiosity of young and old. So let yourself be tempted for an exotic and refreshing adventure!

Natureo Sport and Adventure, discovering the Gorges D’Éric

Naturéo Sport et Aventure canyonyng gorge d'éric

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Naturéo Sport et Aventure is a real specialist in Hérault Canyoning. Indeed, the Hérault region is rich and dotted with rivers conducive to the practice of canyoning. Moreover, one of the most beautiful routes is found within the Haut Languedoc Regional Park itself: the Vialais canyon. Nestled on the upper part of the Gorges d’Éric, this sporty walk will have some surprises in store for you!

The activity will begin by land with a short 45-minute hike through a dense chestnut forest. Once you arrive at the starting point, you will have the chance to discover a wild setting and many natural pools where the water is clear and refreshing. Once the last safety instructions have been given, you will set off on an adventure for a descent rich in sensations (free swimming, jumping, abseiling, etc.). You will have to reveal all your versatility to advance in your career. You will take natural slides, sculpted by time and the course of the water. If you are looking for sensation, let yourself be tempted by the Naturéo experience!

Bol d’air, bulle d’eau à Bédarieux

partie du fleuve de lorb en canoe ou en paddle

Source : Midi Libre

A new arrival in the Haut Languedoc natural park, the “Bol d’air,bulle d’eau” base in Bédarieux allows you to refresh yourself through numerous water activities. One of the flagship activities remains stand up paddle. Indeed, very popular with summer customers, the conditions are ideal for learning. Several routes are available depending on your level and progress. But one thing is certain, if you are looking for a change of scenery, you will not be disappointed! You will be in total immersion in a natural and calm place where you will have the possibility of observing wild fauna and flora in a beating calm. Many animals can be observed along the route. Visit the “Bol d’air, bulle d’eau” team for a pleasant and refreshing moment on the outskirts of Bédarieux!

Lover of new activities, discover the waterbike at Loca-Surf Loisir

waterbike chez Loca-Surf Loisir

Source: Loac Surf Loisirs

Loca-Surf Loisir is a base founded in 1988 on the shores of Lake Raviège. Here, it is possible to carry out various nautical activities such as boating without a license, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle, boat trip… You are spoiled for choice! But if you are a fan of new experiences, you will not be disappointed! At Loca-Surf Loisir, it is possible to rent a waterbike for a pleasant ride on the water. A true innovation, this bike allows you to do sports while being in contact with water. In addition, the saddle and handlebars are adjustable and allow adaptation to all types of users. Do not worry, the use of the waterbike is similar to that of a bicycle. And on calm water such as Lac de la Raviège, you have no chance of ending up in the water.

Relaxing day and pedalo at the Haut Languedoc nautical base


Source: La Salvetat-sur-Agout

The Haut Languedoc nautical base is located between the Tarn and the Hérault. It offers many different activities within two water points: Lake Laouzas and Lake Raviège. Between dinghy, catamaran, windsurfing, paddle, canoe, touring kayak and pedal boat, you are spoiled for choice! But we are going to talk about the pedal boat, a friendly and family activity very popular with holidaymakers. Embark on your ship and get away from the crowded beaches towards the calm of nature. You will sail on a long calm body of water, in the midst of wild flora and omnipresent fauna which will immerse you in a total change of scenery. The pedal boat slide will allow children to spend a pleasant day on and in the water!

So do not hesitate and come and spend a refreshing day on the water with family or friends!