Day Hire Boat in Anjou : sail along the Sarthe river !

Try a day hire boat to live a unique experience in the heart of Anjou’s nature !

Starting base : Sablé-sur-Sarthe – boat handling before you go

Cruise N°1 : day hire boat to Avoise

After your training, head out to your first lock and enjoy the magnificent river view on the abbaye of Solesmes. Moving on, you will uncover a wild and secret part of the river, along the meanders and castles bording the water.

Take a lunch break in the small village that is Avoise, equipped with a lovely picnic area alongside the ancient towpath. You will also find Le Triporteur, a restaurant also selling local products.

For those favoring a picnic : you can order to go a picninc basket at Le Boeuf Fermier in Solesmes !

Turning back now, a 2h30 cruise to Sablé ! If you have a bit of spare time ahead of you, you can take a little detour in the medieval village of Parcé Sur Sarthe (add half an hour to get there and half an hour back more). Or make a stop at the abbaye of Solesmes during return.

Cruise N°2 : rent a boat for the day to Morannes

After your training and crossing the automatic lock of Sablé, head toward Anjou ! The first part of your navigation crosses a wild part of the river, alongside the Golf of Pincé. Get the binoculars out !

For lunch break, moor your boat in the nice village of Morannes. Eat on board or book a table at the “guinguette” Au Fil de l’Eau !

Then, turn back to return to Sablé, reached after 3 hours of navigation.

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