We have two local boat hire venues, one just 5 minutes away and the other 20 minutes.
The Base Nautique at Casseneuil is just a 5 minutes drive or 20 minute cycle from Aquitaine Gites. They have a large number of Kayaks and canoes.
The second boat hire location is at Castelmoron sur Lot and is a 20 minute drive away. The boat hire is based at a man made beach on the river and includes a variety of different types of boat including kayak, canaoe, stand up paddles, pedalos, electric boats, jet boats and a petrol engined fishing boat.
We have two local golf courses, one a full 18 holes and the other a 9 hole course. They also each have a driving range. The courses are situated in beautiful surroundings and serve great food.
The closest golf course is just outside Villeneuve sur Lot and is about 20 minutes by car. It is a full 18 hole course with electric buggy and club hire available.
The second course is at Tombeboeuf about 30 minutes away. This is a 9 hole course which also has equipment hire.
Evening Markets and Restaurants
Between a 5 minute and 25 minute drive from Aquitaine Gites, in the peak summer weeks, you will find a ‘Marche Gourmande’. These are evening markets which have a variety of food and drinks stalls and live entertainment.
You simply order your food and drink from as many stalls as you like and find a place at the trestle tables and enjoy the free entertainment.
Alternatively we have many local restaurants to choose from for lunch or dinner, some with amazing views of the local countryside.
There are a number of horse riding centres in the local area some with both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Aquitaine Gites is just 800 metres from the voie vert (walking/cycling path) which has around 12 km of cycle path. This path links to several cycle routes with a mix of path and quiet roads. There are a number of routes available to download from the Tourist office and many that we can help you with. Several of our guests have cycled the voie vert to Casseneuil in the mornings to collect fresh bread and croissants from the bakers.
On the outskirts of Agen, 30 minutes by car, is Walibi Park. The adventure park includes two rollercoasters, a log flume, a 4D cinema and many other rides to entertain both the kids and adults.
Tree Top Parks
We are lucky enough to have two tree top parks within 35 minutes of Aquitaine Gites.
The first ‘Parc en Ciel’ (park in the sky) is at Lacapelle-Biron and has been great fun for me and my nephews over the past few years. With a number of routes varying in difficulty there is plenty for everyone.
The second and more recent park is Happy Forest just outside Agen. This park has 14 tree climbing routes of varying levels as well as Laser Tag and Zorbing.
We also have two water parks, one 5 minutes away and one 40 minutes away.
The first is at Pujols just a five minute drive or 20 minute cycle from Aquitaine Gites. This has an indoor and outdoor pool with outdoor water slides.
The second is a 40 minute drive away but by all accounts worth it. If you’ve ever seen the TV programme ‘Total Wipe Out’ it’ll give you an idea of what you’re about to try. See if you can get across the big red balls.
Again you guessed it, two karting tracks, one 35 minutes away and the other 45 minutes from Aquitaine Gites.
The closest track is on the outskirts of Agen and has an outdoor track. They do have a wide variety of Karts and cater for a wide range of ages, with solo rides for children as young as 3 and quad/motorcycle sessions for kids. They have three different engine sizes on their karts giving adults of different ability a choice.
The second is at Caudecoste just beyond Agen which has both an indoor and outdoor track. The minimum age for a solo drive is 7 with a minimum height requirement of 1m30. Although they have dual karts where children as young as 3 can be a passenger.
We have a fantastic local vineyard just 5 minutes drive away. We provide a bottle of their rose with our welcome pack. Many of our guests buy white and rose wines from the vineyard. The vineyard is also represented with a stall at our local evening markets.
Microlighting, Gyrocopter and Paragliding
If you are feeling adventurous you can try microlighting, a gyrocopter or paragliding. Just a 25 minute drive away is Europe’s biggest ultralight aviation base.
Tourists are well catered for with flights from 10 minutes to 1 hour.
A little further afield, 50 minutes drive, you can try hot air ballooning. Leaving from one of the vineyards you can experience this stunning part of the world from the air.