Paddle one of Europe's last wild rivers ✦ Taste the delightful cuisine of France ✦ Explore small villages perched on the riverbanks ✦ Picnic on the riverbank with fresh baked breads ✦ Discover rural french culture
Canoe France Inn to Inn
The Allier River is considered one of Europe's last wild rivers, as it flows through the valley it has carved over the millennia. Along its course discover many years of human kind in Europe, from pre-historic shelters to monasteries dating from 900AD to more modern villages. And a variety of landscapes, tall basalt cliffs, open farmlands, forested regions, historic villages.
Apart from canoeing, you will enjoy walks to visit the ruins of ancient monasteries, castles, salmon farms and more. Wander the streets in the evening checking out the delights from local patisserie with their wide range of fresh baked sweets. Relax in small family run lodges and hotels, many built in historic village structures. Discover the cuisine of the Allier region such as Agneau du Bourbonnais.
Paddling the Allier River itinerary
Travel: Shuttle to airport
The Canoe France: Allier River meets and ends at Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport in Clermont-Ferrand, France
Guests should plan their flights to arrive in Clermont-Ferrand before 12:00 (noon) on Day 1 of the tour and their departing flights after 12:00 (noon) on Day 7.
Clermont-Ferrand Airport code: CFE Local Time: GMT+1
Travel Tip: Travelers already in France can travel by train to Clermont-Ferrand, but need to arrive in time to reach the airport by the time noted above.
Passports are required for all guests. Visas maybe required depending on your nationality, check with the nearest Embassy of France.
Whatcha Gonna Get
- Expert local bilingual guides
- Entrance and activity fees
- Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
- Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
- Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
- Baggage transfer between hotels
- Free use of canoe and safety gear
- Airport pick up & drop off
*as noted in itinerary
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Classic Inns from $3195
Tour is available From May through September, but crowded conditions in late July through August.
Join a Scheduled Departure
Join a group of like minded travelers (8 guests max) on one of the dates below:
2024: 19 May ✦ 7 Jul ✦ 15 Sep
2025: 18 May
Classic Inns: $2995 per person, double occupancy
Single Room: +$700 Deposit: $300