The Loiret and the Loire Valley
A region with so much to see and do
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Loire river is the longest in France, and waiting for you to discover it at your own pace, on relaxed excursions using the “La Loire à vélo” cycle route. The Loire is at its peak in this area. Within the Loiret area alone, there are 155 km of marked cycle routes along the banks of the river or nearby, the perfect setting for a long ride or just a short outing. As a family or with friends, let these majestic, protected landscapes take your breath away, at the peak of their beauty, scattered with castles, vineyards, towns and traditional villages.
In the Loire Valley, you can enjoy a variety of leisure activities from the sportiest to the more relaxed kind. Enjoy such things as river cruises, canoeing and kayaking, adventure parks, fishing, hot-air balloon rides, hiking in the Forest of Orléans (the largest public forest in France), horse-riding and golf (with the courses of Golf de Limère, Golf de Sologne and Golf de Marcilly).
The Orléans Parc Hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy the many activities at the heart of the Loiret.