The famous dune of Pilat, the oysters of the Arcachon basin, the bench of Arguin are all things about which you have already heard a thousand times about the Gironde. In this article we will reveal little corners of paradise unknown to this beautiful department.
For the question of accommodation, instead of going to the hotel, rent instead a typical Gironde home called “gracious” house located in the forest on the edge of Lake Hourtin. You can at the same time take advantage of its reserve Natural known for its dunes and marshes. Not far from here, in Porge very exactly, you will be able to walk and admire the local flora and fauna thanks to 32 kilometers of marked and secured trails specially adapted for cyclists, hikers as well as riders. If you are part of this last category, you can either walk these trails with your own mount or rent one from the local equestrian center.
Let’s go now to the east of Bordeaux, more precisely to Tertre de Fronsac. ATV lovers will be able to have a great time in this campaign which offers beautiful landscapes combining undergrowth, marshes and Bordeaux vineyards. During your walk you will arrive at the top of a belvedere, the perfect moment to take a break and admire this view in height. Many other courses are possible including one where you will take the roads of castles and old mills …
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Italy do you like? We found the equivalent of Tuscany in our department! This is the town of Monségur where we find the stone houses lined with cypress trees at the top of small green hills surrounded by wheat fields … The place is ideal for a canoe trip. Speak to Cap 33 experts in this area. For two kilometers you will follow the course of the Dropt bordered on both sides by the forest which lets some rays of sun pass. Enjoy its cozy banks not far from the castle of Duras for a picnic break. If on your return at night, you can finish your journey by hanging a torch in the back of your canoe.