Activities and places of great interest

Sports & adventure activities

Hiking in the vineyards

∗Tip: 3 hikes
1 circuit of 9 km of 2 hours from Saint Père,
1 circuit of 12 km of 3 hours from Sancerre
1 circuit of 13 km of 3 hours from Pouilly

These hiking trails are marked with explanatory panels, do not hesitate to ask us the documentation provided by the tourist office.

The Broc Trail, in the town of La Celle-sur-Loire, are two educational circuits on the theme of the Loire, its fauna and flora, and its relationship with humans. The explanation panels are in French and English. Follow the guide: it's Fiber, the Beaver! There is a 1 km trail and another 2.3 km trail.
The site can be visited all year (except hunting periods). Documentation available at the Tourist Office.
Trail: The Loire and the man - length 1 km - 45 min
Trail: The Loire and its natural surroundings - length 2.3 km - 1h30

Marvy Pond
Created in the eighteenth century for fishing, the pond Marvy is now known for its environmental wealth. This site of 16 hectares of reedbeds, natural woodlands and poplar plantations has become a privileged place for the reproduction and wintering of many species of birds.
It has one of the three most important reed beds in Burgundy (spread over 4 ha) and is classified in the European NATURA 2000 program. This exceptional site is the resting point for several bird species in migration. The pochard, the Mallard duck, the duck Pilet or the Souchet pass through this pond.
The Little Egret, the Gray Heron or even the Martin Fisherman are observable all year round.

An observatory and presentation panels are placed, open access, on the dike of the pond along the small hiking trail (PR3). Do not forget your binoculars to watch the birds!

Cycling hikes

∗Tip: Bike ride for families-departing from the Mairie in Cosne
During this ride you will discover the banks of the Loire and the woods of Villechaud.
Taking the time to discover: 17 km about 2h30.
For a description, ask La Joséphine

Cycling in Sancerre Sologne country
5 Rich and varied bike rides, you will enjoy these delights as well heritage, landscape and gastronomy.
Walk n ° 1: "between Loire and Canal": 15 km - 1h20 - easy,
departure from Beaulieu-sur-Loire and Belleville-sur-Loire
Walk n ° 2: "The Loire Valley in Haut-Berry": 14 km - 1h15 - very easy –
departure from Belleville-sur-Loire and Sury-près-Léré and Léré
Walk n ° 3: "Détour de Loire »: 30 km -2h45 - easy –
departure from Léré, Boulleret and Bannay
Walk n ° 4:« between vineyards and heritage »: 25 km - 3 h - difficult –
departure from Bannay, Saint-Satur , Verdigny, Sury-en-Vaux, Sainte-Gemme and Sancerre
Walk n ° 5: "the Loire and its slopes" - 25 km - 2 h20 - difficult –
departure from Thauvenay and Ménétréol-sous- Sancerre

The Loire by bike
Between Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire and Pouilly-sur-Loire, along the Loire à Vélo, 40 km (round trip) on a secured route; for the more athletic, it is a beautiful circuit that allows you to travel the mythical "Loire à Vélo".

∗TIP: make the "Loire by bike" route and follow the signs from Cosne center!
From the Cosne tourist office, take rue Alphonse Baudin to reach the Loire bridge. Cross the river to the bridge of the small Loire.
Take the Loire route by bike heading south to the Pouilly-sur-Loire bridge.
Retrace the Loire and on your left, follow the banks of the Loire to the Pavilion of the Middle of the Loire.
For the return, take the same path in the opposite direction.

Electric bicycle rental
To discover the territory, vineyards, where to cycle the Loire by bike, it is possible to rent electric bikes at the Tourist Office.
VTCs and ATVs of various sizes are at your disposal, as well as helmets, saddlebags, baby carriers and a child trailer.
∗TIP: You can book your bikes at La Joséphine at preferential rates!


Come have fun on a circuit of 900 meters in Cosne-Cours-Sur-Loire! go-karts for children from 9 years old, adult-go-karts from 13 years old and adult go-karts from 16 years old.

Canoe Kayak

Several clubs are located on the Island of Cosne, coming from Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire.
The Marcel Renaud Club offers rentals of canoe and kayaks, free or framed, half-day or full day. Individuals but also sports groups.
A day of canoeing is a 19 km course and half a day 9 km.
Home: The hikes are possible all the year on reservation.
In June and September: the weekend, in July-August: every day, the rest of the year: on request.

offers Rental of canoes and kayaks: to discover the Loire differently, to enjoy its landscapes in complete freedom, board with family or friends, on canoes and kayaks half-day, day or several days , from April to the end of October.
Excursion, supervised descent: excursion in big Canadian canoes of 12 places with a support provided by experienced instructors of a duration of 1h to 2h following the course. Moment of relaxation guaranteed.
Reception by reservation: every weekend in April, May, June, September, October and every day in July-August.

Equestrian Center

Camargue Leisure Riding in Nièvre
The main activity of Manade Favrot is to share the pleasures of riding Camargue. The owners breed Camargue horses themselves. The cavalry is labeled Leisure by the National Stud.
The manade offers the pension for horses, the débourrage, demonstration monte Gardianne. She participates in many competitions and shows.
Possibility to go for walks, by appointment on weekends: walks of 2 hours, with a qualified equestrian tourist guide.
Open all year by appointment.


- Indoor swimming pool in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
- Outdoor pool in Donzy
- Outdoor pool in Saint-Thibault
- Aquatic Center of Presles in Belleville-sur-Loire
- Outdoor swimming pool at Entrains sur Nohain


The golf of Sancerre


The Sancerrois Cyclorail
Original and unusual walk in cyclorail!
On board your cyclorail and the strength of your calves, you will pass bridges including one of 826m above the Loire to finish towards the vineyards and hills of Sancerrois. Take a 13 km round trip on the old Bourges-Cosne railway line.
Reception possible for groups.
∗Only on reservation, not on site! Josephine can make the reservation.

Information at the Tourist Office at