Sports and Outdoor Activities

Marathon du Cognac

November 9 - 11th, 2012 in Jarnac. The Cognac marathon is a 3 days non-stop festival with sport, gastronomy and tourism.

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Vélorail (railbiking), an original ride on the ancient railways

With your family or friends, take an original ride on the Charente Limousine ancient railways with the "velorail". Each vehicle can sit 5 people : 2 seats with pedals and 3 seats on the back. These vehicles are accessible to persons with a motor disability

Biking in Charente à

Here you will find many biking routes of different length and difficulty. You will bike through the vineyards or along the river, and stop in the villages for a visit of the romanesque church or on the hills for the view.

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Climbing, adventure in the trees or the caves !

South of Angoulême, between the Anguienne Valley and the Clear Waters Valley (Vallée des Eaux Claires), Puymoyen's limestone cliff is classified 1st modern climbing site in France.

In Charente Limousine, near the "Lacs de Haute Charente", Adventure Park offers 4 routes in the trees (4 levels of difficulty).

Near Ruffec, you can practice speleology with the club "l'Araignée" !


Charente has four golf courses :

- near Angoulême, the Golf de l'Hirondelle (18 holes, 34 hectares).
- the Aubeterre Golf, on the banks of the river Dronne (9 holes, a short but very technical course).
- in St Brice, the Golf of Cognac (18 holes course and 4 training holes).
- the Golf de la Prèze (a 18 holes course and a 9 holes course).