The river Aveyron, arises in Séverac-le Château, and flows in the Tarn river. The section between Monteils, Najac and Laguépie, runs in magnificent wooded, wild and charming gorges. Canoeing is one of the few ways to truly appreciate the beauty of the Aveyron. The river is made up of numerous rapids accessible to all, and offers three different routes. Depending on your technical level and the water conditions of the moment, we will advise you on the choice of the course most adapted to your level.
"Le petit tour de Najac"
This is the classic canoeing route of the Gorges de l'Aveyron ! The Petit Tour de Najac permits a 6kms canoeing trip in about 2 hours, with family or friends, throughout the year. This very playful trip is highly appreciated for its arranged passages (stairs, slide, waves, slalom basin), but also its splendid views of the Fortress of Najac and its village. During the summer, this route is often the only one possible on this part of the Aveyron. This trip is available from 6 years old during the summer and 12 years old in case of high water (the minimum age depends according to the time of year and the hydrological conditions).
The « Still Water » trip
From the age of 5, the discovery of canoeing (2 or 3 places) or kayaking (1 place) is possible on still water. Accompanied by an adult, this 1-kilometre trip allows a canoe and kayak ride for about an hour. Views of Najac, and an total immersion in the nature of the Gorges de l'Aveyron are on the table.
This 13kms route crosses the Gorges de l'Aveyron and its wild nature. Green landscapes mingle with a few natural rapids in the form of waves. To finish this route, a breathtaking view of the Najac Fortress awaits you.
Note that this route is only accessible during spring, by a high water level.
Go canoeing with an instructor :
Our team of state qualified canoeing instructors know the river perfectly. For a safe trip, choose to be joined by one of our guids. During school holidays, you can choose to rent a canoe or be accompanied by an instructor, depending on the water level of the river: please contact us for more information.