Explore the countryside

The pleasure of discovering the Sarthe Valley through its country lanes and wooded paths: over 1000 kilometres to walk, ride, or cycle on…


Beautiful routes for both casual and seasoned walkers. Take pleasure in strolling along the relaxing rivers, in exploring the forests, to follow a natural path and enjoy the pretty villages along the way !

Horse lovers will enjoy the two horse riding routes of Mézeray and Parigné-le-Polin.

For the tourists on bikes, the “La Sarthe à Vélo” trip will take you pleasantly through the Sarthe Valley to join up with either the Loire Valley or Normandy, taking in various excursions along the way. Miss nothing of the lovely countryside or the charming B&Bs perfectly equipped to welcome you and your bike.

The Sarthe Valley will please mountain bike enthusiasts with several valleyed routes starting from the leisure centres at Brûlon or Loué.





The nature trails of Avoise and Tennie will welcome you for a family walk in the heart of the unspoilt countryside. With disabled access, the 1.2 km trail in Tennie (starting at the campsite) has been awarded the Tourism and Handicap Label.



A walker's guide for everyone ! 

Indispensable if you're staying in the Sarthe Valley, the guide "Randonnées en Vallée de la Sarthe" is a summary of the best walking, cycling, mountain bike and horse riding routes. These are drawn onto IGN maps and come with practical and tourist information. Easy to use and packed full of ideas to suit all tastes, it will soon become an essential part of your stay.

For more information, see our section  Nature walks.