There are countless paths and trails, and many well-marked routes. Whilst there is no ‘open access’ here, in truth there are enough well signed paths for anyone. The undulating terrain will keep you on your toes and the ever-changing landscape offers interest and unexpected panoramas.
While you are here you are welcome to borrow our maps and guides.

If you like to run, then the trails and paths are endless and empty.

Whether you like road cycling, mountain biking or cyclocross there are empty roads and tracks everywhere. The roads are peaceful, and the undulating roads offer beautiful views. When you do come across a car you will find that french drivers are much more respectful of cyclists and are more likely to shout an encouraging “allez allez allez”!

Most of the paths for walking are good for off – road cycling. There are some dedicated downhill mountain bike trails. Bike hire available via ‘Station Sports Vézère’ in Treignac, and electric bike hire is available in Treignac Main Square.

Swimming is free and permitted in the thirty plus lakes in Corrèze. Warm in the summer, they are large enough to offer longer distance open water swimming.
The main tourist ‘beaches’ that have a lifeguard on duty can be busy. However if you are prepared to walk a little, you can have your own private little beach and not see a soul!
Scroll further down for information on the three lakes we use regularly. You can swim freely in all the lakes as well as where there is supervised bathing.

Guided and supported swims and rides

These are available from us on request. This will take the hard work out of planning a route, knowing where to go and carrying spare parts! This is what we do for the other part of our holiday business – we support and guide swimming, running and cycling as ‘Millevaches Triathlon Holidays’. We can be available for a half-day or whole days trips.

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Lac de Barriousses

Five minutes by car from us.
100 hectares
Aqua-park (huge inflatable ‘total wipeout’ style activity park).

Supervised shallow swimming areas suitable for small children.

Lakeside Café, Stand up paddle-boarding, kayak/canoe and Pedalo hire.

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Lac de Viam

Ten minutes by car from us.
189 hectares.
Supervised shallow swimming areas suitable for small children.

Fishing, Canoe-kayak hire, Café in July and August.

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Lac de Vassiveres

Thirty minutes by car from us.
1000 hectares.
Waymarked paths all around the edge are ideal for walking and cycling. Good parking. There are lots of little private beaches if you walk away from the car parking. Windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, fishing, water ski-ing, restaurant boat.

Supervised shallow swimming areas suitable for small children.

There are Cafes and restaurants in Auphelle and Nergout.

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Fishing

Fishing is popular on all the lakes and on the River Vézère and Vienne. You must have a licence, which is available locally in Treignac or you can buy it online.

 

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Other Activities

The Corrèze tourism website (in English via the flag in the top right hand corner) is comprehensive and outlines the many different activities available to you.

Activities include

  • Hang gliding (Parapent)
  • Horse riding
  • Tree top adventure parks/trails
  • Arboretums and gardens

 

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Places to visit

Visit the medieval village of Treignac, on the Pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.

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Go to a street market. Treignac on Friday evening and Eymoutiers on Thursdays.

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Visit a vineyard. Although not as well known as some of the other regions the wine made here follows a tradition from the Roman times.

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Ancient monuments are everywhere; early man and the Romans lived here.

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Brocante, Vide Greniers (car boot sales) and ‘Trocs’ are full of French curios, and truly enormous furniture!

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Visit the ‘Chocolate shop’ in Treignac.

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Visit one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in France’ Les Plus Beau Villages de France’.

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