Kayaking on the Leyre | Alokanoe

Fancy a canoe trip, come take "Leyre"?

45 minutes from Bordeaux and 30 minutes from Arcachon and Biscarrosse, Alokanoe offers rentals of canoes or kayaks on the Leyre to Belin-Beliet (gironde 33) and Moustey or Saugnac (Landes 40) in autonomy or with a monitor. You will sail under its forest gallery, rich of a fauna and a flora lush and diversified.

The Eyre or the Leyre is a coastal river of the Landes de Gascogne, taking its source in the French department of the Landes and throwing itself into the basin of Arcachon, Gironde.

The length of its course is 115.9 km of which nearly 90 km are navigable. It crosses the following communes:

    Landes: Sabers, Commensacq, Trensacq, Pissos, Moustey, Saugnacq-and-Muret,

    Gironde: Belin-Béliet, Halls, Mios, Le Teich, Biganos

The Eyre basin corresponds essentially to the boundaries of the Landes de Gascogne regional natural park (Landes and Gironde departments). It crosses the Great Heath and the Country of Buch.

It is the waters of the shallow water table that, flush with multiple sources, give rise to the Leyre:

    the Great Leyre is born from the drainage of the Marais du Platiet, southwest of Sabers.

    the Little Leyre is formed between Luxey and Retjons.

The Petite Leyre, calm with clear water, and the Big Leyre, impetuous and with dark water, confluence with the Hourc of Eyre with Moustey to form the Eyre and to throw itself in the basin of Arcachon (department of Gironde) .

Its delta covers 3,000 ha and unfolds in the Arcachon basin. This vast mosaic of marshes, reed beds and salt meadows hosts hundreds of thousands of migratory and sedentary birds every year. The ornithological park Teich, registered in the delta on an area of ​​120 hectares, offers a habitat for 300 species.

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