Canoe excursion : Monday September 12th : Salles to Biganos Port

canoeingMany members may remember a canoe excursion three years ago, especially those who got wet !  We plan an all day trip, covering 20km from Salles to Biganos port, with a picnic half way at Mios.

Not so much paddling is required as the flow of the river, plus the ebb tide carries us most of the way, through lovely scenery and nature, especially birds.

There are a selection of photos from the previous trip in the October 2013 newsletter here


We shall meet at the lovely small leisure port of Biganos at 9am (sorry about the early start !).  There we leave our cars and board a minibus which takes us to Salles.  After a safety and canoeing briefing there, and after packing our picnics in waterproof containers, we set off downstream to our riverside lunch rendez-vous in Mios.  There is the opportunity to opt out there if anyone has had enough !  We should be back at our cars by 5pm.

There are a selection of photos already in the October 2013 newsletter.

What to Wear

You may get wet !  Bring a change of clothes, be prepared with sun and insect protection. Shorts are advised, as well as old trainers or secure sandals. A retaining cord for your glasses is strongly advised.


Don’t forget your picnic, but note this will be with you in the canoe in a 55 litre waterproof container, with a 30cm diameter lid, please ensure your picnic can fit in !


The price for adults is 18€, including the canoe, paddle and safety gear hire, as well as the minibus trip.

The price for children aged 6-12 is 6€, they will travel in the centre of the canoe (without a paddle)


Please book by 5th September direct with Phil or online.   We have to pay the hire company in advance. So, to confirm your booking, please post your cheque direct to Phil made payable to the BBC.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the Deirdre within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to please contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation