Horse riding is available nearby at the Chateau de Giseux. It is an excellent and well-run riding centre which caters for all ages and organises treks through the forest.
A visit to the Cadre Noir in Saumur is a must for those interested in horses, either to tour the stables or attend one of their special presentations.
There is also the Haras de Mouline at Vernoil Le Fourrier, also 5 minutes away. It is stud farm for Connemara ponies and also a well organised riding school.
There are number of lakes nearby for fishing, a permit is required.
Permits for all ages can be bought on line before your holiday or while you are in France. They are not expensive and ready to use immediately. Decathalon at Saumur have a good stock of inexpensive equipment to get you started.
Nearby lakes are:
We run a small specialist company making pure silk lines for trout and salmon fishing. Interested in flyfishing? We will be happy to tell you more or let you cast one of our lines on our field!
The local tennis courts are only 5 minutes walk from the end of our drive.