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Cycle Routes & Bike Hire


The Charente is a beautiful place to explore.  The car is great way to get around but sometimes exploring by bike is so much more gratifying and intimate.  There are many opportunities to experience this with the many cycle routes available.  Below are a selection of the cycle routes surrounding camp laurent and the Charente which can be downloaded. There will also be hard copies of all of these available at the Campsites own Tourist Information corner. 


If you do not own you own bikes or don't want the hassle of finding somewhere to hire them, there is an alternative.  We work alongside a company called Bike Hire Direct who provide quality bicycle hire with FREE delivery and collection direct to Camp Laurent.  For more information please email info@bikehiredirect.com or call 0033(0)5 67 07 11 01.  The service is run by an english couple so no language barrier to overcome. 

Map of all cycle routes in the Charente
map of charente cycle routes.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [338.8 KB]
Cycle route 48 - Champagne Mouton
Route 48 - is right on on our doorstep
Champagne Mouton - Boucle 48 (1).pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [2.4 MB]
Route 42 - Confolens
Confolens - Boucle 42.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [2.7 MB]
Route 43 - Confolens West
Confolens West - Boucle 43.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [2.4 MB]
Route 46 - Roumazieres Loubert (1)
Roumazieres Loubert 1.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [2.2 MB]
Route 47 - Roumazieres Loubert (2)
Roumazieres Loubert 2.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [2.8 MB]
Route 41 - Chassenon
Chassenon - Boucle 41.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [1.5 MB]
Route 44 - Exideuil
Exideuil - Boucle 44.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [1.7 MB]
Route 45 - Massignac
This route surrounds the area of the Lacs de Haute Charente.
Massignac - Boucle 45.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [2.1 MB]
Route 31 - Ruffec
Ruffec - Boucle 31.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [3.0 MB]
Route 36 - Sainte Angeau
Saint Angeau - Boucle 36.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [1.6 MB]
Route 32 - Villefagnan
Villefagnan - Boucle 32.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [1.9 MB]

Tourist Guides

Many of the tourist guides in France are in French but I have managed to track down a few in English for our English guests. These guides cover everything there is to see and do in the Charente including a great magazine on all the activities that can be enjoyed at the Lacs de Haute Charente.  There is also a guide in French only which covers a 1001 things to do in Poitou Charente.  Whether you speak French or English it is a great reference to all things to enjoy in the region.  There will also be hard copies of all of these available at the Campsites own tourist information corner.

Tourist Guide to the Charente 2014
Document Adobe Acrobat [7.6 MB]
Easy Guide to the Charente
Document Adobe Acrobat [5.5 MB]
Map of Charente.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [8.5 MB]
Magazine - Lacs de Haute Charente
l'es campette english.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [4.2 MB]
1001 things to see in Poitiou - Charente (French Language Only)
1001 escapades poitou charente.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat [6.7 MB]

cool in the charente  *****

Written by Gwill on August 8th, 2013

Booked for a week and still here 2 weeks later... peaceful, relaxing, laid-back, excellent and clean facilities, no disco & no kids great for getting away from it all and seeing the real France. All hosted by the easy going Tracey & Peter. 

Written by Phoebe on January 1st, 2014

We stayed in August '13, had an unforgettable time.  A true escape.  Relaxing atmosphere after a warming welcome from Tracey and Pete.  Made us feel at ease enjoying a drink together in the evening.  Friendly fellow campers.  Felt comfortable on site.  Great facilities.  We used their canor along the river one day and it was so tranquil and secluded, unforgettable paddle with the damsel flies.  We are looking forward to a return in the future!!

fantastic   *****

Written by Johnandjane on August 11th, 2013

We stayed for two weeks in August.  The site is peaceful, calm and laid back.  Quiet, as it is adult only which we like but hard to find in France.  There are no 'set' pitches so you have the freedom to locate where you want and there is enough space no to be on top of  each other.  There is an above ground pool which is great when it gets hot.  Tracey and Peter are great hosts, they can't do enough for you but give you lots of space.  Exactly what you want on a campsite.  The location is great, in a stunning part of the Charente.  The stars at night are breathtaking as there is no light pollution.  We have really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this site.  

peace and quiet  *****

Written by Chris on September 7th 2013

We stayed in July/august.  This is a superb rural site within easy reach of Confolens and many small French villages.  Not too far away are some superb swimming lakes.  The site is very well kept by Pete and Tracey who make you feel very welcome and find nothing too much trouble.  The facilities are first class with plenty of hot water and space to get changed.  As this is an Adult only campsite you can enjoy the company of other like minded people with plenty of space around you.  The swimming pool is superb for a dip to cool down in the day or late in the evening.  You can find a nice relaxing spot down by the river to read a book or do a spot of fishing.  It is even possible to borrow the campsite canoe.  All in all I thoroughly recommend this campsite to anyone wishing to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful rural countryside.