Leisure, activities and nature in the Somme, north of France
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Active in the Great Outdoors

Get moving, enjoy the fresh air!

Get some fresh air by sand-yachting on the beach at Quend and Fort-Mahon, horse-riding, kayaking in the Somme bay to watch the seals, hiking in the Somme Valley, rafting in Picquigny, taking a guided walk accross the bay between Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy: sports, leisure activities and nature are all here in the Somme.


A magical experience: a chance to venture forth on the sea on board a kayak.

Adrenaline adventure: learn to sand-yacht at Fort-Mahon or Quend-Plage in the Somme Bay.

Henson horses are small, sweet and rustic, with a golden coat.

The Somme is a paradise for anglers. It boasts 900 km of waterways along the Somme river, of course, as well as its tributaries the Avre, Ancre,...

A spot to die for not far from London!

transbaie, Somme© benjamin teissedre

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The Transbaie race

The Somme Bay is well-known among amateur and professional joggers because of this race. It's a trail bordering on obstacle course!

Cyclists are royally catered for with picnic areas, parking racks, a network of valley houses local bistros, etc.


Hit the green in Amiens or the Somme Bay!

Somme Bay and Valley

Cycling in the Somme

We planned everything for you !

Cycle lanes, bike hire, suitable accommodation : the Somme takes care of the cycling tourists !

A special website for cycling in the Somme Bay



Love the wind

Sailing activities

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Gamaches Plein Air


On a 55 hectare (!) lake you can enjoy your favourite "water" sports" and other activities: sailing, dinghies, wind surfing, canoe and kayak polo, pedalos. Mountain and track bike hire, archery,...

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Le Domaine du Val


You'll like the open views over the countryside and golf course plus the peace and quiet.
© S Crampon

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Réserve de l'Etang Saint-Ladre à Boves


This is one of France's smallest nature reserves but with great biodiversity! Peat digging (for fuel) in the 18th and 19th centuries created the landscape which we see today: little lakes in the...



Only spot in the North of France

thrills and chills

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Walking on the sea

Stand-up paddle

Surfing easier :-) cliffs and Belle Epoque villas in the background

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