Come and share this canoeing experience with your family !!


The courant des forges

The Courant des Forges flows over 4 miles from over Pontenx les Forges to the lake of Mimizan. You will love this natural river which winds its way  through the forest. Then you will cross the lake- a distance of 2 miles – to reach the Watersports Centre.

Accessible to all, the Courant des Forges is a level 1 classified river with little current and presenting no dangers, which nevertheless reserves a few surprises……


40 € / Canoë

(2 Adult + 1 Child  )

Practical information

  • Open in July and August

Please note: There is only one river trip per day from Monday to Friday.


  •  be able to swim
  •  Be over 6 years old
  •  Wear a life jacket (compulsory)
  •  Respect nature (everyone is responsible for their own rubbish)   


Course of the river trip

• Meeting point at 9.30am at the Mimizan Watersports Centre reception (wooden hut). You will leave your car here.

• We will provide you with life jackets, paddles and a waterproof container

• You will take our shuttle at 10.00 am, which will take you to the starting point of the course (15 min ride)

• After a briefing, you will set off on the river trip, ending up at the Watersports Centre at your own pace (latest arrival 5pm)

• Our canoes are designed for 2 adults and one child (in the middle). They are stable, robust, easy to handle and unsinkable.


Important recommandations

  •  Be able to swim
  •  Be over 6 years old
  •  Wear a life jacket (compulsory)
  •  Respect nature (everyone is responsible for their own rubbish)

Map of the course


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Information and booking :

Cercle nautique
Quartier Woolsack
Opposite  Mimizan golf course on the way to  Ste Eulalie en Born/Biscarrosse

Tél: 05 58 82 41 82
Email: contact@cercle-nautique-mimizan.org

Requests for groups of eight or more 

Contact us directly on  +33 (0)5 58 09 03 51

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