If you are bringing your bike, the local countryside is a mixture of flat plateau cut with river valleys. You can choose easy or more strenuous routes. The roads around here do not have much traffic, also there are lots of tracks with no traffic.

There are also Velorails, a cycle along an old railway track.

One is near Confolens and the other at Chauvigny, both about half an hour away.

pic of Velorail

For further information about the track at Confolens, click this link Velorail. (move down the page and on the left, click on the translation button). for the track at Chauvigny click here. Use your browsers' back button to return to this page.