Ready to grab your paddle and head for the turquoise waters of the Ile de Ré? Enjoy an afternoon with friends to learn stand up paddling on the Ile de Ré, the ancestor of surfing.
The famous American surfer and Hawaiian legend Lair Hamilton brought it to light when he crossed the English Channel with his board and paddle in 2006. Since then, paddleboarding has become one of the most popular water sports in France!
Whether you're an athlete or a armchair sportsman, it's the perfect green activity to discover the fauna and flora of the marshes, and to enjoy the preserved places of the Ile de Ré, inaccessible by foot or by boat. So, get your paddle and let's go.

Discovering the salt marshes

Once you are on your paddle, paddle in hand: head for the salt marshes of the Ile de Ré, real natural treasures of the Charente.
For that, Sup Evasion, located in La Couarde sur Mer, and labeled " Walks and Nautical Excursions " in Charente-Maritime, offers you many paddle rides of 1: 30 minutes through the salt marshes.
Exceptional walks await you from La Couarde sur Mer, Loix, or from the Fier aux Portes en Ré and the Fier d'Ars, both cradles of important colonies of water birds, along the Natural Reserve of Lilleau des Niges.
And as after the effort, comes the comfort: a paddle ride on the Ile de Ré awaits you from the beach of La Patache aux Portes en Ré to discover the salt marshes, followed by a seafood tasting at Franck Moreau's, an oyster farmer, in the middle of the marshes, under the cries of the birds.

Yoga Paddle : in harmony with nature

What better way to reconnect with your inner self in a timeless place than a yoga paddle session on the Ile de Ré?
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, this activity will have no trouble seducing you and will allow you to tone up your figure while enjoying the sea air.
This new discipline, which comes straight from California, is recognized for its physical and mental virtues, and is attracting more and more followers.
Papaï Paddle, the first Stand Up Paddle school on the Ile de Ré, created in 2010, offers one-hour introductions to Yoga Paddle, supervised by Magalie, a yoga teacher in La Flotte en Ré.
The beach of Les Prises in La Couarde-sur-mer is the perfect place to discover Yoga Paddle, thanks to the calm of the sea which allows you to reconnect with nature.
The sound of the waves, the sun kissing your skin, and the silence as a companion offer you a great moment of relaxation.

Your paddle is ready and waiting for you!