Paddle sur le lac de Mervent
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Mervent, heaven for athlete

Are you looking for sport holidays ?

Discover our tips for activities to spend a day in the forest and on Lake Mervent. Let’s raise your adrenaline level to the maximum!

Mountain bike loops in the forest


To start your day, try the mountain bike loops ! Because of the hills, several paths are hard, you will need perseverance and mental strength to achieve your goal and finish your ride. But the beautiful landscapes you will encounter on the way will be your reward !

For the seasoned athlete, don’t hesitate to mix different loops together.

You don’t have a mountain bike ? You can rent one at Vendée Tout Terrain.

You can also enjoy a guided mountain bike ride with Mariane from Ride And. She will take you on different paths in the forest and around the lake.

Lunch break


After a good sport session, you are a little tired so it’s time for a breather. Make the most of your break by eating something yummy on the one of several picnic areas scattered around the forest.
Download the map of the forest.

Water based activities on the lake


To end your day 100% sport, try water-based activities on Lake Mervent.

Rent your canoe, kayak, paddle at the outdoor activity centre.

Other activities like archery, rock climbing or orienteering race can be also done at the outdoor activity centre.