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Between the Loire and Sologne, the Canal and the Forêt d’Orléans,
whether you’re a good walker or a Sunday rambler,
jump into your trainers for the route of your choice.

Notice to walkers and hikers
The route of the GR3 has been temporarily modified while work is carried out on the Jargeau bypass.


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Modification du tracé du GR3 le temps des travaux

Here are the top 4 most beautiful circuits in the Loire Valley and Orléans Forest
to discover the life that has brought the river to life, the banks of the Canal d’Orléans,
hidden ponds, sandy paths…

The 2 bridges circuit: A great day out with family and friends


This coastal footpath follows the banks of the Loire from one bank to the other.
The 18km route starts in Jargeau or Châteauneuf-sur-Loire and crosses the river via the bridges.
This is a full-day tour, so pack a picnic or arrange to have lunch in a restaurant.
Take your time to explore the park at Châteauneuf-sur-Loire
and discover the birds of the Loire at the Coupain nature reserve in Ouvrouër-les-Champs.
Stop off at the Fer à Cheval and simply contemplate the Loire.

Brin d’Amour : In the heart of the Orléans forest, ponds and canal.


Walk around the church in Sury-aux-Bois to say hello to Saint-Georges, then set off for 10 km.
Once you leave the village, you’re in the Forêt d’Orléans.
Discover the ponds, former reservoirs of the Orléans canal, including the brin d’amour pond
and the Etang de la Vallée. You’ll pass by a Beagle kennel.
You return in the shade via the Canal d’Orléans.

The Arboretum Trail: On the border between the Carnutes and the Sénons


A lovely 6.5 km walk in the Orléans forest starting from Ingrannes
to discover the Orléans forest, the ponds, the hundred-year-old oaks and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of a doe or a stag…
This route runs alongside the Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, a remarkable 14-hectare natural garden.
A haven of peace and greenery, it’s the perfect place to relax.

Personalised letterboxes: Saint-Martin-d’Abbat, THE letterbox village!


The inhabitants personalise and decorate their letterboxes with passion, humour and fantasy.
On your 6.4 km walk, guess what job this one does, what passion this one has…
While you’re out walking, take a stroll along the Chemin des Olives,
where a self-taught artist has transformed his surroundings into a surprising site.