Sologne spans through three departments in the Loire Valley: Cher, Loir-et-Cher.
Home to 500,000 hectares of varied landscapes where flora and fauna coexist harmoniously, you will find nearly 3,000 ponds, conifer forests, moorland covered in heather and broom and farming land.
This area attracts nature lovers: hikers, anglers, photographers…
Discover typical villages as you cycle along the small roads of Sologne. In conjunction with Sologne Cycling Club, we can provide you with information and intineraries for 4 circuits starting from Ethic Etapes Jean Monnet.
These itineraries highlight tourist sites not to be missed along the way, such as the Maison des Étangs and Maison du Cerf, the Étang de Beaumont and the rich heritage of the towns…The medieval city of Mennoutou sur Cher, and the castles of Chambord and Cheverny…. Sologne Cycling Club can provide you with longer tours … Please do not hesitate to ask us for more information.
In Sologne, anglers enjoy freshwater fishing at the edge of ponds and rivers. There are some 3,200 ponds (totalling almost 11,500 hectares of water), most of which are artificial, dating back to the time of Napoleon III.
In autumn, pond fishing remains a tradition. A few days before the official opening of the fishing season, the sluice gates are opened in order to drain the ponds. The fish trapped in the remaining water (carp, pike, pike-perch) become easy prey to catch…. with a net.