Sporting activites

Sporting fun at VéloGîtes

For guests who like a bit of sporting fun we have got a treat for you!

On-site, of course, we have our new swimming pool but we also have a refurbuished petanque court where having a glass of wine in hand is perfectly acceptable!  Ping-pong, table football, badminton and palet are also available at VéloGîtes. 

To see what else is available on our region, check out our things to do page.

Running / Walking


The commune of Availles-Limouzine has established a network of small roads and trails that provide excellent routes for mountain bikes (Vélo Tout Terrain).  They are also ideal for walking and running with the routes varying in distance from 3.5kms to 10kms. VéloGîtes is, of course, in the perfect location, being right in the middle of the routes.  One route starts just 50 metres from our front door! For more information about the walking and running in the region, please click here

Swimming at Abyssea

Drive time 40 minutes

Abyssea at Civaux is a great day out for families.  They offer a range of pools and fun activites including a large 300 m sq lagoon complete with water canon and slides. There is also a classic 25 metre long pool for swimming those lengths! The centre boasts a 20 metre deep diving pool which welcomes over 10,000 divers each year.  Civaux is also home to Planète Crocodiles therefore combining these two attractions in a day trip works very well.


Drive time 30 minutes

For guests wanting to walk the fairways there are several golf courses in the area.  Closest is Golf de Mortemart and it gets a 4.5 ex 5 rating on google.  A twelve hole course, it is located just 1 km from one of the most beautiful villages in our region.  An eighteen hole course can be found at Preze, just shy of 6,000 metres and a par of 72 it is set in beautiful grounds and a 60 minute drive away.  It is also located close to the stunning chateau town of Rochefoucauld so may be worth combining the two activities. 

Ten-pin bowling

Drive time 40 minutes

Abyssea is also home to an eight lane bowling alley, a firm family favourite.   With the swimming here and Planète Crocodiles just accross the car park, this area is a great family day out.  With all activities being under cover, a definite must-do if it is a wet weather day.