We are delighted to confirm that the new edition of White Water Massif Central is available both online and at specialist retailers.   

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 Best Canoe Trips in the South of France

A paddling guide to the friendly rivers of the Massif Central

Peter Knowles.    August 2018.       ISBN 978-0-9957513-3-0    Pages  192              

Full colour.          Format: A5, 210 x 148 mm Price                        £19.95


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This is the second edition of the acclaimed paddling guidebook, “White Water Massif Central” – newly researched, completely updated, and given a more focussed, title.  It is written for the recreational canoeist, kayaker, or stand up paddle boarder going on holiday to the South of France.  Rivers include the famous Gorges du Tarn, Gorges de l’Ardèche, Dordogne and Lot, besides some lesser known jewels such as the Allier, Hérault, Orb, Vézere and Célé.

The Massif Central is renowned for its canoeing and the rivers in this guidebook are some of the best in the world for canoe-camping.  This guide book targets those rivers that have easy white water and assured water levels in the summer months of July and August, when most families have to take their holidays.  New dams, reservoirs, and guaranteed water releases means that canoe tourism is now huge in the Massif Central and this guide covers over 800km of class 1-3, with all the details needed for a fabulous and truly escapist, holiday.

This new edition has details of two new rivers, 22 detailed colour maps, updated river descriptions, recommended campsites and lots of inspiring photographs.  –

 Short Reviews

“Very comprehensive”         

“A Must for family boaters”

“If you like the Wye then you will love the Massif Central!”

“Superb; couldn’t have done without it!”


 Some sample pages

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