Segway, stay on a boat,
slide down a zipwire…
The French Ardennes has yet another new, and novel, attractionavailable to its visitors for 2013. Arden'gyropode, was the first to introduce The Segway to the region
describing it as “
an easy, fun, quiet and ecological way
for anyoneaged 8-to-80 to go a long way in a short time.Following an induction lasting 20 minutes, holiday makers can nowexplore the paths of the Mohron Valley, the cycle paths of the "Trans' Ardennes" and, even, (with a fully qualified guide) some of the villagesin the northern-most part of the French Ardennes.Price range from just 10 Euros per person for a 20 minutes induction,to 25 Euros for an hour on the pathways, to 30 Euros for the hour-and-a-half tour with a guide.Further information can be found at www.arden-gyropode.fr .
The same, fun pastime is on also offer at Les Vieilles Forges Forest Adventure Park, where holiday makers can scoot around thecountryside at speeds of up to 24kph! For more details, visitwww.ardennes-terre-aventures.com. An area of France not readily familiar to most British holidaymakers,The French Ardennes is nevertheless one of the greatest of all of
France’s “playgrounds”, boasting thickly wooded forests, dramatic
valleys, fantastic scenery and a maze of well-marked footpaths andcycle-ways.One of its biggest offers of a
ll to holiday makers is the “Voie verte
-Ardennes Green Track), which runsuninterrupted for 80 kilometres - from Charleville-Mézieres in thesouth, to Givet on the Belgian border in the north - and is now neatlypackaged within the pages of a new flipchart-style booklet.More importantly still, being entirely traffic-free, it provides walkers,cyclists, horse riders and even skaters with more than 80km of well-marked and secure pathways.Several new trails for both walkers and cyclists have been introduced inboth the Crêtes Préardennaises and Trois Cantons Country for 2013. Theformer offers a total of 650km of trails to its visitors; while the Trois CantonsCountry features 323km of walking trails spread over 37 themes. And for anyone keen on spending as much time in the great outdoors,The French Ardennes now offers a B&B with a difference - thePéniche Thor is a boat which has been equipped to host seven guestsin three rooms: one en suite double, one en suite twin, and a thirdroom with three single beds.