River canoeing and kayaking

Beau Rivage Clécy offers to accompany you in the discovery of Norman Switzerland!

You will be offered up to 28 km of escape in an authentic and genuine site.

Whatever you choose, the meeting point will always be located at Beau Rivage in Clecy, along the Orne between Pont du Vey and Viaduc at the foot of Rochers des Parcs.

Bookings are strictly recommended at 02 31 69 79 73.

Necessary prerequisites: swimming skills and good physical condition required, participants must never sail alone and must be over 8 years of age.

Beau Rivage Clécy offers to accompany you in the discovery of Norman Switzerland!

Board one of our canoes (two people*) or kayaks (one person only) for a day of relax, pleasure and fun.

These activities are open to everyone (subject to compliance with our conditions - see below)

We offer you several routes of 7 to 28 km, from Pont d’Ouilly to Thury Harcourt, from 2 hours to an entire day.


7 km descent (about 2 hours)

From the village of Ham to Beau Rivage in Clécy, discover our circuit dedicated to the incitement to river canoeing and kayaking. Ideal for beginners, our route of the duration of around 2 hours is accessible to both young and old and to those of us who are more or less into sport.

10 km descent

A peaceful descent between Beau Rivage Clécy and the barrage of Caumont/Orne

14 km descent (4 hours or full day)

From Pont d’Ouilly to Beau Rivage Clécy or from Beau Rivage Clécy to Thury Harcourt, just live an excursion in the heart of nature, in a protected space fully accessible by canoe, kayak or on foot.

You can choose to do these two circuits in 4 hours or even during the whole day to fully benefit from this adventure. The 2 routes are also ideal for a picnic-break.


20.25 to 28 km descent (whole day)

Just ride the Orne’s valley according to your desires, up to Pont de la Mousse, Caumont sur Orne or –for the bravest- even to Thury Harcourt, starting from La Potiche

You can already learn more about our rental contract

Rental contract

Good to know:

Booking is strictly recommended: call 02 31 69 79 73

Whatever the starting point and the route chosen, the rallying place will be Beau Rivage’s reception. Shuttles towards your starting point and from your point of arrival will be included in the service. You will also find ludic information on the route and on canoeing/kayaking.

Hot showers will be available at the arrival.

Find all of our routes and the associated prices in our brochure that you can now download.

Requirements and conditions:

  • Swimming skills
  • Be not less than 8 years of age and in good physical condition
  • Do not sail alone
  • Participants must wear shoes
  • For minors - notarized permission from parents

*a 3rd person, exclusively a child aged 8 to 12 years, might get on the canoe if their size allows them to board on the boat.