Sports & Activities
Plenty for everyone to do
There are many sports and activities which can be enjoyed in the area ranging from pleasant walks and rambles from La Vele itself, to tennis, swimming and crazy golf at the local leisure base in Castelnau (10 mins). Alternatively, take a canoe down the River Aveyron and enjoy Kingfisher watching , play a round of golf, do a spot of fishing, or try a zip-wire experience; there are lots of activities to try. For the truly adventurous, there are opportunities to go potholing, rock climbing and para-gliding!

Up to 20 Minutes driving time

  • Leisure Parks
    Castelnau de Montmiral (10 mins) - swimming & waterslide in summer, tennis court, crazy golf, kayaks, play area. Also at Rivieres (Aigueleze) - canoeing, pedalos, golf, mini-golf, tennis, playground, and swimming in summer.

    Castelnau Leisure Base
  • Forest Walks
    Forest of Gresigne - largest oak forest in the south of France.
  • Tennis
    Gaillac (, at the Leisure Base at Castelnau.

    Gaillac Tennis Club
  • Swimming
    Castelnau, Gaillac, Les Cabannes.
  • Horse riding
    Saint Beauzille, Cahuzac sur ver, Vieux.
  • Paintball
    Piranha Paintball at Cahuzac-sur-Vere, Parc JMB Loisirs - Les Vayssieres.
  • Ballooning
    Gaillac & Albi.
  • Fishing
    On the lake at Castelnau-de-Montmiral (10mins) - permit required (

20 to 40 Minutes driving time

  • Rock Climbing
    St. Antonin Noble Val
  • Golf
    Albi (Practice + 18 holes - Golf D'Albi Lasbordes), Aigueleze (Golf Club D'Aigueleze), Florentin (Golf de Florentin-Gaillac), Fiac (Etang de Fiac).
  • Flying
    Gaillac, Albi, Graulet
  • Pot Holing
    St. Antonin
  • Tree Circuits
    St. Antonin
  • Swimming
    Albi [Atlantis], St. Antonin, Laguépie.
  • GoKarting
    Albi, Montauban
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
    St. Antonin, Cazals, Penne.
  • Microlight & Gliding
    St Antonin, Graulhet
  • Fishing
    Course Fishing - St Antonin Noble Val (permit required).

Over 40 Minutes driving time

  • Adventure Parks
    Cap Decouverte - range of activities incl: skiing, zip-lining, tobogganing, cycling, rollerblading, skating , mini karts and swimming. Location: On the N88 north of Albi and to the south of Blaye Les Mimes. Le Cri de Tarzan - high rope & zip-wire experience at Puylaurens - 1hr.
  • Swimming [Outdoor]
    Lautrec [Aqua Val], Castres [L’Archipe]
  • Canyoning
    Labruguiere [Bruno Marchand] 1hr 15Mins