Among the outdoor activities of interest to both tourists and the growing number of local practitioners, the practice of trail, running in the middle of nature,appears as an opportunity to visit the Haut Val de Sèvre territory, its landscapes and its heritage by associating the sporting challenge!
Around the Sèvre, in the quiet surroundings, the hilly landscapes punctuated with remarkable sites offer a great diversity of sensations. A veritable playground for those who love outdoor sports, the valley and its tributaries are open to the most technical disciplines.
“Les ponts muletiers” from Sainte-Neomaye – accessible since December 3, 2022
· For experienced trailers
· 8 miles (13km)
· Ascent of 250 meters
· Blue markup
· Average difficulty according to the endurance scale of the Trail Station
This circuit offers a natural immersion through descents and ascents in the narrow Hermitain valley. It takes the old so-called muleteer bridges, witnesses of trading activities along the Sèvre Niortaise and its tributaries: transport of salt or minot (flour), trade in mules and mules from Poitou to southern Europe as far as Nineteenth century.
“Le circuit des moulins” from Cherveux – accessible since January 15, 2023
· 2 courses : 8 ou 14 miles (13-23 km)
· Red or blue markup
Nature trail through the little-known valleys of Musson and Marcusson.
Starting from the Place de l’Ormeau, in the heart of the village of Cherveux near the shops, the route will make you discover in particular the lake of Cherveux / Saint-Christophe and its many activities, the mill of the Coteau de l’Épave or even the wash house of Trousse-Chemise.
This route is made up of 90% paths, glades, single paths and fords.
Note a 8 miles variant that will allow you to pass near the very bucolic picnic area of Brangeard.
“Les vallées du Tram” from d’Augé – accessible since February 19, 2023
· 7,5 miles (12 km)
· Blue markup
This trail circuit offers a route starting from Augé. Stairs and hills ensure the warm-up from the town of the village to the landscapes shaped by the Ligueure and the Chambon.
These valleys are dotted with the piles of viaducts of the Deux-Sèvres Tramway (TDS), a ghosth line originally intended to link Saint-Maixent-l’Ecole to Saint-Laurs, work on which was stopped by the First World War. Of medium difficulty, this training will make you work on your cardio!
Consult our training course on the website onpiste.com.