Waterway tourism in PicardyFrom Long
We’ll take care of all the formalities, as well as train you in how to manoeuvre your houseboat. All that’ll remain is for you to follow your desires and ensure you enjoy every minute of your waterway cruise.
Treat yourself to an immersion in a landscape of marshes and ponds as you set off from Long
The town of Long makes a great holiday destination for a real change of scenery even before booking your licence-free rental boat. Take the time to visit this traditional town in the Somme valley, home to a château that’s emblematic of the region. Wonder at the hydroelectric power station, a work of human genius. You’ll then be able to embark on your houseboat, taking to the Somme as you begin your river cruise. Whatever route you take, and regardless of the duration of your cruise, you’ll navigate between a succession of ponds and marshes. This is a paradise for fishing enthusiasts – you’ll be able to moor wherever you want to indulge your passion. More adventurous members of your crew seeking activities of a greater intensity might like to head for one of the nautical bases to take a swim, as well as being able to ride their ATB bikes along the towpaths, following your boat. Off-road cycling is one of the most popular activities during each of our river cruises.
A waterway cruise between Amiens and the Bay of Somme, departing from Long
Boaters on the Somme will quickly be able to reach the city of Angers. Stop off and discover its many treasures, beginning with a jewel of Gothic architecture. Notre Dame Cathedral is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see place to visit. You could also opt to head West towards another UNESCO World Heritage site : the Bay of Somme. Embrace the soothing rhythm of your licence-free boat as you head for one of the 3 ports in this unique bay : Saint Valery sur Somme. You’ll be able to enjoy one-of‑a kind landscapes, as well as go and explore the region hoping to see seals, or simply visit the fishing port of Saint Valery.
suggested itineraries Tested and approved
Set off from Long and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
|Aller-retour||61km - 6 locks||13h||Long > Saint Valery sur Somme > Long|
|Aller-retour||66km - 10 locks||15h||Long > Amiens > Long|
|Aller-retour||127km - 16 locks||30h||Long > Saint Valery sur Somme > Amiens > Long|
|Aller-retour||150km - 24 locks||42h||Long > Amiens > Cappy > Long|
|Aller-retour||162km - 22 locks||41h||Long > Saint Valery Sur Somme > Amiens > Corbie > Long|
|Aller-retour||182km - 36 locks||60h||Long > Saint Valery Sur Somme > Amiens > Peronne > Long|