Lake Route Cycling

The Forêt d’Orient Nature Park is one of the region’s tourist treasures, and for good reason: nearly 70000 hectares of forests, fields, hillsides… and lakes! Aaaaah, the famous lakes of the Forêt d’Orient, only two hours from Paris: they cover 5000 hectares, spread over three different lakes,which are the pride of the Aube!

It is therefore unthinkable not to make the most of the marvels offered by such a rich natural environment, combining forest, water and land. Swimming, water sports, hiking… Several activities are available to make the most of the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient!

Swimming, a relaxing activity in the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient

It’s sunny, it’s hot, you don’t know what to do? Look no further! Grab a swimming costume, a beach towel, some sun cream, and you’re off for a few hours to practice this noble activity called swimmingin one of the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient. Splash around in the cool water, do a little crawl, even do the butterfly if you feel like it. No one will judge you.

Mesnil-Saint-Père, Géraudot, Dienville or Lusigny-sur-Barse: one of these four beaches is sure to suit you for an afternoon of swimming in the clear waters of the Orient lakes or sunbathing on the fine sand!

Bathing Lakes of the Forêt d'Orient
Water sports activities in the Forêt d'Orient

Why not try one of the water sports activities on the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient?

Why not make the most of your bathing time to try a new water activity on the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient? Given the range of activities on offer, you are bound to find something to suit you!

Windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing, towed buoys, paddling, kitesurfing, jet-skiing, pedal-boating… At the heart of this nature park, dozens of water sports activities of all kinds invite you to travelthrough the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient

Walking the greenway of the great Seine and Aube lakes, the ideal activity for nature enthusiasts!

And off we go for a bit of cyclingalong the greenwayof the great Seine and Aube lakes ! On the agenda, a 42 km bike tour from the gates of Troyes to the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient… a ride of roughly 1h30. A mere trifle for the sportsperson you are! It is now possible to do the complete loop around the Orient lake for a very pleasant 27km ride.

This activity, which combines land and water, will allow you to crosssumptuous natural landscapes which evolve under your steps in complete safety: tracks in the forest, dams, beach shores… This fully safe development will delight nature enthusiasts: head for the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient!

The Aube Bicycle Route
Resized Grimpobranchs

For a sporting activity in the Forêt d’Orient, think treetop adventure!

If you are afraid of heights, go straight to the next section, because we are going to talk about treetop activities at the heart of the Forêt d’Orient. You’re welcome.

Located opposite the beach at Lusigny-sur-Barse, the Grimpobranches park offers activities for children and adults: canoeing and kayaking, Bubble football… andtree-climbing! ! On the agenda, ten fun tree-climbing courses to enjoy a nature activity through the Forêt d’Orient Nature Park, facing the lakes. A great way to combine sport and pleasure!

Some of the courses are fifteen metres above the ground. Just… there you go. Just so you know.

Flying over the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient, a breathtaking activity!

If you’re afraid of heights, skip to the next section, because we’re going to talk about microlights and hot-air balloons. You’re welcome.

The Aube and its breathtaking natural landscapes can be enjoyed both on the ground and in the air. Thus, two activities allowing you to admire the extent and the beauty of the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient are on offer for you: what about a flight by microlight over this nature park, with a landing on the lake as a bonus? Perhaps you’d rather board of a hot air balloon for a trip in the clouds of the Aube Aube, overlooking the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient? From the air, discover the Aube in a different way!

Aerial view over The Aube

Birdwatching, an activity in front of the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient

If you are afraid of heights… stay there. We’ll talk about birdwatching, it’s all right.

The Forêt d’Orient Nature Park has a very rich environment. The fauna and flora are cherished, respected and admired. Nearly 300 species of birds have already been recorded, making the park the ideal place for abirdwatching session. From one of the park’s four observatories, start your activity facing the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient. Here and there, you will discover a grey heron, a black stork, a grey crane or a white-tailed eagle!

Enjoy the beauty of the lakes by following the hiking trails

For nature enthusiasts, the Forêt d’Orient Nature Park offers over 300 km of hiking trails. Longer or shorter routes, more or less stenuous, which invite you to go through various landscapes, forests, lakesides, in search of the ideal panorama.

Enjoy your hiking activity: walk at your own pace, along the lakes and landscapes of the Forêt d’Orient, admire the exceptional natural setting around you, listen to the birds singing and breathe. You are in the Aube.

Hiking Aube
Animal park

A wildlife park at the heart of the Forêt d’Orient

Now let’s talk about tourist highlights! For an activity with family or friends, the Espace Faune animal park is perfect. Located on the peninsula of the Lac d’Orient,it brings together various forest species in semi-freedom, evolving in their natural environment.Wild boar, roe deer, auroch, bison… many mammals live at the heart of the Forêt d’Orient Nature Park. The park invites you to share a few special moments with these animals in a respectful and friendly manner.