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Outdoor activities in Calvados

Camping de la Plage – Houlgate | À visiter | Outdoor activities in Calvados

On holiday at the campsite, it’s always a good time to have fun with the family: here are our best ideas for getting some fresh air while having fun!

In Calvados, there are many activities available to you: alone, with your family, with friends or as a couple, you are bound to find something to do while enjoying the good weather!

Bike rides

Explore 8 kilometres along the coast between Longues-sur-Mer and Arromanches. Throughout your journey, you will be able to admire an exceptional view of the sea and the beach. Amateurs, enthusiasts, sportsmen, everyone can find something to do!


Kayaking for a wilderness atmosphere

The peace and quiet of nature, the birds of the bird sanctuary and gentle sport… This is just a small taste of what awaits you during a trip to the Orne estuary.

The Club de Voile et Pagaie de Franceville offers a wide range of water sports activities. From April onwards, you can take a trip with the club’s instructors to discover the estuary on a multi-supported nautical trip: kayak, stand up paddle or pirogue.

A gentle stroll for all

Walks or hikes? Discover the hidden corners of Calvados on foot. In Calvados, you can go on a loop or roaming tour to explore the seaside paths or the charming country lanes. For great visits, alone or in company, take the time to hike and walk during your stay at the campsite.

Discover unsuspected landscapes and enjoy unforgettable moments with your family. Put on your walking shoes. Don’t worry, the children will find an outing to suit their little legs!

Our favourite walks:

The great Ifs Forest trail
Nature trail on the banks of the Orne
The Mine Trail
The banks of the Orne
In the footsteps of Marie Joly


A sand yacht adventure

Practicable almost all year round, it is THE water sport accessible to all. A must-do during your stay in Calvados, combining speed, fresh air and laughter. The good thing? No need for 2 hours of training to do it!

The sea is low, get ready for an introduction to sand yachting in Normandy. Carried by the wind over kilometres of fine sand, with the sea as the only horizon, sand yachting will take you on a journey! It is the ideal activity for those who want to exercise in the open air and take in the sights. You can easily practice it with your family as the activity is accessible from 5 years old.