Besides the many sights here in the proximity such as the caves of Roquefort, the cities Albi and Rodez, the many picturesque villages, the viaduct of Millau, etc, etc, you might ask yourself, what can we do on the property itself?
Apart from the opportunities here on our domain to really relax, we have prepared a number of various activities for you. So, do not worry that you might get bored here!
Around our property we have set out about twenty trails, variing from 2 to 20 km's. The small paths lead you through the forest surrounding la Libaudié. We put plastified IGN maps 1:12.500 and route descriptions at your disposal. One of the tours is a photo walk; You'll find your way by a sheet of small photos. All walks are GPS compatible. Click here for more walking information..
We have set out about 20 GPS walks with our GPS navigator varying from 3 to 20 kms. For a small fee you can loan our GPS receiver in order to follow one of these tracks. Also the mountain bikers can use it.
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Somewhere on the property we have hidden a "treasure", a so called geo cache. Take our GPS receiver and go find it!
In the nearby vicinity we have set out a surprise rally. The only thing you get from us are the geographical coordinates of your first destination. You enter them into your TomTom and off you go. In fact, you don't know exactly where you are going. Once arrived at your first destination, you start looking for a little hidden nametag displaying the coordinates of your next target. An exiting way to discover the surroundings. Besides that we have a number of pre-programmed TomTom route files which you can load directly into your navigator. If you do not have a navigator, take our TomTom. Click here for more information about downloading our itinerary files for your TomTom.
Photo puzzle rally
OOur 2 photo rallies lead you right through the heart of the Vallée du Tarn using small roads, passing little hammocks and valleys with magnificent scenery. We took about twenty pictures and your goal is to find out at which location I took them! The nice thing about it is that you regularly leave your car, and we send you to places you never thought of going to.
Car or motor trips
We assembled for you about 5 fantastic car or motor trips. We put at your disposal a road descriptions and maps and guide you through the magnificent landscape of the Tarn and Aveyron with stunning views, lost villages, curious monuments and other curiosities. The trips vary from 40 to 160 kms, under which visiting the Viaduct of Millau, the superb fortified village Cordes sur Ciel, the Abbey of Sylvanès, the castle of Montaigut and much much more. Underway we recommend in the route description several curiosities like a glass works factory, a truffle museum, se3veral monuments, etc, etc.
Down along the Tarn lies our canoe that you can use. You can go half an hour upstream or downstream up to the dams. We also have set out a Biathlon. First you take the canoe and go half an hour upstream. You dock the canoe and then return to la Libaudié on foot through the forest. Condition is that you find another team that does the same in the opposite direction.
Walking in pitch darkness. Absolute silence, a pitch dark night, rustle of leaves, the sound of a tawny owl, red little eyes following you . . .
Try our night walk for a change. On our own property we have set out a trail marked with tiny little reflectors. Armed with a pocket torch you'll find your way.
Lately we made on our own property on a part we never visited before ourselves a path through the "jungle". We call it "the trail of no return" meaning slippery steep trails, climbing and clamber. In other words not recommended for scary people.
Also entirely on our property we have set out a quest, a sort of adventure game full of mysteries, little jokes and puzzles for young and older ones. Plunge in to this adventure and discover the secret of the "Libaudian order".
Depite the fact that the landscape is hilly, our countryside is a paradise for bikers and mountain bikers. For the inexperienced recreational biker we have set out 2 magnificent tracks of about 30 km's along the borders of the Tarn, so reasonably flat. In the village nearby you can hire good bikes. For the trained bikers we have lots of chalenging tracks set out.
Jeu de boules
Of course, we do have a jeu de boules alley. You don't have to bring a set of balls, we do have them. Play an exiting game of Petanque with the other guests with at the end of the match a drink to celebrate.
At la Libaudié you can discover your hidden talents. For a small contribution we have at your disposal acrylic paint, brushes, etc. We have a quantity of schist roofing tiles here which appear to be excellent painting canvas. Click here for more information.