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A breath of fresh air

Whether you enjoy riding, cycling, walking, canoeing, doing stand-up paddle, golfing, swimming, fishing…the Savès is the perfect place for being as active or inactive as you like

When you leave Toulouse to come to the Gers, after roughly thirty kilometres the landscape completely changes, you’ll discover a stunning countryside with green rolling hills, secluded valleys, and picturesque towns and villages with on the horizon the Pyrenees. You have just entered the Savès, which takes its name from the river Save, which runs through it.

This area of thirty-two villages and towns includes various hiking trails, a lake for water activities or a lakeside stroll and stunning views of the Pyrenees.

Discover all the nature the Savès has to offer!

Take a stroll on our footpaths...

On foot, by bike (mountain bike, electric bikes) or on horseback, combine sport and relaxation and discover our hiking trails in the Savès. Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Information Centre. Hikes ranging from 1.5 hours to a full day of walking, for all levels. 

Let's saddle up! Are you an experienced rider or you just want to try for a day? Make the most of the beautiful Gers countryside during your ride! Contact the Massiot equestrian center in Samatan.

Bike lovers, set off to explore the landscapes of Savès by mountain bike or road bike or pedal at your own pace on an electrically assisted bicycle. But we warn you the roads of Savès are far from flat!

All our trails a click away

Water related activities…

Whatever your interest, be it canoeing on the Save, fishing, taking a dip in the pool, you’ll find it in the Savès. 

Want to cool down? Lombez and Samatan both have outdoors pool facilities: four pools - one 25 m pool with 5 swimming lanes – a main pool and 2 children pools - something for everyone! 

But if you prefer to fully enjoy nature, treat yourself to a canoe trip on the banks of Save and the Gesse starting from Sabaillan. 


Don’t forget to take a trip to the Samatan lake (8.6 ha- 21.2 acres) with its fitness circuit, sandy beach, beach volleyball and beach-tennis court. You’ll also find a play area, a mountain bike track, free mini-golf, picnic areas and fishing spots.

In this regard, Samatan has been classified as “Station Pêche” meaning it offers a different fishing experience for everyone – big or small. The “No Kill” lake is reserved for carnivorous fishing and has spots classified as “Tourisme et Handicap” which allows people with disabilities to fish.

The Save is a 2nd category river (A second category river is a French river where the dominant biological species consists mainly of white fish, cyprinids (thus cyprinicolous river) and predatory fish: pike, zander and perch).

Feast your eyes on...

A very hilly area with many and varied agricultural fields, the Savès offers magnificent views on the Pyrenees. Its landscape changes according to the seasons. Go to the hilltop villages of the Savès for an amazing view that will take your breath away.

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Live the slow tourism experience in the Gers