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Discover Louisiana’s beauty, culture, history and people in paddle events designed to help you enjoy paddling the number of days you wish from a weekend to a week.

 

 

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Tour du Teche Spring Races

Saturday, April 18, 2015 & 
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tour du Teche, Inc., will hold two one-day races for kayaks, canoes, pirogues, and SUPs this spring, one in April and one in May.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 is the 7.7 mile Top of the Teche from Leonville’s public boat ramp to Myran’s Maison de Manger in Arnaudville. The event benefits the work of the Arnaudville Chamber of Commerce and the Leonville Volunteer Fire Department. Entry is $40 per person. This will be the third annual running of that race.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 will be the first Chitimacha Race, 20 miles from New Iberia’s City Park to the public boat ramp in the Chitimacha Nation near Charenton. Entry is $50 per person.

Registration for the two spring races is open and closes day of the race. Visit www.tourduteche.com for race times.

Registration fees include a performance shirt for each registered paddler and one registered coureur de bois per boat. Coureurs de bois, or bank runners, do not pay a fee.

For teams that do not have a coureur de bois, crew shuttles are available at no cost for teams that register at least two weeks in advance of the race and who notify TDT of their need for a shuttle at that time. Boats cannot be shuttled by TDT.

For more information, visit www.tourduteche.com or call (337) 394-6232 and ask for Ken. Registration form here.

Petit Tour du Teche
August 1, 2015

Petit Tour du Teche is a series of short races for young paddlers from ages 5 to 17, which will be held on Bayou Teche at Breaux Bridge August 1, 2015. Distances range from 250 yards to 1 mile. A first, second and third place tropy woith ribbons will be awarded.

The purpose is to create a racing opportunity for paddlers too young to compete in Tour du Teche, thereby seeding love of the sport and stewardship of the bayou for the future.

For more information and to register, visit the Tour du Teche website.

Join the Triple Crown of Louisiana Kayak and Canoe Racing

Race them all or just one — the choice is yours!

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Tour du Teche has added two ultra-distance races. Tour de la Riviere Rouge 275 and 410 de Louisiane will begin in Shreveport, LA September 27, 2015.
Tour de la Riviere Rouge is an adventurers’ race, 275 miles from Shreveport to Port Barre inside of 100 hours, down the Red and Atchafalaya rivers to Krotz Springs, motor portage to Bayou Courtableau for the final leg of this race. Teams must have a coureur de bois and must employ a SPOT Tracker. Begins at 2 p.m. the Sunday before the start of Tour du Teche 135 and ends with a 6 p.m. deadline on the Thursday before TDT 135.
To compete in the 410 (miles!) de Louisiane, racers must finish the 275-mile, round-the-clock Tour de la Rivière Rouge within 100 hours and the 135-mile Tour du Teche from Port Barre, LA to Berwick, LA. Louisiane racers must comply with the rules of Rivière Rouge when on that segment and with the rules of TDT 135 when in that segment of the race. Both segments must be completed by the same team in the same boat. Because of the varying conditions and the sheer length, this is one of the toughest paddle races in the country.
Visit the Tour du Teche website for more information.
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October 2-4, 2015
This is the classic Tour du Teche race — the one that started it all!
The race will begin in Port Barre, Louisiana at the Port Barre Boat Launch and travel 135 miles down Bayou Teche where it will end in Berwick, Louisiana at the Southwest Reef Lighthouse on the Atchafalaya River. 
Tour du Teche will have three racing stages for the entire 135 mile stretch: Stage 1: Gabriel, Port Barre to St. Martinville, 49 miles; Stage 2: Chitimacha, St. Martinville to Franklin, 59 miles; Stage 3: Roughneck, Franklin to Berwick, 27 miles.
There will be shorter race routes, Voyageur divisions, open for participants such as: Crawfish, Port Barre to Breaux Bridge, 34 miles; Acadian, Port Barre to St. Martinville, 49 miles; Hot Sauce, St. Martinville to New Iberia; 24 miles; Sugar, St. Martinville to Franklin, 59 miles; and Oil & Gas, Franklin to Berwick, 27 miles.
For additional information visit www.tourduteche.com for a registration packet, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    

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Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau
Morgan City Office
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Morgan City, LA 70380

Phone: (985) 380-8224;
(800) 256-2931 
Fax: (985) 380-2876

Hours:
Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Franklin Visitor Center & Rest Area
15307 Hwy. 90 West, Frontage Rd
Franklin, LA 70538

Phone: (337) 828-2555

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce
Morgan City Office 
727 Myrtle St
Morgan City, LA 70380

Phone: (985) 384-3830
Fax: (985) 384-0771

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Franklin Office
600 Main St
Franklin, LA 70538

Phone: (337) 828-5608
Fax: (337) 828-5606

Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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