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Walking tour : The bridges of the Charente

in Tonnay-Charente
13.8 km
3h 30min
  • River trade, with salt and wine, reached its peak in the 19th-20th century with cognac. Brandies, cereals, stones from Saintonge, wood and paper from Angoulême, arrived by barge as far as the Charente and were unloaded directly onto the boats at the quay. The port of Tonnay-Charente stretches over 1450m of quay. It is located 27km from the mouth and can accommodate vessels up to 90m long, weighing up to 10,000 tons and with a draft of 6.50m
  • Difference in height
    88.79 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Cabariot Recreation Area
2 The Cepe bridge
Commissioned in 1889, this bridge was used for the railway line between Cabariot and La Chapus.
3 The suspension bridge of Tonnay-Charente
89 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 5 m
  • End altitude : 5 m
  • Maximum altitude : 25 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1 m
  • Total positive elevation : 89 m
  • Total negative elevation : -89 m
  • Max positive elevation : 9 m
  • Min positive elevation : -11 m