Bourget Lake Tour

Discover the treasures of the largest natural lake in France: Lac du Bourget.
A 38-kilometre tour open to all: BCS teams, club teams, amateur teams, individuals
in Dragon Boat, 9-seater canoes or va'a.

1 - 2 June 2024

Aqualac beach, Place Daniel Rops, 73100 Aix-les-Bains, France.

A special time

between lake and mountains

A paddling tour without rankings. A time for sharing and discovering the lands of the future IBCPC Festival.

Complete tour

Towns, quiet beaches, steep cliffs... Discover all the shores of the Bourget Lake.

Tour in relay

2 stopover towns to share your experiences of the Bourget Lake with others.


The complete tour of Lac du Bourget is a 38kms course, which can be divided into 3 sections of 7, 16 and 15kms each.
Although a medical certificate is not required, all participants must be in good physical condition to complete the chosen route.

To hire a boat or benefit from the services of a helm, please contact Sonia :

Organise your stay

Everything you need to know to help organising your stay in Aix-les-Bains.

Get to Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains can be reached by car, train, bus or plane.
The nearest international airports are Geneva and Lyon Saint-Exupéry.
To help you organise your journey to Aix-les-Bains:


Accommodation is not included in the registration fees. Hotels of all standards, campsites, self-catering cottages, rented flats... Aix-les-Bains is full of accommodation options.
To help you find what you are looking for, visit

Parking facilities

Coming with your own dragon boat? We advise you to leave your boat on Aqualac beach the day before (Saturday 1st June) and park your trailer at Esplanade du Petit Port, 73100 Aix-les-Bains, in order to access the beach from the North. Trailer parking spaces will be identified and reserved for this purpose by the organisers.
To benefit from these spaces, please contact as soon as possible.


Dragon boat, C9, Vaa: only team boats are allowed, so that we can all paddle at the same speed and enjoy the beauty of Lac du Bourget together. This is a non-timed trip, not a race. For teams who are unable to transport their own boat, the organisers are offering dragons boats for hire as well as the services of a helm if required.
To benefit from this service, please contact Sonia:

Meals & snacks

Your registration includes :
Saturday 1 June: a welcome drink near the Aix-les-Bains sailing club (290 Bd Robert Barrier, 73100 Aix-les-Bains). Welcome from 4pm to 6pm, drinks at 5pm.
Sunday 2 June:
o Meal for all at the finish of the Lake Tour on the Aqualac beach (approx. 2.30pm)
o Snacks at breaks/refreshment points identified by the organisers during the Tour.

Need energy to paddle? Of course, be prepared and bring your water bottles and race snacks to hydrate and snack on during the paddle.

Team composition

Teams on the water need to be made of up to 16 paddlers in standard boats and up to 8 paddlers in small boats.


Transporting paddlers to the relay points is the responsibility of the teams themselves. It is up to each team that has chosen the relay option to organise its own vehicles and drivers to pick up its paddlers. The precise GPS coordinates of the relay points will be communicated at a later date.


The Tour of Lac du Bourget is a friendly paddle, with no timekeeping or rankings. However, it is a large lake on which waves can form. Helms must be experienced and are asked to sign the certificate of qualification, which can be downloaded HERE and returned to