410 de Louisiane

To compete in the 410 (miles!) de Louisiane, racers must finish the 275-mile, round-the-clock Tour de la Rivière Rouge within 129 hours (see Race 10) and the 135-mile Tour du Teche (Race 1) from Port Barre to Berwick. 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.

Tour de la Riviere Rouge 275

This is an adventurers’ race, 275 miles from Bossier City to Port Barre inside of 129 hours, down the Red and Atchafalaya rivers to Krotz Springs, motor portage to Bayou Courtableau for the final leg of this race. Unlike Tour du Teche 135, there are no check points, no mandatory stops, and racers have the option to portage around or lock through the five dams on the Red River. Teams must have a coureur de bois and must employ a SPOT Tracker. Begins at 9 a.m. the Saturday before the start of Tour du Teche 135 and ends with a 6 p.m. deadline on the Thursday before TDT 135.

Petit Tour du Teche

This paddle race is open to kids for kids 5 to 17 and includes distances of 250 yards to 1 mile. It takes place at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. For more information, visit http://tourduteche.com/race-info/about-the-races/.

Tour du Teche Paddle Race 135

Tour du Teche 135 is an annual race for canoes, kayaks, pirogues (the traditional Cajun canoe), and SUP’s along the entire length of Bayou Teche in southwestern Louisiana, a total of 135 miles including small sections of Bayou Courtableau and the Atchafalaya River. It’s a three-day staged race beginning the first Friday in October.

Paddling Through Time: People & Louisiana's Wetlands

“Paddling Through Time: People & Louisiana’s Wetlands,” presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will offer participants a guided paddle on Cane Bayou, located within the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge centered in Lacombe. Paddlers will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area, and get a basic introduction to proper canoeing techniques. The excursions last two-three hours and pre-registration is required. All equipment and canoes are provided.

Paddling Through Time: People & Louisiana's Wetlands

“Paddling Through Time: People & Louisiana’s Wetlands,” presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will offer participants a guided paddle on Cane Bayou, located within the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge centered in Lacombe. Paddlers will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area, and get a basic introduction to proper canoeing techniques. The excursions last two-three hours and pre-registration is required. All equipment and canoes are provided.

Paddling Through Time: People & Louisiana's Wetlands

“Paddling Through Time: People & Louisiana’s Wetlands,” presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will offer participants a guided paddle on Cane Bayou, located within the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge centered in Lacombe. Paddlers will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area, and get a basic introduction to proper canoeing techniques. The excursions last two-three hours and pre-registration is required. All equipment and canoes are provided.

Vermilion

The Most Cajun place on Earth invites you to our largest Mardi Gras celebration. Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie will roll down the historic streets of Kaplan Mardi Gras afternoon.

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