Tour du Teche 135
October 2 - October 4
Tour du Teche is an annual three-day race down the entire course of Bayou Teche in South Louisiana. The race offers options for the adventurous paddler through a pro-race with cash prizes, and a recreational option, the Voyageur Race. Ports of call include Port Barre (start), Leonville, Breaux Bridge, Parks, St. Martinville (1st-day finish), Loreauville, New Iberia, Jeanerette, Charenton, Baldwin, Franklin (2nd-day finish), Centerville, Patterson, Bayou Vista, and Berwick (3rd-day finish). Canoes, kayaks, and pirogues (the traditional Cajun canoe) are welcome to enter. The opening ceremony starts Thursday and the race begins Friday at the Port Barre boat launch.
This event is coordinated by Tour du Teche, Inc., a non-profit organization that was organized to promote outdoor recreation along the Bayou Teche Corridor through St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes.
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