Poitou Charentes is home to a large number of hiking trails suitable for all ability levels. Popular areas for walking and hiking include the banks of the River Charente and the Issoire Valley. There are also plenty of signed routes along the Atlantic coast and across the Marais Poitevin, known as Green Venice. Poitou Charentes trails enjoy some picturesque names as well as scenery. Why not try the 'Smithy Path', the 'Maidens Path' or the 'Memorial Path' and cross rivers using Roman fords and ramble along nature trails rich in flora and fauna? Poitou Charentes is particular noted for its variety of wild orchids.