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Activity holidays in France

Our holidays in France are easy to reach by air, rail or car and offer world-famous gastronomy and fine wines. There is a wonderful physical diversity to the country, and each region looks and feels different, has its own style of architecture, its own characteristic food and often its own dialect too!


Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk - Short Break
France: The Loire

Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk - Short Break

This gentle hotel-to-hotel walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley and follows a circular route linking the chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £749per person, tour only
  • Continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Chablis Vineyards Cycling - Short Break
France: Burgundy

Chablis Vineyards Cycling - Short Break

Gentle, relaxing 4-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £769per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Brittany Activities
France: Brittany

Brittany Activities

No visit to this part of Brittany would be complete without seeing the beautiful mediaeval town of Dinan. This beautifully preserved ancient walled town, with riverfront port and picturesque half-timbered buildings, is an absolute gem. We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling routes, usually at 1 or 1+ boot and 1-bike level. A complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use throughout your stay is included to give you total flexibility. An ideal family getaway for all generations.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £889per person, tour only
  • All buffet breakfasts included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk
France: The Loire

Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

This gentle hotel-to-hotel walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley and follows a circular route linking the chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £889per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Chablis Vineyards Cycling
France: Burgundy

Chablis Vineyards Cycling

Gentle, relaxing 6-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £899per person, tour only

  • 29 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Cotes du Ventoux Cycling - Short Break
France: Provence

Cotes du Ventoux Cycling - Short Break

The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizon. This 4 night short break cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £919per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling - Short Break
France: Provence

Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling - Short Break

Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 4 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £939per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Loire Gastronomic Cycling - Short Break
France: The Loire

Loire Gastronomic Cycling - Short Break

A gentle, unhurried introduction to the very essence of the Loire Valley: majestic chateaux, wide rivers, world-famous wines and some of the finest food we've ever eaten in France! Holiday includes two nights in a luxury chateau.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £949per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Villages & Vineyards of Historic Alsace
France: Alsace

Villages & Vineyards of Historic Alsace

Very easy walking through flower-festooned villages taking in feudal castles, churches, forests and vineyards. Panoramic views of the Black Forest, Vosges Mountains and famous Route du Vin. Lots of wine-tasting opportunities.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £969per person, tour only

  • 43 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn
France: The Tarn & Cevennes

Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn

This single centre holiday provides some of the finest walking in France including hiking the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, Aven Armand and in the Cevennes National Park - where you'll find 4000+ flowers including 80 different orchids.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £989per person, tour only

  • 33 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
Heart of the Pyrenees Walk
France: The Pyrenees

Heart of the Pyrenees Walk

With both moderate and challenging walking options on offer each day, this superb high level mountain hike takes in dramatic gorges, beautiful lakes and traditional mountain villages unchanged over the years. Friendly, 3* hotels throughout.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1019per person, tour only

  • 18 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Gastronomic Burgundy Walking - Short Break
France: Burgundy

Gastronomic Burgundy Walking - Short Break

Gastronomic meals and historic hotels, sleepy wine villages and traditional mediaeval towns, ancient woodland and some of the world's most prestigious vineyards. These are some of the highlights of this 4-night walk around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and shady woodland paths.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1049per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Brittany's Emerald Coast Walk
France: Brittany

Brittany's Emerald Coast Walk

Brittany's Emerald Coast boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, yet is relatively untouched by tourism. It's a landscape of pink-gold cliffs, deserted poppy-fringed beaches and traditional friendly Breton villages.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1059per person, tour only

  • 28 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Undiscovered French Riviera Walk
France: The French Riviera

Undiscovered French Riviera Walk

Discover the hidden secrets of the French Riviera, plus some of the familiar sights too, on this guided walking week based at a charming 3-star hotel just a stone's throw from the beach. Picturesque walks, beautiful views and visits to the Riviera's magnificent Caps.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1069per person, tour only

  • 11 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts included
  • Led by experienced local guide
Chablis Vineyards Walk
France: Burgundy

Chablis Vineyards Walk

This relaxed walk follows in part the route St James took en route to Compostela, and covers a gently rolling landscape of forests, farmlands, river valleys and fields full of poppies. Highlights include ancient Auxerre, mediaeval UNESCO-listed Vezelay and Chablis, renowned for its famous wines!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1079per person, tour only

  • 21 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling
France: Alsace

Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling

Good living at a relaxed pace, this luxury 7-night cycle leads you through mediaeval towns and villages amid a sea of swaying vines to visit crumbling hilltop chateaux, mighty mountain fortresses and top-notch wine producers. Then relax in top hotels located in some Alsace's most interesting towns

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1089per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Landscapes of the Luberon Walk
France: Provence

Landscapes of the Luberon Walk

Varied walking in the glorious Luberon National Park - inspiration for generations of poets, painters and writers. Wander through vineyards and olive groves to perched mediaeval villages and stay in delightful hotels, full of character along the way.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1089per person, tour only

  • 7 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Sarlat Activities
France: The Dordogne

Sarlat Activities

This 7-night single-centre holiday is based in Sarlat, which has the highest concentration of mediaeval, Renaissance and C17 facades of any town in France. Based at one hotel, you have the choice of a range of delightful walking and cycling routes, provided by us, and are free to do as much or as little as you like each day. Walks are usually at 1 or 1+ boot and cycling routes at 2-bike level. We provide you with a bike each, as well as a hire car for the week.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1099per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
Contrasts of Alsace and The Vosges Walk
France: Alsace

Contrasts of Alsace and The Vosges Walk

Incorporating both Alsace's Route des Vins and the picturesque Vosges National Park, this 8-night walking holiday showcases the very best that the region has to offer. Your holiday starts in the heart of wine country and takes you west through ancient forest and into the Vosges Mountains, straddling the French and German border.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1099per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • Continental breakfasts and all evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Cotes du Ventoux Cycling
France: Provence

Cotes du Ventoux Cycling

The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizon. This 6 night cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1139per person, tour only

  • 14 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Chateaux of the Loire Walk
France: The Loire

Chateaux of the Loire Walk

This 8 night walking holiday takes you along riverside trails, through sleepy hamlets and beside vineyards, stopping on route to visit some of the finest chateaux of the Loire Valley including Chenonceau, Amboise, Cheverny and Chaumont.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1149per person, tour only

  • 7 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling
France: Provence

Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling

Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 6 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1159per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Loire Gastronomic Cycling
France: The Loire

Loire Gastronomic Cycling

A gentle, unhurried introduction to the very essence of the Loire Valley: majestic chateaux, wide rivers, world-famous wines and some of the finest food we've ever eaten in France! Holiday includes two nights in a luxury chateau.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1169per person, tour only

  • 54 Reviews
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break
France: Burgundy

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

Gastronomic meals and world famous wines, mediaeval towns and traditional villages, historic hotels and chateaux, and the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne. These are some of the highlights of this 4-night cycle around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and tranquil waterside paths.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1179per person, tour only
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Backroads of Brittany Cycling
France: Brittany

Backroads of Brittany Cycling

Visitors have long been drawn to the stunning white beaches of Brittany's Emerald Coast, yet the region remains largely unspoiled with traditional fishing ports, colourful country hamlets and beautifully preserved walled towns unchanged since the Middle Ages.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1199per person, tour only

  • 39 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Classic Burgundy Cycling
France: Burgundy

Classic Burgundy Cycling

This 8-night cycling holiday really gets under the skin of Burgundy: its people, its villages, its waterways and, of course, its world-famous wines. The days have been specially designed to allow for lazy riverside lunches, gastronomic pit-stops and plenty of wine tastings!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1199per person, tour only

  • 29 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walks Along the Banks of the Dordogne
France: The Dordogne

Walks Along the Banks of the Dordogne

This walking holiday explores the limestone cliffs, wooded valleys and beautiful mediaeval villages that are so unique to France's Dordogne region. World famous prehistoric sites and fine local wines add a further dimension to a stay here.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1249per person, tour only

  • 23 Reviews
  • Continental breakfasts and all evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Gastronomic Burgundy Walking
France: Burgundy

Gastronomic Burgundy Walking

Gastronomic meals and historic hotels, sleepy wine villages and traditional mediaeval towns, ancient woodland and some of the world's most prestigious vineyards. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night walk around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and shady woodland paths.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1269per person, tour only

  • 16 Reviews
  • Continental breakfasts and all gastronomic evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Dordogne Activities
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne Activities

Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. 2 days of safe, undemanding canoeing with a choice of leisurely walking or cycling on the other days.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1339per person, tour only

  • 16 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Canoeing on the Dordogne
France: The Dordogne

Canoeing on the Dordogne

Safe, undemanding canoeing holiday on the most celebrated river in France. Great choice for families - all hotels have pools and, for a limited period, all customers will have the option to hire a fully kitted-out bike for all non-canoe days making it easy to explore locally too.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided canoeing
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1349per person, tour only

  • 40 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Chateaux of the Loire Cycling
France: The Loire

Chateaux of the Loire Cycling

An interest-packed, gentle cycling holiday crammed with historic and cultural highlights: pretty wine villages, charming mediaeval towns and world-famous wines in abundance! Superb cuisine throughout too.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1349per person, tour only

  • 39 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling
France: Provence

Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling

For wine-lovers, this 8-night tour circles the famous Cotes de Rhone vineyards, and includes 2 nights in Vaison la Romaine - France's most extensive Roman site with 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. Swimming pools 6 nights out of 8.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1359per person, tour only

  • 7 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Dordogne Gastronomic Cycling
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne Gastronomic Cycling

Wonderful gastronomic meals, world-famous wines, fabulous historic sites and postcard-pretty villages are just a few of the highlights of this popular 8-night cycling tour. You're usually close to the rivers too, so lots of swimming, plus all hotels have pools.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1389per person, tour only

  • 33 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Landscapes of the Luberon Cycling
France: Provence

Landscapes of the Luberon Cycling

The picturesque, perched villages of Provence offer stirring images along with a history which, in some places, stretches back over a thousand years. On this 8 night holiday you'll discover vineyards, olive groves, monasteries, chateaux and caves along with the region's famous Ochre Trail and, of course, the lavender which scents the summer air.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1389per person, tour only

  • 10 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling
France: Burgundy

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Gastronomic meals and world famous wines, mediaeval towns and traditional villages, historic hotels and chateaux, and the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night cycle around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and tranquil waterside paths.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1399per person, tour only

  • 11 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels