France is synonymous with cycling – as well as great food and wine – and it’s the perfect destination for a whole range of outdoor activity holidays.
Whether it's rambling through the Loire Valley just an hour from Paris, tackling epic Pyrenean climbs made famous by the Tour de France, skiing and snowboarding in the Alps or sailing in the glamorous French Riviera, there’s something for everyone.
You’re virtually guaranteed breathtaking scenery and decent weather and our range of trips mean you can pick between guided and self guided, taking your own equipment or hiring what you need, the level of accommodation and much, much more.
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From canyoning to paragliding, here are 10 of the top outdoor activities to try out in the French Alps during spring, summer and autumn.
The Dordogne is renowned for its beautiful countryside, chateaux and gastronomic delights - and trail running is the best way to discover all the hidden gems.
One of the most unspoilt regions in France, the Ariège offers a plethora of crags from single and multi-pitch limestone and granite rocks to granite bouldering in a compact area.
Snowshoeing adventures are one of the very best ways to explore the winter wonderlands of the Alps - here's all you need to know.
Easily accessible and with more than 250km of trails to suit all levels, Vaujany is one of Europe's ultimate backdoor mountain biking resorts.
Easy access to fantastic beginner slopes through to world-renowned black runs makes Vaujany in the French Alps a gem of a ski resort, explains Jamie Purkhardt.
For a road cyclist the French Alps can be the pinnacle of cycling achievement, writes locally-based tour leader and bike coach Rob Hawkins.
The Valley of Kings is perfect for leisurely two-wheeled exploration, with gentle gradients through verdant landscapes dotted with picturesque châteaux
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Things to do in an urban environment - everything from city walks to traffic-free rides.
Events, challenges and trips aimed at those starting out, trying something new, or just looking for a fun day out.
Focus on upcoming new destinations and events - as well as many traditional favourites such as London to Paris.
Everything from mountain biking to trail running - and what's great about going off the radar to find your outdoor escape.
Everything you need to help you choose between Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp, the Great Wall, Machu Picchu and more.
The world’s greatest festival of cycling
25km, 50km or 100km routes
September - plenty of time for training
8th-10th June - sign up for £150
2nd July - 23, 34 or 51 miles
16/17th September - sign up for £75
13th May - 5 mile obstacle course
28th May - just £15 to sign up
Friday 30th June - 5 or 9 miles
165 feet free-fall style abseil - June