Welcome to France! A country that has almost no equal for active holidays. Culture, priceless historical treasures and unique landscapes compete for your attention. Stand on top of the cliffs of Normandy, explore the pretty villages of Alsace, see countless castles along the Loire, visit winegrowing vineyards in Burgundy and experience the buzz of the Ile de France.
Why not head to the south of France to discover the beaches along the Cote d’Azur, explore the fragrant countryside of Provence and spend time on the coast with your bike, kayak or on foot? There are so many wonderful sides of France to take in that deciding where to go is one the most difficult active holiday choices you’ll make.
France has many enchanting regions such as the Pyrenees, the Auvergne, and Alsace that will appeal to cycling and walking holiday enthusiasts. There are dreamlike landscapes, countless wine-growing regions, differences in climate between north and south, and fascinating cities with excellent cycling infrastructure that connect up with the many cycle routes that traverse the country.
The sweet smell of the lavender flower will be an ever-present scent during your active holiday in Provence. In addition to lavender fields, you’ll see the pretty gardens, walk or cycle next to beaches and be able to take time to explore the cities of Orange, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, and Avignon. Provence also means that you can combine a relaxing summer holiday by the sea with a more active holiday inland.
Our selection of cycling holidays in Provence passes through some of the most beautiful parts of the region. After cycling during the day, you’ll also be able to look forward to strolling around or enjoying a glass of wine after a day on your bike.
Alsace is known as being a very colourful region due to its brightly coloured timber-framed architecture. Alsace has long been coveted by both France and Germany and the border has shifted many times over the years. The beautiful cycling region of Alsace has many key elements of both countries, and this influence is seen in the local architecture, green countryside and pretty villages.
With a focus on delivering well-organised self-guided cycling holidays, walking holidays, active family holidays and Bike and Boat tours throughout Europe, we can offer a wide range of active holidays to suit all abilities.
All of our active holidays include luggage transfers and local support. You can contact us by telephone by calling our UK-based booking line on 0044(0)1706 618155 and we are available from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:30.
Our website is continually updated and we will be able to answer any questions that you may have about specific tours and general availability.
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