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Adventure Holidays in France

France is a destination with an absolute abundance of adventure, and for many of us, it’s right on our doorstep. No one visit is enough to see all this wonderfully varied country has to offer, it'll entice you back for me.

Follow in the footsteps of legendary adventurers and explore the French Alps, from trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc or walking in the Chamonix region to discovering hidden wild corners by hiking in the Ecrins or Queyras - but don't forget that beyond the Alps there are plenty more mountains to be found. Discover the stunning routes that wind across the French Pyrenees, or the rugged, Mediterranean jewel of Corsica where you can take on the challenge of completing the GR20, the toughest trail in Europe. 

Of course, any visit to France is also accompanied by a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that comes with a country which knows how to live the good life. You can soak up its relaxed vibe by immersing yourself in regions such as beautiful Burgundy, but you'll find that on any adventure, be it walking, climbing or cycling, there'll always be time to take part in the essential French experience; sitting outside, sipping a delectable café or world-class wine, and watching the world go by.

Featured Holidays in France

Year Round Adventures in France

Whatever the time of year, there is an adventure holiday to be had in France. Through the winter the snow clad Alps offer an abundance of snow shoeing and winter mountaineering adventures. As the snow melts it un covers trails weaving through wildflower rich meadows while offering unrivalled cycling both in the mountains and along rivers.

What Activities to do in France


France is an adventurers paradise covering all activity styles, for all levels of fitness and ability. Grab your boots, your bike or your snow kit and whether you join a small group, go self-guided or travel with your family, we've got an adventure holiday in France for you.

Walking Holidays in France

Walking Holidays rarely get more diverse than they do in France. Our self-guided treks take you along the rugged Brittany coast and through the colourful fields of Provence. While our guided groups take you high into the Alps and along some of Europe toughest trekking trails.

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Cycling Holidays in France

Jumping on your bike, the mountainous Alps offer spectacular switchbacks and uphill challenges for even the fittest of cyclists. But for those looking for a more relaxing cycling holiday in France it's hard to better the gentile flow of cycling along the banks of the Loire.

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Family Holidays in France

With such a range of family friendly holidays in France you can choose how active you want to be. Take a cultural family holiday through the French countryside on one of our many self-guided trips. Or, for the more daring, why not take on the Tour du Mont Blanc at a pace designed for children, and parents.

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Beyond the Alps and the Tour

It's hard not to associate walking holidays in France with anywhere but the Alps, with it' spectacular mountains towering high above wild flower rich meadows. But beyond Mont Blanc and Chamonix you can find some incredible trails to explore. The nearby region of Queyras offers a peaceful corner of France, with the same amazing alpine style trails. While further afield the Pyrenees, on the French/Spanish border, offers lush summer trekking and spectacular winter snow shoeing. But for the bold there couldn't be a tougher test of your walking fitness and skills than taking on the GR20 in Corsica, Europe's toughest walking trail.

Meanwhile on the bike, racing through the scenic countryside and powering over mountain passes, the Tour du France is evocative of cycling in France. However your cycling holiday doesn't have to be as energetic! Relax and explore Brittany, Normandy and the Loire Valley at your own pace without even carrying your luggage, we'll do that for you on one of our self-guided cycling holidays. However there's always the alpine challenges for any budding king of the mountains looking to join a small group adventure.

Five of our Favourite Adventure Holidays in France

France is the perfect location for an adventure holiday, which is why we have 35 different trips running ‘en France’ thoughout the year! These are just a few of our favourite…


Classic Tour du Mont Blanc

Embark on the classic 12 day long Mont Blanc trek, walking through France, Italy, and Switzerland with full baggage support and hotel stays. This bucket-list adventure holiday offers world-class trekking amid stunning Alps scenery and rich mountain culture, promising unforgettable memories of this iconic route. From charming alpine villages to pristine glacial lakes, the Mont Blanc circuit promises a trekking experience like no other, leaving you with memories of awe-inspiring landscapes and the satisfaction of completing a legendary trekking route.


Queyras Snowshoe Winter Paradise


 
 








Experience the serene winter wonderland of the Queyras region in the French Alps during a week-long snowshoeing adventure holiday. Venture into remote valleys and peaceful trails, far from the bustling crowds, as you revel in the breathtaking mountain vistas, including those of the stunning Ecrins National Park. Your base will be a delightful family-run hotel nestled in the picturesque village of Aiguilles, adding to the charm of this experience. With expert guidance and all necessary snowshoe equipment provided, you can fully immerse yourself in the tranquility and natural beauty of this snowy paradise.


Self-Guided Cycling in Normandy

Embark on a captivating journey holiday through history with a self-guided cycling holiday focused on the D-Day Normandy Landings. Begin by exploring a millennium of history in Bayeux, where you'll encounter the world-famous tapestry. Pedal along scenic coastal lanes, through picturesque fields, and charming fishing villages. Pause at Omaha Beach to pay your respects to the heroic soldiers who sacrificed their lives on D-Day. Along the way, savor the delectable flavors of Norman cuisine and savor a tasting of the renowned Calvados brandy, making this adventure holiday an immersive and unforgettable experience.


The Ecrins Circuit - GR54

Enjoy a remarkable trekking journey through the serene Ecrin region in the Southern Alps of France with the Ecrins Circuit on the GR54. This outstanding alpine adventure allows you to explore one of the most celebrated Alpine "Grande Randonees." Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of France's most breathtaking National Park, where you'll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the Barre des Ecrins and Meije, making this trek an unforgettable adventure holiday the heart of France’s pristine wilderness.

 

Geneva to the Med Road Cycle

Embark on Europe's premier road cycling adventure, the Geneva to the Mediterranean Road Cycle, traversing the legendary Route des Grandes Alpes. Conquer iconic mountain passes like Iseran, Galibier, and Izoard, each with a rich Tour de France history. Experience the exhilaration of tackling several classic Tour de France mountain stages. The grand finale unfolds over two spectacular days in the Alpes Maritimes, from Jausiers to Menton. We've tailored this classic Alpine challenge to be attainable, spanning seven exhilarating cycling days that promise an unforgettable adventure holiday through the heart of the Alps.


 
 








 


 
 








 

More Information About France

One of the many wondeful things about France is the year round opportunity for an adventure holiday.

In the summer you can cycle through the scenic countryside, or trek high in the Alps. While the winter offers an abundance of adventure holidays snow shoeing or sking into pristine white valleys.

Worldwide Adventure Holidays

We offer over 360 active adventures in 100 countries worldwide. Best known for our pioneering itineraries and challenging trips with an 'edge', we also offer a range of easier guided and self-guided walking, cycling, family and wildlife journeys throughout the world. Based in Keswick in the Lake District, we are passionate about creating unique travel experiences for our customers.

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