Adventure holidays in France. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

France adventure holidays

France adventure holidays

From adventure - trekking, caving and mountain climbing, to adrenalin – canyoning, whitewater sports and paragliding – not to mention snowshoeing, an increasingly popular way to make the most of winter’s snow if you can’t ski, France adventure holidays are packed to the rafters with activities that add an extra dimension to exploring the country’s diverse terrain and are a fun way to escape the crowds too.

Horse riding holiday in France
Calm, beautifully-behaved horses and idyllic surroundings, from £663 - £735 (7 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc ascent climbing holiday, France
Climb Western Europe's highest peak, from £1999 - £2199 (8 days) inc UK flights
Kayaking holidays in the French Alps
A week's white water kayaking in the French Alps, from €630 - €647 (8 days) ex flights
Paris to Marrakech tour
Take this remarkable journey from Paris to Morocco, from £3000 - £3925 (29 days) ex flights

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Mont Blanc climbing holiday
The exhilaration of summiting an alpine peak, from £1850 (8 days) ex flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
Enjoy a multi-activity holiday in the French Alps, from €410 - €967 (7 days) ex flights
Learn how to kayak holiday in the Ardeche, France
Kayaking holiday in the magnificent beauty of the Ardeche, from £400 - £650 (7 days) ex flights
Ski touring holiday in France
Ski touring trip in the wild Queyras Regional Nature Park, from €1515 (8 days) ex flights
London to Budapest by rail, including the Glacier Express
Hop aboard Europe's magnificent train rides, from £1999 - £2299 (13 days) ex flights
Trail and fell running holidays in French Alps
Exceptional trail-running events in the southern Alps, from €318 - €372 (4 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in France
Family/friends D.I.Y. adventure - Mercantour, French Riviera, from £245 (8 days) ex flights
Activity holidays in the Pyrenees
Non-stop adventure in the beautiful French Pyrenees, from £695 - £805 (8 days) ex flights
French Alps climbing holiday, short break
Mountaineering trip to climb the Barre or Dome des Ecrins, from €730 - €1165 (3 days) ex flights
Snowshoeing holiday in the French Alps
Guided snow shoeing holiday in the French Alps, from £715 (8 days) ex flights
Horse riding holiday in the Mercantour
Real horse riding adventure in the Mercantour, from £625 (5 days) ex flights
Melanesia birdwatching holiday
Expedition Cruise through South Pacific to Papua New Guinea, from US $6300 - US $8100 (18 days) ex flights
Dordogne activity holiday in France
Dordogne activities, from £1379 - £1469 (9 days) inc UK flights
London to Beijing overland tour
Join us on this epic journey, travelling Overland from London to Beijing, visiting 17 countries, from £4649 (17 weeks) ex flights
Family French Alps activity holiday, Tignes
Experience this Tignes hotel based family holiday with activity passes, from £541 - £739 (7 days) inc UK flights
Ardeche activity holiday in France
A mix of different activities in spectacular surroundings, from £1049 - £1249 (8 days) inc UK flights
Mont Ventoux cycling weekend in France
Climb one of the Tour de France's most iconic mountains, from £749 - £899 (4 days) inc UK flights
French Alps activity holiday in Morzine, hotel based
Experience the best of Morzine's activities, from £526 - £730 (7 days) inc UK flights
Raid Pyrennean Coast to Coast ride in France
A unique cycling tour of the Pyrenees, from £1129 - £1299 (8 days) inc UK flights
France to Spain overland holiday
From romantic Paris to cosmopolitan Barcelona, from £3730 - £4145 (29 days) ex flights
Dordogne canoeing holiday in France
One of France's most interesting waterways, from £1377 - £1469 (9 days) inc UK flights
London to Istanbul rail tour
Check out the dramatic landscapes across Europe, from £3099 - £3499 (25 days) ex flights
Canyoning holiday in the Pyrenees
Follow the river downstream in any way possible, from £465 - £805 (8 days) ex flights
The Etape du Tour cycling race in France
Ride stage 18 of the 2014 Tour de France, from £1449 (8 days) inc UK flights
Ice climbing holiday in the French Alps
Experience an intensive ice climbing trip, from €956 - €1544 (8 days) ex flights

28 reviews for Adventure holidays in France4 star overall rating

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Activity holiday in France
We had a great family holiday - Liz and Mel were terrific hosts (more)Wendy Dickson of the most memorable parts was. Lunch on a summit La Cime de Guilie at 2999m with 360 degree views encompassing Italy and France. (more)Katie Toms
The boys loved cayonning - jumping off of cayons into pools; I loved horse riding American style through the mountains - it was fantastic & Liz was a terrific guide. We also climbed up to some glacial lakes with Mel - which was an incredible experience. (more)Natalie Wiggins
From £245 excluding flights
Learn how to kayak holiday in the Ardeche, France
Memorable parts? Surviving the descent of the rapids at the Pont D'Arc without capsizing! Tips? Leave yourself in Phil's capable hands - go 1/2 board because the hotel's fantastic and take his kit list as your Bible. Local benefits? Tourist industry is important locally and local hotel benefitted. Overall rating? 10/10, A*, fantastic (more)Adele Holt
From £400 - £650 excluding flights
Horse riding holiday in the Mercantour
Every minute was memorable and exciting! The horses, the views, the people, the food - all lovely. (more)Jane Fox
I loved every moment of it. It felt really special and actually quite an achievement to be part of something like a transhumance, which is steeped in so much tradition. (more)Kate Moore
Most memorable was perhaps climbing to what seems like the top of the world on horseback, arriving at a mountain refuge in a cloud and then realizing the stupendous view in the morning. (more)Hester Wilcox
From £625 excluding flights
Horse riding holiday in France
A fantastic place which lived up to my expectations. (more)Katherine Amos
Excellent. This is a fine place to stay! With lovely people and surroundings. The best parts were riding in unknown rural France with horses up country tracks and beneath trees in occasional woodland. Meeting other riders and brushing up my French whilst the instructor brushed up my riding skills! (more)Liz Beaven
Tips for other travellers? Stay an extra week!...Ten out of ten. (more)Sue Evans
From £663 - £735 excluding flights
Mont Blanc climbing holiday
Climbing was the most memorable part. (more)Gunvor Leirbukt
Memorable: 1.Training in the stunning beautiful mountains - Trient Glacier. 2. The views on the climb up and down from Mont Blanc summit, including sunrise Exciting - the scramble up to the Gouter Refuge. (more)John Hehir
I think the attempt to reach the summit of Mont Blanc and in spite not having made it due to bad weather conditions it was still nice to have been to the Dome de Gouter. Other moments were the stunning landscapes. (more)Peter Koopmans
From £1850 excluding flights
Activity holidays in the Pyrenees
Enjoyed all the activities, the chalet and food were great and all the guides were very friendly and experienced. Fantastic holiday, would certainly recommend to friends. (more)Jean Elliott
The most memorable part was seeing the fabulous scenery of the Pyrenees, walking in them, seeing the wildlife, and then all the activities we undertook as part of the multi-activity holiday. (more)Sally Preece
A great itinerary with a chance to try out some activities we wouldn’t normally get the chance to try. (more)Alison Cousland
From £695 - £805 excluding flights
Paris to Marrakech tour
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of my holiday was realizing that where I travelled was full of history, fantastic buildings and stories. That people had been living and existing in this area for a vast period of time and continue to do so. Tips? Read the trip notes so you have an idea of what to expect-nothing can prepare you even when you're there. Expect the unexpected and go with an open mind. Local benefits? Yes, as locals were employed, ran hotels, shops, etc.... (more)Robyn Ward
From £3000 - £3925 excluding flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
Absolutely brilliant. (more)Jane Sargent
A fantastic holiday and one I'd love to do again!...The area was beautiful and the local restaurants were very nice. The activities, in particular the white water rafting, were the most memorable part of the holiday. A great way to get out and see the area from a different perspective. (more)Donal Kelly
All the activities were special (trekking, cycling, horse riding and via ferrata). The two peaks we climbed were highlights for me. (more)Elroy Campbell
From €410 - €967 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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