French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but the length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Self guided walking holiday in France

Self guided walking holiday in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambience
From £875 to £962 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: Self-guided walking holidays commence most Sunday afternoons from May to September
2018 Prices apply to 2019 Holidays booked before Monday 7 January 2019. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2019.
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence heritage and natural beauty on full display
From €910 to €1,270 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April 1st to October 25th
Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €550 to €650 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
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Family walking holidays with a donkey, France

Family walking holidays with a donkey, France

Above the Rhτne to discover the unspoilt traditional Ardθche
From €395 to €700 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €370 to €1,275 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Discover Provence from Avignon to the Mediterranean by bike
From €995 to €1,380 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Start any day April 1st through October 25th
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France
From €755 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France

Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France

Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie
From £952 to £1,046 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 28 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 27 Sep
2018 Prices apply to 2019 Holidays booked before Monday 7 January 2019. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2019.
Lavender fields cycling holiday in the South of France

Lavender fields cycling holiday in the South of France

Cycle through France's vast lavender fields in Provence
From €825 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Friday or Sunday from April through October. Peak lavender season is in July
Provence self guided cycling holiday, Gastronomic

Provence self guided cycling holiday, Gastronomic

Discover Provence's renowned cuisine and hidden gems by bike
From €1,080 to €1,250 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can start on any Saturday April 1st to October 25th
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From €810 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 19 Apr
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Cycle along the Rhτne River from Geneva to Lyon.
From €845 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Sunday from April through October
Dordogne cycling tour, France

Dordogne cycling tour, France

Ride through remarkable Perigord and Quercy countryside
From €870 to €1,990 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April through October
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France walking holiday, French Riviera

France walking holiday, French Riviera

Stunning walking between the Mercantour and the Med, France
From €1,045 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Feb
Birdwatching holiday in France

Birdwatching holiday in France

Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie
From £875 to £962 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 28 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 27 Sep
2018 Prices apply to 2019 Holidays booked before Monday 7 January 2019. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2019.
Kayaking holidays in the French Alps

Kayaking holidays in the French Alps

A week's white water kayaking in the French Alps
From €647 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available between May and August for groups of 4 or more
Provence cycling tour, France

Provence cycling tour, France

Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders.
From €1,100 to €1,530 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any day from April 1st through October 25th
Mont Saint Michel self guided cycling tours in Normandy & Brittany

Mont Saint Michel self guided cycling tours in Normandy & Brittany

Cycling journey through Brittany to Mont Saint Michel
From €745 to €985 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Friday from April through October
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Cycle through beautiful Burgundy & taste exquisite wines
From €985 to €1,060 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day (excluding Monday or Tuesday) from March through October
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France
From €830 to €945 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 21 Dec, 29 Dec
2019: 26 Jan, 2 Feb
Activity holiday in France

Activity holiday in France

Family/friends D.I.Y. adventure - Mercantour, French Riviera
From €360 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Mercantour walking holiday, the grand traverse

Mercantour walking holiday, the grand traverse

Grande Traversee du Mercantour, France - the guided trip!!
From €1,025 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2108: 27 Jul
Activity holiday in the French Alps

Activity holiday in the French Alps

The perfect trip for sports enthusiasts and outdoor lovers!
From €1,584 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Normandy tour, cultural and natural riches

Normandy tour, cultural and natural riches

Discover the treasures of Normandy: culture, nature, history
From €2,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera tour, tailor made discovery

French Riviera tour, tailor made discovery

Travel the French Riviera in a more luxurious way
From €3,000 8 days ex flights
Tailor made
South of France walking and yoga short break

South of France walking and yoga short break

A rejuvenating yoga retreat in the south of France
From €395 to €1,335 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Corsica tour, tailor made discovery

Corsica tour, tailor made discovery

Enjoy the Charm of the Real Corsica
From €800 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
The Via Rhona cycling tour, Vienne to Montιlimar

The Via Rhona cycling tour, Vienne to Montιlimar

Riverside towns, vineyards, orchards, nougats and Provence!
From €675 to €940 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Chateau to Chateau family cycling tour in the Loire

Chateau to Chateau family cycling tour in the Loire

Unique itinerary for families to discover the Loire Chateaux
From €385 to €750 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday were the people running the accommodation and the supporting crew who organised all the activities and ensured a comfortable stay. (more)Shalini Menon Venugopal
If I were to pick one particular moment as most memorable it would have to be being in France, mingling with the locals at the neighborhood restaurant and watching France beat Belgium to make the World Cup finals. (more)Deborah Beane
A lovely B&B in a small village run by 2 wonderful people who will do everything to make your stay special and memorable. (more)Karen Sands
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
From
€550
excluding flights
5* (more)Janne Thomsen
I did the hike together with my daughter who is ten years and I think from this travel she could more benefit for her life than from any other materialised consumerism such as buying stuff … (more)Sarah Dorkenwald
It was fantastic. We loved it (even when it rained). (more)Lucy Chadwick
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
From
€985
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling at our own pace through stunning, varied countryside and finding places that we would have missed in a car. Tips? Be prepared for more than just undulating vineyards - there are some hills and you should have a decent level of fitness. (However, we managed and are in our more senior years!) The hire bikes were excellent, sturdy machines and there was technical back-up if required. (Luckily not needed! ) Local benefits? Staying at comfortable,... (more)Neil Crawley
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
From
€910
excluding flights
Very well organised and very enjoyable.... The scenery was beautiful, except in the Camargue, and all the villages were very French and full of atmosphere. Cycling through the Montagnettes and Alpilles was lovely. (more)Trish Price
Successfully navigating our way in and out of beautiful little towns being enthusiastically helped with directions and suggestions for great things to see and do by locals even with our absolute lack of French. (more)Jennifer Wright
Self guided walking holiday in France
From
£875
excluding flights
It was a perfect holiday... The lodging was excellent nestled in greens with lots of hiking and biking trails to choose from, all meticulously planned out by the owner Peter. Food was superb, prepared by Carolyn, Peter’s wife who ran the place immaculately. This place is actually perfect or simply lazing around for a few days, sipping on limitless wine and taking a dip in the pool. (more)Ricky Yeung
Top drawer! (more)Esther Quinlan
One of the best breaks I have ever had. Carolyn and Peter look after you so well. I am a solo traveller and sometimes you can feel isolated but not this time!!! (more)Margaret Parker
Provence cycling tour, France
From
€1,100
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling up Mont Ventoux. Wow! Its tough, very tough, but worth the effort. Particularly nice to have a really fabulous hotel at the bottom to relax afterwards. Tips? Do try to make the initial meeting with the local rep. We didn't and there were a few issues - for example some of our dinner arrangements - that it would have been better to iron out before they became issues. We were a bit disappointed that we weren't warned in advance that the meeting with the local... (more)Jane Frank
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
€830
excluding flights
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This holiday had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture
From
€370
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The entire trip was memorable however my favorite aspect to this trip was the people I met. I went on this trip alone however I met some very friendly people who were also staying at the house. And the day trips with Benoit and Corrine felt more like a friend showing me around the area rather than a small group tour, which is something I really loved! Tips? The weather was beautiful when I was there but bring layers because some of the day trips have you going to... (more)Divya Patel
Family walking holidays with a donkey, France
From
€395
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Spending a full week in nature with animals, no car, no smart phones, spending real quality time with each other and meeting people. Tips? If you want a real break and appreciate nature and animals then this is perfect. Local benefits? Yes, without a doubt. Overall rating? I can't rate this holiday highly enough. It is one of the best we have had in many years. (more)Lorna Mackie
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France
From
£952
excluding flights
Carolyn's gourmet meals were a highlight of the evenings and the conviviality among the guests spawned deep conversations. Peter was so knowledgeable about European culture and history. He also provided great bikes along with suggestions for routes, both long and short, each day. (more)Janet and Dave Williams
The people were fabulous both the hosts and guests. Competent, kind, thoughtful hosts. Great food and lovely setting great cycling and walking. (more)Nicki Mazey
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The holiday lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
€810
excluding flights
Wonderful walking in the Vesubie valley and Mercantour National Park in stunning mountains with superb views and dazzling lakes. Beautiful wildflowers and countless butterflies, lots of other wildlife to spot. (more)Ian Sheriff
Liz and Mel made us extremely welcome and were excellent hosts. We were given delicious meals and snacks every day and Liz went out of her way to cater for dietary needs, which was a real bonus on a holiday like this. (more)Janet Nelson
Seeing fantastic landscapes & wildlife was memorable. Really great. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
Activity holiday in France
From
€360
excluding flights
We had a great family holiday - Liz and Mel were terrific hosts (more)Wendy Dickson
Excellent...one 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
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
€755
excluding flights
Extraordinary! One of the best holidays I have every had! (more)Wendy Greenspun
The trip exceeded expectations in every way and we can't recommend this highly enough. Liz and Mel are splendid hosts and made us truly welcome in their home. They are hugely knowledgeable about the area, routes, flora and fauna, and local conditions. (more)Elaine Higgleton
It exceeded our expectations....Walking in the high Alpine valleys with the stunning flora and butterflies, seeing ibex, chamois and marmot up close and experiencing the drama of the huge Mercantour peaks all around. (more)Peter Tilbrook
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis
From
€995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery and the food. Tips? You do need to be semi fit! Local benefits? Local shops and cafes would have benefitted in the smaller, out of the way villages Overall rating? 4.5 stars. Only negative aspect was the hotel on the first and final night in Avignon, The Ibis, where the rooms were tiny, like being in a cabin and did make us worry about what was to follow! However, the other hotels were all fabulous but then we had to return to the Ibis... (more)Anne Morrice
French Riviera holiday, with morning yoga
From
€370
excluding flights
The excursions which were well thought out and very informative. So much we wouldn't have known if it wasn't for Benoit. Corrines cookery lesson was amazing too and very relaxed. (more)Brenda Muir
By the end of the week (helped by the glorious weather) I had laughed a lot, had some hugely interesting conversations, seen some beautiful places, learnt a lot of interesting facts, made some new friends, eaten some delicious food, tried lots of new things and completely relaxed. I practically cried when I had to leave, I'd loved it so much! (more)Ali James
France wellbeing holiday
From
£875
excluding flights
One of the best holidays I've ever had. (more)Tamsin Drew
There were so many highlights from the tranquillity, excellent hospitality, French cuisine & Wines to cycle rides & Wednesday's Posh Picnic (more)Karen Morgan
Mercantour walking holiday in France
From
€550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? A truly special experience in a little corner of the Mercantour where time seems to have stood still. We went with the flow of life at the pace of an ambling donkey. Every detail of the trip was well thought out, and the route guidance booklet (which we carried with us all the time) was spot on. The range of different landscapes we walked through surprised and delighted us. The effectiveness of the route marking was also great. The holiday providers team was hugely... (more)Carolyne Mason
Birdwatching holiday in France
From
£875
excluding flights
Just what I needed! Plenty of wildlife around, the spotted flycatcher leaping through the garden was great, several species of dragonfly by the ford and several hummingbird hawkmoths feeding on the lavender by the pool, all to the tune of blackbirds, turtle doves and a Cetti's warbler! (more)Nigel Scott
Both my husband and myself loved our week. Lazing by and in the pool late afternoon was lovely and the weather was hot. Being able to walk littlle or miles or not at all, was good -there is no compulsion to be super active, though you can! If you want to be totally catered for and live in verdant peace for a week, but have company too-this is the place for you! (more)Clare McKee
Excellent. It was not a thrills and spills holiday, just a quiet retreat where you are looked after. And if that is what you need, this is a place for you. (more)Tina cook
Horse riding holiday in the Mercantour
From
€725
excluding flights
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
France walking holiday, French Riviera
From
€1,045
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The great organisation that appeared effortless but I'm sure reflected much planning and forethought. Every day the walks were 'just right' for the weather, our legs and our mood without us having to think about it. The food was superb, varied and appeared as if by miracle in the right amounts at the perfect time. Tips? Do what preparation you can but don't worry as there are so many walks requiring so many different levels of fitness that you will love it regardless... (more)anne webb
Vegetarian holidays in France
From
£875
excluding flights
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the holiday...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great holiday in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil holiday rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
Horse riding holiday in France
From
£875
excluding flights
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
Dordogne cycling tour, France
From
€870
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Sarlat - we just loved wandering around the medieval part of town. Tips? Pack as light as possible, but for all temps (the caves were quite cold). If you want to visit lots of attractions, you'd need to be a very strong rider to have enough time to do this. Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? Almost perfect...4 1/2 stars. Just a couple of comments if you want to make this a 5 star holiday: A map of Rocamadour showing where our hotel was (as... (more)Deborah Palacios
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France
From
€845
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Probably the most memorable part was riding into St Emelion. The town is magnificent. Tips? This is a fabulous sightseeing trip go enjoy. Suitable for all levels of cyclists. Local benefits? Probably all three. Overall rating? Great, energetic, peaceful,l wonderful scenery. We covered a lot of miles but bikes were easy to ride. Hotels we stayed in were very good,comfortable and generally good food. Highly recommend this holiday. (more)marieanna howard
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