Locally run vacations in France
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Self guided walking vacation in France

Self guided walking vacation in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Jun, 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep
The last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 start June 4 (due to cancellation) July 9 & 30, August 6 and September 3. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
Provence biking tour, France

Provence biking tour, France

Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders.
From €1,085 to €1,440 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any day from April 1st through October 25th
Avignon to Nice cycling tour in France

Avignon to Nice cycling tour in France

A visually stunning cycling trip from Avignon to Nice
From €1,290 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Sep
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 €830 to €1,220 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April 1st to October 25th
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Cycle through beautiful Burgundy & taste exquisite wines
From €890 to €965 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day (excluding Monday or Tuesday) from March through October
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €545 to €645 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €805 to €1,210 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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 €915 to €1,330 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Start any day April 1st through October 25th
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 €885 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Sunday from April through October
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France

Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France

Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie
From €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Jun, 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep
The last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 start June 4 (due to cancellation) July 9 & 30, August 6 and September 3. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
Self guided cycling vacation, Gastronomic Provence

Self guided cycling vacation, Gastronomic Provence

Discover Provence's renowned cuisine and hidden gems by bike
From €1,035 to €1,215 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can start on any Saturday April 1st to October 25th
Dordogne biycling tour, France

Dordogne biycling tour, France

Ride through remarkable Perigord and Quercy countryside
From €830 to €1,985 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April through October
Birdwatching vacation in France

Birdwatching vacation in France

Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie
From €977 to €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Jun, 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep
Last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 start 4 June (due to cancellation) 9 & 30 July, 6 August and 3 September. Inclusive Sterling Price - no Euro worries. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
Kayaking vacations in the French Alps

Kayaking vacations 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
Horse riding vacation in France

Horse riding vacation in France

Calm, beautifully-behaved horses and idyllic surroundings
From €977 to €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 31 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep
The last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 start June 4 (due to cancellation) July 9 & 30, August 6 and September 3. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
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 €695 to €970 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Friday from April through October
France cycling tour in the Arles countryside

France cycling tour in the Arles countryside

Enjoy Provenηal sunshine, art & history by bike
From €630 to €890 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can depart any day 28th March to 24th October
Meditation retreat in France

Meditation retreat in France

-Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Horses South of France
From £995 to £1,095 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov
Camino de Santiago short break

Camino de Santiago short break

Weekend introduction to the Camino de Santiago France
From £395 to £475 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: This weekend getaway starts on a Friday evening from 18h00 and ends at 11H00 the next Monday (4 days later). Bookings can be made from May to November.
French Riviera guided hiking vacation

French Riviera guided hiking vacation

Walking with a guide in the French Riviera
From €736 to €1,162 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 11 Jun
Corsica tour, tailor made discovery

Corsica tour, tailor made discovery

Enjoy the Charm of the Real Corsica
From €655 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
France self drive vacation, Bordeaux and the Dordorgne

France self drive vacation, Bordeaux and the Dordorgne

Relaxing in beautiful landscape with good food and wine
From €920 to €1,320 7 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 €665 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 €365 to €620 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Above the Rhτne to discover the unspoilt traditional Ardθche
From €395 to €650 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
France walking holiday in Upper Provence

France walking holiday in Upper Provence

A sunbathed adventure with great food and a rich heritage
From €330 to €645 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
France cycling tour along River Lot

France cycling tour along River Lot

A picturesque breakaway on the bucolic Lot river
From €395 to €665 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
France family cycling tour along River Lot

France family cycling tour along River Lot

A picturesque holiday at water’s side along the river Lot
From €355 to €640 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Chateau to Chateau Loire Valley cycling tour

Chateau to Chateau Loire Valley cycling tour

A unique tour to discover the sumptuous Loire Chateaux
From €420 to €710 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The excellent, friendly, informed guiding on the activity days. The pace was relaxed and enjoyable. Very enjoyable -friendly hosts, delightful area. (more)Susan Marris
It was FABULOUS (more)Lesley Fowler
The peaceful, unspoilt village with spectacular views. The friendliness and warmth of our hosts, their local knowledge and their pride in their local area. (more)Kay Boshier
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France
From
€545
excluding flights
Awesome, it has raised the bar for next year! (more)Tony Johnson
The whole thing was memorable! Our 6 year old and 4 year old leading "Leonidas" our donkey through the French Alps, sleeping in a beautiful yurt in an Alpine meadow, and feeling like we'd done something completely different to the typical "bucket and spade" type of vacation. (more)Alison Godfrey
The mountains, flora and fauna in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt part of the world, within and on the periphery of the Mercantour National Park in the French maritime Alps were most memorable. (more)Nick Lampert
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€997
excluding flights
The most memorable part was the hospitality of the hosts. (more)Elaine Overnell
Excellent, really good food, drink and company brilliant location, great outdoor space, really appreciated the swimming pool (more)Anthony Van Gils
Best bits: The lovely walks the evening dinners (more)Bernard Gogarty
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
From
€890
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
€830
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
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France
From
€997
excluding flights
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 vacation lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this vacation to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France
From
€885
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 vacation. (more)marieanna howard
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis
From
€915
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
Provence biking tour, France
From
€1,085
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
French Riviera vacation, with morning yoga
From
€805
excluding flights
Memorable parts? For me, staying at the hotel has re-written the rule book on the group activity vacation - something I have avoided up until now, as I have never wanted to spend 24/7 with a random group of people or be tied to a strict, laminated schedule. Everything about the week I spent in Saint-Jeannet surpassed my expectations. The accommodation was cosy and comfortable (and if you book a balcony room, I challenge anyone to find a better view!), the excursions were flexible, interesting... (more)Ali James
Family walking vacations 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 vacation highly enough. It is one of the best we have had in many years. (more)Lorna Mackie
Mercantour hiking vacation in France
From
€545
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 vacation providers team was hugely... (more)Carolyne Mason
France self guided challenging cycling vacation
From
€997
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The most memorable part was Carolynn and Peter's warm hospitality involving lovely food, generous amounts of good wine and cognac and lively conversation around the dinner table. Domino the dog made everyone feel loved. The road cycling is excellent due to the almost deserted roads and hilly terrain. The routes provided are easy to follow, varied and provide a good workout over the week. Tips? Be prepared to put on weight as the food and wine is abundant and hard... (more)Carol Gray
Birdwatching vacation in France
From
€977
excluding flights
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 vacation, 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
Dordogne biycling tour, France
From
€830
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 vacation: A map of Rocamadour showing where our hotel was (as... (more)Deborah Palacios
Vegetarian vacations in France
From
€977
excluding flights
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the vacation...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great vacation in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil vacation 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 vacation in France
From
€977
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 travelers? Stay an extra week!...Ten out of ten. (more)Sue Evans
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