Slower Paced Holidays in France
Take your time on an authentic French holiday
Whatever your fitness level, you set the pace. Remember this is not the Tour de France or the Paris marathon.
With these holidays you have the time and the detailed route information to make sure you don't miss a thing. Extra nights are taken at each hotel to enrich your itinerary. With more sightseeing opportunities, you can really take the time to relax before the next day’s walk or ride.
7 Matching Holidays
Relaxed Cycling along the Alsace Wine Route
Gentle cycling through the iconic villages of the Alsace
Alsace is an ideal cycling holiday destination. The “green” routes run along Alsace’s many canal towpaths and disused railways which are appropriately surfaced and well-maintained for comfortable, safe cycling. Our new holiday, following the Wine...
Périgord Prestige à Pied
Along the Valley of the Dronne
Walk through beautiful undulating countryside and past pretty medieval villages as you follow the clear waters of the little River Dronne from Bourdeilles to Champagnac. Two nights staying in the “Venice of Périgord”, Brantôme, allows visits to the...
Family walking with a donkey in the Ardèche
Ramble off the beaten track in the Rhone Valley with your friendly donkey.
For a unique family experience we present a leisurely walk discovering the beautiful landscapes of the Ardèche, all in the company of a friendly a donkey. You follow ancient mule tracks at the gentle rhythm of your four...
Ride in the valley of the River Dronne
Cycle from the Charente to the Dordogne
Easy cycling along river valleys, Two nights in each location and longer routes available. Start at one of the ‘Plus beaux villages de France’ Aubeterre-sur-Dronne; famous for its subterranean monolithic church. This stunning route runs...
Loire Prestige en Vélo
Tranquil rivers and regal architecture
Explore quiet back roads and visit the fascinating old towns of Amboise and Blois with time to discover the classic wines of the region. Visit world famous châteaux and stay in luxury accommodation each night.
Classic Cognac Cycling
Fine brandy and easy cycling
Follow the meandering River Charente and cycle through prestigious Cognac vineyards with opportunities to taste the finest brands, including a visit to the famous Hennessy Cognac house. Gentle hills provide scenic views, and there's an...
Moulin du Chemin
Explore the idyllic countryside of the Pays de Gatine
A single-centre holiday based at le Moulin du Chemin, a wonderful little Maison d’Hôte (guesthouse) hidden in a leafy valley in deepest rural France. The Maison d’Hôte was established by the present proprietors in 1993, in a restored mill house...