Adventure Travel in Southeast France

by Jack Guy

Apr 13, 2019

Lavender Shutters in Bonnieux Village, Provence © Oleg Znamenskiy | Dreamstime

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Get out and about to explore the best of this beautiful region of France on one of these adventurous activities.

Horse riding is popular in Provence, and you can take great rides through the vineyards of the region. Further west, explore the Camargue wetlands, home to wild white horses.

France has a long history of cycling and the Tour de France is the world’s most famous cycling race. You can tackle some of the stages in the south of France, including the famous Mont Ventoux. If off-road riding is more your thing, there are lots of mountain bike trails, too. There is a real cycling community in these parts, so renting a bike is easy.

The famous Mistral winds make the south of France a great spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Try La Ciotat near Marseille or Espiguette in the Camargue region for some top conditions.

You can also try canyoning in the Gorges du Verdon, which offers an escape from the beach crowds of the Cote d’Azur. There are also plenty of canyoning spots in the Prealpes d’Azur natural park.

Thanks to amazing mountains and gorges, the area is also great for hikers. Plan a route through the foothills of the Alps and you will see some outstanding scenery.

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