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Outdoor activities during your vacation in a gite village

Outdoor sports from your gite village

Needing adventure, space, freedom, outdoor sports are an opportunity to let off steam, to experience intense vacation moments.
Gite villages are ideally located to practice sports activities with friends, family, with children. Close to sports practice places, it is the opportunity during your stay to discover new activities. So for big thrills try white water sports, canoeing, rafting and canyoning unless you prefer to try the via ferrata or the accrobranche. Sites conducive to orientation races, Mountain biking or trail riding are never far away either.
There is no shortage of opportunities near the lodging villages, and some of your hosts are also practitioners who will be able to introduce you to their favorite sports.

Sports activities during your vacation

Need for physical activity, fitness, and healthier lifestyles, outdoor sports enthusiasts are becoming more and more numerous. Beyond the benefits of physical activity on the body, outdoor sports also have beneficial effects on the mind.

Whether it is to exercise, maintain one’s body, one’s health, or simply to share good moments with family, friends, they constitute a multitude of practices adapted to all ages, to all levels:

  • Running, trail
  • Nordic walking
  • Mountain biking, Fat Bike
  • Water sports: canoeing, rafting, canyoning…
  • Climbing, via ferrata
  • Robbing
  • Speleology
  • Orientation running
  • Golf

The Villages de Gîtes are the ideal place to discover during your vacations new sporting practices. Your hosts will be keen to advise you on the best sites to practice in complete safety. Some of them, passionate and practicing themselves can accompany you or put you in touch with their partners who propose adapted formulas according to your level.

Places to practice in the middle of nature

Because of their location near very diverse natural areas, the Villages de Gîtes offer an ideal setting for the practice of outdoor physical activities for amateurs as well as for the most seasoned sportsmen. The diversity of landscapes, waterways, hiking routes and reliefs of different nature offers magnificent playgrounds for outdoor activities.
Our regions each have their specificities, their strengths and spots sometimes of international reputation. Thus the Ardèche, the Gard or the Hérault are small paradises for lovers of white water sports but also for those who want to learn about climbing or be tempted by a via ferrata. With their very numerous marked trails, the Dordogne, the Lot or even the Aveyron constitute the ideal playground for lovers of Mountain biking, Nordic walking or running.

Outdoors activities are most often set in protected natural sites or routes frequented by other sports enthusiasts. It is important to respect the good practices for the respect of the environment and the sharing of these places with all lovers of outdoor sports.