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Outdoor activities during your vacation in a self-catering village

Outdoor sports from your self-catering village

Needing adventure, space, freedom, outdoor sports are an opportunity to let off steam, to experience intense vacation moments.
The self-catering villages are ideally located for enjoying sports activities with friends, family, children.
Close to sports venues, it’s an opportunity during your stay to discover new activities.
So for big thrills try white water sports, canoeing, rafting and canyoning unless you’d rather try the via ferrata or the accrobranche.
Sites suitable for orienteering, mountain biking or trail running are never far away either.
There’s no shortage of opportunities near the gîtes 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, 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’s to exercise, maintain your body, your health, or simply to share good times with family and friends, they constitute a multitude of practices suitable for all ages, at all levels:

  • Running, trail
  • Nordic walking
  • Mountain biking, Fat Bike
  • Water sports: canoeing-kayaking, rafting, canyoning…
  • Climbing, via ferrata
  • Accrobranche
  • Spéléologie
  • Course d’orientation
  • Golf

The Villages de gîtes are the ideal place to discover new sports practices during your vacation. Your hosts will be happy to advise you on the best places to practice in complete safety. Some of them are passionate sports enthusiasts themselves, and can accompany you or put you in touch with their partners, who offer packages tailored to your level.

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Practice areas in the heart of nature

Because of their location close to a wide variety of natural areas, the Villages de Gîtes offer an ideal setting for outdoor physical activitiesfor both amateurs and the most seasoned sportsmen and women. The diversity of landscapes, waterways, hiking itineraries and relief of different natures offers magnificent playgrounds for outdoor activities.
Our regions each have their own specificities, their strong points and spots sometimes of international reputation. The Ardèche, Gard and Hérault, for example, are little paradises for lovers of white water sports, but also for those who want to try their hand at climbing or indulge in a via ferrata. With their numerous marked trails, the Dordogne, Lot and Aveyron are the ideal playground for lovers of Mountain biking, Nordic walking or running.

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