3 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the South of France – Quality Villas

3 ways to enjoy the outdoors in the south of france

South West France is the perfect holiday destination for the family to visit this year. From gorgeous, sandy beaches to cobbled streets just waiting to be explored, you’ll never be short of fun-filled days out for the family to enjoy. With glorious sunshine beaming down on your chosen holiday destination, you’ll no doubt have an incredible time uncovering hidden gems and locals favourite spots during your next getaway. However, no matter who you’re planning your next trip away with, sometimes you need a little something extra to entertain the younger members of your party.

As an incredibly family-friendly location, south-west France has a myriad of things for you to partake in when on your dream holiday. Whether you’re looking for something a little more action-packed, where you can get the adrenaline pumping around your body, or are hoping to discover a walking route or hike that is better suited to those who have smaller legs, you’ll never be left wondering how to spend your time.


Here at Quality Villas, we understand that sometimes finding things to do when away from home can be challenging, especially if you’re attempting to cater towards a group of varying ages. On your next stay in one of our holiday villas in South West France, why don’t you take a look at this list and get planning an itinerary of things to enjoy outdoors before heading over? We’ve included a few of our favourites below to get you started!


1 – Swim in the Sea

Along the southern coast of France, there are an array of picture-perfect beaches that are a fantastic place to spend the day! Take a cooling dip in the crystal clear water after a long day topping up that well-deserved tan. For those of you who are looking for a little extra privacy, a number of the beaches, especially when stopping in the French Riviera region, are private. After paying a small fee, you’ll gain entrance to the private beach where you can rent out sunbeds and deck chairs, as well as wine and dine at the onsite restaurant. When visiting any of the beaches in the south of France, it is essential that you check beforehand if the water is safe for little ones to swim in. However, the clear water does make for ideal conditions to splash about in.

2 – Go for a bike ride

Why not fasten up your helmets and go for a bike ride? This is a fun way for the family to spend an afternoon and is a fantastic way to get some exercise. Before heading out, pack up and picnic that you can enjoy on the way to make a full day out of it. Across the region, there are a number of cycle paths for you to follow, which is perfect if you’re looking for a guided route.


3 – Try hiking

One of the best ways to explore the country is by foot; wandering along the quaint, picturesque streets, dipping in and out of the discombobulated assortment of shops and eateries is something that is so much easier when you can mindlessly meander. Likewise, pushing your feet into the comfortable and safe surroundings of your sturdiest walking boots to ascend a hill is a phenomenal thing to experience, especially when you’re rewarded with sweeping views out over the glistening Mediterranean sea. Although this is slightly more difficult if there are members of your family who find walking challenging, there is nothing better than reaching the peak of a hill, where you reward is a breathtaking view out over the French landscape. South France has some of the most unforgettable sights, and walks can be made fun by incorporating fun activities along the way. If you’re worried about the attention span of your children, why not look for maps and printables before you leave the journey to keep them entertained. This way, they can keep their eyes peeled for wildlife or plants, getting them involved with nature at the same time!


There’s so much to do in France this year so, if you’re tempted to book a holiday to one of the beautiful regions that the country has to offer, why not get in touch today? We have a fantastic team here at Quality Villas who will strive to help you plan your dream escape! From the location to the specifications that you’d like the villa to meet, we’re sure that we’ll have exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re interested, get in contact today for more information and allow yourself to think about how you could begin to make your dream holiday a reality!

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