From bivouac-ing to bread-making, a new family adventure company is offering breathtaking breaks to France this summer.
Family Adventure Holidays has launched three action-packed summer holidays based in different regions of France, with high-adrenaline thrills offering something for everyone from tots to teens – and their parents.
Families can choose between a fun-packed, all-inclusive holiday based at a chateau in Normandy; a high-octane watersports holiday on the Mediterranean coast; or a week’s adventure in the Ardeche where the highlight is the thrilling descent of the Ardeche gorge by canoe.
All activities are led by professionally-qualified English-speaking instructors and holidays also include outings and evening entertainment with camp fires, quizzes and barbecues.
For families with younger children, the Normandy Adventure Holiday is at a 200-year-old chateau near Avranches, with more than 20 activities for all ages – from canoeing and climbing to biking and bread-making – plus accommodation, all meals and drinks.
Watersports on the Med
Based at a four-star family-run campsite at Argeles sur Mer on the Mediterranean coast, the French Mediterranean Watersports holiday features windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, canyoning, snorkelling and paddle-boarding. Back on dry land there are beach activities, plus mountain treks and wine tours for the grown-ups.
Canoeing on the Ardeche
For real adrenaline-junkies the Ardeche Adventure for families with children aged eight years and over promises a thrilling two-day whitewater canoe descent of the Ardeche gorge, with an overnight bivouac in the heart of the gorge. Also on the activity menu are kayaking, climbing, abseiling, weaselling in the limestone cliffs, and a high ropes course among the pine forests of Villefort.
Prices (excluding travel) start at just £295 per adult and £245 per child for seven nights’ full board with all activities. For more information go to www.familyadventureholidays.com.