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From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

1. From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

Get on board a sailing catamaran cruise from La Rochelle with a qualified captain and crew and set off to explore Fort Boyard. Sail through the islands as the wind blows and the tides rise and fall. Board your superb 16-meter sailing catamaran at the old harbor of La Rochelle. After the welcome briefing, cross La Rochelle Bay admiring the Richelieu Tower and the Sailing Harbour of Les Minimes. Once outside the channel, the crew will establish the sails and direct the catamaran through the islands to the legendary Fort Boyard. Sit back and enjoy the views or eat your picnic if you brought one with you.  Once at the Fort, you will sail around it, trying to approach it as much as possible in order to get the best views and photo opportunities.  On the way back, relax in the big trampolines under the sky. Enjoy the smooth rocking from the sea. Have a chat with the crew to learn more about the local landscapes, the history, or the boat. Arrive back at the dock with a head full of memories and a photo album full of wonderful pictures.

From Vitrac: Dordogne River Canoe Rental

2. From Vitrac: Dordogne River Canoe Rental

Wondering where to canoe in the Dordogne ? The question deserves to be asked, since indeed, the Dordogne valley is very close to Sarlat (8 km exactly) and it would be unthinkable not to go there! You can only see it for yourself, the charms of the valley of the castles are numerous! At Canoes Loisirs, we reserve you the best canoe trip on the Dordogne. The five castles valley by canoe. How does it work ? You come to our office at Domme, you will take your canoe for the Trip Vitrac Beynac. You will be just you and your friends or your family. There is no guide with you. Don't worry, the trip is verry easy for everybody. No rapids, no watertfalls, it's just for the view ! The duration is 3 hours trip without break. But of course you can take a break along the way to visit a village, a castle, to have a drink or a picnic. Just stop when you want , leave the canoe and enjoy. At the end of the trip at Beynac. We have a shuttle back every hour until 6 a clock to pick you up and brings you up at your car. You understand ? You can do the trip in 3 hours or in 6 hours, you have all the time you need to go at Beynac ! What kind of thing you will see ? The village of Domme, the Castle of La Malartrie with the village of La Roque Gageac, The village and the castle of Castelnaud and Beynac. The castel of Fayrac, of les jardins de Marqueyssac and Les Milandes when you will arrive at the end ! All our team will be there to explain how you can enjoy your day with us.

Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Electric Bike Tour with Picnic Lunch

3. Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Electric Bike Tour with Picnic Lunch

An extraordinary way to visit Bordeaux vineyards and in line with the times; come try our electric bike tour in Saint-Emilion! In a small group, we safely guide you through spectacular winding vineyard views in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Discover the grape varieties that highlight Bordeaux’s emblematic prestige over other renowned regions. Taste wines in the privacy of the chateaus where they are made before losing yourself in the charm and beauty of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Between winery visits, enjoy a fresh lunch in the heart of the vines, letting time stand still as you bask in the sun and fresh air. This tour is an effortless adventure for any ability level thanks to the electrical power of our brand new bikes. Join us for an invigorating journey through this historical French landscape! Itinerary: 09:00 Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Tourist Office at 12 cours du 30 Juillet. Depart for Saint-Emilion in a minivan 10:00 Hop on! Get your E-bike and apparel before a security briefing with your guide 11:15 Visit of a chateau in Saint-Emilion & red wine tasting followed by a private seated picnic lunch home-made by our local caterer with a view of the vines! 14:00 Guided visit of Saint-Emilion and its picturesque cobbled pathways 15h:30 Discover a family owned estate located on one of the best terroir of Saint Emilion’s vineyards! Enjoy an additional tasting and some nibbles to complete the tasting. 17:30 Back to Bordeaux! *We are happy to adapt to your dietary needs. However, we cannot guarantee vegan catering. Please inform us at least 72 hours before tour departure. All guests must measure a minimum of 155 cm (5.02 feet) tall and have sufficient cycling experience to reserve this tour. The safety of everyone is our priority, so if you don't meet these requirements and an accident occurs, no refund shall be given.

From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Afternoon and Seafood

4. From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Afternoon and Seafood

1.50 pm: meet in front of the Bordeaux tourist office. Your guide will welcome you and present the afternoon's programme. 2pm: departure. We will start with a stop in Gujan-Mestras, the oyster capital of the Arcachon bay. You will be able to taste oysters, accompanied by a glass of white wine (shrimps or pâté in option). During your tasting, your guide will explain to you how oysters are raised and what are their specificities in the Arcachon basin. We will then head to the Pilat dune. We will climb the dune on foot (stairs) to discover a breathtaking panorama of Cap Ferret, the mouth of the basin and the Arguin sandbank. Your guide will sharpen your eye for this original ecosystem and the history of the area. 7pm: return to Bordeaux (+/- 15 minutes).

Medoc Afternoon wine Tour with winery visits & tastings

5. Medoc Afternoon wine Tour with winery visits & tastings

Cabernet lovers, this tour is for you! This Médoc wine tasting tour takes you back in time to discover the ancient practices that have made Bordeaux wine so famous. You’ll learn about the great paradox in winemaking, in which the latest technology is used alongside traditional techniques to create perfectly unique results. On this Médoc wine trip you will be able to admire the classical architecture of a Grand Cru Classé château near Margaux, and learn all about the infamous 1855 classification. The second stop will take place in another beautiful château where you’ll enjoy uncovering the secrets of what makes Bordeaux wine so delicious! Enjoy a wine & cheese tasting to finish the afternoon in a very French way. After your final tasting, return in comfort to central Bordeaux.

From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

6. From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bordeaux with our private tour to discover the natural and cultural beauty of the Bassin d'Arcachon, famous for its unique architecture. We'll visit the Banc d'Arguin nature reserve and a charming oyster farm, where you can taste 6 fresh oysters and a glass of white wine to learn more about the local oyster production. Afterwards, you will enjoy a full guided tour of Arcachon's historic center, villas and parks, learning more about the town's history and culture. You will also be able to bring back unique souvenirs by discovering the local stores and culinary specialties. At noon we will head to the waterfront for lunch, where you will have a choice of free time to explore the city or lunch overlooking the bay with a reservation. In the afternoon, we will climb the largest sand dune in Europe, the Pilat Dune (or Pyla), an incredible and unique natural site with a breathtaking view from its summit. As an option you can ask for a boat trip, a moment out of time, accompanied by white wine. Usually : 9.00AM : Pick up at your stay in Bordeaux. 7:00 PM: Drop off at your hotel in Bordeaux. Schedules may change depending on the activities you wish to do that are not included.

French Pyrenees: Half or Full-Day Canyoning Adventure

7. French Pyrenees: Half or Full-Day Canyoning Adventure

Go on a canyoning adventure in the valleys of the Pyrenees. Choose between a half or full-day canyoning tour to discover either one or two canyons with a professional guide. After arriving by car at the meeting point in Laruns, you will be provided with your complete set of canyoning equipment: a full wet suit, helmet, neoprene socks, and rappelling harness. Then, follow your state-certified guide in your own car or by in a shared car for a  3-10-minute drive to the canyon. Next, take the Canyoneer Initiation training course (ICOpro certification). Whether you're a beginner or have had some practice before, your instructor will give you a better understanding of your equipment and the natural environment. You'll not only get acquainted with the team but also with fauna and flora of the valleys. Then, get straight into canyoning. Feel the thrill of walking down a steep-sided stream in a canyon or gorge. Navigate the rock formations by jumping, swimming, rappelling, and sliding down the wild slides.

From San Sebastian: French-Basque Countryside Private Tour

8. From San Sebastian: French-Basque Countryside Private Tour

The first stop on the tour is Saint Jean Pied De Port which is considered the start point on the famous St. James Way, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The Basque language is still spoken on both sides of the border of this stunning medieval town. Next, it's the town of Bidarray, an off the track town in the countryside. Drive along the famous Pass Du Roland to get to Espelette town. Labourd style houses make this town unique, as it's known for its dried red peppers hanging from their facades. Taste some of the typical products of the region. Ainhoa is known for its church, a cemetery full of the traditional disc-topped monuments and white and red houses - a very typical Basque village. Finally, it's Sare, one of the most beautiful villages. Placed at the base of the first mountain in the Pyrenees mountain range, La Rhune, Sare is a major prehistoric site and has carefully preserved.

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A simply incredible experience, two top skippers, we had a wonderful time. We're starting again soon with the sunset cruise and we can't wait. An activity that I highly recommend, don't hesitate, go for it, you won't regret it. Just talking about it and after showing a few photos just now to other holidaymakers we met at random, we made them want to!!!

The meeting place is easy to find. Possibility to eat on the boat (tables available). You can settle down wherever you want (nets, feet in the air, lying on the deck). After 2 hours of sailing under full sail, we circled the Fort and returned to La Rochelle. The two skippers were super nice and answered all our questions. A wonderful experience for the whole family!

Very nice trip at sea with the family, most pleasant in high temperatures, especially since the wind was there. Our guides were keen to involve us in the maneuvers, tell us anecdotes of the fort, both historical and current, and allow us to disconnect at the start of our vacation! On top thank you Pierre, thank you Jean thank you Jean Pierre

My husband and I enjoyed a very pleasant day at the Pilat Dune and Arcachon with Xavier, who did everything to make our day as enjoyable as possible. I highly recommend this tour.

An unforgettable day with our guide-driver Xavier. Tasting oysters in a small fishing village, climbing the Dune du Pilat and other surprises to discover…..