Coast Walk

Canal du Midi

A Stunning Cycle Path

La Grande Motte Marina

Horse Riding

On the beach

A Sailing Paradise

Sport and Leisure Activities

Both the climate and the landscape lend themselves to an outdoor lifestyle in this part of the South France.  With the sea, rivers, mountains and endless rolling countryside never more than a short drive away and consistent sunshine throughout the spring and summer months, it is like a playground for the outdoor enthusiast.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Get on your bike and take the quieter routes through the picturesque villages in the heart of the region or follow a guide along the crests of the Cevenol mountains.

  • Cycle at leisure through the rolling wine regions or along the rivers
  • Test your stamina on your mountain bike high up in the mountains or through wild ridges and valleys
  • Get closer to nature by cycling past the pink flamingos and wild white horses down on the Camargue and the coastline.

Walking and Hiking

With over 3000km of mapped out and maintained walking and hiking routes, you can delight in discovering the diverse geography and cultural heritage of the Gard.

  • Hiking or guided walks in the Cevennes, Garrigue, Camargue
  • Retrace the steps of the regions many forbearers in the historical centres

Horse Riding and Pony Trekking

What better way to tour the stunning landscape and take in the breathtaking panoramas than on horseback on theTranséquestre Régionale'?

  • Unforgettable rides on horseback across diverse landscapes
  • Donkey treks in the Cevennes and pony rides from ranches
  • Coastal hacks on Camargue white horses.

Water Activities

Whether you are looking for action on the open seas, criss-crossing the region in a canoe or taking in the scenery on a leisurely river tour - the choice is yours!

  • Canyoning, canoeing or kayaking on one of the many rivers criss-crossing the Gard
  • Sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, jet skiing or diving on the coast
  • Rowing or river tours on the Rhône à Sète Canal

Climbing and Caving

The Cevennes mountains provide excellent climbing conditions and some of the most famous caves and caverns in France can be found in the region - guided expeditions are essential

  • Climbing on the vast canyons and gorges
  • Caving in the innumerable caves and caverns dotted around the Cevennes


From the majestic wild rivers such as the Rhône and the Gard to the many rivers hosted by the Cevenol slopes and their tributaries, the region is home to a huge choice of sought after species  - trout, pike, black bass, zander and carp amongst them, not to mention the possibilities opened up in the Mediterranean.

  • Organised and guided fishing in the rivers
  • Big game and sea fishing on the Med


Practice to fulfil your competitive ambitions or view it as recreational exercise - don't leave your clubs at home, take advantage of the local facilities

  • Novice or expert? The region has a mix of 9, 11 or 18 hole golf courses and driving ranges.
  • Nimes Vacquerolles (18 holes), Nimes Campagne (18 holes - rated amongst the top six in France),
  • Uzes (9 holes), La Grande Motte (45 holes), Ribaute les Tavernes (6 holes), and many more...
  • A golf pass is available which gives five days' green fees to be used during 15 consecutive days and covers 20 different courses throughout the Languedoc-Roussillon 

Ski and Snowsports

The closer mountain ranges lend themselves perfectly to cross-country skiing in the winter months, whilst the Pyrénées and the Haute Alpes a little further afield are dotted with valley and mountaintop resorts offering a wide variety of snowsports from snowboarding and alpine skiing to para-skiing and snow motorbikes.

  • In the winter months La Station de Prat-Peyrot on Mont Aigoual offers limited skiing for those who just cannot stay off the piste (it has installed 65 snow canons and has 14 skilifts for downhill skiing), and has 60 kilometers of waymarked cross country routes.
  • For more challenging and extensive skiing, Andorra and the Pyrénées can be reached in 2-3 hours and the Haute-Alpes in 3-4 hours.

Airborne Activities

For the more adventurous, there are numerous opportunities to take off into the wild blue yonder (in this case not the sea!)

  • Parachuting
  • Ballooning
  • Microlighting
  • Hand gliding


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