The lovers of outdoor activities are spoilt for choice as the Languedoc makes the most of its natural assets. Gorges, valleys and mountain massifs offer a wide range of outdoor activities, from walking, hiking, canyoning and rafting to rock climbing and paragliding.
The Languedoc is also host to France’s most famous horse riding trail, the ‘Sentier Cathar’ and Golf is also popular with the warm climate making it a pleasure to play.
The varied, rugged landscapes of the Languedoc-Roussillon make it one of Europe’s favourite locations for outdoor activities.
Meandering through the local landscape around Domaine les Hirondelles on foot or bicycle involves crossing a variety of landscapes from the herbal-scented “garrigue” of the Alaric Mountain to the ancient, dried-up salt lagoon of Marseillette. Along the way you will encounter a wide range of crops; at first it seems only grapevines are cultivated, but gradually rice paddies, orchards and asparagus fields reveal themselves. This is wonderful way to glimpse the rich local history; take a tour through the ages from Roman times to the development of viticulture, through the construction of the Canal du Midi to the difficulties of draining the salt lagoons of Marseillette.
At Domaine les Hirondelles it is all on your doorstep.
The Languedoc is a cyclist’s paradise. From flat canal banks to undulating vineyards and steep mountain roads; whatever your style there is something here for you.
Languedoc Roussillon is one of France’s most popular walking areas. It is a varied, challenging and fascinating region, enjoying plenty of sunshine and rich in wildlife.
The weather and beautiful scenery of Languedoc combine to make the region a haven for golfers; Golfing and golf courses abound.
Sailing & Wind/Kite Surfing
The Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the best places in Europe for wind and kite surfing. The sea gives opportunity to more experienced sailors, while the shallow waters of the salt water lagoons provide a safe haven for beginners and experienced sailors alike.
Spend a day at the beach and be introduced to the fun of water-skiing and ‘wakesurf’ on the marine lake at Barcarès
Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting
We just can’t think of a better way to experience the beauty of Languedoc than in a canoe. Gently floating through the area’s many stunning gorges, perhaps with a picnic on board, is our idea of heaven.
For riding, Europe has few better destinations than Languedoc Roussillon. The region has over 4,400 miles of footpaths, bridleways and marked trails, through woodland, gorges and mountains.
Fun for all the family; Parents will be able to really test out their driving skills and feel the adrenaline of the course, while kids can put that time spent on video games to good use to try and beat you to poll position.