Many people work long hours sitting at a desk and when vacation time comes, they just want to get moving. A sporting holiday is a great option if you are feeling like you have been chained to your desk for too long. France is a great country for sporting options and you will be sure to burn off the extra calories you consume while dining on the fabulous food and wine that France is renowned for! Consider trying golfing, skiing or perhaps a cycling holiday!

There are many great options for a golf holiday in France and there are many different regions that you can travel to. You can get accommodation on the golf course or stay nearby and rent a car or many hotels offer free shuttle to and from the course. If you want to visit Paris or Calais, Le Touquet is a popular region that offers many first class golf courses like Golf du Touque and Belle Dunet. Other regions in France offer great golf courses, the golf in the Pas de Calais region is very popular (especially Le Manoir), as well with Brittany and Normandy offering many different options and Royal Mougins Golf Resort is located near Cannes.

What better place in the world is there to go on a cycling holiday than the home of Tour de France? There are many packages available throughout the different regions of France. You choose the kind of terrain that you want from flat roads to rolling hills to rugged mountaintops and everything in between. Most of the roads have very little traffic on them or they are dedicated cycle paths. The great thing about the cycle packages in France is that most of them combine stops at fabulous restaurants, visits to local wineries, with plenty of beautiful natural views and architecture along the way. You can stay in five star accommodations or something more moderate depending on your budget. So strap on your helmet and your cycling shoes this vacation and tone up those calf and thigh muscles.

For a break that is really different from your day-to-day life consider a skiing holiday. Imagine rushing down the French Alps all day, followed by feasting on amazing pastries, gourmet food, and hot chocolate or warmed wine at night by the fire! Boasting resort complexes such as Val D’Isere, Les Trois Vallees, Paradiski and Les Portes du Soleil. Les Trois Vallees, and Paradiski are both in southwestern France (near the border with Italy) and can be reached many ways easily including a train ticket from London or a high-speed TGV train from Paris. They both offer many different kinds of accommodations and there are many places to eat and hangout after skiing. Les Portes du Soleil is an hour from the Geneva Airport and you can reach it easily by rental car or shuttle. All three areas offer top of the line lifts, rentals, and everything else you would need to make your skiing vacation a success!