With it’s fantastic year-round climate including warm spring, summer and autumn months, as well as mild winters, Gascony is the perfect environment for outdoor living. From dining al fresco and visiting local market towns, to activities such as hiking, cycling and swimming – opportunities are fruitful when it comes to making the most of the great outdoors. If you’re short on holiday time or looking to extend your break, then why not make the most of remote working in the cool of the shade next to your Simply Gascony property’s pool? Here are a few ideas for holidays in Gascony for outdoor living:
Gascony is home to many beautiful villages and towns, each with their own distinctive character and unique past. It’s agreeable climate makes exploring Gascony’s charming market towns a joy, with plenty of sights to see, architecture to admire, and delicious markets to explore. Such towns include Condom, Lectoure, Nerac, Fleurance, and many more. Click the link above for more information.
If you’re looking for a healthy and active holiday, then look no further than a cycling holiday in Gascony: rolling, open, bucolic landscapes, with plenty of villages and market towns for a light refreshment stop, not to mention a variety of terrain to suit all abilities. There’s plenty of well-regarded cycling routes in Gascony, including The Green Way of Armagnac and The Baise Valley bike route, as well as endless quiet country lanes to explore at your own pace. Simply Gascony has teamed up with Gascogne Bike Hire, a fantastic local business that can deliver rental bikes to our holiday properties, as well as offering a programme of fun and interesting tours and excursions, such as GBH’s Wine Tasting & Cycling Tours.
Surfing in South West France is one of the best experiences if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday where you can catch some excellent waves. While perhaps not always traditionally associated with surfing, the stretch of wild Atlantic coast that borders South West France has some of the best surfing spots in Europe – and has consequently gained quite a reputation over recent years. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer looking for the most challenging surf you can find, or a novice looking for something a little more gentle – we’ve rounded up some of the top surfing spots, easily accessible from Gascony – discover more in the blog linked above.
If you’re looking to discover some of the more historical and cultural side of Gascony, or perhaps just fancy a day in a busier place, then Gascony has a variety of exciting cities with lots to offer, such as Bordeaux, Toulouse, Auch and Montauban. Learn more about each individual city in the linked blog above.
Whether it’s exploring Gascony’s wonderfully fresh local markets or cooking up your own feast to enjoy al fresco, there’s truly no better place to enjoy Gascony’s fantastic cuisine than in the great outdoors, soaking up the atmosphere. From summer fruits and charcuteries, to locally grown garlic and cheeses, learn more about Gascony’s cuisine in the blog linked above as well as some of our top restaurant recommendations.
Of course, in the same way that Gascony’s cuisine is best enjoyed outside, there is no better place to enjoy a glass of chilled crisp white Gascon wine! Explore the following blogs for more information and a thorough overview on Gascony’s wine production.
We understand that Covid-19 is making international travel difficult during 2021, that’s why we’re offering a ‘No-Risk’ booking promise for all holidays this year. Learn more here.
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