• Mountain biking

    Mountain biking

    © / Tristan Shu

  • Snowboarding


    © / Andy Parant

  • Rock climbing

    Rock climbing

    © / Andy Mann


The south of France is a world-class destination for outdoor sports. If adventure is your thing, get ready for the trip of a lifetime. You’ll be blown away by the massive choice of thrilling activities to get your heart racing.

A thrill-seekers guide

Born out of experiences too amazing to keep to ourselves, Active Azur is a thrill-seekers guide to the best destinations in the French Alps and the south of France.

Mountain biking, kitesurfing, rock climbing, paragliding, rafting, skiing and snowboarding … This part of France has every adventure activity and extreme sport you can think of. All set to a backdrop of stunning landscapes.

The French Alps

Picture yourself mountain biking in the French Alps; huge mountains, dry trails and legendary singletrack. Enjoy the bikeparks of the Portes du Soleil, awesome backcountry trails of the Chamonix valley, or dry, dusty singletrack of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Snow-sports enthusiasts are also spoilt for choice. With huge mountains, a laissez-faire attitude to danger, and a great snow record, the French Alps has a well-deserved reputation as a world-class winter sports destination. Plus, the mountain scenery is out of this world, quality gear is easy to hire, and the weather is great.

The South of France

For wind sports, head to the Med. With warm water, the famous Mistral wind and more than its fair share of sunshine, the south of France has some world-class kitesurfing spots. From Hyères in Provence to Leucate in the Languedoc, conditions are very often perfect.

Whether you’re just starting out or want to take your kitesurfing to the next level, there are lots of well-reputed kitesurf schools with FFVL qualified instructors listed on Active Azur.