7 unforgettable adventure trips for the whole family

Voyage familiale à bord d’un voilier

Do you dream of adventure with your children? Discover 7 unforgettable family trips

If you’re looking to share some good times with your children, you don’t have to go far. Our beautiful country, France, offers a multitude of opportunities forfamily experiences and adventures. Whether you’re looking for sporting activities, environmental discoveries or cultural visits, every region has its own surprises in store.

Family adventure stays give your children a new perspective on the world and their surroundings. They develop their curiosity, imagination and independence. Not to mention the unforgettable memories they’ll treasure. So there’s nothing but advantages to going on vacation with your little ones. That’s why Nomade Aventure has put together these 7 unforgettable family vacations.

Hiking in the Chartreuse with donkeys

parc de la chartreuse balade en âne

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: from 6 to 14
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 🧒 Required age: from 5 years old
  • 💙 We love: taking care of donkeys

Treat yourself to an enchanted interlude on a family hike with donkeys in the Parc de la Chartreuse. Equipped with a « bât », a wooden saddle for carrying bags, your donkey companions will follow you throughout your week’s walk.

For 3 nights, you’ll stay in tents. As part of our team spirit, you’ll be responsible for setting up and dismantling the camp. Meals will also be prepared together. This is a great opportunity for your children to learn how to live together. They’ll be able to look after the donkeys, and no doubt enjoy cuddling, brushing and feeding them. Tender moments in contact with animals await them.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be accompanied by a guide who knows the area like the back of his hand. He’ll show you the wildlife. Get out your binoculars and observe ibex, chamois and roe deer.

When it comes to flora, you won’t be outdone either. This family trip will take you through forests, torrents, waterfalls and mountain pastures. Impressive landscapes, such as the La Plagne cirque, will pass before your eyes. You’ll also pick aromatic plants to flavour your herbal teas and salads. Your little ones will even come home with a herbarium.

Family thrills in the Cévennes

kayak en famille dans les gorges du Tarn

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: 4 to 8
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 🧒 Required age: from 8 years old
  • 💙 We like: doing a different activity every day

This family trip is a joyful mix ofthrilling activities and natural and cultural discoveries. Your first experience, the via corda, will take you into the air. Suspended in chestnut trees and on cliffs, you’ll cross a monkey bridge, slide down a zip line and abseil down.

The next day, it’s on the water that you’ll experience the great adventure. Head for the Tarn gorges for a 13 km canoeing trip. After all this excitement, you’re free for the day. Why not introduce your children to the medieval town of Sainte Enimie? Or why not follow in the footsteps of the dinosaurs at Saint Laurent de Trèves?

Accrobranche, caving in the Castelbouc cave and via ferrata in the Tapoul gorges will round off this unforgettable family adventure. Your little ones will treasure the memories of this fun-filled adventure.

As for services, your tour operator Nomade Aventure has thought of everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. You’ll be staying in Didier and Line’s family-run gîte. In love with their region, they’ll introduce you to the generosity of Lozère cuisine, concocted with produce from the farm and garden. A real taste awakening for your children.

Family adventure in the Pyrenees

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  • Duration: 6 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: 5 to 12
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 🧒 Required age: from 8 years old
  • 💙 We like: the variety of experiences to be had during this stay

You’ll remember this multi-activity family holiday in the Pyrenees for a long time to come. Start by putting on your best shoes for a hike around Luz. You’re sure to come across marmots, isards and griffon vultures. But be careful, you’ll have to walk at a snail’s pace if you want to see them.

This family trip will be rich in emotions. The experiences on offer are both unusual and fun. You’ll go rafting down the Gave de Pau, find yourself suspended from a zip line in the heart of the Gorges de Sia and finally descend the forest tracks on a deval mountain. Your children will be asking for more.

Discover the Néouvielle nature reserve on a family hike. You’ll be amazed by the year-round snow-capped peaks, valleys and natural lakes such as Lac d’Aumar and Lac d’Aubert. The blue of their waters contrasts with the green of the hooked pine forests. Your guide will show you some unusual, almost secret spots. A true reconnection with nature.

Good to know: throughout your stay, you’ll be in good hands, supervised by a mountain leader or state-certified instructors.

Channel Islands cruise

Voyage familiale à bord d’un voilier

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: 5 to 8
  • 🧭 Itinerary: Granville – Jersey island – Guernsey island – Sercq or Herm island – Chausey archipelago – Granville
  • 🧒 Required age: from 6 years old
  • 💙 We like: staying on a sailboat and discovering the beauty of these islands

Experience a family odyssey on a sailboat for 5 days. Departing from the port of Granville, you’ll board your boat. Then set sail for Jersey. The Isle of Flowers will delight you with its craggy landscapes, high cliffs and coves. In terms of activities, your little ones will be delighted to visit the zoo or go on a bike tour.

Theisland of Guernsey, a place of contrasts between land and sea, will seduce you with its capital Saint-Peter-Port and its typical cobbled streets. Don’t miss the Cliff Path. This hiking trail, with its many steps, offers breathtaking panoramas.

Your family trip will then take you to the islands of Herm or Sercq, depending on the tides, and finally Chausey, Europe’s largest archipelago. The islands boast a rich flora and fauna, with no fewer than two hundred species of birds and a wide variety of vegetation.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be accompanied by a qualified skipper. Count on 4 to 6 hours of sailing per day. But you won’t see the time go by, because this cruise also aims to teach you how to maneuver your sailboat. Ideal for your little pirates to learn while having fun.

A magical stay in Haute-Savoie

rafting voyage en famille

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  • Duration: 6 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: 8 to 14
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 🧒 Required age: from 8 years old
  • 💙 We like: discovering unusual places while canyoning and rafting

Come and experience a great family adventure amid postcard-perfect scenery. This 100% nature holiday combines hiking with water and air sports.

During the hikes, young and old alike will have the opportunity to discover magical places such as the Tines gorges and their impressive cliffs. This family trip also introduces you to rafting and canyoning. Jump into natural pools, rappel down waterfalls and take to the rapids for even more thrills.

The tree adventure course is located in a large leisure park. It offers several possible itineraries with a variety of workshops. Your children canexplore the alpine fauna or zip-line over a lake. Horseback riding, archery and trampolining round off a fun-filled day.

Exploring the Queyras with your children

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: from 4 to 16
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 🧒 Required age: from 8 years old
  • 💙 We love: the magic of this snow holiday

Discover the Queyras on this family trip in the snow. Roaming for a week, you’ll discover exceptional corners of this regional nature park every day. Your alpine adventure begins with an introduction to cross-country skiing. You’ll have the chance to explore the upper Guil valley and its incredible environment.

The program includes snowball fights, igloo building, dog sledding and tobogganing. The Queyras is a huge playground where your children can let their imaginations run wild.

This family vacation also includes meetings and sharing with the inhabitants of the Soulier pastoral valley. They’ll tell you more about their way of life in the mountains and their working conditions in the harsh winter conditions.

Nomade Aventure has thought of both young and old for this stay. For 4 nights, you’ll stay in gîtes with a wellness area. Parents will be delighted! The last 2 nights will be spent at the Refuge de la Blanche, near the village of St Véran. Situated at an altitude of 2,500 m, it’s the perfect way to round off your stay in the mountains.

Travel between land and sea in Corsica

corse en famille kayak de mer

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  • Duration: 6 days
  • 🧍‍♂️ Number of participants: 7 to 12
  • 🧭 Viewitinerary
  • 🧒 Required age: from 9 years old
  • 💙 We love: discovering Corsica in an unusual way

The Isle of Beauty has plenty to surprise you during this family holiday. As soon as you arrive, you’ll be picked up in Ajaccio and set off for 3 days of sea kayaking. The start of your stay will be punctuated by short hikes and snorkeling trips to explore the seabed. You’ll discover heavenly spots such as the magnificent Cupabia Bay and the Castagna peninsula. Every evening, you’ll set up camp on the beach and sleep under the stars. A real change of scenery!

From the fourth day, you’re back on terra firma. You’ll follow part of the famous GR20 towards the Tortettu sheepfolds. With 300m of ascent, your thighs may get a little hot. But a reward awaits you at the end, with a swim and picnic on the banks of theAgnone.

Your family hike will then take you to the Col de Vizzavona and the Richiusa canyon, where you’ll switch to canyoning mode. Equipped with a neoprene wetsuit, you and your children will take on this valley, reputed to be one of the most playful in Corsica. Between abseiling and jumping into natural pools, your little ones won’t get bored.

From the mountains to the sea, France offers 1,000 opportunities for unforgettable trips with our children. So, what scenery have you chosen for your next family adventure?