The Active Gourmet

Cycle and cook

The Active Gourmet Travel designs active holidays for people who love good food, good wine, and discovering special places.

Their Tours

The French Basque Country

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11 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

The French Basque Country (Pays Basque) is not large, but it's very diverse.

The rugged coastline produces great seafood that forms the basis of many of the meals, and the rolling green countryside produces beef cattle and sensatio ...

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The Essential Loire

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10 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

With its meandering rivers and lush green vineyards, fields of sunflowers and bountiful orchards, this mellow land of plenty has rightly earned the title of the 'Garden of France'.

Although it's best known for its numerous ...

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Provence, The Vaucluse

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9 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

This very special part in the north of Provence, the Vaucluse is rich with truffles, lavender, honey and wonderful wines. Even the food tastes and smells of sunshine!

We'll picnic in some of the most beautiful settings you can imag ...

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The Essential Bordeaux

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12 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

The Bordeaux region, an area in the SW of France, is full of bastides. Before you get the wrong idea, bastides are fortified towns, many built by the English in medieval times - we'll visit several during this tour.

This area is do ...

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Piedmont

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7 Day(s)
Guided

Walk, cycle and enjoy the comforts of our support vehicle as we explore Piedmont, Italy's most bountiful region. Glorious wines, powerful seasonal cuisine - don't miss this chance to get off the beaten track.

Piedmont is a land ...

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South Tuscany & Umbria

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7 Day(s)
Guided

Absorb the special smells of the countryside as you cycle or wander on tiny white roads through fields of sunflowers. Experience the rhythms of the grape harvest, learn the secrets of olive oil and cheese making, and the mysteries of lake fishing and ...

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St-Rémy-de-Provence

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6 Day(s)
Guided

St-Rémy-de-Provence is the quintessential provencal town. Striped awnings, well-stocked shops, cafes full of people enjoying refreshing drinks and watching the passing parade. Both the Romans and the Greeks spent many years in this area and many of t ...

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