Great Adventure Supported Holiday

Experience the thrill of paragliding, white-water rafting, rock climbing, canoeing and other activities in this action-packed week.

Dates and Prices

Date Price * Deposit Availability  
23 Jul 2020 - 30 Jul 2020 £2425 £800 8 PLACES REMAINING ENQUIRE
6 Aug 2020 - 13 Aug 2020 £2425 £800 10 PLACES REMAINING ENQUIRE

* All prices are inclusive of flights, accommodation, meals, activities, transport and support staff. Prices are subject to support needs.

The Area

Rocky canyons, ancient villages, lakes and mountains: the Gorges du Verdon (Verdon Gorge) is the perfect setting for your holiday. The Gorges du Verdon is the biggest canyon in Europe, towering 700m above the River Verdon, and the river itself has the cleanest water. This unspoiled land is famous for its three hundred days of sunshine, fields filled with rows of purple lavender, cheerful bright red poppies, olive groves, sunny pockets of sunflower fields, and vineyards.

Our holidays are based near the village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie (pictured). Perched high in the mountains, it's been named as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Join a group of Go Provence holiday-makers on a tour of the Gorges du Verdon, and see this amazing area for yourself.

Adventure Week Activities

Our Adventure Week activities include white water rafting, horse riding, canoeing, rock climbing and paragliding. You might even find yourself aqua rambling: floating, swimming and jumping through the water to discover the secrets of the Gorges du Verdon. Or how about a forest adventure, climbing through the tree canopy?

All of the activities will be using French companies hired by Go Provence, and the necessary safety equipment will be supplied. Clients' ability and suitability will be assessed by Go Provence and each activity provider.

Watch this video to see some of our adventure activities for yourself. This is a film of a Great Adventure holiday from 2016.

One group of holiday makers from 2016 discovering the Gorges du Verdon by kayak and rock climbing.

Watch Andrew achieve a personal goal whilst aqua rambling down the River Verdon.

Food and Drink

Introducing our chef Christine.  She not only is our fabulous chef, but she is also caters for the stars.  Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cliff Richards and other rock stars too.  Remember you will be eating the same cheese sandwich style as Elton John and the same chocolate mousse as Diana Ross. 

Enjoy some toast and French coffee for breakfast on the terrace overlooking the panoramic view of the Plateau de Valensole.  Whilst out for the day you can experience the delights of our picnic lunch, with home-made salad, French baguette, cheese and fresh fruit. And take your time over dinner with dishes such as ratatouille with pasta, or roast chicken with potato wedges and seasonal vegetables.

All of our meals are made from scratch, and fruit and vegetables are sourced locally. If you have particular requirements (vegetarian, diabetic, gluten free etc), just let us know and we'll adapt the menu.

Meal times at the house normally take place in the garden or on the terrace, so you can enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and good company to the full.

Neil Manser is the Go Provence chef and often welcomes holiday makers into the kitchen to help out. See him in action making his famous vegeburgers.

Accommodation

This lovely villa , nestled at the feet of Mont Denier crest, can sleep up to 17 people.  With long, panoramic views of the famous Plateau de Valensole and the gorges du Verdon, be sure you will be able to reconnect with the beauty of this world, whilst you rest on the terrace on a summer evening.

Support

To ensure that we give you the correct level of support we rely on the information that you supply to us. You must complete our questionnaire, which you can download or we can send to you in the post, and we encourage communication by telephone to guarantee we have all the information we need. From this information we build a care plan/risk assessment for your supported holiday. This maximises your opportunity for a fun and safe holiday with us.

We can arrange that you are supported on your trip from the UK to the holiday destination. We will meet you at a designated airport or train station and support you on the aeroplane or train. We make sure you will be supported back to the UK again after your holiday.

Our staffing levels are at a ratio of 4 staff to 7 holiday makers. Staff will be present at all times throughout the duration of your holiday. Staff are able to administer your medication including insulin.  Should we decide that you require some additional support from home we will suggest this in your care plan. We keep the price to a minimum for any support staff that accompany you. We will keep a feedback form that records, in a diary like format, your day to day activities as well as any medication you take or additional medication that you take , for example, if you need paracetamol for a headache. All is recorded and we will email this home to you after your holiday.

We also create a Whatsapp group for each holiday so that your family, friends and support at home can share your holiday moments.  This is not only useful for you to share your photos, but also keeps open the communication between you and everyone on your holiday with home.