Why France in the Fall?
Location, adventure, and timing – the three ingredients that make the perfect vacation. Our clients have found the answers to these ingredients to be France, biking and fall. The first two are pretty obvious, but you may be wondering why fall? Although France is wonderful to visit year round, most people have come to love the fall season for the following reasons:
Summer crowds are gone – The summer travelers have returned home leaving you the city’s favorites to enjoy with fewer lines and crowds. Visit the famous museums without waiting in line all day or get a table at that restaurant which is always booked.
Changing of the seasons – Not only does the temperature drop from the 90’s to a more comfortable 70’s and 80’s, much more enticing to the outside adventure traveler, but the scenery colors change also. The leaves and hills of France, especially Provence, turn golden leaving visitors in ahh.
Wine harvest – Wine lovers appreciate this time of year perhaps the most because the grapes are harvested and the season’s wines are released. Many festivals are held throughout the towns; a celebration that is sure to always be remembered.
Gastronomy – To go with a nice glass of freshly harvested wine, you must try the seasonal mushroom and truffle dishes. France is well known for their truffles and fall is the best time to taste them.
Off season prices – Since fall is considered the ‘off season’ many hotels and airlines offer lower fares.
I think it is safe to say that fall is a great option when looking for an adventure tour. I bet you will also find it easier to request time off, since everyone fights for summer vacation. There are so many reasons fall is the best time to grab your bike and head to France. What are you waiting for?