Watersports activity holidays France
Travel and Transfers Information for Adventure Sports St Tropez
Information on where to meet us for each day’s activities.
If you are staying with us for a week’s holiday we’ll arrange daily pick up points depending on whereabouts in the marina you’re staying. For those visiting us just for the day, we’ll pick you up from “Accueil” on the pontoon (next to the Capitainerie) marked on the map above. There is ample cheap (and free outside of July/Aug) parking at the beach car park just off Avenue de la Plage.
The South of France is now closer than ever! Fly to NICE or MARSEILLES
Budget Airlines are operating flights to NICE from most major airports at prices you can’t afford to miss! Flights normally range from £100 – £200 return and there are lots of choices. At peak times, the Major Airlines can be cheaper than the Budgets. So have a good look!
Book your flights early. Check availability and if you see a good offer – BOOK IT QUICK!
Whilst Easyjet are the most popular British Airways can sometimes be cheaper – try them.
It may also be worth travelling a little bit further in UK to another airport and budget airline.
BOOK ONLINE AT THESE WEBSITES
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BRITISH AIRWAYS – From major airports UK to Nice – Give them a try!
EASYJET – From Luton, Stansted, Gatwick, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, Belfast to Nice.
Gatwick to Marseille
RYANAIR – From Stanstead, East Midlands and Edinburgh to Marseilles.
Dublin and Shanon to Nice.
JET2 – From Leeds / Bradford & Manchester T1 to Nice
AERLINGUS – From Ireland (Cork & Dublin) to Nice
MONARCH – From Gatwick and Birmingham to Nice
NORWEGIAN – From Gatwick, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh to Nice and Marseilles.
AIR FRANCE – From Various Airports
OPODO – GO HERE if you can’t get a flight with your preferred budget airline
We offer a transfer service to all our clients to and from the airports.
NOTE ON HOLIDAY TRANSFERS: We normally allow 3 hours for travelling and check in time for departures so please avoid early morning flights. Ideally choose late morning arrivals and afternoon departures. (Nice 60 miles, 1 1/2 hours travel time). You may have to wait for other group members on other flights (ask Matt). Costs are £30 each way. Min 4 persons. (1-3 persons please phone for price or available group transfer)
Please note – We are not responsible for late arrival and airport departures. Clients must agree their own journey times and traffic allowances. You are advised to check that your travel insurance covers missed flights through unforeseen hold-ups (they normally do!). It has never happened yet but is a possibility
Public Transport is a cheaper, alternative option. Go to our Transfers from Airports page. We can provide timetables.
Checkout ONE WAY CAR HIRE dropping the car in St Tropez
BY ROAD & FERRY
If you are planning on driving in France then the Driving in France website – www.drive-france.com – is a great resource for information, checklists, hints & tips.
This option is worth pursuing if you are a group. You can share the driving and collectively match the air fares and transfers. It’s fun driving through France and you don’t have to wait around for baggage, buses and trains.
Apart from your travel time in the UK, plus channel crossing time, it takes 10-12 hours to drive the 600+ miles from top to bottom of France. All routes go somewhere near PARIS but avoid going through it unless it’s early hours. If you get lost or confused just follow the signs to LYON. The A6 Autoroute, south of PARIS is probably the best bet to head for, but of course, it is a peage route. All cars, minibus and camper vans are category 1 & will cost about £50 – £60 total North to South, but a van with no or only 1 side window is cat. 2. That will be around £80.
It’s an easy route to follow but when you get to LYON you can take the direct route through the city centre (normally some traffic) or take the East side on the A46 (fair bit longer), both join the A7 down towards MARSEILLE. You pick up the A8 shortly before AIX EN PROVENCE which takes you east towards ST. RAPHAEL and NICE. Turn off the autoroute at LE LUC ( also signposted autoroute to Toulon but immediately fork right to La Garde Freinet, be careful not to go A57 to Toulon ) and then follow the signs to ST.TROPEZ along a beautiful but incredibly winding road through LA GARDE FREINET. If you follow the signs to ST.TROPEZ on the A8 autoroute you will go further, past LE LUC and come back via ST.MAXIME, longer but less winding.
As you get closer you cannot go wrong if you follow the signs to ST.TROPEZ as you have to pass MARINES DE COGOLIN.
This is a pretty straight forward way to travel. You go EUROSTAR from WATERLOO and, after changing at PARIS, travel on the fast French TGV trains all the way to ST RAPHAEL. You then take the bus as described on the Transfer page. It’s not cheap but a saver fare will cost about £115 return. It’s quite speedy and you get to see France. Tel : 08705 848848 or bookings on 08705 186186. Web site is Eurostar or Raileurope.
St.Raphael is zone D.