Location and Travel

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Travel and Transfers Information for Adventure Sports St Tropez

MEETING POINTS

Information on where to meet us for each day’s activities.

Our boat is moored at: Poste Z055, Bassin de la Brigantine, Marines de Cogolin 83310, Cogolin (this is shown as the pin at the top-middle of the map). This is a quick and easy location to get to for those staying in “La Brigantine” or “Cascadelles” areas of the marina.

Alternatively, if you’re staying in “La Galiote” or at the Maeva apartments, then we will pick you up from “Accueil” on the pontoon. This is marked on the map by the pin at the bottom right.

We’ll show everyone the meeting points on the first day you arrive.


TRAVELLING TO ADVENTURE SPORTS ST TROPEZ BY AIR

The South of France is now closer than ever! Fly to NICE, TOULON or MARSEILLES

Budget Airlines are operating flights to NICE from most major airports at prices you can’t afford to miss! Check out the websites below on our Location and Travel page. RYANAIR flies to TOULON which is nearer to us and FLYBE also flies there from Bournemouth. MARSEILLES often has cheap flights but is further than NICE. The 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

Click on Airline
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 to Toulon Stanstead, East Midlands and Edinburgh to Marseilles.
Dublin and Shanon to Nice.
JET2   From Leeds / Bradford & Manchester T1 to Nice
FLYBE New services from Exeter to Nice. Bournemouth to Toulon
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

Here are a few flight supermarket sites that are worth a try :
http://www.traveljungle.co.uk
http://www.ebookers.com/
http://www.expedia.co.uk/ also good for currency conversions.

TRANSFER

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. ( Toulon 40 miles, 1 hour; Nice 60 miles, 1 1/2 hours; Marseilles 80 miles, 2 hours ) You may have to wait for other group members on other flights (ask Matt). Costs are £20 each way Toulon. £30 each way Nice. £40 each way Marseilles (per person per trip).  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

There are numerous ferry and rail channel crossing options. Suggested websites as follows :
P&O  |  Brittany Ferries  | LD Lines  |  DFDS
Or why not try these for possibly cheaper options : www.aferry.co.uk  |  www.ferrysavers.com

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.

BY RAIL

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.