The Active Gourmet Travel

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The active gourmet travel has a beautiful collection of comments from happy travellers since 2002! Here are a few of our favourites to whet your appetite for one of our travel adventures - you'll see many people come back for more!


Great biking through France


To cycle through Brittany has been an experience of a lifetime. The weather has with small exceptions been superb - the coutntryside delightful and the cuisine, wine and companionship fantastic – Sharyn

"Active and gourmet are true descriptors - wonderful walks/bike rides thru' some of the most amazing sights (and sites!) Les Baux's chateau to the superb market in St Remy... and the opportunity to sample true French cuisine and wines... with like-minded souls. We thank you" – Liz Dawson & Colin Oldfield

 We are in love again, my bike and I – Zora Sept 2002

"We will always remember this trip with such find memeories of France. The food and wine was amazing and we love the lay back lifestyle. The bike riding had given me a passion to get out there and do it more with a new bike on the horizon. Thank you Gail, Maurie, Lesely and Grant," – Lynn and Ern Craig, 2012

Thank you for your patience and caring and teaching me a new skill - cycling. I really enjoyed the food and was inspired by Kent. What a great experience and one of my childhood dreams has come to be – The Aussie Jenny

"Many highlights on this trip but I was amazed at the professional excellence of the world's perfect hosts. Thierry and Yolane at the Chateau Verriere in Saumur. They were par excellence! Magnifique and tres bon! I discovered personally that cycling can be fun so we will be back again to give it another go. All the crew were great" – Steve & Pam Clews Steve & Pam Clews

Superb food & wine


The combination of food and exercise is a real winner. Hard not to enjoy yourself with such an excellent group of people. Wow factors included wine tasting in Saumur, gypsy night, Wyn's luncheon, candlelit dinners in the Loire and cycling from Le Baux to St Remy. See you on the Rail Trail! Tres bien. – Lisa & Colin Strang

"Great food, drink fun (despite cuts and bruises!). Further examples for us of French countryside - learnt more about the cuisine (Yes! Including the stay at Minerve!). Next time more experience please of the white water days out" – Tim & Collette Large

Thanks for a wonderful introduction to a Trapp Tour! Great company, great food and superb organisation. Can we come again? – Phil & Di

"You really have something special here!! We have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the sojourn through Provence - the food, accommodation, wine and company – Many thanks," –  Frank Solway


Exceptional French scenery

Coastal Normandy and Brittany are really exceptional. Normandy beaches, Bayeux, Mt St Michel, St Malo and Divian are sights to remember. Apparently mid June 1944 produced a storm of a lifetime, we must have pushed it quite close and managed to experience an outdoor rush across the Mt St Michel Bay as the storm came in. Fruits de Mer are rightly famous and we have sampled quite a lot. All in all a romantic interlude – Colin

Unforgettable experiences in France, Italy & Spain


"From Nice to Barcelona we are now half way through our Gail Trapp odyssey. The Provence/Vaucluse tour, a multitude of weather patterens and when the plan was literally blown away a new adventure was found by Gail. Many thanks for being able to adapt; my fitness has improved!!Great memories, great food and wine,"–Liz and Niall, Taupo, May 2015

Had a wonderful time - thinking about sending an outline of the "happenings" on our trip to Hollywood so they can make a movie. Thank you so much for such a great experience - Sue Spurway

"What an Escapade! Chere Gail - merci bien! This has been a very special trip and I've enjoyed it immensely. Toujours Provence - looking forward to the next visit. Bises" – Collette

Another great trip – many thanks for the carefully selected experiences which have enriched our lives – indebted!  Roger & Tina Fisher

"Many thanks for another wonderful trip. Each one seems to build on the previous. We have loved the company and the experience" – Brian & Christine

"I couldn't have asked for a better experience, it way exceeded my expectations," – Pam Brooke


Destination honeymoon


Thank you for organising an amazing honeymoon for us. We have seen and done so many things in such a short time and have enjoyed every minute. The expectation bar has now been raised for us from the fantastic standard and range of accommodation we've stayed in. The itinerary was superbly detailed, we just had the right amount of time in each place with lots of good suggestions of things to do. What a way to start our married life! Thank you so much – Lucy & Mike Chettleburgh 


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