With footpaths, waymarked trails and long-distance sightseeing routes covering every part of the region, Midi-Pyrénées is the perfect destination for walking and hiking. Here you can take the Tour of the Templar and Hospitaller sites of the Larzac, follow the GR10 across the whole of the Pyrenees and walk the legendary Le Puy route of St James's Way to Santiago de Compostela.
By bike, by boat… and more!
, the possibilities are just as endless with the legendary cols of the Tour de France waiting to be conquered in the Pyrenees; there are lots of recreational cycling routes too, including the wonderful traffic-free cycle path along the Canal des Deux Mers.
Or why not try a boating holiday
? The region is home to one of Southern Europe's largest networks of navigable waterways, with the Canal du Midi and the Lot, Baïse, Tarn and Garonne rivers.
In winter you can take to the Pyrenees for skiing and snowsports. The region boasts 23 ski areas including Tourmalet-La Mongie, Luchon-Superbagnères and Ax 3 Domaines.
In the north of Midi-Pyrénées, Aveyron is another destination for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, which you can do in the Aubrac region.
And spa pleasures, naturally
To relax after exercising or to recharge your batteries with all the family, slip into the elegant surroundings of Midi-Pyrénées' 10 thermal recreation and spa centres all year round. Dedicated entirely to your well-being, these spas are set in the stunning surroundings of the Pyrenees and are part of the thermal culture specific to the region.