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Discovery Holidays

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We support Responsible Tourism

The impact of mass tourism leaves its impact on our environment. Outback Riviera encourages and supports the development of responsible tourism in our region. We follow these ecotourism principles:

- Minimize impact

- Build Environmental and cultural awareness and respect

- Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts


Outback Riviera Workshops are organized locally

We can organize small group workshops year-round for families, groups, sports enthusiasts, and companies, including

Adult Tennis Clinic Learning tennis can be fun and easier than you think. Learn tennis from the basics or improve your skills under the sunny skies of the French Riviera. Our tennis clinic is designed to help players at all levels, learn the fundamentals, the proper technique, and apply it to game situations.

French Cooking & Wine The French are world renowned for their fine food and wine. If you have always dreamed of being able to prepare delicious French meals. Escape for a week to the spectacular Alpine foothills to learn the art of French cooking and discover the wines of the South in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching- Whether you are a sports enthusiast wishing to improve your competitive edge, or you simply want to improve your lifestyle through diet and nutrition, we can organize a week for you in a luxury villas with the services of a personal trainer, nutrition counseling and massage therapist.

Singing Workshop with Rachel Harland Singing engages the body, mind, spirit and voice and above all can just make you feel happy. In our singing workshop, we will lay the foundations for a healthy and reliable vocal technique and sing as a group in a wide range of styles from different genres including world, jazz, close harmony, folk and maybe a French "chanson"!

Aikido Performance Workshop for Musicians -The core of musical harmony, melody, and rhythm resides within the tensions in the body. Learn vital Aikido techniques to help you overcome anxiety, nervousness and to excel under pressure. Workshop includes Aikido sessions and coaching in creative expression. 

Executive Coaching & Training Retreat- Reach a level of excellence and become an "Elite" performer in the workplace. Our Executive Trainer and Coach will work to improve your team’s Leadership abilities and to develop their talent, so they can be the best in what they do. He will drive you through the performance process, including the development of winning teams, how to express your passion and ideas, and how to speak and present with energy, power, clarity and confidence.

Pre Natal Yoga Weekend - Learn yoga techniques to help support you throughout your pregnancy and enhance your birth and postpartum experience through childbirth education, infant massage, and nutrition, led by a certified yoga instructor.

Practical English Improve your English language skills with a native English speaker under the sunny skies of the French Riviera. Learn useful vocabulary while shopping at the local market, prepare an “English"” meal, enjoy lunch at a local café or participate in a winetasting at a local vineyard.Workshops can be custom-tailored to you or your group’s request, or structured around a short break or weekend.

Some add on options to our workshops for you or non-participating partners:

Hiking through Olive Groves Explore the banks of the Siagne River to discover stone olive mills dating back to the early 20th Century, learn the history of olive cultivation

Hiking through Provençal olive groves with a certified mountain guide to explore the banks of the Siagne River, discover stone olive mills dating from the early 20th century, learn the history of olive cultivation

Nature Discovery with French/English speaking guide, Learn about beekeeping, the making of the local goat cheeses or the scents of Provence,

Initiation to climbing: Learn some basic rock climbing techniques. For those of you in search of more adventure, the region is home to climbing, canyoning and via Ferrata sites suitable for any level--from beginner to advanced, including sites in the Alpes-Maritimes, Hautes Alpes, and Gorges de Verdon, some of the most beautiful regions of France.

Mountain Biking the Outback: Explore our extensive network of trails leading over the mountains with our mountain guide, to fulfill your sense of adventure, and enjoy fresh air and spectacular views!

All tours are led by multilingual, guides who enjoy sharing their first-hand knowledge of the region with you.

Workshops run from Monday to Friday from the quieter months of October to April. The price includes five nights accommodations, meals, coaching sessions, and transfers to and from Nice International airport and begin as low as 850€ per person sharing a double room. (Airfare not included). To assure personal attention, workshops are limited to 8-10 participants.

Please contact us for detailed itineraries and pricing.

 

Photography & Painting Holidays

Vésubie village  The Esterel Mountains

If you enjoy nature photography, painting or sculpture, the outback of the French Riviera is the perfect destination for you. The region offer spectacular scenery from medieval villages, underground caves, forests, and mountain ranges. Day trips organized and led by a licensed mountain guide. Contact us for a full itinerary.

The Olives of Provence

picking olives in Provence  picking olives in Montauroux olive grove Montauroux

Our region is known worldwide for its "caillotier" olives, Each year around mid-December olive harvesting begins. Spend a week hiking through olive groves, learn about this ancient culture first-hand, and learn the production techniques of olive oil in the "Moulin a huile" as it has been for centuries. Experience the camradery of harvesting olives (in December) or in learning the art of pruning the olive tree (Spring). Great fun for the kids!  Contact us for a full itinierary.