Leisure & Nature Activities
Offering diverse landscapes with woodlands, lakes and valleys, the Gers is a haven for nature lovers. Its situation on the edge of the Pyrenees National Park gives the departement an abundance of wildlife, from mammals such as bats, otters and the endangered European mink to birds like herons, hobby falcons and black kites.
Four types of paths, all carefully maintained, marked and indexed criss-cross the Gers countryside. They are accessible to hikers, horse riders, cyclists and mountain bikers. The Gers has set aside more than 3000 km of walking and hiking paths, including 500 km of major trails with the paths of Santiago de Compostela and the major circuits of the Heart of Gascony. This large Jacquaire region of France boasts several major monuments classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Following the footsteps of pilgrims, from the valleys to the gentle hills, on plains and paths, you can discover all the historic interest of Gascony.
In this peaceful region with its bucolic scenery, you can enjoy the calm of the Gers countryside on one of its seven golf courses. And for those who long for adventure, the Gers offers numerous possibilities: from gliding, ballooning and quad biking to treetop courses, paintballing and canoeing. Or forget the bustle of your everyday life and regain your health and vitality at one of the three spas featuring new thermal centres.
To discover more about leisure activities and festivals in the Gers region visit the Gers Tourist Board.
Le Vert en L'Air
Just a few minutes from Auch, Le Vert en l'Air is located in an enchanting oak forest in the Besmaux region. They offer a wide range of unique leisure activities from an aerial treetop course to paintball and botanical walks. Tree Adventure offers 10 different exciting treetop adventure courses, with everything from low rope courses for smaller children through to thrilling high rope obstacle courses for the dare-devils, long ziplines and swing and suspension bridges. All this can be discovered after careful instruction and under the watchful eye of the professional staff. Minimum age 3 years.
The paintball takes place in a 2500 m2 designated area and is for all those looking for extreme sports (minimum age 8 years). For nature lovers, a botanical walk winds through over 2km of woodland paths where you will discover 25 different plant species known to this region. Picnic areas and refreshments available.
In the heart of the wild landscapes of the Gers, Quad Concept offers great moments of pure emotion over 150 acres devoted to leisure. Its dynamic and professional team knows all the natural sites of the area and will be your perfect guide for the most unforgettable hikes.
Various other activities available to adults and children (paintball, archery, inflatable games, wood games..)