Global Agritourism and Farm Holidays
Truly escape to the countryside with a farm cottage holiday
Agritourism is not a new phenomenon, but with more people heading into cities to live and work, it has received a huge boost. Agritourism is the perfect way to truly discover the beautiful rural regions of Europe and beyond, often allowing visitors to work and live traditional rural lifestyles, far from tourist crowds and bars selling 'full English breakfasts' in generic resorts. There is no better way to see your surroundings in perfect peace.
Agritourism involves visiting a rural farm, often helping in agricultural practices but always enjoying the hearty, rich lifestyles that have developed and embraced the local area. Agritourism holidays are the undisputed kings of rural cultural holidays, letting you learn anything from wine making to horse riding, local cookery to honey tasting, and all surrounded by stunning scenery in which your own, private holiday cottage stands. Agritourism is especially popular in the wine producing regions of France and Spain where budding connoisseurs can help with the harvest and pick up expert wine tasting tips.
Great Agritourism Destinations
Top Five Agritourism Holiday Destinations
Agritourism in TuscanyTuscany is among the finest agritourism destinations. The clear skies, fine food and sensational scenery are hard to beat, and whether you would like to become a wine connoisseur or explore the region on foot or horseback, your options are limitless.
Agritourism in HawaiiHawaii may not immediately spring to mind when you think of agritourism destinations, but agritourism holidays in the coffee and sugar farms are thriving, letting you explore a vital part of the culture as well as getting a tan!
Farm Holidays in the DordogneThe vineyards producing full bodied red wines in Dordogne offer a range of world class agritourism holidays. The Dordogne is fantastically rural, offering magnificent fishing, walking and canoeing as well as some of France's finest vineyards.
Agritourism in CyprusThe village of Agros in the Troodos Mountains is a village sustained entirely through agritourism. Cyprus is a magnificent destination for agritourism trips with high levels of activity, with many beaches, water sports and nightlife nearby.
Farm Holidays in GloucestershireFarm holidays in the Cotswolds offer a taste of quintessential England. Charming farm holiday cottages adorn the green, rolling landscapes, and for those looking to experience English country life, a farm cottage here cannot be beaten.
Agritourism holidays can be as active or relaxed as you wish. There is always plenty to do, whether you are helping with the production, harvest or tending crops or enjoying the diverse range of rural activities that many farm holidays offer, from walking to horse riding, quad bike riding or fishing. Family agritourism holidays are particularly rewarding, giving children a great range of activities to try and all the space and freedom they could wish for while parents sit back in the sun by the pool enjoying a glass of the finest local wine!
Agrotourism is an extension of sustainable tourism, and as a result, reducing your environmental impact while enjoying agritourism is key. There are many ways to reduce your environmental impact while increasing your knowledge and appreciation for your holiday destination, as well as saving your holiday budget. Travelling by train, buying only local produce and using bicycles rather than a hire car upon your arrival both allows you to really immerse yourself in local cultures and lifestyles and keeping your environmental conscience clear!