A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the forest of Fontainebleau is one of the most beautiful forests in France and the ideal place for all kinds of recreational activities with friends and family.
Sandstone landscapes with evocative shapes recalling elephants, tortoises, dogs and other animals give way to boulders, sandy deserts, plateaux, gorges, heaths and stands of deciduous or softwood trees, and from the nineteenth century onwards attracted numerous artists. This use of Fontainebleau as a subject of art and for tourism and leisure steadily developed, transforming it into a place of recreation, inspiration and relaxation.
The Pays de Fontainebleau Tourist Office has the expertise to help you enjoy recreationnal activities :
- 300 km of marked paths and 1,600km of forest roads, guided tours with a forest warden
- Bouldering, optionally under the supervision of approved professionals
- Riding or riding courses
- Rambles with donkeys or sled-dogs
- Bike tours, including bike rentals
Let’s discover the link between French History and the forest of Fontainebleau…
Are you ready to bring out your adventurer soul ?
The forest of Fontainebleau is a real paradise for lovers of nature and outdoors activities. Discover a selection of partners recommanded by the Tourism Office.
Beautiful trails in nature await visitors to the Pays de Fontainebleau for unforgettable bike rides. Cycling routes will introduce you to the natural and cultural heritage of the territory. It is a beautiful way to discover the beauty of the landscapes in Fontainebleau forest. However, cyclists must be careful and respect this fragile natural environment. Cycling partners are established on the territory to offer guided hikes…
Here are the list of climbing clubs. Whether beginner or expert, you will be accompanied by a professionnal instructor. The forest of Fontainebleau is the ideal place to climb surrounded by nature !
Whether beginner or expert, you can practice horse-riding with one of the schools below. If you just want to stroll with your horse in the forest, you can choose one of the horse-riding paths.
There are many ways to enjoy the forest : booking a tour with sled dogs, strolling by yourself or with a guide... Choose your activity !