Walking Holiday in France

Indulge yourself in French medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches.  The country is renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine.  A walking holiday in France will allow you to get up close and enjoy the joie de vivre of the areas you pass through.

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Challenging

SELF GUIDED: Hike the highest mountain in Europe, experience the wondrous mountain scenery, and take a trek through three separate countries: Italy, France, and Switzerland! The guided tours of Mont Blanc allow you to enjoy the beauty of the Alps, without the trouble of planning the details of the trips and hikes.

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Easy

SELF GUIDED: The Luberon is a vast area with varied flore and fauna, outstanding architectural heritage (five of the villages ranked as “Most beautiful villages in France”) and beautiful landscapes. Explore rustic villages, fragrant lavender fields whilst walking in this area of Provence.

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Moderate

SELF GUIDED: Dordogne is a celebration of colour and diversity of landscape. Also known as the “Land of the 1001 sites” to walk here is to travel through time. Discover unspoiled nature, grandiose landscapes and a plethora of magical villages teeming with history. Then indulge in world renowned gastronomy.

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Easy

SELF GUIDED: Carcassone is perfect for a short break. Discover different walking paths through Canal du Midi, the Medieval city, the vineyards, the riverbanks and locks. All whilst having time to enjoy some fine French cuisine and wine. With many walking route options you will want to go back for more.

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Moderate

SELF GUIDED: Parks, gardens, nature reserves, the Ballon d’Alsace, and the renowned Wine Route, the Alsace walking tour is a relaxed holiday. This self-guided tour will allow you to experience Alsacian recipes, fortified foothill castles, a blend of German and French cultures, and stunning mountain views.

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Easy

SELF GUIDED: Burgundy has it all: hidden villages that are nested in gorgeous valleys, breath-taking medieval churches, traditional food fairs, green hilly vineyards, rich food and prestigious wines. On this tour, you will get to enjoy a slice of everything that is classically French, while embracing the countryside.

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Easy

SELF GUIDED: The Loire Valley is home to cultural landscapes that is comprised of historic cities and villages, architectural monuments and lands. Known for its world-famous castles, this Loire Valley walking holiday allows for easy walks, picturesque landscapes, and a variety of French wines and food.

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France

Moderate

SELF GUIDED: Discover the largest canyon in Europe: the Verdon Gorges, and walk down to the Verdon River below. This walking holiday will bring you through the heart of an incredible area to enjoy the wide variety of landscapes. Spend the night in local "logis de France" hostels in classically French villages.

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Easy

SELF GUIDED: Connecting Geneva with Le Puy-en-Velay, St Jacob’s Way is a newer route that travels through forests and country-sides. After passing the Rhone River, you will climb Mont Tournier. The portion of St Jacob's Way winds through the forest before descending to the final stop of St Genix-sut-Guiers.

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Easy

SELF GUIDED: Enjoy a relatively easy going walk through rolling green French countryside along crop fields and fields of grazing cows on the second section of St Jacob’s Way. This walking holiday is filled with plenty of opportunities to relax and soak in the wonderful surroundings, exquisite cuisine and culture.

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France

Easy

SELF GUIDED: The final section of St Jacob’s Way features the mountains of Pilat, with leisurely strolls through the French countryside. This portion of St Jacob’s Way will end in Le Puy en Velay, a beautiful and historic town, where the local cuisine and wines can be actively experienced after a full day's walk.

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Challenging

GUIDED: This iconic walking trail through the Alps passes through: the Italian slopes with their large rock faces; the Swiss slopes with their soft valleys; and the French glacial slopes. Enjoy exercise and socialising with like-minded people, the extraordinary views and the security of a certified guide.

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If you are looking an easy going, relaxed pace in beautiful surroundings then why not visit Burgundy in east-central France and after a days walking enjoy a glass of the regions best wine.  If you enjoy a glass of wine and walking then another option might be the Loire Valley where you can stroll pass the famous Chateaux of the region.  Or perhaps something a little further south such as Carcassonnne a hilltop medieval town in the south of France’s Languedoc area.  If strolling through one of France’s national parks appeals then Luberon may be the trip for you.  Situated just north of Marseille spend your day exploring this chilled out area of Provence.

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Perhaps a trip that you can come back and complete sections of appeals to you?  If so then why not pick one of the sections on the St Jacob’s Way which will take you from Switzerland across the French countryside to Le Puy en Velay.  The first section of this walk from Geneva to St Genix-sur-Guiers has you crossing the Swiss and French border and walking through the Rhone-Alps region.  The middle section of this walk is from St Genix-sur-Guiers to Chavanay, crossing rolling countryside before crossing the Rhone River.  The final section is from Chavanay to Le Puy en Velay and takes you from the vineyards of the Rhone to the volcanic landscape that brings you to Le Puy en Velay.

 

Upping your game a little on the walking front why not take on the rolling hills of Dordogne in south-west France and reward yourself at the end of the day with some of the best cuisine in France.  Tackle the largest river gorge in Europe, Verdon Gorge and immerse yourself in the landscape of this unique area in the south-east France.  For something different again why not visit the north east of France and discover Alsace.  Here you will witness the mixture of French, German and Swiss culture as well as discover the Honeck mountain.

 

The ultimate challenge noless is the Tour de Mont Blanc.  Here you can hike between France, Switzerland and Italy.  If this is your first time doing a mountain hiking trip you might like to join one of our guided trips.  If this type of adventure is a walk in the park of your then we also have self-guided options.

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