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Walking Holidays in France

Our walking holidays in France take you to experience the country’s most beautiful scenic trails and exhilarating routes.

There are well-marked trails suitable for all levels of fitness and experience, and our guided tours offer the support and guidance of experienced guides. With a range of itineraries to choose from, you can design your perfect walking holiday to suit your interests and preferences.

Featured Walking Holidays in France

Toughest to Gentlest Walks in France

We have walking holidays in France for every level of experience, from walks in the high Pyrenees and the GR20; the toughest long distance trail in Europe, to slightly easier self-guided routes where you’ll get plenty of down time to wander Provencal markets, quaint French villages and indulge in the local cuisine.

Small Group & Self-Guided

Want to join a group of other walkers exploring the most remote parts of France or do you fancy taking it at your own pace and enjoy a bit more time at a lovely patisserie? Then why not take one of our many self-guided trip? Which ever way you choose to travel, all our walking holidays in France are fully supported, with somebody just a phone call away.

The Famous Trails of France

There are two famous (or maybe infamous) trails in France that are a must for those seeking a real challenge in the mountains. The Tour du Mont Blanc is an excellent long distance trail, taking you through wild flower meadows and high up over mountains passes as you circumnavigate Mont Blanc. While slightly less poetically, the GR20 is noted as the toughest long distance trail in Europe covering 180km with over 12,000m of ascent and descent.

Immerse in Local Culture

One of the most enjoyable aspects of a walking holiday in France is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. As you explore, you'll come across picturesque villages filled with charming cafes, quaint shops, and local markets selling fresh produce and artisanal goods. You'll have the chance to chat with friendly locals, sample delicious regional cuisine, and gain a deeper understanding of the culture and history of this incredible country.

Connect with Nature

In addition to the cultural experiences, walking holidays in France offer a chance to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. The country is dotted with rolling hills, verdant forests, and sparkling lakes, all waiting to be explored on foot. You'll enjoy breath taking views, spot wildlife, and find peace and tranquillity in some of the most breath taking natural landscapes in the world.

More Information About Walking Holidays in France

The best time to visit France for a walking holiday is in the summer (from June to September.) In the winter months, most trekking routes are coated in a thick layer of snow.

5 reasons to go on a walking holiday in France this year

France is a destination with an absolute abundance of adventure, and for many of us, it’s right on our doorstep. Walking holidays in France offer diverse terrain, beautiful landscapes and warm hospitality. Here are five compelling reasons why this should be your year to take one on.

Scenic Diversity

France boasts an incredible variety of landscapes, from the towering peaks of the Alps to the rugged mountains of Corsica. Walking holidays in France allow you to traverse a spectrum of terrains, each offering its unique charm and beauty.


Cultural Immersion

France's walking holidays offer more than just nature; they immerse you in rich culture and history. In Chamonix, you'll encounter the local Alpine culture, while the Tour du Mont Blanc takes you through charming mountain villages in France, Italy, and Switzerland. The GR20 trek in Corsica introduces you to the island's unique blend of French and Mediterranean influences.


Diverse Terrain

Walking holidays in France offer a wealth of diverse terrain. In Chamonix, you can choose from a range of trails, from easy walks to challenging alpine hikes. The Tour du Mont Blanc encompasses forests, glaciers, and high mountain passes, offering a diverse trekking experience. The GR20 trek in Corsica takes you through rugged terrain, including challenging rocky paths and lush forests.


Mont Blanc Majesty

For those dreaming of standing in the shadow of Western Europe's highest peak, walking holidays in France deliver. The sight of Mont Blanc, its glaciers, and the Aiguille du Midi cable car experience are unforgettable moments during your walking holiday.


Epic Long-Distance Treks

The Tour du Mont Blanc and GR20 are epic long-distance treks, offering a sense of accomplishment as you complete these challenging routes. The Tour du Mont Blanc circumnavigates Mont Blanc, while the GR20 traverses Corsica from north to south. These treks provide a unique perspective on the landscapes and cultures of the regions they pass through.

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