Self Guided Walking Holidays in France
Our walking holidays in France include the Provence, the French Alps and beautiful coastal walks in the French Riviera.
Explore the most beautiful parts of the Provence, taking in both the Alpilles and the Luberon mountain ranges. Staring in Avignon, your journey will take you through the famed villages of Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Goult, Bonnieux and Saignon. You will finish in the beautiful Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, with its Venice-like canals.
Arrive at Avignon and discover one of France’s most prestigious wine villages, Chateauneuf du Pape. You then continue walking in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone region into the foothills of the Dentelles, enjoying the breathtaking views. And of course, there will be numerous wine-tasting opportunities during this unforgettable trip in the heart of Provence!
During this classic Provence walking holiday, you will follow Van Gogh’s footsteps into the most beautiful of the Alpilles landscapes. You will spend time in the artistic town of Saint-Rémy, walk to the spectacular perched village of Les Baux and the nice little village of Maussane, and finish in the beautiful Roman town of Arles.
This short walking break in the French Riviera takes you on a trail weaving from one balcony path to the next, taking in the beautiful perched villages hiding behind the glamorous Côte d’Azur and finally reaching the welcoming coastal town of Menton.
This trip will take you through the Roya valley from the mountains to the sea, weaving from one balcony path to the next, amongst pine forests and olive groves. Your route will take you away from the crowds on forgotten paths leading to some of the most beautiful perched villages on the Côte d’Azur.
This trip will take you through the Roya valley from the mountains to the sea, weaving from one balcony path to the next, taking in the most beautiful perched villages on the Côte d’Azur. Reaching the coastal town of Menton, your trip continues with a couple of amazing coastal walks around Villefranche sur Mer.
Provence can be just as exciting in winter as during the busy hot summer months. Its mild temperatures and bright blue skies reveal a very different kind of charm in the low season and the places are less crowded than during the busy hot summer months. Overnights are in charming 3 and 4-star hotels offering the signature Provençal hospitality and style.
The Aravis massif is a hidden gem, rising between the Rhône Valley to the West and the Mont Blanc range to the East. The range is footed by old farming villages, famous among the locals for their artisanal cheese production. The tour ends with a beautiful arrival at Lake Annecy, one of the most spectacular panoramas in the Alps.
Bathed in warm Mediterranean sunshine, and with the peaks of the Pyrenees providing a dramatic backdrop, the Spanish and French Catalan coast invites exploration on foot. By walking from Cadaqués to Collioure along the coast, you will discover for yourself the lure and enchantment of this beautiful region.
Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of Corsica on this moderate walking holiday. Your walk will start from Corte, the island’s historic capital, and lead you through the rugged interior and past lakes, natural pools and high summits to the vibrant coastal village of Piana, perched high above the sea on the Golfe de Porto.
GR20 is considered the most difficult – and one of the most beautiful – treks in Europe for a reason. It traverses the island of Corsica diagonally following the high granite barrier of mountains offering some fantastic scenery. And we will transfer your main luggage at selected points, so you do not have to carry a heavy load all of the time.
GR20 is considered the most difficult – and one of the most beautiful – treks in Europe for a reason. The GR20 north section will take you from Vizzavona to Calvi on the north coast. And we will transfer your main luggage at selected points, so you do not have to carry a heavy load all of the time.
GR20 is considered the most difficult – and one of the most beautiful – treks in Europe for a reason. The GR20 south section will take you from Bavella to Vizzavona and we will transfer your main luggage at selected points, so you do not have to carry a heavy load all of the time.
Located at the foothills of the French Alps, the Vercors Massif offers one of the most accessible and safe terrains for winter exploration. This classic winter walking itinerary, known for more 30 years, will take you on a week-long snow-shoeing adventure starting from the village of Méaudre, surrounded by huge pine forests, to the village Lans en Vercors, the gateway to the Parc du Vercors.
Our Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights in Comfort walking holiday will lead you from France to Italy and Switzerland, taking in the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit while we transfer your main luggage. Overnights are in nice 3 or 4-star hotels and mountain lodges with private rooms on all nights. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious French, Swiss and Italian meals.
On the Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights itinerary you will walk in the standard counter-clockwise direction and use lifts and public transport to skip some parts of the complete trail so that you can take in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc within 6 days of walking. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious meals and overnights in traditional mountain huts.
Mont Blanc is by no doubt one of the most beautiful massifs of the Alps, and the Tour du Mont Blanc has become one of the most iconic walks in the world. On this itinerary you will walk the complete tour in the classic counter-clockwise direction and stay in comfortable private en-suite rooms on all nights, all luggage transfers included.
On our Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches itinerary you will walk almost the full tour (skipping the asphalt sections). The tour takes 12 days (10 walking days) to complete. In the evenings, you will enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Mont Blanc hikers and take in simple but delicious meals and overnights in traditional mountain huts and small 2 and 3-star hotels.
Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable private hotel rooms on most nights. The tour takes 12 days (10 walking days) to complete. It is the perfect Alpine trek for those who are seasoned trekkers but still prefer the comfort of hotel accommodation.
The trip starts in the beautiful village of Martigny in Switzerland. From here, you walk the Tour Mont Blanc route via Courmayeur, following in the clockwise direction the eastern part of the complete tour to Bourg Saint-Maurice while staying in comfortable private en-suite rooms on all nights, all luggage transfers included.