Alsace self guided walking vacation in France

Price
£1589To£1654 including UK flights
Duration
9 Days
Type
Tailor made
More info
From £1379 - £1444 excluding flights.
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Description of Alsace self guided walking vacation in France

Price information

£1589To£1654 including UK flights
From £1379 - £1444 excluding flights.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip runs May - Sept, please inquire for details.

Travel guides

France walking
The wonderful Robert Louis Stevenson quote below sums up the feeling you get from putting a bag on your back and just walking. Itís simply about movin...
Self guided walking
Walking vacations are the oldest form of tourism known to man. For centuries people have travelled by foot whether it is was for a pilgrimage or just f...

Vacation information

Traveling by train:
We offer the possibility of traveling by train to and from the UK for this trip and can book this for you if required. Please inquire for further details.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Activity:
Walking has minimal impact on the environment as you provide most of the energy yourself. Also, by traveling independently, and not having to worry about keeping up with a group, you set the pace so you can soak up the sights, sounds and scents of your surrounds and really get under the skin of the place youíre visiting.

We proactively encourage our clients to think about traveling responsibly too: packing light, saving water, buying locally, re-cycling all maps and route notes at the end of their trip as well as to be mindful of not leaving any rubbish behind.

UK Office:
We are well aware of the impact tourism has at home and abroad, and we make every effort to balance the environmental impact of traveling with the immense benefits sustainable tourism can bring to destinations and the people who live there. So we start in the office: we turn off all electrical equipment every night; we use energy-efficient bulbs; we measure print and paper consumption, and re-cycle wherever possible; we print our brochures on paper from sustainable sources, and send them out in bio-degradable packaging.

People

Leaders & local suppliers:
When youíre walking from village to village, you can enjoy a relationship with locals in a way motorists passing through never can. By bike, you get off the beaten track, and youíll find that people treat you as a visitor rather than a tourist. You'll enjoy idyllic walking through fragrant pine forest and sprawling vineyards as you hop between the storybook villages and towns so typical of the Alsace region - think narrow streets filled with colourful, half-timbered houses and shops selling traditional, local wares (make sure you look out for the delightful Christmas shop in Riquewihr)! Connected by the world-famous Camino de Santiago, the places you visit are home to some of the region's finest wine producers and you'll have plenty of opportunity to stop for tastings. Wine and food go hand-in-hand in the region of Alsace and all of the hotels we've picked for you offer great local cuisine along with superb wine lists! Your hotel in Ammerschwihr is only a short walk from several wine cellars in this typical Alsatian village. In Thannenkirch your hotel is nestled beautifully at the foot of the Taennchel Mountain, with an indoor swimming pool and spa; while your hilltop hotel in Lapoutroie boasts an impressive restaurant with panoramic views over the Vosges. As with all our vacations, we encourage visitors to buy from independently-run shops & establishments where possible, supporting the local people and their families.

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