French Alps self guided walking holiday

French Alps self guided walking holiday

Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps
From £437.75 to £515 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug, 1 Sep
50% off Self Guided walking and Family Adventure holidays over the week of the 18th & 25th Aug 18! Now only £257.50 pp for self guided walking (originally £515 pp) and £287.50 per adult and £247.50 per child for our Family Adventure holiday!
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps

Guided walking vacations in the French Alps

Guided walking from a historic chalet base
From £695 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug
Self guided walking vacation in France

Self guided walking vacation in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From €1,057 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 23 Sep
Six-night holidays starting Aug 26 are reduced from €1057 to €850. Six-night holidays are still available starting Sep 2 and 23. 2018 Prices for 2019 Holidays booked before Oct 31, 2018. No single supplement for first solo guest in any one week.
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,272 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Jan
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Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France
From £745 to £845 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 21 Dec, 29 Dec
2019: 9 Feb, 16 Feb
Provence biking tour, France

Provence biking tour, France

Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders.
From €1,095 to €1,470 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any day from April 1st through October 25th
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France

Mercantour Park self catering gite, France

Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France
From £448 per week (sleeps 2)
Accommodation
Last availability for accommodation in the Mercantour - just an hour from Nice!! Jul 8-13, Aug 11-17, and after Aug 25...come and enjoy a magnificent national park - at just £32 pppn - and less for kids - of course!!
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses
From US $3,335 to US $3,845 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug, 1 Sep
2019: 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Late availability on these dates: 25 Aug, 01 Sep
Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Climb Western Europe's highest peak
From US $3,955 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug
Avignon to Nice cycling tour in France

Avignon to Nice cycling tour in France

A visually stunning cycling trip from Avignon to Nice
From €1,290 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence heritage and natural beauty on full display
From €890 to €1,255 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April 1st to October 25th
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Cycle through beautiful Burgundy & taste exquisite wines
From €890 to €965 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day (excluding Monday or Tuesday) from March through October
Pyrenees family activity vacation

Pyrenees family activity vacation

Try caving and paragliding with the family
From £840 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €550 to €650 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
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French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but the length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Rural France accommodation, heart of the Provence

Rural France accommodation, heart of the Provence

Eco accommodation in the unspoilt heart of Provence
From €700 per week
Accommodation
French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €370 to €1,275 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Ski touring vacation in France

Ski touring vacation in France

Ski touring trip in the wild Queyras Regional Nature Park
From €1,153 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 16 Mar
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Discover Provence from Avignon to the Mediterranean by bike
From €965 to €1,380 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Start any day April 1st through October 25th
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Cycle along the Rhτne River from Geneva to Lyon.
From €845 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Sunday from April through October
Provence walking tour, France

Provence walking tour, France

A superb walking holiday exploring the best of Provence
From £925 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep
Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet
From €80 to €150 per room per night
Accommodation
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France

Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France

Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie
From €1,149 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 23 Sep
Six-night holidays starting Aug 26 are reduced from €1149 to €949. Six-night holidays are still available starting Sep 2 and 23. 2018 Prices for 2019 Holidays booked before Oct 31, 2018. No single supplement for first solo guest in any one week.
Self guided cycling vacation, Gastronomic Provence

Self guided cycling vacation, Gastronomic Provence

Discover Provence's renowned cuisine and hidden gems by bike
From €1,080 to €1,250 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can start on any Saturday April 1st to October 25th
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France

Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France

Perfect Loire Valley country cottage for two
From €560 to €750 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Accommodation
Loire Valley self catering accommodation, France

Loire Valley self catering accommodation, France

Loire Valley cottage for your holiday to happen with ease
From €600 to €750 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Accommodation
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From £725 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep
Cycling vacations in Burgundy, France

Cycling vacations in Burgundy, France

A bicycle by day, a barge by night
From US $1,320 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
2019: 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 25 Aug, 01 Sep, 08 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 06 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
Mont Blanc walking vacation

Mont Blanc walking vacation

An stunning walk through the Alps around Mont Blanc
From US $1,000 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 26 Aug, 02 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Walking& trekking holidays with qualified Mountain Leaders
From £790 to £810 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 30 Sep
French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
If I were to pick one particular moment as most memorable it would have to be being in France, mingling with the locals at the neighborhood restaurant and watching France beat Belgium to make the World Cup finals. (more)Deborah Beane
A lovely B&B in a small village run by 2 wonderful people who will do everything to make your stay special and memorable. (more)Karen Sands
The views from Saint Jeannet are fabulous and I met so many lovely people at the inn. (more)Melanie Fluharty
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps
From
£695
excluding flights
Probably the best walking vacation I've ever had - spectacular scenery; the perfect combination of hard physical exercise and pampering that you know you've earned. (more)Alison Sadler
If you are unsure whether this vacation is for you - just do it. The guided walks were a particular highlight. (more)Lesley Hadfield
I do want to say that our stay in the chalet was absolutely 5 *****. We were cared for beautifully in a warm and friendly ambiance with delicious, generous and creative meals, including wine. There was plenty on offer at the chalet....tv, games, hot tub. Our guide, Bruno, was fantastic. (more)Denise Hellier
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France
From
€550
excluding flights
It was fantastic. We loved it (even when it rained). (more)Lucy Chadwick
Traveling with a Donkey as companion - a delightful character. We were early in the season so it was very quiet . . . . and the Alpine Flowers were wonderful. (more)John Tyler
Our children would say Kaia, our donkey who they bonded with was the most memorable. For me, the emptiness and the views. Possibly my favourite spot of all was the Chappelle St-Barnabe near Val Pelens where we whiled away a couple of hours in glorious sunshine with spectacular views. (more)Rob Booth
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,272
excluding flights
The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation! (more)Angela Dennison
In terms of the most exciting part, it has to be the ice climbing...not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested. Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an undiscovered part of the Alps. (more)Norma Sherratt
Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities. (more)Matt Hannah
Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France
From
€930
per couple per week
We cannot recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back. (more)Conor Gately
The vacation was brilliant from start to finish, great communication from the owners of the lodge and such friendly and helpful people on arrival and throughout the stay. We would recommend this vacation to anybody who would like a quiet and relaxing stay and enjoy the use of the Eco-cabin. (more)Daniel Holden-Jones
French Alps self guided walking holiday
From
£437.75
excluding flights
We had a fantastic time staying in Samoens... The walking was amazing at this time of year: alpine meadows, wildflowers, waterfalls, and glacial landscapes, and not too challenging: we ranged between 500m and 970m ascent in a day. We went rafting on the Giffre on our day off, which was also great. (more)Ross Carne
Superb walking country (more)Christine Ansons
Varied expertly guided walks through magnificent scenery (more)Jon Hargreaves
Pyrenees family activity vacation
From
£840
excluding flights
Every activity was great - extremely challenging but with great guides who helped us all to succeed (more)Kathy Halliday
The activities were all superbly planned, organised and great fun. White water rafting was enjoyed by all of the family, the scenic mountain walk was enhanced by local species being pointed out for us and information on how the various rock formations occurred. (more)Mary Fretwell
I particularly loved our mountain walk, with spectacular views and carpets of Pyrenean irises, and I think one of the highlights for all of us was swimming in a beautiful mountain lake. (more)Trisha Cochrane
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
From
€890
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling at our own pace through stunning, varied countryside and finding places that we would have missed in a car. Tips? Be prepared for more than just undulating vineyards - there are some hills and you should have a decent level of fitness. (However, we managed and are in our more senior years!) The hire bikes were excellent, sturdy machines and there was technical back-up if required. (Luckily not needed! ) Local benefits? Staying at comfortable,... (more)Neil Crawley
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
From
€890
excluding flights
Very well organised and very enjoyable.... The scenery was beautiful, except in the Camargue, and all the villages were very French and full of atmosphere. Cycling through the Montagnettes and Alpilles was lovely. (more)Trish Price
Successfully navigating our way in and out of beautiful little towns being enthusiastically helped with directions and suggestions for great things to see and do by locals even with our absolute lack of French. (more)Jennifer Wright
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€1,057
excluding flights
It was a perfect vacation... The lodging was excellent nestled in greens with lots of hiking and biking trails to choose from, all meticulously planned out by the owner Peter. Food was superb, prepared by Carolyn, Peter’s wife who ran the place immaculately. This place is actually perfect or simply lazing around for a few days, sipping on limitless wine and taking a dip in the pool. (more)Ricky Yeung
Top drawer! (more)Esther Quinlan
One of the best breaks I have ever had. Carolyn and Peter look after you so well. I am a solo traveler and sometimes you can feel isolated but not this time!!! (more)Margaret Parker
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
£745
excluding flights
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This vacation had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture
From
€370
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The entire trip was memorable however my favorite aspect to this trip was the people I met. I went on this trip alone however I met some very friendly people who were also staying at the house. And the day trips with Benoit and Corrine felt more like a friend showing me around the area rather than a small group tour, which is something I really loved! Tips? The weather was beautiful when I was there but bring layers because some of the day trips have you going to... (more)Divya Patel
Rural France accommodation, heart of the Provence
From
€700
per week
Memorable parts? The view, the peace. Our hosts Will and Bea who are so helpful and informative and we mustn't forget the two dogs, Joey and Basho who were great company. Tips? If you are looking for noise and nightlife this is not for you. This is a place of beauty, tranquility and nature ( the butterflies were amazing and the cigales in full swing). There are a number of stairs from the car parking area to the place so if you have a severe mobility problem you may find it a little... (more)Christine Pavey
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France
From
€1,149
excluding flights
The people were fabulous both the hosts and guests. Competent, kind, thoughtful hosts. Great food and lovely setting great cycling and walking. (more)Nicki Mazey
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The vacation lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this vacation to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
French Riviera vacation accommodation
From
€75
per double room per night
The views from the rooms are breath taking. The owners go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as perfect as possible...A unique and restful experience which we hope to be able repeat one day. After only five nights we came home feeling recharged and with many fond memories. (more)Nick Medhurst
Best vacation ever... The tour of the old city of Nice and the trip to the village of Tourettes the St Jeannet winery and the cooking class with Corrine were truly memorable. (more)Vicki Wright
We stayed at the house for 4 nights with our teenage boys and we were so happy we did. Corinne and Benoit make you feel welcome as soon as you arrive...It was one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in France! Benoit does great excursions so highly recommend you go on his tours too! (more)Jenny Lincoln
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
£725
excluding flights
Wonderful walking in the Vesubie valley and Mercantour National Park in stunning mountains with superb views and dazzling lakes. Beautiful wildflowers and countless butterflies, lots of other wildlife to spot. (more)Ian Sheriff
Liz and Mel made us extremely welcome and were excellent hosts. We were given delicious meals and snacks every day and Liz went out of her way to cater for dietary needs, which was a real bonus on a vacation like this. (more)Janet Nelson
Seeing fantastic landscapes & wildlife was memorable. Really great. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
Mont Blanc walking vacation
From
US $1,000
excluding flights
We had some stunning views, every day! Although the days were very different, they did not disappoint. (more)Teuntje Tijssen
A great experience, really glad I was there for the wild flowers. Well organised and a brilliant guide. Good rapport among the group despite language differences. (more)Susan Sandalls
Excellent - this is our third family vacation through Responsible Travel and each one has been fantastic. (more)Leslie Keeney
Pyrenees guided walking vacation
From
£790
excluding flights
Thoroughly enjoyable...the absolutely awesome views of mountains covered with patchy snow, lakes of glacial water so still the reflection of the landscape clearly visible; thundering waterfalls cascading down the cliff sides... (more)Carol Ferris
Great walks, good company and food. Was well looked after - important as a solo traveler (more)Rosemary Ruddell
The scenery was very varied and magnificent, at night there was a blanket of stars and the food was very good. Rob led the trek and is a qualified and experienced mountain guide with an extensive knowledge of geology and natural history (the same applies to Emma) which he shared with us. (more)Jenny Lunn
Provence walking tour, France
From
£925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The food throughout the stay, the choices of hikes (particularly the gorge and the mountain top), and the mix of people. Tips? Be in shape! Be prepared for challenging walks. Local benefits? We left no trace behind on our walks. Food was purchased locally. We visited local markets and went to two local restaurants. Overall rating? This experience exceeded our expectations. We had great food, great guides, interesting and challenging walks and a very... (more)Ken Margraf
Winter activity vacation in the French Alps
From
€546
excluding flights
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
Snowshoeing vacation in the French Pyrenees
From
£815
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was all nice thank you. Tips? be fit! Local benefits? probably Overall rating? Good. Guide and food excellent. Chalet could have been warmer. (more)Elizabeth Perry
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
From
€560
per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
(The vacation was) Terrific! The accommodation provided a great base to explore the Loire Valley, and it was great at the end of the day to come home to our little cottage in the countryside. (more)Marie Kelly
Five stars for getting the right amount of things done & rest. The countryside is beautiful, the gite and courtyard were lovely, the hosts wonderful and the chateaux have to be seen at least once in a lifetime. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
It was the perfect family vacation with a 15 month old. With 3 separate cottages all surrounding one courtyard, it provides the perfect place for a shared family vacation, but still giving you your own space to retreat to! (more)Becky Reid
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France
From
€845
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Probably the most memorable part was riding into St Emelion. The town is magnificent. Tips? This is a fabulous sightseeing trip go enjoy. Suitable for all levels of cyclists. Local benefits? Probably all three. Overall rating? Great, energetic, peaceful,l wonderful scenery. We covered a lot of miles but bikes were easy to ride. Hotels we stayed in were very good,comfortable and generally good food. Highly recommend this vacation. (more)marieanna howard
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis
From
€965
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery and the food. Tips? You do need to be semi fit! Local benefits? Local shops and cafes would have benefitted in the smaller, out of the way villages Overall rating? 4.5 stars. Only negative aspect was the hotel on the first and final night in Avignon, The Ibis, where the rooms were tiny, like being in a cabin and did make us worry about what was to follow! However, the other hotels were all fabulous but then we had to return to the Ibis... (more)Anne Morrice
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