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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: 7 Jul, 11 Aug
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France
From £705 to £795 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Dec
2018: 16 Feb, 24 Feb
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: 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Book now for 2018 holidays at 2017 prices. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2018.
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: 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 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: 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses
From US $3,715 to US $3,845 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
2019: 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Climb Western Europe's highest peak
From US $3,795 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 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: 2018: 25 May
Pyrenees family activity vacation

Pyrenees family activity vacation

Try caving and paragliding with the family
From £915 8 days ex flights
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Ski touring vacation in France

Ski touring vacation in France

Ski touring trip in the wild Queyras Regional Nature Park
From €1,515 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 Mar
Hiking in the Alps, France and Switzerland

Hiking in the Alps, France and Switzerland

Challenging hut to hut trek through France and Switzerland
From £750 8 days ex flights
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Provence walking tour, France

Provence walking tour, France

A superb walking holiday exploring the best of Provence
From £865 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep
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: 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Book now for 2018 holidays at 2017 prices. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2018.
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From £675 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 12 Oct
Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Walking& trekking holidays with qualified Mountain Leaders
From £790 8 days ex flights
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Mont Blanc Circuit classic hiking tour, 8 days

Mont Blanc Circuit classic hiking tour, 8 days

Hearty local cuisine from 3 countries & phenomenal views
From US $1,855 to US $1,925 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 23 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep
2019: 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 31 Aug
Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Probably the most dramatic walk in Europe
From US $2,405 to US $2,445 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 15 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 12 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
2019: 15 Jun, 16 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 14 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Birdwatching vacation in France

Birdwatching vacation in France

Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie
From €1,047 to €1,057 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Book now for 2018 holidays at 2017 prices. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2018.
French Riviera walking vacation, France

French Riviera walking vacation, France

Relaxed mountain and coastal daywalks
From US $1,655 to US $1,935 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep
2019: 13 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 8 Jun, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep
Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

The best of the Tour du Mont Blanc
From US $1,545 to US $1,675 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
2019: 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
French Alps trekking vacation

French Alps trekking vacation

Comfortable chalets and mountain huts in the French Alps
From £750 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 30 Jun
Horse riding vacation in France

Horse riding vacation in France

Calm, beautifully-behaved horses and idyllic surroundings
From €1,057 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Book now for 2018 holidays at 2017 prices. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2018.
GR20 trekking vacation in Corsica, France

GR20 trekking vacation in Corsica, France

Arguably the finest and toughest waymarked trail in Europe
From US $3,565 to US $3,645 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sep
Corsica walking vacation

Corsica walking vacation

Walking in the Corsican mountains
From US $1,235 to US $1,285 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep
2019: 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep
Alpine Wolf tracking vacation, France

Alpine Wolf tracking vacation, France

Once in a lifetime wolf tracking adventure in French Alps
From €564 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 Jan
Walking vacation in Catalonia and France

Walking vacation in Catalonia and France

Coastal walking holiday in Catalonia & France
From US $1,705 to US $1,855 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Apr, 3 Jun, 23 Sep, 14 Oct
2019: 14 Apr, 2 Jun, 22 Sep, 13 Oct
Road cycling training breaks in southern France

Road cycling training breaks in southern France

Guided training routes in the Midi-Pyrénées
From €450 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 11 May
Midi-Pyrenees self guided cycling vacation in France

Midi-Pyrenees self guided cycling vacation in France

Explore the vineyards and villages of the Tarn et garonne
From €900 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 26 May, 30 Jun, 8 Sep
Road cycling holiday in Southern France

Road cycling holiday in Southern France

Exploring the gorges,vistas and valleys of the Midi-pyrenees
From €700 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 26 May, 30 Jun, 8 Sep
The GR10 Pyrenees hiking vacation in France

The GR10 Pyrenees hiking vacation in France

Following the French-Spanish border from the Atlantic to the Med
From US $2,245 to US $2,295 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 21 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 30 Aug, 13 Sep
2019: 20 Jun, 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 29 Aug, 12 Sep
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps
From
£695
excluding flights
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
The views from the walks was the highlight. (more)Geoff Wright
In one word 'excellent'. (more)Julie Whyte
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€1,057
excluding flights
Truly great value and the fact that most of the guests had been before and one set I think 12 times makes its own point. (more)David Edmonds
The beautiful countryside, great food, wine and company. Our hosts Carolyn and Peter were great fun, interesting conversationalists and they run a lovely home. I walked my legs off and swam in the pool every day. (more)Mairead Ryan
The most memorable part was the hospitality of the hosts. (more)Elaine Overnell
Pyrenees family activity vacation
From
£915
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
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
£705
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
Mont Blanc walking vacation
From
US $1,000
excluding flights
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
10/10 (more)Angela Wingfield
Pyrenees guided walking vacation
From
£790
excluding flights
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
This vacation was superb in every way. It allowed my family, with three adult children to spend a wonderful week in each other's company, walking and sharing meals in a beautiful well appointed chalet. (more)Maggie Felton
Fantastic mountain scenery. Rob was a great guide adapting the walk to suit weather conditions, amazing local knowledge of plants, animals and geology. Highly recommended. (more)Carol Rakicic
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
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
£675
excluding flights
Seeing fantastic landscapes & wildlife was memorable. Really great. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
Tres bien! Liz and Mel took good care of us and went above and beyond our expectations to ensure our vacation was great. Good value, too! (more)Holly Evans
The variety of the walks and scenery - and loads of wildlife. Marmot, chamois, vultures, various birds. Level of challenge was set just right for the needs of the group...Great - would do it again! Really good value for money. (more)Patricia Grey
Provence walking tour, France
From
£865
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
Cycling vacations in Burgundy, France
From
US $1,320
excluding flights
I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation & the food & cycling were excellent. (more)Belinda Perry
Biking through the towns with our tour guide, Inka, who was an exceptional leader. The ride was challenging, leisurely, and culturally rewarding! (more)Michael Chirichello
I really enjoyed the vacation. All 18 of us got on very well and each day's cycling was just the right amount of cycling and sight-seeing. Martin & Marjorie's hospitality and food were excellent. Our cycle guide, Yon Willan was fantastic and I will miss having him around! (more)Joanna Moncrieff
Ardeche family activity vacation in France
From
£299
excluding flights
The instructors, the professionalism and the enthusiasm they all put in really made this a vacation to remember. From myself as an unfit 40 year old down to my 12 year old son we were looked after and made to feel welcome. (more)Andrew Riley
Seeing my children develop new skills and challenging skills in a safe environment was the most memorable part of the vacation...Excellent. (more)Briane Loram
5 stars, listen, I never fill in feedback forms but this company has given my family the best vacation ever and basically we are all looking to go again. Well done everyone involved! (more)Andrew Riley
Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France
From
US $3,795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scramble up the side of "Le Grand Couloir": unforgettable. Tips? Get fit before going. Upper body strength is very useful for the scrambling sections. Local benefits? Yes. We used local guides and stayed in eco-friendly refuges whilst on the mountains. Overall rating? This was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding vacations I have ever been on. The training was thorough and to the point. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the accommodation... (more)Anthony Harpur
Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation
From
US $2,405
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole walk on the Mont Blanc circuit is amazing Tips? Make sure you do loads of hills and long walking days to get fit. Local benefits? Not really Overall rating? Great (more)Barbara Hayers
French Alps climbing vacation, short break
From
€730
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Reaching the Summit of Dome Des Ecrins at 08:40 on the Sunday morning after leaving the refuge at 04:00am! Overall the experience was great, certainly recommend Bernard's excellent skills at both guiding and pushing you to reach above your goals Tips? Good boots that you know are essential, you'll be working them hard over different terrain, with and without crampons. Stuff to eat while you're on the move or balanced on a snow-field - ideally softer the better - makes... (more)Rebecca Belton
France wellbeing vacation
From
€1,057
excluding flights
Memorable parts? tranquillity, excellent hospitality, French cuisine & Wines. Cycle rides & Wednesday's Posh Picnic Tips? Just try it you won't be disappointed Local benefits? Most definitely Overall rating? Overall Tres Magnifique. Could have had a different choice at breakfast every other day. (more)Karen Morgan
French Riviera vacation, with morning yoga
From
€370
excluding flights
The excursions which were well thought out and very informative. So much we wouldn't have known if it wasn't for Benoit. Corrines cookery lesson was amazing too and very relaxed. (more)Brenda Muir
By the end of the week (helped by the glorious weather) I had laughed a lot, had some hugely interesting conversations, seen some beautiful places, learnt a lot of interesting facts, made some new friends, eaten some delicious food, tried lots of new things and completely relaxed. I practically cried when I had to leave, I'd loved it so much! (more)Ali James
Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc
From
US $1,545
excluding flights
The views of Mt Blanc were amazing, especially when taking the Cable Car to the very top of the Glaciers. (more)Michael Cooke
beautiful scenery (more)Lim Seop Ling
Pyrenees winter walking vacation, France
From
US $1,315
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The fantastic group of people that I shared my vacation with... like minded, laugh a minute, make your own fun people! Our free time was even spent as a group, in search of Lucheon's best sledging spots, we were not disappointed! Tips? Don't skimp on your outdoor gear... good gaiters are a 'must have' item and if you're lucky suncream and sunglasses! Local benefits? Our last group activity, on the way to the airport, was a stop off at the local recycling point,... (more)Pippa Purser
Vegetarian vacations in France
From
€1,057
excluding flights
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the vacation...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great vacation in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil vacation rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
Horse riding vacation in France
From
€1,057
excluding flights
A fantastic place which lived up to my expectations. (more)Katherine Amos
Excellent. This is a fine place to stay! With lovely people and surroundings. The best parts were riding in unknown rural France with horses up country tracks and beneath trees in occasional woodland. Meeting other riders and brushing up my French whilst the instructor brushed up my riding skills! (more)Liz Beaven
Tips for other travelers? Stay an extra week!...Ten out of ten. (more)Sue Evans
Highlights of Provence walking vacation, France
From
US $1,855
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Verdon gorges. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Tips? You have to be able to walk around 15 km a day, and climb up to 500 m a day. Note that the trip notes do not include getting to the starts of the walks. Some of the descents are a little slippy, because of loose stones. You need to be able to carry around 2 litres of water (it gets hot), and you have to buy your own food in the mornings, for picnic lunches. Local benefits? Yes, the guide is local, as are... (more)David Appleton
Mont Blanc climbing vacation
From
US $3,260
excluding flights
Climbing was the most memorable part. (more)Gunvor Leirbukt
Memorable: 1.Training in the stunning beautiful mountains - Trient Glacier. 2. The views on the climb up and down from Mont Blanc summit, including sunrise Exciting - the scramble up to the Gouter Refuge. (more)John Hehir
I think the attempt to reach the summit of Mont Blanc and in spite not having made it due to bad weather conditions it was still nice to have been to the Dome de Gouter. Other moments were the stunning landscapes. (more)Peter Koopmans
Activity vacations in the Pyrenees
From
£915
excluding flights
Enjoyed all the activities, the chalet and food were great and all the guides were very friendly and experienced. Fantastic vacation, would certainly recommend to friends. (more)Jean Elliott
The most memorable part was seeing the fabulous scenery of the Pyrenees, walking in them, seeing the wildlife, and then all the activities we undertook as part of the multi-activity vacation. (more)Sally Preece
A great itinerary with a chance to try out some activities we wouldn’t normally get the chance to try. (more)Alison Cousland
Family multi activity vacation in the French Alps
From
£575
excluding flights
Excellent - stunning area, with lots to do. I was with my 18 and 13 year old and we did an activity or walk, bike hire each day and were "happy tired" at the end of each day!- (more)Peter Wightman
Best bit: River-rafting. (more)Cormac Lucey
10 out of 10...We had the best vacation we've ever had! (more)Theresa Reynolds
Birdwatching vacation in France
From
€1,047
excluding flights
Both my husband and myself loved our week. Lazing by and in the pool late afternoon was lovely and the weather was hot. Being able to walk littlle or miles or not at all, was good -there is no compulsion to be super active, though you can! If you want to be totally catered for and live in verdant peace for a week, but have company too-this is the place for you! (more)Clare McKee
Excellent. It was not a thrills and spills vacation, just a quiet retreat where you are looked after. And if that is what you need, this is a place for you. (more)Tina cook
Raid Pyrennean Coast to Coast ride in France
From
US $1,705
excluding flights
Great cycling. (more)Theresa Torrance
Very good...You need to be really fit for this vacation. Train beforehand as much as possible. (more)Dave Hutton
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