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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 £615 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 12 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: 20 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 10 Feb, 17 Feb
Self guided walking vacation in France

Self guided walking vacation in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep
Last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 for selected dates in July, August and September. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
Mont Blanc walking vacation

Mont Blanc walking vacation

An stunning walk through the Alps around Mont Blanc
From US $960 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep
Cycling vacations in Burgundy, France

Cycling vacations in Burgundy, France

A bicycle by day, a barge by night
From US $1,270 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct
2078: 25 Aug
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 $3,405 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep
2018: 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 25 Aug
Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Climb Western Europe's highest peak
From US $3,255 to US $3,405 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
2018: 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 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: 2017: 2 Sep
Pyrenees family activity vacation

Pyrenees family activity vacation

Try caving and paragliding with the family
From £915 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug
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: 19 Mar 2016
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
Small group travel
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: 2017: 23 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 €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep
Last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 for selected dates in July, August and September. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Walking& trekking holidays with qualified Mountain Leaders
From £790 to £900 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct
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: 2017: 1 Jul
Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Probably the most dramatic walk in Europe
From US $2,015 to US $2,055 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep
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
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 $1,705 to US $1,745 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 2 Sep
2018: 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep
Birdwatching vacation in France

Birdwatching vacation in France

Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie
From €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep
Last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 available for selected dates in July and September. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
French Riviera walking vacation, France

French Riviera walking vacation, France

Relaxed mountain and coastal daywalks
From US $1,435 to US $1,595 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct
2018: 28 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

The best of the Tour du Mont Blanc
From US $1,345 to US $1,485 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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, 30 Sep, 7 Oct
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, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 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: 2017: 26 Aug
Horse riding vacation in France

Horse riding vacation in France

Calm, beautifully-behaved horses and idyllic surroundings
From €977 to €997 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 31 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep
Last remaining six-night holidays in 2017 for selected dates in July, August and September. No single supplement for first solo guest in each remaining available week in 2017.
GR20 trekking vacation in Corsica, France

GR20 trekking vacation in Corsica, France

Arguably the finest and toughest waymarked trail in Europe
From US $3,205 to US $3,365 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Jun, 3 Sep, 17 Sep
2018: 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep
Corsica walking vacation

Corsica walking vacation

Walking in the Corsican mountains
From US $1,115 to US $1,165 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Jun, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep
2018: 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 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
Road cycling training breaks in southern France

Road cycling training breaks in southern France

Training routes for keen cyclists in the Midi-Pyrénées
From €450 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr
Midi-Pyrenees self guided cycling vacation in France

Midi-Pyrenees self guided cycling vacation in France

Explore the vast vineyards and medieval villages of the Tarn
From €700 to €900 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Aug, 16 Sep, 30 Sep
2018: 5 May, 26 May
€200 off per person and use of new private pool for tour departing 16th September 2017
Road cycling holiday in Southern France

Road cycling holiday in Southern France

Exploring the gorges,vistas and valleys of the Midi-pyrenees
From €700 to €900 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct
2018: 26 May, 30 Jun
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 $1,995 to US $2,075 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 Jul, 31 Aug, 14 Sep
2018: 21 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 30 Aug, 13 Sep
French Riviera guided hiking vacation

French Riviera guided hiking vacation

Walking with a guide in the French Riviera
From €736 to €1,162 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€997
excluding flights
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
Excellent, really good food, drink and company brilliant location, great outdoor space, really appreciated the swimming pool (more)Anthony Van Gils
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps
From
£615
excluding flights
In one word 'excellent'. (more)Julie Whyte
The fabulous scenery and super guide made this a truly memorable vacation. We were treated like royalty by the vacation company and would recommend this vacation to anyone. (more)Jane Berrisford
Most enjoyable: good and plentiful food, friendly and helpful staff, a very good and considerate guide... (more)Jane Keates
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 $960
excluding flights
Excellent - this is our third family vacation through Responsible Travel and each one has been fantastic. (more)Leslie Keeney
10/10 (more)Angela Wingfield
Perfect! (more)Santosh Hegde
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France
From
€997
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
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
The most memorable part was exploring, mainly on foot, a 'new', relatively unknown but scenically stunning corner of France on the back of excellent, welcoming accommodation and hospitality. (more)Richard Gregory
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
Pyrenees guided walking vacation
From
£790
excluding flights
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
Just go for it - this is a company run by good people and it's a really nice set-up. Tremendous! (more)Richard Marriott
The local community did benefit as we ate locally produced/sourced food and wine and stopped for breaks in local cafes. The local community were, without exception, welcoming and friendly. (more)Alex Sohal
Cycling vacations in Burgundy, France
From
US $1,270
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
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
French Riviera vacation, with morning yoga
From
€805
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
French Alps guided walking vacations
From
£615
excluding flights
Excellent! From the accommodation to the meals to the hikes, views and company! (more)Michelle McBride
It was all brilliant. The walks were amazing and all different. My favourite was the really long one but we were rewarded with the most amazing views of Mont Blanc. I loved learning about Alpine flowers. The food was fantastic. (more)Andrew Reid Wildman
The most memorable part of the vacation was being spoilt by the team in their fantastic chalet, with beautiful food and a superb mountain guide. (more)Jennifer Curry
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
€977
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
€977
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 $1,595
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 $2,990
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
Best bit: River-rafting. (more)Cormac Lucey
10 out of 10...We had the best vacation we've ever had! (more)Theresa Reynolds
One of the best family vacation weeks we've had. (more)Charlotte Warwick
Birdwatching vacation in France
From
€997
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
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