Guided walking vacations in the French Alps

Guided walking vacations in the French Alps

Guided walking from a historic chalet base
From £715 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Self guided walking vacation in France

Self guided walking vacation in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambience
From €1,000 to €1,110 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: Self-guided walking holidays commence most Sunday afternoons from May to September
2020 Holidays at 2019 Prices, for holidays booked before 31 December 2019. No single supplement for first solo guest each week. Free train station transfers.
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France
From €945 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 20 Dec
A cancellation now gives us 4 places for a great snowshoe holiday in the Mercantour - 25 Jan 2020 - cosy rooms, cool company, guided walking, home cooked food (veggies welcome). An hour from Nice - €830 - all inclusive as soon as you arrive!
Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

The best of the Tour du Mont Blanc
From US $1,749 to US $1,879 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct
2021: 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
French Alps self guided walking holiday

French Alps self guided walking holiday

Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps
From £525 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture while relaxing mindfully...
From €450 to €1,080 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
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses
From US $3,979 to US $4,199 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug
2021: 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,259 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 25 Jan, 7 Mar
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €560 to €660 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
Mont Blanc walking holiday

Mont Blanc walking holiday

A stunning walk through the Alps around Mont Blanc
From US $1,150 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France
From €755 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From €810 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 16 May
Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Pyrenees guided walking vacation

Walking& trekking holidays with qualified Mountain Leaders
From £870 to £985 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 3 May, 10 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep
Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Probably the most dramatic walk in Europe
From US $2,249 to US $2,349 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug
2021: 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug
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Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Highlights of Provence walking vacation, France

Highlights of Provence walking vacation, France

A guided walking holiday through beautiful regions of France
From US $1,949 to US $2,249 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 9 May, 6 Jun, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct
2021: 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct
Corsica walking vacation

Corsica walking vacation

Walking in the Corsican mountains
From US $1,379 to US $1,399 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep
French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture while relaxing mindfully...
From €450 to €1,080 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
Provence walking tour, France

Provence walking tour, France

A superb walking holiday exploring the best of Provence
From €1,025 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 19 Sep
Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Above the Rhτne to discover the unspoilt traditional Ardθche
From €685 to €715 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera walking vacation, France

French Riviera walking vacation, France

Relaxed mountain and coastal daywalks
From US $1,799 to US $2,099 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 25 Apr, 6 Jun, 29 Aug, 12 Sep, 10 Oct
2021: 8 May, 5 Jun, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep
Mont Blanc climbing vacation

Mont Blanc climbing vacation

The exhilaration of summiting an alpine peak
From US $3,690US $3,620 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep
France hiking and gastronomy vacation

France hiking and gastronomy vacation

Mediaeval villages, chateaux, Dijon, brilliant food and wine
From £1,535 to £1,575 7 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This holiday has departures every two days from May to September, please enquire for availability on all your tailormade trips.
Accommodation in the Mercantour, France

Accommodation in the Mercantour, France

Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France
From €518 7 days per accommodation per week
Accommodation: Gite accommodation available year round (ideal base for both summer & winter activities).
Come and enjoy the festive season - outdoors - in the Mercantour - just an hour North of Nice - just €37 pppn with special rates for families- accommodation only and great walking!
Pyrenees hiking and gastronomy vacation

Pyrenees hiking and gastronomy vacation

Come and visit the beautiful Basque country
From €2,690 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Trekking vacation in the French Alps

Trekking vacation in the French Alps

Dramatic landscapes, towering pine forests and rugged mountain peaks
From US $1,549 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 23 Aug, 13 Sep
Mercantour walking vacation, the grand traverse

Mercantour walking vacation, the grand traverse

Grande Traversee du Mercantour, France - the guided trip!!
From €1,025 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2108: 27 Jul
Tour du Mont Blanc self guided walking tour

Tour du Mont Blanc self guided walking tour

The walking is challenging, but with amazing views
From US $2,649 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be organised from mid June to early September
South of France walking and yoga short break

South of France walking and yoga short break

A rejuvenating yoga retreat in the south of France
From €450 to €810 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
France guided hiking tour, St James's Way with donkeys

France guided hiking tour, St James's Way with donkeys

Historic pilgrimage from Puy en Velay to Conques
From €2,690 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Upper Provence walking vacation in France

Upper Provence walking vacation in France

A sunbathed adventure with great food and a rich heritage
From €890 to €930 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€1,000
excluding flights
Just what I needed. Restful, easy, a real vacation. (more)Paul Johnson
The most memorable part of the vacation was the wonderful hosts and food (more)Ruth Anderson
Peter and Carolynn source as much as they could locally, especially the wine. (more)Dorothy Penny
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps
From
£715
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
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,259
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
French Alps self guided walking holiday
From
£525
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
Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc
From
US $1,749
excluding flights
Overall arrangements were very good (more)Brian Collins
The scenery (more)Warwick Lee
The views of Mt Blanc were amazing, especially when taking the Cable Car to the very top of the Glaciers. (more)Michael Cooke
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
€945
excluding flights
We had fabulous weather to enjoy the scenery... It was a lovely relaxing vacation. The food was plentiful and good... (more)Catherine Mclaren
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
Corsica walking vacation
From
US $1,379
excluding flights
Memorable parts? A truly glorious introduction to Corsica's valleys & mountains led by a' Maquis' with knowledge, enthusiasm, sensitivity & humour. Tips? Dont expect much down time! Be up front about your level of fitness. Take insect repellent. local Bar des Amies is not a late night venue nor is the hotel Beau Sejour. Massage needs to be in-group as there is no place in village. There were rumours of a masseuse with a camionette in the square but.. Local benefits? The local... (more)Sheila Turner
French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture
From
€450
excluding flights
I would recommend this vacation to anyone who is looking for a yoga retreat or a cultural experience. (more)Rozlyn Reynolds
The vacation was very enjoyable and very memorable. Benoit and Corinne are excellent and committed hosts, and the accommodation is superbly situated. (more)Mark Hutchinson
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. (more)Divya Patel
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
€755
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the stunning scenery and walks, excellent hospitality and support. (more)Alyson Small
Beautiful mountain scenery, peace and fresh air. Great hospitality! (more)Philippa Schofield
The most exciting part of the vacation was the spectacular landscape and the chance to hike and climb in it. (more)John Roy
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
€810
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
Provence walking tour, France
From
€1,025
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
French Pyrenees Gite accommodation in Bareges
From
£405
per person per week
Memorable parts? Scenery and wildlife seen during walks in and around Bareges. Tips? Stay with Rob and Emma at Les Cailloux, great accommodation and food, very friendly atmosphere and engagement with their guests, advice freely given, worked much better than our original plan of staying in a local hotel. Local benefits? Yes, Rob and Emma are closely engaged with the local community and all our food and wine was bought locally. As I speak French well I could also engage with... (more)Alison Jensen
Mercantour hiking vacation in France
From
€560
excluding flights
Memorable parts? A truly special experience in a little corner of the Mercantour where time seems to have stood still. We went with the flow of life at the pace of an ambling donkey. Every detail of the trip was well thought out, and the route guidance booklet (which we carried with us all the time) was spot on. The range of different landscapes we walked through surprised and delighted us. The effectiveness of the route marking was also great. The vacation providers team was hugely... (more)Carolyne Mason
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
Family walking vacations with a donkey, France
From
€685
excluding flights
Every day was an exciting challenge, physically, but the rewards were I was spending time with my grandchildren and the people we met. Our hosts were wonderful! (more)Carol Boltz
Spending a full week in nature with animals, no car, no smart phones, spending real quality time with each other and meeting people was the most memorable. (more)Lorna Mackie
South of France walking and yoga short break
From
€450
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the combination of the yogaclasses and local activities (hike, perched villages, cooking class). The nice and relaxing house, the kind people. Benoit even provided day rucksacks for the hike, with camel bags and walking sticks for a hike, it all was excellently organised! (more)Sian Lien Oh
The most memorable part of the vacation was that I actually relaxed.. Its not just the yoga.. its the ambiance in general. St Jeanet is not touristy at all, the hosts Benoit and Corinne are very welcoming. (more)Karen Flegg
The atmosphere of the house and the people really make this a warm and welcoming place to stay with a very special ambiance. The yoga was fantastic as well. (more)Karen Rogerson
France self guided challenging cycling vacation
From
€1,000
excluding flights
If you are looking for a vacation where you can do different physical activities during the day, relax and have good meals with pleasant people in the evening, this is the place to go. (more)Eivind Thorp
Excellent. It gave me exactly what I wanted - great cycling, wonderful food and good company in tranquil, natural surroundings. Very good value for money. (more)Carol Gray
Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation
From
US $2,249
excluding flights
Excellent trip, really recommend the camping trip (more)Sherine Thomas
This vacation exceeded my expectations, I was buzzing when I came back from it and just wanted to do it all again!!!!! (more)Angie Pantall
The whole walk on the Mont Blanc circuit is amazing. (more)Barbara Hayers
Highlights of Provence walking vacation, France
From
US $1,949
excluding flights
Excellent. I am completely satisfied (more)Aida Warah
Very good, mostly due to the outstanding guide. (more)David Appleton
France hiking vacation, French Riviera
From
€1,045
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The great organisation that appeared effortless but I'm sure reflected much planning and forethought. Every day the walks were 'just right' for the weather, our legs and our mood without us having to think about it. The food was superb, varied and appeared as if by miracle in the right amounts at the perfect time. Tips? Do what preparation you can but don't worry as there are so many walks requiring so many different levels of fitness that you will love it regardless... (more)anne webb
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