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, 25 Aug
10% off our very popular 2 Peaks Guided walking holidays over the week of the 7th of July 2018! Now only £625.50 pp (it was originally £695 pp) for accommodation on a half board basis, a fantastic guide and transport to and from your walks!
Self guided walking vacation in France

Self guided walking vacation in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From €850 to €1,057 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
More than 200€-off remaining June holidays: now 850€ (were 1057€) – only 2 rooms remain. Holidays are still available in some other weeks in 2018. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2018.
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
French Alps self guided walking holiday

French Alps self guided walking holiday

Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps
From £515 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
15% off Self Guided walking and Family Adventure holidays over the week of the 14th & 28th Jul 18! Now only £437.75 pp for self guided walking (it was originally £515 pp) and £488.75 per adult and £420.75 per child for our Family Adventure holiday!
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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, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 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: 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 07 Jul, 21 Jul, 04 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 01 Sep
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,153 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
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
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
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France
From £675 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Please enquire for dates for 2017. Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
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: 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 30 Sep
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, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 03 Jun, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 05 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug
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
Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Mout Blanc climbing vacation, France

Climb Western Europe's highest peak
From US $3,795 to US $3,955 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Jun, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug
2019: 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug
Late availability on these dates: 14 Jun, 19 Jul, 02 Aug, 09 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 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, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 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
Late availability on these dates: 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 07 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 04 Aug, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 01 Sep
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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: 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 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
Late availability on these dates: 26 May, 02 Jun, 09 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 07 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 04 Aug, 11 Aug, 01 Sep
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
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
Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Above the Rhône to discover the unspoilt traditional Ardèche
From €395 to €650 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
2019: 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 31 Aug
Late availability on these dates: 23 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug
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: 9 Jun, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep
2019: 13 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 8 Jun, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 09 Jun, 01 Sep
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
Mont Blanc climbing vacation

Mont Blanc climbing vacation

The exhilaration of summiting an alpine peak
From US $3,260 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 25 Aug, 8 Sep
2019: 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 25 Aug
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
Late availability on these dates: 03 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 01 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul
France hiking and gastronomy vacation

France hiking and gastronomy vacation

Mediaeval villages, chateaux, Dijon, brilliant food and wine
From £1,459 to £1,599 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 £448 7 days per accommodation per week
Accommodation: Gite accommodation available year round (ideal base for both summer & winter activities).
Snowshoeing vacation in the French Pyrenees

Snowshoeing vacation in the French Pyrenees

Step into pristine, untracked snow in the French Pyrenees
From £815 to £895 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
French Riviera vacation accommodation

French Riviera vacation accommodation

French home-stay experience in St Jeannet
From €75 to €183 per double room per night
Accommodation
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: 3 Jun, 23 Sep, 14 Oct
2019: 14 Apr, 2 Jun, 22 Sep, 13 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 03 Jun
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 €395 to €1,335 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
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, 30 Aug, 13 Sep
2019: 20 Jun, 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 29 Aug, 12 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 21 Jun, 30 Aug
French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The views from Saint Jeannet are fabulous and I met so many lovely people at the inn. (more)Melanie Fluharty
Benoit and Corrine were the most amazing hosts. They are always making sure their guests are happy and satisfied. The house is lovely. I recommend the top floor balcony room. The views of sunrise and sunset along the Alps Maritimes and the Côte D"azur are awe inspiring. (more)Arlene Fleischmann
Awesome experience and as a solo traveler I felt very looked after and included. (more)Helen Barker
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
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France
From
€550
excluding flights
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
Awesome, it has raised the bar for next year! (more)Tony Johnson
The whole thing was memorable! Our 6 year old and 4 year old leading "Leonidas" our donkey through the French Alps, sleeping in a beautiful yurt in an Alpine meadow, and feeling like we'd done something completely different to the typical "bucket and spade" type of vacation. (more)Alison Godfrey
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,153
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
£515
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
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€850
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
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
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
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
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
Accommodation in the Mercantour, France
From
£448
per accommodation per week
We loved the stunning location and tranquillity of the area. Although the roads were a bit "white knuckle" at times the rewards of the views dotted with towns hanging from the cliff sides were amazing. A real treat for any photographer. Providing access to Nice, just over an hour away or heading further into the mountains the location provides the option of dipping into nature or culture. (more)Karen Mckiernan
It is the best vacation we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years vacationing in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best vacations. (more)Lourdes Roffey
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
£725
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
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
£675
excluding flights
The trip exceeded expectations in every way and we can't recommend this highly enough. Liz and Mel are splendid hosts and made us truly welcome in their home. They are hugely knowledgeable about the area, routes, flora and fauna, and local conditions. (more)Elaine Higgleton
It exceeded our expectations....Walking in the high Alpine valleys with the stunning flora and butterflies, seeing ibex, chamois and marmot up close and experiencing the drama of the huge Mercantour peaks all around. (more)Peter Tilbrook
Seeing varied wildlife, including ibex, while walking in Mercantour National Park- which seemed to be virtually empty! (more)Lydia Watkinson
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
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
Auvergne vacation accommodation, France
From
€29
per person per night
We really enjoyed the week in the Auvergne it is very unspoilt and it is an area you can "get away from it all"....The area is ideal for walkers or most kinds of outdoor activities. There are lots of waymarked and signposted trails, that range from gentle woodland strolls to full mountain hikes. (more)Phil Smith
The quietness and natural beauty of Mont Dore in November was the most memorable part of the vacation (more)Mary Cherian
Our three teenage children claimed it was the best vacation we've had in years...that's high praise indeed! Relaxed, easy to find something to enjoy in stunning surroundings, with a friendly, quality service offered by attentive hosts. (more)Sarah Brennan
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
€550
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
Family walking vacations with a donkey, France
From
€395
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Spending a full week in nature with animals, no car, no smart phones, spending real quality time with each other and meeting people. Tips? If you want a real break and appreciate nature and animals then this is perfect. Local benefits? Yes, without a doubt. Overall rating? I can't rate this vacation highly enough. It is one of the best we have had in many years. (more)Lorna Mackie
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
French Alps self guided hiking vacation, 8 days
From
£899
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Walking on my own in the mountains of the French Alps Tips? Be prepared for changes of plan due to weather affecting the chair lifts Local benefits? A little Overall rating? A great time walking in the country side seeing beautiful views and wildlife. (more)Rob Burton
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