Hiking vacations in France
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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
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.
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
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: 2017: 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 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: 24 Jun, 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
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,151 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 €545 to €645 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 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France
From £625 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Please enquire for dates for 2017. Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
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
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: 24 Jun, 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: 24 Jun, 1 Jul
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
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: 24 Jun, 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 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 $1,515 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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, 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 Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €805 to €1,210 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
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 $1,705 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
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
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
Mont Blanc climbing vacation

Mont Blanc climbing vacation

The exhilaration of summiting an alpine peak
From US $2,990 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
2018: 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
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
Accommodation in the Mercantour, France

Accommodation in the Mercantour, France

Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France
From £420 7 days per accommodation per week
Accommodation: Gite accommodation available year round (ideal base for both summer & winter activities).
Enjoy stunning accommodation in the beautiful Mercantour - just an hour north of Nice. Sleeps up to 6 - at £30 pppn - available June 24 to July 8!
Snowshoeing vacation in the French Pyrenees

Snowshoeing vacation in the French Pyrenees

Step into pristine, untracked snow in the French Pyrenees
From £790 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
Camino de Santiago short break

Camino de Santiago short break

Weekend introduction to the Camino de Santiago France
From £395 to £475 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: This weekend getaway starts on a Friday evening from 18h00 and ends at 11H00 the next Monday (4 days later). Bookings can be made from May to November.
Mont Blanc yoga and hiking vacation

Mont Blanc yoga and hiking vacation

Yoga, trekking and hot springs in Italy
From €1,100 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,151
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 Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The entire week at St. Jeannet was memorable! Loved each of Benoit's daily activities including his informative, detailed, and interesting commentaries! ... The area, the people, the beauty, the food, the relaxing pace (activities did not start before 10 AM... no jumping out of bed and rushing to catch a bus!)... (more)Catherine Burns
The excellent, friendly, informed guiding on the activity days. The pace was relaxed and enjoyable. Very enjoyable -friendly hosts, delightful area. (more)Susan Marris
It was FABULOUS (more)Lesley Fowler
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France
From
€545
excluding flights
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
The mountains, flora and fauna in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt part of the world, within and on the periphery of the Mercantour National Park in the French maritime Alps were most memorable. (more)Nick Lampert
French Alps self guided walking holiday
From
£515
excluding flights
Superb walking country (more)Christine Ansons
Varied expertly guided walks through magnificent scenery (more)Jon Hargreaves
Best bits: Walking in the mountains. (more)Beth Laughton
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
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
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
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
£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
Accommodation in the Mercantour, France
From
£420
per accommodation per week
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
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
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
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
£625
excluding flights
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
Wonderful scenery, food, charming villages, friendly people and being so well looked after. (more)Karen McLellan
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 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
Mercantour hiking vacation in France
From
€545
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
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
France hiking vacation, French Riviera
From
£875
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
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
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
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
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