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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 £715 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Jul, 10 Aug
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
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).
Kayaking vacations in the French Alps

Kayaking vacations in the French Alps

A week's white water kayaking in the French Alps
From €647 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available between May and August for groups of 4 or more
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Multi-activity vacation in the French Alps

Multi-activity vacation in the French Alps

Enjoy a multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
From €410 to €967 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made any time from May - October
French Alps hiking and mountaineering vacation

French Alps hiking and mountaineering vacation

A mountaineering début with three alpine summits in a week
From €1,355 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made for groups of 6 or more booking together
Wolf spotting in France

Wolf spotting in France

Wolf holiday - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From £475 to £755 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 May, 12 Jul
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: 2019: 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
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,272 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Jan
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
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France

Mercantour Park self catering gite, France

Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France
From £448 per week (sleeps 2)
Accommodation
Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet
From €80 to €150 per room per night
Accommodation
Alpine Wolf tracking vacation, France

Alpine Wolf tracking vacation, France

Once in a lifetime wolf tracking adventure in French Alps
From €599 3 days ex flights
Small group travel
Winter activity vacation in the French Alps

Winter activity vacation in the French Alps

A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps
From €546 to €1,113 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made anytime between mid Dec - mid Apr and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
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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: 2019: 19 Apr
French Alps biking vacation

French Alps biking vacation

Tailor made Alps cycling holiday with Tour de France cols!
From €400 to €900 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Family multi activity vacation in the French Alps

Family multi activity vacation in the French Alps

Multi-activity family adventure holiday in the French Alps
From £575 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug
Walking vacations in the French Alps

Walking vacations in the French Alps

Walking holiday taking in three contrasting alpine valleys!
From €499 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Mont Blanc climbing vacation

Mont Blanc climbing vacation

The exhilaration of summiting an alpine peak
From US $3,510 to US $3,620 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep
2020: 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep
Ski touring vacation in France

Ski touring vacation in France

Ski touring trip in the wild Queyras Regional Nature Park
From €1,153 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 16 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 £850 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 24 Aug
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: Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
Activity vacation in France

Activity vacation in France

Family/friends D.I.Y. adventure - Mercantour, French Riviera
From £260 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Learn French and ski the French Alps

Learn French and ski the French Alps

Study French and ski/hike in the stunning French Alps
From £700 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar
Cycling vacation in the French Alps

Cycling vacation in the French Alps

Follow in the tracks of the Tour de France
From US $1,895 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 6 Jul, 10 Aug, 31 Aug, 21 Sep
Activity vacation in the French Alps

Activity vacation in the French Alps

The perfect trip for sports enthusiasts and outdoor lovers!
From €1,584 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ecolodge accommodation in the French Alps

Ecolodge accommodation in the French Alps

Luxury eco-chalet with yoga facilities in the French-Alps
From €499 per accommodation per night
Accommodation
Alps biking vacation, Geneva to Alpe d'Huez

Alps biking vacation, Geneva to Alpe d'Huez

Tackle Tour de France Climbs & revel in Alpine splendor
From €825 6 days ex flights
Small group travel
French Alps climbing vacation, short break

French Alps climbing vacation, short break

Mountaineering trip to climb the Barre or Dome des Ecrins.
From €730 to €1,165 3 days ex flights
Small group travel
French Alps road biking vacation

French Alps road biking vacation

Scenic bike tour around Geneva & the French Alps
From €840 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April through October
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France
From
€550
excluding flights
5* (more)Janne Thomsen
I did the hike together with my daughter who is ten years and I think from this travel she could more benefit for her life than from any other materialised consumerism such as buying stuff … (more)Sarah Dorkenwald
It was fantastic. We loved it (even when it rained). (more)Lucy Chadwick
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,272
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
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
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
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
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
£725
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
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
From
£448
per week (sleeps 2)
Best bits: Walking up to and visiting the rock art in the Vallee des Merveilles, and the Fete du Pain in St Martin Vésubie. (more)Carolyne Mason
Excellent. We travelled with young family and would certainly stay again so cannot recommend it too highly. (more)ROSIE KELBRICK
A really worthwhile and memorable vacation: the self guided walks were well planned and gave us a great idea of the locality; the food was very good and the garden(s) excellent for relaxing on our days off. We were given a very warm welcome and a friendly stay. (more)Jon Nay
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
£675
excluding flights
Extraordinary! One of the best vacations I have every had! (more)Wendy Greenspun
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
Winter activity vacation in the French Alps
From
€546
excluding flights
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
Activity vacation in France
From
£260
excluding flights
We had a great family vacation - Liz and Mel were terrific hosts (more)Wendy Dickson
Excellent...one of the most memorable parts was. Lunch on a summit La Cime de Guilie at 2999m with 360 degree views encompassing Italy and France. (more)Katie Toms
The boys loved cayonning - jumping off of cayons into pools; I loved horse riding American style through the mountains - it was fantastic & Liz was a terrific guide. We also climbed up to some glacial lakes with Mel - which was an incredible experience. (more)Natalie Wiggins
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
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
€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
Multi-activity vacation in the French Alps
From
€410
excluding flights
We loved it! A beautiful part of France with lots to do and see. (more)Stefanie Bramley
Fantastic vacation and thinking of booking again for next year. (more)Anna-Louise Mackinnon
Absolutely brilliant. (more)Jane Sargent
Horse riding vacation in the Mercantour
From
£645
excluding flights
Every minute was memorable and exciting! The horses, the views, the people, the food - all lovely. (more)Jane Fox
I loved every moment of it. It felt really special and actually quite an achievement to be part of something like a transhumance, which is steeped in so much tradition. (more)Kate Moore
Most memorable was perhaps climbing to what seems like the top of the world on horseback, arriving at a mountain refuge in a cloud and then realizing the stupendous view in the morning. (more)Hester Wilcox
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
Mont Blanc climbing vacation
From
US $3,510
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
Wolf spotting in France
From
£475
excluding flights
Overnight stay in the alps ... but all of it was memorable ! Amazing in fact ! Visit to the Wolf Sanctuary too ! (more)Gill Rowlands
Vacation was wonderful (more)Abigail Combes
This was an outstanding opportunity to walk in an imposing place, and experience something completely different as a family. We were extremely well catered for in every way, from the expertise of our guide to the fantastic and plentiful food, and the location and quality of our accommodation. Not many vacation experiences could come close. Wonderful! (more)Sophie Tyrrell
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