France self-guided walking trips, trails, themes

Taste of Camino Frances

Taste of Camino Frances offers these essential ingredients for the perfect hiking feast: an opportunity to enjoy the best of what the Way of St James has to offer in two accommodation-led formats to suit your preference. What differentiates this trip from other ‘Camino’ tours is the emphasis on accommodation excellence. You only get one …

Mont Blanc hiking tour – Southern Half

As is the case with that original mini-tour, we have dissected this half of Le Tour into the most practical stages possible. Once again, our aim is to get away from ‘Les Crowds’ by not starting in Les Houches. Moreover, we cut out the avoidable pain of the monotonous climb on tarmac and ski slope …

Hiking Le Puy to Conques – Le Puy Route

Hiking Le Puy to Conques – Le Puy Route: Tour Itinerary [All distances, times and elevation figures are approximate] Steeped in Christian history, the monuments and squares of Le Puy merit your attention – get there early, check into your centrally-located 3-star hotel and have a good look around. Night in Le Puy. Enjoy your …

La Grande Motte: The Good Life

LGM-Golf: Model Programme. by taxi from either Montpellier [SNCF/airport] or Aigues-Mortes [the finish of our Hiking in Camargue tour]. Take a dip in the open-air pool and acquaint yourself with the contiguous golf course. – breakfast and onward journey by taxi to Montpellier. Bon retour et a la prochain!   LGM-Multi-Sport: Model Programme by taxi …

Hiking Cevennes Heaven

Hiking Cevennes Heaven comprises a high standard of accommodation and three full-day walks, with the option to shorten the second [middle] day to the morning only. The last day has you sampling the final stage of the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, which you will hopefully come back to walk in the future. Hiking Cevennes Heaven …

Hiking Camargue

Walk the final section of the St Giles Way through Roman vineyards to St-Gilles-du-Gard, from where the first crusaders departed to the Holy Land. Then continue across costiere and along the Compostella ‘Arles Route’ and canal to the subsequent crusader port, the walled cité of Aigues-Mortes. Rarely has such a gentle walking holiday given up so much history!”

French Mont Blanc

Three of the finest days’ walking anywhere in Europe and certainly in the Alps, along the Mont Blanc trail from Argentiere to Les Contamines with options on two days to suit your preferences on the day.

Camino Solo® GR65

Camino Solo® GR65, is the quintessential solo hiker’s dream tour, affording you the chance to meet other unaccompanied travellers from all over the world along the sacred stones of the French Compostella trails. If your aim is to escape the confines of your current life and meet other free spirits, then this adventure is a must.

Walks in the Alps

Walks in the Alps features the easiest three days of walks in the Alps along the mythical Tour du Mont Blanc route. This is a mini-immersion tour for those who simply want to sample a segment of this world-famous hiking route without the endurance and sacrifice associated with completing the whole, or even half, of this magical alpine challenge.

Very Best of Stevenson

Very Best of Stevenson Trail brings you the three most challenging days of the Robert Louis Stevenson trail France (GR70) – a sumptuous and unforgettable 45-mile/72-km trek into the heart of Cevennes. We grade this tour as ‘harder’ simply because you need to hit the ground running as there is no warm-up or lighter day to commence with. However, the challenge is largely in the length of two of the days rather than a question of tough ascents or descents.