Walks in France – Light

Walks in France [Light] are colour coded in blue and designed to be easy or gentle in terms of distance walked and climbs and descents encountered. In other words, within the capability of all healthy adults comprising…

  • 4 to 5 hours walking per day
  • modest climbs, descents and/or distances
  • inn-to-inn, multi-centre or single-centre
  • from 6 nights – shorter tours are featured under Short Tours
  • we transfer your luggage to the next hotel.
Please scroll down to discover the tours. A summary of each one is listed below and you can click each photo to visit the full tour page and download the relevant tour promotional flyer in pdf format.
All our walks in France follow a three-point grading system: light, moderate or harder. We colour-code to reinforce the message. However, this is a general estimation of the nature of the walks that make up a tour and is based on a mix of objective and subjective criteria.

Every day’s walking is different. We all walk at different speeds; some of us find descents easier than ascents and vice versa; some stretches might be more challenging than others due to the type of terrain underfoot; and intense heat or storms can turn a cake walk into test.

Whilst light walks may comprise one or two days that could be considered ‘moderate’ by some, they would never comprise any ‘harder’ or quite challenging walks. At the end of the day, we advise you to look carefully at the tour itinerary, distances and elevation gain/loss details. Any queries please just ask us for advice. We’ll be delighted to guide you further.

Finally here, walks in France with The Enlightened Traveller, irrespective of the level of challenge, can be inn-to-inn, multi-centre or occasionally single-centre in nature. We move your luggage from one location to the next where required.

Loire Chateu walks - Chenonceau castle
Loire Chateaux Walks

Light walking through the ‘Garden of France’ along The Hexagon’s longest river and enjoying its unique and multi-faceted heritage.”

- This trip is available from 15 April until 5 October. Click the photo (above) for further details.

St Giles Way pilgrimage Part Two - at Moussac

St-Giles Pilgrimage: Garrigues, Costieres & Camargue

Walk the second part of France’s important Medieval pilgrimage from Alès, the Cevennes gateway, to St Gilles-du-Gard in Camargue – with a fabulous two-day Camarguaise extension via a Compostella variant to The Mediterranean Coast.”

- This tour is available from mid-March to late-October, although we would not recommend walking through Camargue in July or August. Click the photo (above) for further details.

Walking Cevennes by Rail - viaduct

Walking Cevennes by Rail

A rail-hike tour: this sacré ensemble and ‘low-carbon’ holiday features stimulating hiking laced together by short train-rides along the “line of 100 tunnels.””

- This tour is available from mid-April to mid-October. Click the photo (above) for further details.

Walking Provence-West-aigueze
Walking Provence-West

Walking Provence-West is the perfect mix of light walking and serious cultural insight; the very best that Western Provence has to offer compacted into seven, gloriously-indulgent days.”

- This tour is available from April to late-September, although July and August sees temperatures around 30 celcius. Click the photo (above) for further details.

Walking France's Garrigues

Walking France’s Garrigues

A fine, bucolic Roman trail through France’s scenic Mediterranean hinterlands en route to Gallo-Roman Nemausus/Nimes.”

- This tour is available all year round. Click the photo (above) for further details.

Walking the Gardon Gorge
Walking the Gardon Gorge

A 2017 hiking odyssey on a Roman trail along the Gardon Gorge on route to Le Pont du Gard – the ultimate grande finalé to a fine week’s walking.”

- This tour is available all year round. Click the photo (above) for further details.

Hiking Camargue - camargue horse

Hiking Camargue

Walk France’s Unique, but Fragile, Multi-faceted Delta from Nimes to the Crusader portes of Aigues-Mortes on the Mediterranean.”

- This trip is available all year round, although not recommended in July or August. Click the photo (above) for further details.

La  Grande Motte - fitness and fun
La Grande Motte – fitness and fun

This tour is available all year round. A mix of light and themed walks plus multi-activities: swimming, cycling and gym.”

- This tour is available from April to late-September, although July and August sees temperatures around 30 celcius. Click the photo (above) for further details.

Grande Motte Walking and Golf
LaGrande Motte – fitness and golf

A mix of leisurely and themed walks plus rounds of golf on a world class course .”

- This tour is available all year round. Click the photo (above) for further details.

Click to see our full range of moderate walks in France