Walks in France [Moderate]

Walks in France [Moderate] are colour-coded in orange and suitable for most fit and healthy adults leading a reasonably-active life. They feature…

  • walking for the best part of the day
  • moderate climbs, descents &/or distances
  • inn-to-inn or multi-centre
  • from 5 nights duration for a full tour
  • we transfer your luggage to the next hotel.
  • personalise the trip and simplify the challenge via rest days – please ask our advice.
Scroll down to discover our range of moderate tours. Key details of each one are listed below and you can click each photo to visit the full tour page or simply download the relevant tour pdf.

Our classification system is tripartite: light, moderate or challenging. However, this is a general appraisal of walks that comprise a particular tour and is not based on any pure scientific assessment.

Each day’s walk in France is unique and that is part of the attraction. However, we all walk at different

speeds; might find descents tougher than ascents or vice versa; consider some stretches more challenging than others; and the nature of the terrain underfoot can influence big-time the level of difficulty, particularly in unfavorable weather or the mid-day heat.

Our moderate walks may include one day that some would consider as light or others more challenging. At the end of the day, please look carefully at the tour itinerary, distances and elevation gain/loss details to make your own assessment as to whether the tour meets your requirements. Any queries please ask our advice. We’re here to help.

Finally here, moderate walks in France may follow an inn-to-inn or multi-centre format. Either way, we move your luggage along from one hotel to the next so you can enjoy to the full your hiking experience.

Stevenson Trail- GR 70

The Stevenson Trail

An opportunity to enjoy a modern classic, following in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson on the adventure that helped nurture one of the all-time literary greats .”

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

Tarn Gorges Walking - St Chely du Tarn

Tarn Gorges Walking

Walking France’s remote interior is a richly rewarding experience, exploring both canyon, limestone plateau, early man’s footprint and stunning, natural rock formations.”

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

Le Puy to Conques
Le Puy to Conques

The most popular section of this historic route and the one that we choose to promote. It offers the optimum experience and captures the essence of ‘El Camino’ in one two-week chunk.”

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

Walking Loire Valley
Walking Loire Valley

Walking through the ‘Garden of France’ with the chance to enjoy some of its unique architectural and viticultural heritage.”

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

Walking Provence West - Aigueze

Walking Provence-West

Walking Provence-West is available as a 6-night, moderate challenge – a serious cultural insight into the very best that Western Provence has to offer.”

- 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.

Donkey trekking Stevenson - time for lunch

Donkey trekking Stevenson

An opportunity to enjoy one of Europe’s top hikes in the company of a trusted and long-eared companion. Remember, you’re the one who’s never hiked this trail before, not the Ass.”

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

Walking Way of St James in Comfort from Le Puy

Walking Way of St James in Comfort from Le Puy

One of the two ‘must do’ walking tours in The Hexagon. This 7-day adventure takes you along the most popular of the four ‘French Ways’, the Via Podiensis or Le Puy Route to St Chely d’Aubrac.”

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

Hillwalking in Cevennes

Hillwalking in Cevennes

A fascinating journey from megalithic to modern times, depicting man’s enduring capacity to overcome whatever obstacles are thrown in his way. At a time when we are witnessing a ‘back-to-nature’ movement, Cevennes is an oasis of over-looked and under-explored life for your delectation and discovery.”

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

The Best of the Stevenson Trail
Best of Stevenson

The highlights of the Robert Louis Stevenson trail – that’s 85 miles/140 kms of fine rural trails spread over six sumptuous days.”

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

Stevenson trail part one - northern section - arquejol viaduct

Stevenson Trail – Part One: Velay & Gevaudan

Retrace the steps taken by the nascent Scottish writer from Le Monastier to Chasserades, across the volcanic Upper Loire Valley and into historic Gevaudan – a journey of 105 kilometres or around 65 miles in six light-to-moderate days.”

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

Stevenson trail Part Two - southern section - hill crest trail
Stevenson Trail – Part Two: Mont Lozere & Cevennes

The second installment of Stevenson’s classic trail in a format classified as ‘moderate’. Start in Chasserades and finish in St-Jean-du-Gard near Ales en Cevennes.”

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

Camino Solo®
Camino Solo®

One of the two ‘must do’ walking tours in The Hexagon. This 7- or 11-day adventure takes you along the most popular of the four ‘French Ways’, the Via Podiensis or Le Puy Route to St Chely d’Aubrac.”

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

Walking Cèzarenque - Courry village

Walking Cezarenque

Few walking holidays will give you such a sense of escape from modernity, into a world of alternative farming and lifestyles.”

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

St Giles Way - Part One - cote Bayard

St Giles Way – Part One: Massif Central & Eastern Cevennes

Walk the first part of Medieval Christendom’s fourth-most-important pilgrimage route from Le Puy in Haute Loire to Portes Castle, the gateway to The Mediterranean.”

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

Robert Louis Stevenson Trail EXTRA

RLS Extra

Your chance to enjoy the classic Stevenson Trail in a light-to-moderate format, cutting all but one of its longest days in half. Enjoy more time and lunch included.”

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

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