Backpacking France


ackpacking France is a hiker’s dream due to the amenable climate and varied terrain – not to mention the variety of accommodation on offer and the gastronomic delights you will savour! Whichever walking holiday in France you choose, we can tailor the accommodation to suit your budget. You only need to ask.

Backpacking France with The Enlightened Traveller involves full-day hiking from hotel-to-hotel or inn-to-inn, along mainly long distance trails and paths. Once you commence your trek, all meals are included for your convenience, as well as luggage transfers, although you can opt out of both meals and luggage transfers if you so wish. Again, we are flexible and customer-led on these matters.

Inn-to-inn flexibility

Our backpacking France tours start from four nights. These treks are not just GRs, but themed hiking trails, giving you an important additional justification for backpacking in France. So, in addition to the daily buzz you get from trekking new trails, you have the added interest in the form of a contextualized learning experience that you bring to life en route with the assistance of our Hiking Insight Notes™.

Whilst we have standardised for presentational purposes all of our walking holidays in France, they are all tailorable to your needs and personal capacity. So do not hesitate to ask us about options for reducing or increasing the duration of these tours to suit your own requirements.

Backpacking France with The Enlightened Traveller comes with the following benefits…

  • Daily treks that start and finish from your accommodation for your convenience and comfort.
  • Trekking trails that can often be shortened or lengthened, according to the availability of accommodation along the trail. This takes the slog out of trekking, allows you to customize the trail to your needs and thus empowers you and raises enjoyment levels.
  • Guided tours are only popular in uncertain, ‘wild’ and off-the-beaten-track destinations. Under those circumstances, a group can be comforting and a leader important.
  • Guided tours are also popular where navigation is complex or even dangerous – unmarked trails, mountainous terrain, where special equipment is required and where storms are frequent. Needless to say, none of the above relates to the type of walking trips we offer.
  • Backpacking that generally lasts the best part of the day, leaving you free to relax in the evening upon arrival in your next, welcoming overnight stop.
  • The choice of carrying your luggage with you or having us transport it for you – holidays can fit your budget.
  • Options for all-inclusive meals or catering for yourself en route. This is particularly appropriate if you are a vegetarian or vegan.

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