The Enlightened Traveller® is the brand name of Walking Holidays in France Ltd, a fully-bonded tour operator registered in the UK.

The Enlightened Traveller’s mission is to continually delight our enlightened clientele via an original and innovative range of self-guided walking holidays in France. We walk mainly in Auvergne, Cevennes, Haute Savoire [the Alps], Languedoc, Midi-Pyrenees, Provence and along the Loire Valley.

At The Enlightened Traveller, we believe walking should give you a physical workout and a mental and spiritual ‘buzz.’ It is a source of active learning, recreation and regeneration and we aim to help you find that all important walk-life balance.

We are an Anglo-French family-run business that straddles La Manche/The English Channel, and employs family-members only. You can rely on us because family live and breath the business like no paid employee can.

We believe there is no better place to hike than in France, as few other destinations offer the breadth of walking experience that The Hexagon has.

We understand the needs of enlightened travel[l]ers and are here to help, whilst you benefit from our French experience, expertise and focus. We are also French-qualified hikers, giving us a competency in which you can have complete confidence.

We treat you, our enlightened customer, as an honoured guest, not a statistic. This personalised approach pervades everything that we do. We are fortunate enough to see France at its best and we want you to enjoy the same authentic and intense experience as we do.

We live a healthy lifestyle and encourage others to do the same and reap the benefits. Our approach is holistic and focused, not global. We live and work in one part of the world that we know and care for. Our Enlightenment owes nothing to religion, everything to human understanding resulting from traveling worldwide and enjoying what’s authentic and different.

All of our hiking tours comprise emergency phone support. You have a 7-day-a-week hotline to the Operations’ Director and feedback is actively gathered in order that we can continually improve what we do for the benefit of future customers.

When booking with us, your money is safe irrespective of your method of payment. Your reservation is thus safer than booking with ABTA or ATOL members. To find out more, see: Our Guarantee.

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