Hikes along the Loire

Hikes along the Loire – Tour Itinerary and hotel check in. Early arrival recommended so as there’s plenty to see: old quarter, cathedral, basilica, Musée de Beaux Arts – and we’ll even recommend the best place for lunch/dinner. Night in Tours centre. – Saumur has a gare SNCF, so onward travel by train is very …

Great Taste of Loire hiking

  Great Taste of Loire hiking – Tour Itinerary and hotel check in. Early arrival recommended so as to maximize time in the Chateau Royal and enjoy a walk around the adjacent gardens – followed by a saunter around town and your first look at The Loire river. Night in Blois and dinner in your …

Hiking the Loire Valley GR3

Hiking the Loire Valley GR3 trail is the focus of this article, but let’s start by placing the tour in its wider geographical and cultural context. The Loire is France’s longest river at 1,012 kilometres or 629 miles. Our hiking tour takes place along a section of the Loire that is referred to as The …

Why walk the St-Guilhem Way?

Why walk the St-Guilhem Way? Le Chemin de St Guilhem takes you from the rolling highlands of Aubrac to the coastal lowlands of the Languedoc. You cover a distance of 112 miles in ten days and traverse four French departments: Aveyron, Lozère, Gard and Herault. Several themes can be explored between the volcanic Aubrac Plateau …

Tarn Gorge Walks EXTRA

  Tarn Gorge Walks EXTRA – Tour Itinerary [Times, elevations and distances are approximate] via either Alès or Millau, from where you are collected. Transfer to your three-star hotel with outdoor pool. Night in Meyrueis. – Breakfast, bon retour et à bientôt! Onward journey by transfer to either Millau or Alès is included in your …

Saint-Guilhem Way

After the volcanic uplands of Aubrac, stride out across the Northern Causse, the Causse de Sauveterre, and cross the River Lot and the Tarn Gorge. Then climb up to Causse Mejean and walk the Mont Aigoual massif. Traverse the Causse de Blandas, before plunging into the topographic marvel that is La Cirque de Navacelles. Explore …

Walking Loire Valley

Walking Loire Valley comprises full-day walking through the ‘Garden of France’ plus the chance to enjoy some of its unique heritage – medieval and Renaissance castles, troglodyte dwellings and a world-class viticulture. Select your preferred tour length and enjoy the trip from mid-April to mid-October.

Loire Chateaux Walks

Loire Chateaux Walks comprises light walking through the ‘Garden of France’ and along The Hexagon’s longest river. Enjoy its unique and multi-faceted heritage – fine architecture and villages, Renaissance history, an abundance of water courses, wierd and wonderful troglodyte dwellings and, of course, a resplendent viticulture. It’s ten perfectly-crafted days with never a dull moment, to be enjoyed from mid-April to mid-October.

Hiking in France by Train

Hiking in France by Train is a concept The Enlightened Traveller is proud to have launched. Moreover, to play an active role in Cevennes’ economic viability, via an eco-friendly tour featuring hikes laced together by short train-rides, is testimony to its originality.

Trekking the TMB’s southern half

Trekking the TMB’s southern half is arguably more challenging than its northern twin. Our trip commences near Chamonix; and surely no-one actually walks up to La Flegere when hiking from Les Praz de Chamonix to Les Houches? As an enlightened traveller, you certainly will not; and even if it is raining down in the Valley, you should hopefully get above the cloud cover and pick up the mythical Grand Balcon du Sud with ease.