A combination of fine and gentle hikes across undulating Mediterranean hinterland, with superior accommodation. When Hiking in Provence you get to know and love the spectacular eastern flank of the Ardeche Gorge and the endearing lower reaches of the beautiful Ceze Valley.
Best of Regordane Way is a 36-mile/58-kilometre natural geological fault-line and section of the mythical north-south route through the southern Massif Central. Most great walks have a story to tell, and those hiking The Regordane will not be disappointed: medieval Christendom’s fourth-most-important pilgrimage trail; the main trading route prior to the opening up of The Rhone Valley; and the path along which the ideas of The Reformation arrived in Lower Languedoc that ultimately led to the Camisard Rebellion and, later, The French Revolution itself.
Best of walking Auvergne takes you to the Cantal volcano, Europe’s largest, measuring more than 40 miles across. At its height, it would have reached about 9000 feet. Subsequent glacial erosion has created a panoramic upland area, with its peaks (or puys as they are known locally) ranging from 4000 to 6000 feet. This is a hikers’ paradise of enchanting summits, upland moors and U-shaped valleys.
Taste of TMB – Franco-Swiss brings Europe’s most talked-about hike within easy reach of the healthy and relatively-fit hiker. The section we have selected is arguably unrivalled, so you see the best sights available: Lac Champex or ‘Little Canada,’ the Col de Balme, as you cross the Franco-Swiss frontier and the ‘Grand Balcon du Sud’, surely the finest stretch of trail in Europe, with the most magnificent of views over the Mont Blanc Massif.
Pont du Gard Walking starts in Uzès, the First Duchy of France and capital of the enigmatic region of Uzège. You hike Gard Provençal, home of The Gardon River, the best weather in France, varied countryside, a rich historical heritage and fine, understated regional wines. You stay in superior accommodation with gourmet restaurants either on site or a short stroll away.
Stevenson Trail – Southern Half is your chance to enjoy the second half of Stevenson’s classic trail in a format classified as ‘moderate’. Start in Chasseradès and finish in St-Jean-du-Gard near Alès en Cevennes, any day from mid-April to mid-October, whilst we transport your luggage.
Stevenson Trail – Northern Half is your chance to enjoy the first half of Stevenson’s classic trail in a light-to-moderate format. Start in Le-Puy-en-Velay and finish in Chasseradès, any day from mid-April to mid-October, whilst we transport your luggage.
Walking Mont Blanc [mini-TMB tour] is your chance to enjoy the best half of “Le Tour Classique” in a one-week format – viz., half the effort, but most of the highlights from the Tour du Mont Blanc. Feel empowered to walk this mythical route by our mini-tour for those who don’t feel the need to walk the whole of the circuit or simply cannot walk for 11 days at a time due to physical or time constraints.