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Walking Holidays in France, Hiking Breaks

The world famous Tour du Mont Blanc should need no introduction. The "TMB" is the classic alpine circuit trek.

To plan your ideal France walking trip, contact a specialist trekking consultant today.

Further below on this page, you can click through to our self-guided walking holiday itineraries in France.

France is full of extraordinary and varied landscapes, from unspoilt mountains and valleys, to alpine passes and rolling vineyards. Walks Worldwide offers a choice of unique walking holidays including the world-famous Tour du Mont Blanc and the rolling hills of southern France, dotted with castles and traditional villages.

"We loved the early climb to Lac D'Oredon, starting in the cold mist, going up to amazing beautiful lakes and walking past gorgeous scenery to our lakeside hotel, which was manned by the most welcoming host we have ever had in France!" Philip Manns, The Classic GR10

In the Alpine region, walks are mostly along footpaths and trails that are well marked in fairly mountainous terrain that can be rough and rocky. Conditions underfoot are good, with challenging ascent and descent, so trips here are suitable for experienced mountain walkers. In the south, walks are on a similar terrain and are slightly less demanding but with regular ascent and descent. Accommodation includes 2* hotels, guesthouses, gites and mountain refuges.

The best time of year for a walking holiday in southern France is between March and November, and June is the best month because the days are longer and the mountain flora is at its best. You should visit the Alps between July and September when the trail is mostly snow free.

Holiday ideas for Holidays to France in France

In the Footsteps of the Cathars / Self-Guided | 8 days | From £849

Walking Holidays in France, Hiking Breaks - Experts Choice - In the Footsteps of the Cathars / Self-Guided | 8 days | From £849

A walking holiday that takes us along the historic Cathar footpath through the rolling hills of southern France. Choose between two routes or combine the two for a 15 day trip.

Experts' Choice Walking Holiday Grade B/C - Moderate/Demanding

The Classic GR10 / Self-Guided | 8 days | From £967

Walking Holidays in France, Hiking Breaks - The Classic GR10 / Self-Guided | 8 days | From £967

This section of the GR10 is particularly hilly. Whilst the walks are on good footpaths and trails, the terrain can be varied and sometimes quite rocky. The daily walks are constantly ascending and des...

Grade C - Demanding

Tour du Mont Blanc / Self-Guided | 8 days | From £699

Walking Holidays in France, Hiking Breaks - Tour du Mont Blanc / Self-Guided | 8 days | From £699

The world famous, classic alpine trekking circuit. A self-guided walking holiday that includes the very best of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

Grade C - Demanding
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