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Walking Holidays in France, Hiking Breaks

Discover the world famous Pyrenees mountain range, exploring it's beautiful scenery and diverse flora and fauna. Walk the historic Cathar footpath, offering dramatic mountain landscapes, forests, meadows and gorges or choose to explore the 'Grand Route' or GR10 while discovering the fascinating Pyrenean history and culture.

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 unique walking holidays through the Pyrenees with it's stunning scenery, rolling hills, 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

Our trips offer a mixture of walks, mostly along well marked footpaths and trails. Conditions are good underfoot but the terrain can be rocky with regular ascent and descent. Accommodation includes 3* hotels, traditional 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.

Holiday ideas for Holidays to France in France

In the Footsteps of the Cathars | 8 days | From £879

Walking Holidays in France, Hiking Breaks - Self-Guided - Experts Choice - In the Footsteps of the Cathars | 8 days | From £879

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 Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade B/C - Moderate/Demanding

The Classic GR10 | 8 days | From £949

Walking Holidays in France, Hiking Breaks - Self-Guided - The Classic GR10 | 8 days | From £949

Discover the beauty of the Pyrenees. This stunning section of the GR10 is particularly beautiful and hilly. Whilst the walks are on good footpaths and trails, the terrain is varied and sometimes quite...

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade C - Demanding
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