What to expect on a walking tour in France
Can I go walking in France as a solo traveller?
Absolutely! All of our walking holidays in France are suitable for solo travellers. In fact, many of the people who join our France hiking trips do so on their own. If you want to explore France on foot with the company of like-minded travellers and the expert guidance of a local tour leader, a group walking trip is ideal.
When is the best time to go on a walking holiday in France?
Our group treks to Mont Blanc, France, occur in June and September to take advantage of the warmer weather whilst also avoiding the peak summer season when the trails can get very busy. If you're heading to the southeastern region of Provence, trips in September/October and March/April are likely to feature dry days with pleasant temperatures in the mid-twenty degrees Celcius, with the added benefit of fewer crowds.
How challenging are walking holidays in France?
If you're looking for a gentle to moderate-paced walking trip in France, our self-guided route through Provence covers an average of 11 kilometres a day on wide, stable footpaths. On the other hand, if you want to challenge yourself, our treks amongst snowy peaks of Mont Blanc involve steep ascents and descents of up to 1200m per day through towering valleys and over high passes.
Where will I stay on a France trekking holiday?
For treks in the Alps, we use a variety of different accommodation styles including simple guesthouses, family-run hotels and basic mountain refuges. On our Provence walking tours, you'll stay in comfortable hotels that offer a good level of service, and usually have en suite facilities and heating or air-conditioning. Please check the individual tour notes for details.