Self-guided hiking in France

All of our hiking holidays in France include hand-picked accommodation, luggage transportation, detailed walking notes and maps.

The French countryside is criss-crossed by a staggering 120,000 km of sentiers balisés (marked walking paths), which pass through every imaginable terrain in every region of the country. Challenges range from hiking Corsica’s untamed interior to timeless pilgrim trails and more relaxing strolls through the vineyards and lavender fields of Provence or the rolling hills and medieval villages of the Dordogne.  

If it’s an Alpine trek you’re looking for, the world-famous Tour du Mont Blanc starts and finishes in the ski resort of Chamonix, taking in spectacular high mountain trails and crossing into Switzerland and Italy on a thrilling 11-day hike. For a shorter holiday, the Mercantour National Park also offers stunning mountain hiking, with the added benefit of being easily accessible by public transport from Nice.

From picture-perfect mountain villages to the sunshine and glamour of the Côte d’Azur, France has hiking holidays for every taste.


 

Alps: Mercantour National Park

Discover the stunning alpine landscapes and lakes of the Mercantour
6 days
Moderate to Challenging

Alps: Tour du Mont Blanc

Hike through three countries amid snow-capped peaks on the roof of Europe
11 days
Moderate to Challenging

Corsica: Mare a Mare Nord

Classic walking trail from the mountains of Corte to the Gulf of Porto
7 days
Moderate

Corsica: Mountain & Coastal Trails

A varied week of walking that takes in the contrasts of Corsica
7 days
Moderate

Côte d’Azur Hiking

Discover the beautiful perched villages of the French Riviera
8 days
Moderate

Hiking in the Dordogne

Walk among the rolling hills, medieval villages and imposing hilltop castles of the Périgord
7 days
Easy to Moderate

Riviera Mountains to Sea

Discover the mountainous back country of the French Riviera
5 days
Moderate

Trails of the Luberon

Discover the beautiful perched villages and lavender fields of the Luberon
7 days
Moderate

Van Gogh’s Provence

Walk the classic Provencal landscapes of the Alpilles in the footsteps of Van Gogh
5 days
Easy to Moderate

Ventoux & the lavender fields

Explore the lavender fields of Provence from the comfort of a charming countryside chateau.
5 days
Easy to Moderate