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French Alps self guided walking holiday

French Alps self guided walking holiday

Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps
From £515 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Aug, 26 Aug
Self Guided Walking Holiday reduced by 25% to £386.25 per person for the week of the 26th August 2017 only
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps

Guided walking holidays in the French Alps

Guided walking from a historic chalet base
From £615 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Self guided walking holiday in France

Self guided walking holiday in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From £867 to £962 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Sep
2018: 29 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Last vacancy in 2017 begins 3 Sept Exceptional value, all-inclusive, very-low Sterling Price – no Euro worries No single supplement for first solo guest in week starting 3 Sept and throughout 2018 Reduced Prices for 2018 Holidays booked in 2017
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,153 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 27 Jan
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France

Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France

Half term family ski, yoga & circus holiday
From £841 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 10 Feb
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses
From £2,199 to £2,399 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Aug, 2 Sep
2018: 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France

Mercantour Park self catering gite, France

Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France
From £420 per week (sleeps 2)
Accommodation
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps

Winter activity holiday in the French Alps

A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps
From €546 to €1,113 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made anytime between mid Dec - mid Apr and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Mont Blanc ascent climbing holiday, France

Mont Blanc ascent climbing holiday, France

Climb Western Europe's highest peak
From £2,249 to £2,349 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Aug, 31 Aug
2018: 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug
Late availability on the these dates: 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Wolf spotting in France

Wolf spotting in France

Wolf holiday - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From £450 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Aug
French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided

French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided

A majestic network of verdant green valleys
From £1,189 to £1,279 8 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Our dates are flexible; please enquire for availability
Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France

Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France

A secluded woodland cabin in Dordogne, SW France
From €930 to €1,250 per couple per week
Accommodation
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence heritage and natural beauty on full display
From €830 to €1,220 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April 1st to October 25th
Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €545 to €645 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
Pyrenees family activity holiday

Pyrenees family activity holiday

A non-stop family adventure in the Pyrenees mountains
From £915 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Aug, 26 Aug
Family walking holidays with a donkey, France

Family walking holidays with a donkey, France

Above the Rhône to discover the unspoilt traditional Ardèche
From €395 to €650 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €805 to €1,210 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ski touring holiday in France

Ski touring holiday in France

Ski touring trip in the wild Queyras Regional Nature Park
From €1,515 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 19 Mar 2016
Family adventure holiday to France

Family adventure holiday to France

Life enhancing family adventure & yoga in the French Alps
From £695 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Aug
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Discover Provence from Avignon to the Mediterranean by bike
From €915 to €1,330 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Start any day April 1st through October 25th
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Cycle along the Rhône River from Geneva to Lyon.
From €885 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Sunday from April through October
Pyrenees cross country skiing holiday in France

Pyrenees cross country skiing holiday in France

Cross-country skiing and beautiful views of the Pyrenean mountains
From £1,199 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France
From £625 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Please enquire for dates for 2017. Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6

France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6

Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France
From £420 per accommodation per week
Accommodation: Gite accommodation available year round (ideal base for both summer & winter activities).
Provence walking tour, France

Provence walking tour, France

A superb walking holiday exploring the best of Provence
From £865 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep
Highlights of Provence walking holiday, France

Highlights of Provence walking holiday, France

A guided walking holiday through beautiful regions of France
From £1,159 to £1,299 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Sep, 16 Sep
2018: 19 May, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 6 Oct
Late availability on the these dates: 02 Sep, 16 Sep
Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet
From €80 to €150 per room per night
Accommodation
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France

Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France

Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie
From £926 to £1,046 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Sep
2018: 29 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Last vacancy in 2017 begins 3 Sept Exceptional value, all-inclusive, very-low Sterling Price – no Euro worries No single supplement for first solo guest in week starting 3 Sept and throughout 2018 Reduced Prices for 2018 Holidays booked in 2017
Lavender fields cycling holiday in the South of France

Lavender fields cycling holiday in the South of France

Cycle through France's vast lavender fields in Provence
From €695 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Friday or Sunday from April through October. Peak lavender season is in July
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
From
€545
excluding flights
Awesome, it has raised the bar for next year! (more)Tony Johnson
The whole thing was memorable! Our 6 year old and 4 year old leading "Leonidas" our donkey through the French Alps, sleeping in a beautiful yurt in an Alpine meadow, and feeling like we'd done something completely different to the typical "bucket and spade" type of holiday. (more)Alison Godfrey
The mountains, flora and fauna in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt part of the world, within and on the periphery of the Mercantour National Park in the French maritime Alps were most memorable. (more)Nick Lampert
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,153
excluding flights
The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation! (more)Angela Dennison
In terms of the most exciting part, it has to be the ice climbing...not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested. Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an undiscovered part of the Alps. (more)Norma Sherratt
Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities. (more)Matt Hannah
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
Awesome experience and as a solo traveller I felt very looked after and included. (more)Helen Barker
The entire week at St. Jeannet was memorable! Loved each of Benoit's daily activities including his informative, detailed, and interesting commentaries! ... The area, the people, the beauty, the food, the relaxing pace (activities did not start before 10 AM... no jumping out of bed and rushing to catch a bus!)... (more)Catherine Burns
The excellent, friendly, informed guiding on the activity days. The pace was relaxed and enjoyable. Very enjoyable -friendly hosts, delightful area. (more)Susan Marris
Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France
From
€930
per couple per week
We cannot recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back. (more)Conor Gately
The holiday was brilliant from start to finish, great communication from the owners of the lodge and such friendly and helpful people on arrival and throughout the stay. We would recommend this holiday to anybody who would like a quiet and relaxing stay and enjoy the use of the Eco-cabin. (more)Daniel Holden-Jones
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
From
£615
excluding flights
The views from the walks was the highlight. (more)Geoff Wright
In one word 'excellent'. (more)Julie Whyte
The fabulous scenery and super guide made this a truly memorable holiday. We were treated like royalty by the holiday company and would recommend this holiday to anyone. (more)Jane Berrisford
French Alps self guided walking holiday
From
£515
excluding flights
We had a fantastic time staying in Samoens... The walking was amazing at this time of year: alpine meadows, wildflowers, waterfalls, and glacial landscapes, and not too challenging: we ranged between 500m and 970m ascent in a day. We went rafting on the Giffre on our day off, which was also great. (more)Ross Carne
Superb walking country (more)Christine Ansons
Varied expertly guided walks through magnificent scenery (more)Jon Hargreaves
Pyrenees family activity holiday
From
£915
excluding flights
Every activity was great - extremely challenging but with great guides who helped us all to succeed (more)Kathy Halliday
The activities were all superbly planned, organised and great fun. White water rafting was enjoyed by all of the family, the scenic mountain walk was enhanced by local species being pointed out for us and information on how the various rock formations occurred. (more)Mary Fretwell
I particularly loved our mountain walk, with spectacular views and carpets of Pyrenean irises, and I think one of the highlights for all of us was swimming in a beautiful mountain lake. (more)Trisha Cochrane
Self guided walking holiday in France
From
£867
excluding flights
Truly great value and the fact that most of the guests had been before and one set I think 12 times makes its own point. (more)David Edmonds
The beautiful countryside, great food, wine and company. Our hosts Carolyn and Peter were great fun, interesting conversationalists and they run a lovely home. I walked my legs off and swam in the pool every day. (more)Mairead Ryan
The most memorable part was the hospitality of the hosts. (more)Elaine Overnell
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
From
€890
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling at our own pace through stunning, varied countryside and finding places that we would have missed in a car. Tips? Be prepared for more than just undulating vineyards - there are some hills and you should have a decent level of fitness. (However, we managed and are in our more senior years!) The hire bikes were excellent, sturdy machines and there was technical back-up if required. (Luckily not needed! ) Local benefits? Staying at comfortable,... (more)Neil Crawley
Provence cycling tour, France
From
€1,085
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling up Mont Ventoux. Wow! Its tough, very tough, but worth the effort. Particularly nice to have a really fabulous hotel at the bottom to relax afterwards. Tips? Do try to make the initial meeting with the local rep. We didn't and there were a few issues - for example some of our dinner arrangements - that it would have been better to iron out before they became issues. We were a bit disappointed that we weren't warned in advance that the meeting with the local... (more)Jane Frank
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
From
€830
excluding flights
Very well organised and very enjoyable.... The scenery was beautiful, except in the Camargue, and all the villages were very French and full of atmosphere. Cycling through the Montagnettes and Alpilles was lovely. (more)Trish Price
Successfully navigating our way in and out of beautiful little towns being enthusiastically helped with directions and suggestions for great things to see and do by locals even with our absolute lack of French. (more)Jennifer Wright
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
£705
excluding flights
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This holiday had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
Rural France accommodation, heart of the Provence
From
€700
per week
Memorable parts? The view, the peace. Our hosts Will and Bea who are so helpful and informative and we mustn't forget the two dogs, Joey and Basho who were great company. Tips? If you are looking for noise and nightlife this is not for you. This is a place of beauty, tranquility and nature ( the butterflies were amazing and the cigales in full swing). There are a number of stairs from the car parking area to the place so if you have a severe mobility problem you may find it a little... (more)Christine Pavey
Family walking holidays with a donkey, France
From
€395
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Spending a full week in nature with animals, no car, no smart phones, spending real quality time with each other and meeting people. Tips? If you want a real break and appreciate nature and animals then this is perfect. Local benefits? Yes, without a doubt. Overall rating? I can't rate this holiday highly enough. It is one of the best we have had in many years. (more)Lorna Mackie
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France
From
£926
excluding flights
The people were fabulous both the hosts and guests. Competent, kind, thoughtful hosts. Great food and lovely setting great cycling and walking. (more)Nicki Mazey
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The holiday lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this holiday to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France
From
£841
excluding flights
Fabulous!...We loved the location of Skiroc next to the beginners slopes and a short ride on the local train to a bigger area. Lovely people, ample and wholesome food and just a great weeks skiing. (more)Holly Whittle
A fantastic holiday. The kids had a blast with all the other children and after-ski activities leaving the adults free to relax and chat in front of the fire. (more)Lorraine Yearron
We all had a super time and really hope to be back next year! (more)Patience Scott-Brown
Family adventure holiday to France
From
£695
excluding flights
Hard to narrow this down as we enjoyed it all! Swimming in lakes and under waterfalls, making new friends and seeing our children do the same. The water rafting - was exhilarating but the morning yoga was also wonderful. (more)Helen Wood
The most memorable was probably the walk to the overnight refuge. Challenging but totally worth it. Memories of my daughter playing in a mountain stream with Mount Blanc as a backdrop; the kids finding a patch of snow to play in; cheese fondue and a beer in the refuge that night. Fantastic, highly recommended. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this holiday. (more)Amanda Myerscough
Excellent. Life changing in a harmonising way and getting back to nature. (more)Elizabeth logan
French Riviera holiday accommodation
From
€75
per double room per night
The views from the rooms are breath taking. The owners go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as perfect as possible...A unique and restful experience which we hope to be able repeat one day. After only five nights we came home feeling recharged and with many fond memories. (more)Nick Medhurst
Best holiday ever... The tour of the old city of Nice and the trip to the village of Tourettes the St Jeannet winery and the cooking class with Corrine were truly memorable. (more)Vicki Wright
We stayed at the house for 4 nights with our teenage boys and we were so happy we did. Corinne and Benoit make you feel welcome as soon as you arrive...It was one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in France! Benoit does great excursions so highly recommend you go on his tours too! (more)Jenny Lincoln
Mont Blanc walking holiday
From
£670
excluding flights
A great experience, really glad I was there for the wild flowers. Well organised and a brilliant guide. Good rapport among the group despite language differences. (more)Susan Sandalls
Excellent - this is our third family vacation through Responsible Travel and each one has been fantastic. (more)Leslie Keeney
10/10 (more)Angela Wingfield
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
From
£790
excluding flights
This holiday was superb in every way. It allowed my family, with three adult children to spend a wonderful week in each other's company, walking and sharing meals in a beautiful well appointed chalet. (more)Maggie Felton
Fantastic mountain scenery. Rob was a great guide adapting the walk to suit weather conditions, amazing local knowledge of plants, animals and geology. Highly recommended. (more)Carol Rakicic
Just go for it - this is a company run by good people and it's a really nice set-up. Tremendous! (more)Richard Marriott
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
From
£420
per accommodation per week
It is the best holiday we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years holidaying in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best holidays. (more)Lourdes Roffey
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
From
€560
per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Five stars for getting the right amount of things done & rest. The countryside is beautiful, the gite and courtyard were lovely, the hosts wonderful and the chateaux have to be seen at least once in a lifetime. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
It was the perfect family holiday with a 15 month old. With 3 separate cottages all surrounding one courtyard, it provides the perfect place for a shared family holiday, but still giving you your own space to retreat to! (more)Becky Reid
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
From
€546
excluding flights
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
Activity holiday in France
From
£260
excluding flights
We had a great family holiday - Liz and Mel were terrific hosts (more)Wendy Dickson
Excellent...one of the most memorable parts was. Lunch on a summit La Cime de Guilie at 2999m with 360 degree views encompassing Italy and France. (more)Katie Toms
The boys loved cayonning - jumping off of cayons into pools; I loved horse riding American style through the mountains - it was fantastic & Liz was a terrific guide. We also climbed up to some glacial lakes with Mel - which was an incredible experience. (more)Natalie Wiggins
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France
From
€885
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Probably the most memorable part was riding into St Emelion. The town is magnificent. Tips? This is a fabulous sightseeing trip go enjoy. Suitable for all levels of cyclists. Local benefits? Probably all three. Overall rating? Great, energetic, peaceful,l wonderful scenery. We covered a lot of miles but bikes were easy to ride. Hotels we stayed in were very good,comfortable and generally good food. Highly recommend this holiday. (more)marieanna howard
Highlights of Provence walking holiday, France
From
£1,159
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The Verdon gorges. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Tips? You have to be able to walk around 15 km a day, and climb up to 500 m a day. Note that the trip notes do not include getting to the starts of the walks. Some of the descents are a little slippy, because of loose stones. You need to be able to carry around 2 litres of water (it gets hot), and you have to buy your own food in the mornings, for picnic lunches. Local benefits? Yes, the guide is local, as are... (more)David Appleton
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
From
£420
per week (sleeps 2)
Best bits: Walking up to and visiting the rock art in the Vallee des Merveilles, and the Fete du Pain in St Martin Vésubie. (more)Carolyne Mason
Excellent. We travelled with young family and would certainly stay again so cannot recommend it too highly. (more)ROSIE KELBRICK
A really worthwhile and memorable holiday: the self guided walks were well planned and gave us a great idea of the locality; the food was very good and the garden(s) excellent for relaxing on our days off. We were given a very warm welcome and a friendly stay. (more)Jon Nay
Provence walking tour, France
From
£865
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The food throughout the stay, the choices of hikes (particularly the gorge and the mountain top), and the mix of people. Tips? Be in shape! Be prepared for challenging walks. Local benefits? We left no trace behind on our walks. Food was purchased locally. We visited local markets and went to two local restaurants. Overall rating? This experience exceeded our expectations. We had great food, great guides, interesting and challenging walks and a very... (more)Ken Margraf
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis
From
€915
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery and the food. Tips? You do need to be semi fit! Local benefits? Local shops and cafes would have benefitted in the smaller, out of the way villages Overall rating? 4.5 stars. Only negative aspect was the hotel on the first and final night in Avignon, The Ibis, where the rooms were tiny, like being in a cabin and did make us worry about what was to follow! However, the other hotels were all fabulous but then we had to return to the Ibis... (more)Anne Morrice
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
£625
excluding flights
It exceeded our expectations....Walking in the high Alpine valleys with the stunning flora and butterflies, seeing ibex, chamois and marmot up close and experiencing the drama of the huge Mercantour peaks all around. (more)Peter Tilbrook
Seeing varied wildlife, including ibex, while walking in Mercantour National Park- which seemed to be virtually empty! (more)Lydia Watkinson
Wonderful scenery, food, charming villages, friendly people and being so well looked after. (more)Karen McLellan
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