Guided walking holidays in the French Alps

Guided walking holidays in the French Alps

Guided walking from a historic chalet base
From £715 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Jul, 10 Aug
Mont Blanc holiday, Tour du Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc holiday, Tour du Mont Blanc

The best of the Tour du Mont Blanc
From £1,149 to £1,249 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
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 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but the length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Self guided walking holiday in France

Self guided walking holiday in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From £875 to £962 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: Self-guided walking holidays commence most Sunday afternoons from May to September
2018 Prices apply to 2019 Holidays booked before 31 October 2018. No single supplement for first solo guest in any one week.
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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 £525 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided

French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided

A majestic network of verdant green valleys
From £1,159 to £1,239 8 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This holiday has departures on Saturdays from June to September, please enquire for availability on all your tailormade trips.
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,272 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Jan
Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €550 to €650 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France
From £675 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
Highlights of Provence walking holiday, France

Highlights of Provence walking holiday, France

A guided walking holiday through beautiful regions of France
From £1,399 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 5 Oct
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From £725 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 19 Apr
Mont Blanc walking holiday

Mont Blanc walking holiday

An stunning walk through the Alps around Mont Blanc
From £695 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep
Pyrenees guided walking holiday

Pyrenees guided walking holiday

Guided walking and trekking holidays in the French Pyrenees
From £790 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Mont Blanc ascent climbing holiday, France

Mont Blanc ascent climbing holiday, France

Climb Western Europe's highest peak
From £2,699 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug
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Mont Blanc Circuit walking holiday

Mont Blanc Circuit walking holiday

Probably the most dramatic walk in Europe
From £1,759 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Loire Valley walking holiday, France

Loire Valley walking holiday, France

An easy-paced, gentle walking holiday
From £1,079 to £1,209 7 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This holiday has departures every two days from May to October, please enquire for availability on all your tailormade trips.
France walking holiday, French Riviera

France walking holiday, French Riviera

Stunning walking between the Mercantour and the Med, France
From £935 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Feb
Mont Blanc climbing holiday

Mont Blanc climbing holiday

The exhilaration of summiting an alpine peak
From £2,150 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep
2020: 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep
Corsica walking holiday

Corsica walking holiday

Walking in the Corsican mountains
From £1,059 to £1,129 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep
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 €700 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 €370 to €1,275 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses
From £2,499 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6

France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6

Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France
From £448 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 £925 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 21 Sep
The GR10 Pyrenees walking holiday in France

The GR10 Pyrenees walking holiday in France

Following the French-Spanish border from the Atlantic to the Med
From £1,579 to £1,629 10 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 20 Jun, 25 Jul, 29 Aug, 12 Sep
French Riviera walking holiday, France

French Riviera walking holiday, France

Relaxed mountain and coastal daywalks
From £1,249 to £1,419 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 May, 11 May, 8 Jun, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep
Mont Blanc Circuit classic walking tour, 8 days

Mont Blanc Circuit classic walking tour, 8 days

Hearty local cuisine from 3 countries & phenomenal views
From £1,349 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep
Hiking in the Alps, France and Switzerland

Hiking in the Alps, France and Switzerland

Challenging hut to hut trek through France and Switzerland
From £850 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 24 Aug
France walking and gastronomy holiday

France walking and gastronomy holiday

Mediaeval villages, chateaux, Dijon, brilliant food and wine
From £1,539 to £1,679 7 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This holiday has departures every two days from May to September, please enquire for availability on all your tailormade trips.
Snowshoeing holiday in the French Pyrenees

Snowshoeing holiday in the French Pyrenees

Step into pristine, untracked snow in the French Pyrenees
From £815 to £895 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday were the people running the accommodation and the supporting crew who organised all the activities and ensured a comfortable stay. (more)Shalini Menon Venugopal
If I were to pick one particular moment as most memorable it would have to be being in France, mingling with the locals at the neighborhood restaurant and watching France beat Belgium to make the World Cup finals. (more)Deborah Beane
A lovely B&B in a small village run by 2 wonderful people who will do everything to make your stay special and memorable. (more)Karen Sands
Mont Blanc holiday, Tour du Mont Blanc
From
£1,149
including UK flights
The views of Mt Blanc were amazing, especially when taking the Cable Car to the very top of the Glaciers. (more)Michael Cooke
beautiful scenery (more)Lim Seop Ling
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
From
€550
excluding flights
5* (more)Janne Thomsen
I did the hike together with my daughter who is ten years and I think from this travel she could more benefit for her life than from any other materialised consumerism such as buying stuff … (more)Sarah Dorkenwald
It was fantastic. We loved it (even when it rained). (more)Lucy Chadwick
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
From
£715
excluding flights
Probably the best walking holiday I've ever had - spectacular scenery; the perfect combination of hard physical exercise and pampering that you know you've earned. (more)Alison Sadler
If you are unsure whether this holiday is for you - just do it. The guided walks were a particular highlight. (more)Lesley Hadfield
I do want to say that our stay in the chalet was absolutely 5 *****. We were cared for beautifully in a warm and friendly ambiance with delicious, generous and creative meals, including wine. There was plenty on offer at the chalet....tv, games, hot tub. Our guide, Bruno, was fantastic. (more)Denise Hellier
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,272
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
Self guided walking holiday in France
From
£875
excluding flights
It was a perfect holiday... The lodging was excellent nestled in greens with lots of hiking and biking trails to choose from, all meticulously planned out by the owner Peter. Food was superb, prepared by Carolyn, Peter’s wife who ran the place immaculately. This place is actually perfect or simply lazing around for a few days, sipping on limitless wine and taking a dip in the pool. (more)Ricky Yeung
Top drawer! (more)Esther Quinlan
One of the best breaks I have ever had. Carolyn and Peter look after you so well. I am a solo traveller and sometimes you can feel isolated but not this time!!! (more)Margaret Parker
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
£745
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
Corsica walking holiday
From
£1,059
including UK flights
Memorable parts? A truly glorious introduction to Corsica's valleys & mountains led by a' Maquis' with knowledge, enthusiasm, sensitivity & humour. Tips? Dont expect much down time! Be up front about your level of fitness. Take insect repellent. local Bar des Amies is not a late night venue nor is the hotel Beau Sejour. Massage needs to be in-group as there is no place in village There were rumours of a masseuse with a camionette in the square but....... Local benefits? The... (more)Sheila Turner
French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture
From
€370
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The entire trip was memorable however my favorite aspect to this trip was the people I met. I went on this trip alone however I met some very friendly people who were also staying at the house. And the day trips with Benoit and Corrine felt more like a friend showing me around the area rather than a small group tour, which is something I really loved! Tips? The weather was beautiful when I was there but bring layers because some of the day trips have you going to... (more)Divya Patel
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
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
From
£790
excluding flights
Thoroughly enjoyable...the absolutely awesome views of mountains covered with patchy snow, lakes of glacial water so still the reflection of the landscape clearly visible; thundering waterfalls cascading down the cliff sides... (more)Carol Ferris
Great walks, good company and food. Was well looked after - important as a solo traveller (more)Rosemary Ruddell
The scenery was very varied and magnificent, at night there was a blanket of stars and the food was very good. Rob led the trek and is a qualified and experienced mountain guide with an extensive knowledge of geology and natural history (the same applies to Emma) which he shared with us. (more)Jenny Lunn
Highlights of Provence walking holiday, France
From
£1,399
including UK flights
Excellent. I am completely satisfied (more)Aida Warah
Very good, mostly due to the outstanding guide. (more)David Appleton
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
£725
excluding flights
Wonderful walking in the Vesubie valley and Mercantour National Park in stunning mountains with superb views and dazzling lakes. Beautiful wildflowers and countless butterflies, lots of other wildlife to spot. (more)Ian Sheriff
Liz and Mel made us extremely welcome and were excellent hosts. We were given delicious meals and snacks every day and Liz went out of her way to cater for dietary needs, which was a real bonus on a holiday like this. (more)Janet Nelson
Seeing fantastic landscapes & wildlife was memorable. Really great. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
Mont Blanc walking holiday
From
£695
excluding flights
We had some stunning views, every day! Although the days were very different, they did not disappoint. (more)Teuntje Tijssen
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
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
£675
excluding flights
Extraordinary! One of the best holidays I have every had! (more)Wendy Greenspun
The trip exceeded expectations in every way and we can't recommend this highly enough. Liz and Mel are splendid hosts and made us truly welcome in their home. They are hugely knowledgeable about the area, routes, flora and fauna, and local conditions. (more)Elaine Higgleton
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
Provence walking tour, France
From
£925
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
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
From
£448
per accommodation per week
We loved the stunning location and tranquillity of the area. Although the roads were a bit "white knuckle" at times the rewards of the views dotted with towns hanging from the cliff sides were amazing. A real treat for any photographer. Providing access to Nice, just over an hour away or heading further into the mountains the location provides the option of dipping into nature or culture. (more)Karen Mckiernan
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
Snowshoeing holiday in the French Pyrenees
From
£815
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was all nice thank you. Tips? be fit! Local benefits? probably Overall rating? Good. Guide and food excellent. Chalet could have been warmer. (more)Elizabeth Perry
Auvergne holiday accommodation, France
From
€32
per person per night
We really enjoyed the week in the Auvergne it is very unspoilt and it is an area you can "get away from it all"....The area is ideal for walkers or most kinds of outdoor activities. There are lots of waymarked and signposted trails, that range from gentle woodland strolls to full mountain hikes. (more)Phil Smith
The quietness and natural beauty of Mont Dore in November was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Mary Cherian
Our three teenage children claimed it was the best holiday we've had in years...that's high praise indeed! Relaxed, easy to find something to enjoy in stunning surroundings, with a friendly, quality service offered by attentive hosts. (more)Sarah Brennan
French Pyrenees Gite accommodation in Bareges
From
£405
per person per week
Memorable parts? Scenery and wildlife seen during walks in and around Bareges. Tips? Stay with Rob and Emma at Les Cailloux, great accommodation and food, very friendly atmosphere and engagement with their guests, advice freely given, worked much better than our original plan of staying in a local hotel. Local benefits? Yes, Rob and Emma are closely engaged with the local community and all our food and wine was bought locally. As I speak French well I could also engage with... (more)Alison Jensen
Mercantour walking holiday in France
From
€550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? A truly special experience in a little corner of the Mercantour where time seems to have stood still. We went with the flow of life at the pace of an ambling donkey. Every detail of the trip was well thought out, and the route guidance booklet (which we carried with us all the time) was spot on. The range of different landscapes we walked through surprised and delighted us. The effectiveness of the route marking was also great. The holiday providers team was hugely... (more)Carolyne Mason
Walking holiday in Catalonia and France
From
£1,279
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The company of my fellow walkers and the lovely coastal scenery Tips? Take good walking boots and more money than perhaps you might imagine as the suppers were fairly expensive. Local benefits? Helped restaurants, bars, we took a couple of taxis. Our guide explained a lot about the plants and the fragility of the soil. We also learnt about the vines so appreciate the work that goes into their production on the steep slopes! Overall rating? Excellent (more)Alison Fletcher
Loire Valley walking holiday, France
From
£1,079
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The sense of satisfaction at the end of the holiday having explored a beautiful part of France on foot. Tips? Be prepared, it is a walking holiday and there are much less strenuous ways of exploring the region if walking is not for you! Local benefits? We stayed in small local hotels and other than a couple of short transfers explored the area entirely on foot. Overall rating? One of the best holidays we have had! (more)Stephanie Hall
Mont Blanc ascent climbing holiday, France
From
£2,699
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The scramble up the side of "Le Grand Couloir": unforgettable. Tips? Get fit before going. Upper body strength is very useful for the scrambling sections. Local benefits? Yes. We used local guides and stayed in eco-friendly refuges whilst on the mountains. Overall rating? This was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding holidays I have ever been on. The training was thorough and to the point. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the accommodation... (more)Anthony Harpur
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