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Mont Blanc Highlights

Walking Tours in France
8 Days from USD 2,773
USD 2,355

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Walk the best of Mont Blanc Circuit in France and Italy

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Mountains & Villages of Corsica

Walking Tours in France
8 Days from USD 1,873
USD 1,695

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Explore island landscapes in Corsica

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Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek

Walking Tours in France
15 Days from USD 5,098
USD 4,590

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Walk the classic circuit through France, Switzerland and Italy

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Tour du Mont Blanc Week

Walking Tours in France
8 Days from USD 2,998
USD 2,700

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

A fast and light way to complete the Mont Blanc Circuit.

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Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek

Walking Tours in France
15 Days from USD 3,225

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Walk the iconic alpine trail through France, Switzerland and Italy

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Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera

Menton, Maritime Alpes, France
8 Days from USD 2,698
USD 2,430

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Enjoy picturesque coastal paths of France

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Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

Walking Tours in France
15 Days from USD 4,498
USD 4,260

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Trek the classic 'Haute Route' from France to Switzerland

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Loire Valley: Walks, Wine & Chateaux

Walking Tours in France
7 Days from USD 3,825

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Magnificent chateaux and rolling vineyards of the Loire Valley

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Walking Tour du Mont Blanc – Premium

Walking Tours in France
8 Days from USD 3,200

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

An immersive adventure along the famous trails of Mont Blanc.

Walking & Trekking

Top 5 Hiking Tours France

1. Mont Blanc Highlights
Experience the breathtaking beauty of alpine hiking on the Mont Blanc Circuit, one of the Alps’ premier routes. This one-week tour captures the essence of the circuit, showcasing stunning mountain highlights each day. Nestled in a charming chalet, offering comfortable living spaces and delectable home-cooked meals, you’ll end each day’s adventure by returning to the chalet for afternoon tea and, for those inclined, a relaxing dip in the bubbling hot tub.

2. Mountains & Villages of Corsica
Discover the diverse landscapes of Corsica on a hiking adventure in this unique land caught between France and Italy. Renowned for its dramatic beauty, Corsica boasts sandy Mediterranean beaches just 25 miles from pink-granite peaks, offering a compact yet varied terrain full of surprises. Centered in the village of Bocognano, the quaint mountain railway provides convenient access to some of the best walking routes, traversing mountain passes, rockpools, and pine forests in the central highlands of the island.

3. Gardens of the French Riviera
Experience coastal hiking on the stunning Cote d’Azur, starting in the delightful city of Menton on the Franco-Italian border. Aptly nicknamed ‘the Pearl of France,’ Menton seamlessly combines gardens, a vibrant seaport, and beach resorts. Nestled where the Alpine chain meets the Mediterranean, it also serves as an ideal location for a guided hiking vacation. Trails begin directly from the town, swiftly ascending to provide breathtaking views of the French Riviera.

4. Loire Valley: Hikes, Wine, & Chateaux
Uncover regal estates and exquisite wines on a hiking escape through the Loire Valley. Stay at a splendid chateau near Tours and an elegant country manor in Beaumont-en-Véron as you explore majestic castles such as Amboise, the resting place of Leonardo da Vinci, and Chenonceau, a Renaissance marvel spanning the Cher river. Immerse yourself fully in the Garden of France as you tour scenic vineyards, meet expert producers, and savor the finest wines this region has to offer.

5. Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn
Embark on a spectacular summer trek along the Haute Route, a renowned long-distance trail running from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. Spanning approximately 100 miles, this hike traverses the picturesque valleys of the Haute-Savoie in France to the Swiss Valais. Guided by a qualified International Mountain Leader, hikers pass beneath 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps, surrounded by a landscape adorned with glacial lakes and lush valleys. Experience the beauty of remote Alpine huts and camping under canvas as you journey through this breathtaking Alpine trail from Chamonix to Zermatt.

A really well balanced week of walking with some challenging and tricky walks but always rewarded with stunning views. Our guide ensured we enjoyed the best weather for our walks by being flexible with the schedule. First class hosts and guide which made the holiday such a memorable experience, together with great accommodation and a lovely group of people to share the holiday with.

Graeme Allan Mont Blanc Highlights

This is an incredible trek full of history and great food. It is also very challenging physically with long days up and down mountains.

Terry Russell The Lost City of Choquequirao

Are guided hiking tours in France suitable for solo travelers?

Our small group guided France walking tours are perfect for solo travelers as well as those traveling with friends or loved ones. One of the benefits of small group tours in France is that you’ll be joined by like minded fellow travelers eager to share the experience with you, as well as a skilled local guide. It’s a great way to travel solo but not alone, with the peace of mind that comes from having companions on the trail.

When is the best time for hiking in France?

The weather and recommended travel dates vary depending on which part of France you’re visiting. May, June and September are generally great months for hiking throughout France, as there are less crowds and the temperatures are slightly cooler. For French Alps hiking, embarking between June and September usually provides ideal conditions, with little rain and longer daylight hours. If you want to explore the French Riviera on foot, it’s best to avoid traveling during July and August, when the temperatures can soar.

FAQs on France Walking Tours

Is Mont Blanc hard to climb?

Standing at over 16,000 feet tall and located in the heart of the French Alps, Mont Blanc is an imposing and dramatic peak. Our best Mont Blanc hiking treks cater to a range of fitness and experience levels, and we assign an activity rating to each of our France walking tours to help give you a sense of what you’re signing up for. From moderate to challenging, there are options for hikers of various levels to enjoy this incredible experience.

Which is the best region of France for wine tours?

Known for its verdant vineyards and picturesque landscapes, France is renowned for its wine tours. From the world-famous Champagne region to the heavenly Loire Valley, vineyards and wine-making play an important role in many areas of France. Burgundy’s vineyards are some of the finest in the country producing delicious Pinot Noir and Beaujolais, while in Vouvray you can take a tour of the wine cellars and learn about the history and cultural importance of the region’s wines.

What are the best hiking trails in France?

Combining soaring alpine peaks, medieval villages, and fairytale chateaux, France is home to many hiking trails that capture its incredible beauty, dynamic history, and rich culture. A few of our favorite hiking routes include the epic Mont Blanc Circuit, arguably the most famous trek in France, as well as the scenic Loire Valley and Corsica’s mountain trails. Alternatively, discover the country’s sun-bleached coastline along the stunning French Riviera.

What gear is essential for a hiking tour in France?

Ensure a comfortable and enjoyable hiking experience by knowing the necessary gear for your tour. Checklists may vary based on the region and time of year, so it’s crucial to check your trip notes for all the details you’ll need to be well-prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear, and other essentials.

How can I prepare for my hiking tour of France?

Preparing for your hiking adventure is essential to make sure you have a comfortable and unforgettable experience. Take note of your trip’s activity level rating during the booking process, and look at the trip notes for insights into daily hiking distances and elevations. Use this information to guide your training and physical preparations.
In the weeks and months leading up to your trip, increase your daily activity level and embark on long walks, wearing the kit that you plan to wear on your tour so that you can get used to things like the weight of your backpack. Make sure to thoroughly break in your boots to avoid painful blisters on the trail. Check out our fitness guide for more advice on the physical preparation needed for your active tour.