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France Hikes

Hiking the Alps, Walking the Countryside

Walking and Hiking Trips in France

A country of vast and stunningly diverse landscapes, it is not surprising that France is also crisscrossed with thousands of kilometers of well-marked and well-maintained footpaths. From the grand peaks and glaciers of the high Alps, to the sun-baked limestone cliffs of Provence, to the gentler rolling hills of the Dordogne and the crescent-shaped coves of Corsica, the hiking options in France are as intriguing as they are endless.

Immensely proud of their country’s natural beauty as well as its art, architecture and cuisine, what is evident about the French is their reverence of beauty and penchant for savoring the moment. Whether you choose the Tour du Mont Blanc, Provence Inn-to-Inn, Grand Traverse of the French Alps, or Dordogne on Foot, you’ll find that traveling through France on foot is wonderfully in keeping with the essential character of this country.

Any hiking trip in the mountains requires a certain amount of effort and proper fitness training will enhance your enjoyment. In the mountains, time and elevation gain or loss as opposed to distance, tend to be the determining factors when defining hiking grades or level of difficulty. We have done our best to grade our trips consistently, please contact us for further clarification. We are happy to offer names of past participants.