France

Description

Corsica - by Henk

France, country of contrasts, home to the inventors of the Topoguide, is a great walking destination all year round. An intricate network of long distance footpaths, the so-called Grands Randonnées, reaches out to the farthest corners of the country. At least 80 long distance trails and their countless variants are meticulously documented and waymarked. Mastering a bit of French will help you find your way, and a bottle of wine at that.

It may be difficult to find information or topo guides for many trails. The exact route - not only the name "GR" - of any hiking trail in France is copyrighted by the FFRP and cannot be published by others without their consent. The maps of IGN usually show all regional PR's and national GR's.

The French themselves are mad about walking, often in groups of about 20, recognisable by their non-stop rather loud conversations lasting from dawn till dusk and snacking on hard boiled eggs en route. So join the crowd and turn bon vivant. Walk the Provence in spring, pass through the wine regions coloured all red in late autumn. Enjoy the Atlantic coast and its birds in May, and the shimmering sun on the glaciers in summer. Explore the Loire in autumn, and the dark forests of the Morvan in winter. Or take a walk all the way from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean right across the Pyrenees along the GR10. Another popular trail is the GR5, from Luxembourg to Nice through the Vosges, the Elzas and the Alps. For those fearless and bursting with energy, the GR20 is a fine challenge. This trail following the highest ridges of the island of Corsica is for the surefooted only.

Another popular walk of course is the TMB, the Tour du Mont Blanc: eight days with views on the highest mountain of Europe, weather permitting. Drawback: crazy busy. Less known, but just as fine, is the Tour du Queyras (GR58), also in the Alps. Other best hikes in the Alps are the Tour de la Vanoise (GR55) or the Tour de l'Oisans (GR54). You can walk the Vallée des Merveilles (GR52). And a bit on the outside of the Alps is the Vercors (GR91 - GR95) and Mt Lubéron (GR97). There you are, now you know what the French themselves like most.

Along most GR's you will find huts or Gites d'Etappe at regular intervals. These are mostly just simple shelters, so bring food to prepare your own meals. Outside the main summer season, with most French back in Paris, the Gites are often closed. In such cases, bring your own tent. Most GR's can be tough but not dangerous, except the GR20.

Opinions

Rate 9.3 | 3 votes | No 2. in Europe
  • pc22
  • Rate 9
  • Positive I have walked across the full length of france twice now and am always amazed at the diversity of the countryside......The pyrenees (i walked the full GR10) Is on of my most favorite places in the world
  • patacon
  • Rate 10
  • Positive I just love it. France is where I want to walk, to live and to eat everything you can find in a patisserie. My favorite part of it is the Bretagne.
  • Negative Could not find anything I dislike yet.
  • Asmus July 2011
  • Rate 9
  • Positive I hiked around 200 km of the GR5 and GR 52. It was abseloutely amazing! great views, great trail, and the food is good too:)
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Map

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Trails

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Books

The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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  • Camino de Santiago, The Way of Saint James Pilgimage Route Guide
  • The first one-volume walking guide in English to the most popular long-distance route in Europe walked by British tourists. With the advent of low-cost airlines it is as cheap for the British tourist to go to mainland Europe as to the extremities of the UK - which is why in recent years continental long-distance routes have become increasingly... Read more
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2015
  • Les Yvelines à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D078
  • Les Yvelines à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D078, with 43 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Les Yvelines. The guide, which also includes two GR de Pays routes totaling 150 kms, covers an area west and south-west of Paris with Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the forest of Rambouillet. Each walk is presented... Read more
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France
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids D078 Les Yvelines à pied | FFRP | FFRandonnée
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Majestueuses... Read more
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Stanfords
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2016
  • Les Bouche-du-Rhône à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D013
  • Les Bouche-du-Rhône à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D013, with 42 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Department of Bouche-du-Rhône on the Mediterranean coast of France. Coverage includes walks near Marseille, Aix-les-Provence, the Alpilles chain with St-Rémy-de Provence, Arles, etc. Each walk is presented on a separate colour... Read more
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France
2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids D013 Les Bouches-du-Rhône a pied | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal, hiervoor zijn de topografische kaarten gebruikt van IGN. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Avignon - Walk and Eat
  • Avignon is the Sunflower Walk and Eat guide to finding the best places to combine a short walk with sampling the city’s culinary delights. Pocket-sized, the guide covers walks in Avignon, Nimes, Arles, St-Remy and the surrounding countryside, accompanied with a selection of restaurants easily accessible using local public transport. The walks... Read more
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Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walk & Eat Avignon | Sunflower |
  • This pocket-sized full-colour guide is designed for short-break holidays in Provence. Avignon is just 2h30min from Paris by TGV (6 hours direct from London in summer); it is served by daily coaches from London as well. For those who want to fly, low-cost airlines serve both Avignon and Nîmes. Once at Avignon, travel to the other cities, towns... Read more
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2015
  • Le Haut Pays du Velay à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P436
  • Le Haut Pays du Velay à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P436, with 15 day walks of varying length and difficulty. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in June 2015.To see the list of... Read more
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2015
  • Wandelgids P436 Le Haut Pays du Velay... à pied | FFRP |
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet altijd genoemd worden. Alle gidsen... Read more
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  • Forêt du Mont Aigoual Walks
  • Walks in the Forêt du Mont Aigoual at 1:15,000 on a double-sided map from the IGN designed for family outings in the forests of France and highlighting walks suitable for all ages, conveniently starting from local car parks. Special cycle routes are also marked. Local railway stations and various facilities both within the forests and in the... Read more
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Stanfords
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2016
  • La Montagne Sainte-Victoire à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P131
  • La Montagne Sainte-Victoire à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P131, with 28 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the mountains just east of Aix-en-Provence, famous from Cezanne’s beautiful paintings of them. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description... Read more
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2016
  • Wandelgids P131 Montagne Sainte-Victoire à pied | FFRP | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Au-dessus... Read more
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2015
  • La Côte Picarde à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P804
  • La Côte Picarde à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P804, with 26 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the area around Amiens and the estuary of the Somme. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title... Read more
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France
2015
  • La Côte Picarde à pied - P804
  • Guide FFRandonnée La Côte Picarde à pied. PR 26 balades. Près d'Abbeville, où les hautes falaises de craie couronnent une baie grandiose. Soixante-dix kilomètres de sable fin... Read more
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2015
  • Wandelgids P804 La Côte Picarde - Picardie | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Deux pays bien distincts donnent à cette côte son identité : le Vimeu au sud, très vert et à l'aspect bocager,... Read more
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Stanfords
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2014
  • Le Val de Sioule à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P032
  • Le Val de Sioule à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P032, with 44 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Massif Central between Vichy and Montluçon. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was... Read more
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France
2014
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2014
  • Wandelgids P032 Le Val de Sioule à pied | FFRP | FFRP,
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Situé au sud... Read more
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2016
  • On the Trail of the Great War in Picardy FFRP Topo-guide No. RE23
  • English edition of Topo-guide No. RE23 from the Fédération française de la randonnée with 48 circular day walks, from one to over six hours long, across Picardy including in the battlefields of the Somme and in the areas further south near the Aisne and the Oise, etc. Each walk is presented on an extract from either IGN’s topographic survey of... Read more
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2016
  • Wandelgids RE23 On the Trail of the Great War in Picardy | FFRP |
  • Engelstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Theatre of the Great War of 1914-1918, the land of Picardy holds dark reminders. All along the remembrance trail at Villers-Bretonneux,... Read more
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Maps

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United Kingdom
  • Le Pays de l`Emblavez à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P433
  • Le Pays de l`Emblavez à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P433, with 20 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the hills north of Le Puy-en-Velay. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was... Read more
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  • La Brenne Parc Naturel Régional
  • Parc Naturel Régional de la Brenne east of Poitiers on a detailed map at 1:60,000 prepared by the IGN in collaboration with the park authorities, the FFRP and various tourist organizations. Current edition of this map was published in summer 2014.The map highlights numerous local and long-distance hiking trails, including specially selected... Read more
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  • Le Perche Parc Naturel Régional à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. PN16
  • Le Perche Parc Naturel Régional à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. PN16, with 20 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the park. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in May... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • L`Ain à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D001
  • L`Ain à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D001, with 46 day walks in the department of Ain in the southern part of the French Jura Mountains, including the Crête de la Neige, Grand Colombier, etc. Each day walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids D001 L'Ain... à pied | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal, hiervoor zijn de topografische kaarten gebruikt van IGN. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde... Read more
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Stanfords
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2016
  • Les Hautes-Pyrénées à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D065
  • Les Hautes-Pyrénées à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D065, with 45 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the heart of the French Pyrenees, from north of Tarbes to the Pyrenees National Park near Gavarnie. Current edition of this title was published in February 2016.To see the list of other FFRP guides with day walks please click on the... Read more
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2016
  • Wandelgids D065 Les Hautes-Pyrénées à pied | FFRP | FFRandonnée,
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. L'altitude des... Read more
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2016
  • La Vallée de l’Ubaye à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P043
  • La Vallée de l’Ubaye à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P043, with 51 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the valley of the Ubaye River in the southern part of the French Alps around Barcelonnette, Jausiers and Larche. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 or 1:50,000,... Read more
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2016
  • Wandelgids P043 Le Vallee d'Ubaye à pied | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. La vallée de... Read more
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Stanfords
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2016
  • Le Grand Tourmalet et ses vallées à pied FFRP Topo-guide No.ST08
  • Le Grand Tourmalet et ses vallées à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. ST08, with 24 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the French Pyrenees, around and south of Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map.... Read more
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2016
  • Wandelgids ref ST08 Le Grand Tourmalet à pied | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Si les... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • Bordeaux à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. VI09
  • Bordeaux à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. VI09, with 16 walks in the city centre and in the outer districts. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from a street plan or a detailed IGN map, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in April 2016.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération... Read more
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  • Forêt de Fontainebleau DOUBLE-SIDED, WATERPROOF IGN Top25 Map 2714OTR
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Beynat - Meyssac
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Mauriac
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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France
  • Mauriac (Gps)
  • L'indispensable carte de randonnée IGN aux alentours de Mauriac. A conserver dans son sac à dos. Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Luçon
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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France
  • Lucon (Gps)
  • L'indispensable carte de randonnée IGN aux alentours de Lucon. A conserver dans son sac à dos. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mapamundi de Luis XIV de Francia 1688
  • Coloured reproduction from the IGN-CNIG - Spain’s Civilian Survey organization of a map of the world prepared in 1688 by Jacques Jaugeon, French scholar and royal typographer during the reign of King Louis XIV. The map presents the world in two hemispheres, surrounded by allegorical figures representing the constellations and definitions of... Read more
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  • Thiaucourt-Régnieville
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Jarnac
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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France
  • Jarnac (Gps)
  • L'indispensable carte de randonnée IGN aux alentours de Jarnac. A conserver dans son sac à dos. Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Alsace Wine Route Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided inn to inn walking holiday through the vineyards and forests of Alsace. Enjoy a gentle wander through the vineyards of Alsace. Medieval villages of gingerbread houses, hilltop castles, charming hotels and wonderful food and wine. As you walk between the picturesque towns of this region you will discover the best of Alsace. The... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 4
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Cahors to Lectoure. Follow the Camino Le Puy Way from the medieval town of Cahors, across the Quercy Blanc and on to Lectoure. Which sits high above the Gers River. This is stage 4 of the Le Puy Camino which stretches from Le Puy to St. Jean Pied de Port. Begin your journey in the town of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Provence
  • Walking through classic Luberon landscapes. Walk through classic Provencal landscapes in the heart of Provence. If you do only one walk in Provence then make it this. You will wander through the Luberon National Park, explore honey-coloured hilltop villages and discover ancient abbeys and crumbling castles. In this, Provence’s finest... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hill Top Villages of the Dordogne self guided walking tour
  • Discovering the Upper Dordogne Valley. Explore the very best of rural France with a self-guided walking tour in the Upper Dordogne Valley, an area of wonderful food, wine, and walks through quaint and unspoilt villages and towns. As you follow trails through the countryside you will discover the perfect rural landscapes of the this region and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Villages of the Catalan Pyrenees
  • Self-guided walking holiday in the Catalan Pyrenees. The Catalan Pyrenees are a walker’s paradise, offering unspoiled mountains, quaint villages, Romanesque churches, and the warmest climate of the Pyrenean range. Enjoy fantastic mountain walks through the warm, wooded hills of the Garrotxa and the dramatic final peaks of the Pyrenees, areas... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Stevenson's Trail South
  • This is the most popular section of the trail as you are walking in the Cévennes National Park for the majority of the walk. The southern section of writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic trail focuses on trails through the picturesque Cevennes Mountains. His trek is immortalized in his classic, ''Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes''.... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek focusing on the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc staying in hotels. Since The Tour du Mont Blanc was inaugurated as a GR in 1952 it has gained a reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. This route around Mont Blanc through France, Switzerland and Italy explores takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 1
  • Self-guided walking tour following Stage 1 of the Camino Le Puy Way. Walk Stage 1 of the Camino Le Puy Way, through the south west of France from Le Puy-en-Velay to Nasbinals. This ancient pilgrimage route that takes you along the Grand Randonnée 65 and through volcanic landscapes, the Velay Mountains and the Margeride Plateau, all of which... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Dordogne
  • Discovering the Périgord Noir. Walk through the Dordogne and Vézère river valleys amidst the heavenly landscapes of the Périgord Noir and to the dramatic towering strongholds of Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme. Tranquil trails and riverside paths link ancient villages and vistas are framed by magnificent limestone cliffs, rolling hills and thick... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Brittany: The Granite Coast Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walking the pink granite coast. A colourful walk through the heart of Brittany; pink granite rocks sculpted by the wind and tides, pristine white sandy beaches and a turquoise sea together form an amazingly vibrant landscape. The Cote de Granit Rose (pink granite coast) runs from Plestin-les-Greves to Louannec in the Cotes d'Armor region of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
  • A self-guided walking holiday on the GR221 through the Sierra de Tramuntana. A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village... Read more
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  • Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort)
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Enjoy every moment of your complete Tour du Mont with an extra two nights to give you plenty of time to take in the views and enjoy the towns along the trail. Staying in hand-picked hotels and refuges with private rooms the relaxed Tour du... Read more
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  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 3
  • Self-guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Conques to Cahors. Stage 3 of the Camino Le Puy way takes you from the dramatically positioned town of Conques overlooking the River Lot, to the medieval town of Cahors. A journey through some of France's finest landscapes and prettiest villages. On your journey from Conques to Cahors you... Read more
Macs Adventure
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  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 6
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Aire sur l'Adour to St Jean Pied de Port. The final stage of the Le Puy Camino runs from Aire sur l‘Adour to St Jean Pied de Port, where it joins the Camino de Santiago French Way. Your route takes you through the two distinct regions of Béarn and the French Basque and before concluding in... Read more
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  • Dordogne: Sarlat & the Périgord Noir In Style
  • Discovering the Périgord Noir. The perfect Dordogne walking tour if you enjoy travelling in style. Walk through amazing river valleys amidst the idyllic French landscapes of the Périgord Noir, staying in hand-picked hotels. The early morning mist hangs over the river like a blanket, then dissipates as you enjoy your morning croissant and... Read more
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  • Terence 2015-02-24 01:14:04
  • Camino from Paris
  • I am starting my Camino Walk in Paris but I want to walk to Vezelay. Does anyone have any ideas on the route?
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  • Pinteaux 2013-04-03 11:30:29
  • Hébergements Via Gebennensis GR65
  • Bonjour, quel sont les meilleurs hébergements sur la Via Gebennensis GR65 ? merci de nous faire partager votre expérience récente.
    Pascal
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  • Frank Leonowitz 2013-02-19 06:01:38
  • GR6 in Dordogne and Lot
  • We plan to walk the GR6 in June. We are looking for maps and books that would help us with the distances/lodging situations. We plan to carry no tent or sleeping bags. We usually average 20-25 km per day
    • Henk Nouws 2013-02-19 08:46:45
    • Hi Frank. I'll give you my best secret: go to the online map of IGN. The GR's are all there. Refer to the discussion below. Best strategy: find a town the GR6 passes, zoom in to 1:50.000 or something, and you will find your trail. Then you must find out distances and villages yourself. Bit of work. The FFRP only offers two guides, describing only small parts of the GR6.
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  • Anita 2012-03-14 03:22:06
  • GR 51 Diversion around the Domaine Barossi
  • Has anyone a clear map of the diversion please? In the area of Napoule-la-Mandlieu. I am walking the GR51 this May 2012 and would appreciate any update info on this.
    Can to join me? Thanks!
    • Henk Nouws 2012-03-15 12:18:41
    • Hi Anita. I haven't been there. But I can give you a tip. Go to http://www.geoportail.fr/ This is the online map of france. Click on France. Select Cartes In the left menu. Zoom in. Once you zoom in to 1:50.000, you will view the GR trails! This might help you if you haven't got the maps yet!
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