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

Regions

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Forêt de Saint-Germain Walks 15K IGN Map
  • Walks in the Forêt de Saint-Germain 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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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Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids P032 Le Val de Sioule 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. Situé au sud... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Les Marches du Velay à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P43D
  • Les Marches du Velay à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P43D, with 21 day walks of varying length and difficulty near Monistril-sur-Loire. 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
2015
  • Pays Corbières Minerovois à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P116
  • Pays Corbières Minerovois à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P116, with 30 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Pay Cathare area of the eastern Pyrenees, south-east of Carcassonne. 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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2015
  • Wandelgids P116 Pays Corbières Minerovois à pied 30PR en pays cathare | FFRP
  • Uitstekende wandelgids 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Environs de Lyon à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. RE20
  • Environs de Lyon à pied, FFRP Topo-guide No. RE20, with 41 day walks of varying length and difficulty all accessible within a 60min journey from Lyon on the regional train network (TER). Current edition of this title was published in March 2016.To see the list of other FFRP guides with day walks please click on the series link.ABOUT THE FFRP... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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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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
  • Forêt du Mont Ventoux Walks 15K IGN Map
  • Walks in the Forêt du Mont Ventoux 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Back Roads France
  • DK Eyewitness Back Roads France is the ultimate driving travel guide which will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Alongside all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours, DK Eyewitness Back... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Nantes Métropole et ses environs à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P441
  • Nantes Métropole et ses environs à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P441, with 29 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the city itself and in the surrounding countryside, including a circuit around the environs . 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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2012
  • Wandelgids P441 Nantes Métropole et ses environs... 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. Cap sur... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • L`Hérault à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D034
  • L`Hérault à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D034, with 69 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department. 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 July 2015.To see the list... Read more
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2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR de Pays: Autour du Bassin d`Arcachon à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P331
  • Autour du Bassin d`Arcachon à pied, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. P331, with six local walks of varying length and difficulty, plus an 85km route around the basin. 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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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids P331 Autour du Bassin d'Arcachon à pied | FFRP
  • Uitstekende wandelgids 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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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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
United Kingdom
2015
  • L`Aveyron à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D012
  • L`Aveyron à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.D012, with 50 day walks of varying length and difficulty throughout the department of Ayveron. 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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids D012 L'Aveyron... 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. Najac ville... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Forêt du Mont Aigoual Walks 15K IGN Map
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Le Gard à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D030
  • Le Gard à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D030, with 52 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Gar, between the Rhone and the Cevennes, including near Nîmes. Alès, le Vigan, etc. 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... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids D030 Le Gard... 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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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
United Kingdom
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 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
United Kingdom
2016
  • Le Morbihan à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D056
  • Le Morbihan à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D056, with 45 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Department of Finistère on the southern coast of Brittany near Lorient and Vannes. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 and/or 1:50,000, with its description... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids D056 Morbihan a 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. Le pays de la... Read more
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Stanfords
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Brenne Parc Naturel Régional 50K IGN Map
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
United Kingdom
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids D065 Les Hautes-Pyrénées 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. L'altitude des... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pau - Mont-de-Marsan - Condom - Tarbes IGN Top100 Map No. 159
  • Map No. 159, Pau - Mont-de-Marsan, at 1:100,000, part of the TOP100 series from the Institut Géographique National (IGN). These exceptionally detailed, contoured and GPS compatible road maps which include English language map legend are ideal for exploring the French countryside by car, by bike, or even on foot. Used by millions of locals and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Moreuil
  • 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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  • Bayeux - Arromanches-les-Bains - D-Day Gold Beach IGN Top25 Map 1512OT
  • 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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  • Maillezais - Vix
  • 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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  • Castelnau de Médoc
  • 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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Provence: Walking and Wine Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Exploring the Chateauneuf du Pape region north of Avignon. Discover one of France’s most prestigious wine villages, Chateauneuf du Pape and stroll under the warm Provençal sun, past gnarled vines that have produced award-winning wines for over 700 years and the red rocks that carpet the vines like a warm blanket at night. To complete your tour... 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
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Walk the complete Tour du Mont Blanc, through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable accommodation each night. It’s the perfect Alpine trek for those who prefer their trekking in comfort. Since de Saussure first walked... 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
  • GR10 Discovery In Comfort
  • Walking in the in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees. This section of the GR10 begins in lovely seaside town of Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast and finishes in St Jean Pied de Port, a fortified citadel. One of the main reasons to try this superb stage of the GR10 are the accommodations as on the regular GR10 you stay in refuges and huts,... 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
  • 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
  • Full Camino Le Puy Way
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Le-Puy-en-Velay to St Jean Pied de Port. Walk the Full Camino Le Puy Way from Le-Puy-en-Velay to St. Jean Pied de Port, where the Camino de Santiago French Way begins. This journey has been a pilgrimage route for hundreds of years and is filled with interest from start to finish. It is... 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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  • Provence: From the Mountains to the Mediterranean
  • Walking through contrasting mountain and coastal landscapes. This self-guided walking tour in the Bouches du Rhone and Vars regions of southern Provence takes you on a rich discovery of the Sainte Baume Mountain chain and the unique fjord landscapes and vertical cliffs of the Calanques de Cassis, officially declared as a national park in 2012.... Read more
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  • Walking in the Pyrenees National Park
  • Cauterets and Luz San Sauveur. Follow trails through the heart of the Pyrenees National Park surrounded by classic mountain landscapes. Discover many natural highlights such as turquoise lakes, waterfalls, jagged peaks, flower-strewn meadows and dramatic cliffs. Walk to Cirque du Gavarnie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to the Pont... Read more
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  • Full Italian Via Francigena: Bourg St Pierre-Rome
  • Self-guided walking tour completing the full Italian stage of the Via Francigena from Bourg St Pierre to Rome. Pilgrims have been undertaking to walk the full Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome since the 8th Century, and it is one of Europe's great pilgrimages. During your journey along this ancient pilgrimage route you will start at the... 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 Blanc 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... 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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  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 2
  • Self-guided walking tour Stage 2 of the Camino Le Puy Way. Walk Stage 2 of the Camino Le Puy Way through the south west of France from Nasbinals to Conques. This is an ancient pilgrimage route that takes you along the Grand Randonnée 65 and through contrasting landscapes from the high plateau of the Aubrac to the lush valley of the... 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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