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Head off on a non-group,self-guided walking holiday in the French Alps, either hiking from one friendly, family-run hotel to the next while your luggage is transported, or exploring from a base. We provide you with our comprehensively researched route notes, leaving you free to explore at your own pace.
If the sweeping views and crisp mountain air weren’t enough, the abundance of wildlife, and the fascinating blend of cultures, make walking holidays in the French Alps very special. In the true spirit of a Slow holiday, pause as often as you like to admire it all – you’re not part of a group, and have no luggage to carry (we take care of that, along with providing route notes and ensuring the arrangements run like clockwork), so don’t rush…
Alpine walking holidays are hard to beat. Just to gaze at the majestic peaks gives a tingle of excitement. Our Alps to the Mediterranean holiday promises a real sense of journey as you descend through the Alpes Maritimes to the sunny south coast. Alternatively, you’ll get a real sense of fulfilment from exploring the remote-feeling Mercantour National Park close to the Italian border, or the majestic Chablais Alps south of Lake Geneva.
Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Are our walking holidays in the French Alps right for you?
As you would expect, our walking holidays in the French Alps require a certain level of fitness to cope with the ascents and descents. Before you opt for one of our walking holidays in the French Alps, read through our grading system below to be sure that they are right for you.
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
Walking holidays in the French Alps, Inntravel style
So that you enjoy your walking holiday to the full, our Alpine walking holidays – in common with all Inntravel holidays – are based on three cornerstones: attractive scenery; comfortable and genuinely welcoming hotels hand-picked by us; and traditional local cooking.
Comprehensive route notes
We take great pride in our route guides, updating them constantly so that you have the most current information and can enjoy the richest possible holiday experience. Walking at a pace that suits you, you can rely on them to steer you from A to B, and fill you in about places of interest and local culture along the way.
Holidays tailored for you
Because you explore independently on an Inntravel holiday, you can personalise the arrangements. Pick a holiday, then decide when to start, how long to stay (you can add extra nights) and how to get there. Then we take care of the details – from train, ferry or flight bookings to hotel and taxi reservations.
We’ve built up a wealth of experience since we started in 1984. Whether you’ve got a query or wish to book a holiday, you’ll deal with friendly experts who share a passion for travel and who have stayed in our featured hotels and walked our routes. They’ll be delighted to answer your questions and help you plan your perfect holiday.