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Whether you choose the Cévennes, the Côte Vermeille or elsewhere for your non-group,self-guided French walking holiday, we provide maps, our meticulously compiled route notes, and luggage transfers, so that you can walk from one hotel of character to the next at entirely your own pace.
An Inntravel walking holiday in France gives you the chance to see an area up close. Ours are Slow holidays, and so we diligently plan our routes (and describe them in easy-to-follow notes) so that you don’t have to rush. And since there’s no group, no arrangements to make (we do all that), and no luggage, you can pause whenever you like, be it to watch the butterflies, cool off in a stream, or look at the flowers, all of which makes for an enjoyable French walking holiday.
Our selection of French walking holidays not only includes routes in Provence, the Dordogne, Alsace, the Pyrenees and the Loire, but all over the country. For beautiful coastal paths, choose to go walking along the Côte Vermeille in the south, which has inspired numerous artists. To get far off the beaten track, head to the Cévennes, where Robert Louis Stevenson travelled with a donkey.
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.
How our French walking holidays are graded
We are experts in French walking holidays, and have something for all levels of walker. To be sure of choosing the French walking holiday that is right for you, read how we grade them below. You are also free to build in rest days by adding an extra night at any hotel.
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.
What to expect from your French walking holiday
We want your walking holiday to be memorable, so there are three key elements which are common to all Inntravel holidays, including our French walking holidays: glorious landscapes; delightful accommodation chosen by us for its friendly welcome; and traditional regional cuisine.
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.
The advantage of independence
With Inntravel, unlike travelling with a group, you can stay in charming small hotels and set your own timetable each day. You’re also free to choose a start date that suits you, to extend your holiday if you wish, and to decide how to travel and from where – we’re happy to handle plane, ferry or train bookings for you.
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.