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SELF-GUIDED WALKING  PROGRAMS

A Step into a world apart... Walking tours through the countryside to discover the beauty of the France main touristy regions, Provence, Burgundy and Dordogne, so rich in cultural heritage. The country, in general, is extremely well suited to outdoor activities such as walking. These activities can be done individually or with a group. 

France @ Leisure is able to organise outstanding high-quality self-guided walking holidays and tours in the most beautiful regions of France. Our clients enjoy comfort, culture, regional gourmet cuisine and fine wines combined with walking. We offer walking tours up to eight days' duration for group or individuals...

A self-guided walking trip in FRANCE is perfect for travellers after a lot of freedom, flexibility and sense of accomplishment without compromising on the security and organisation of a guided tour. Designed to help you see the world at your own pace, our self guided walking trips operate for as little as one person on selected departures and are incredibly flexible, economical and fun.

Walking in the Dordogne

Walking in the Dordogne

A region full of elegant stone houses and medieval castles, the Dordogne boasts stunning scenery with a combination of villages, forests and farmland. Focused around the Dordogne River Valley, this itinerary has plenty of scope to absorb the history and culture of the Perigord. With marvellous food and colourful markets (particularly Sarlat) you will discover the specialities of the region including mushrooms, walnuts, chestnuts, truffles and strawberries.

  • Walking through stunning medieval villages
  • Discovering the many chateaux along the way
  • Sampling the exquisite regional specialities
  • Some of the 'Most Beautiful Villages of France'
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 Burgundy Vineyard Trails

Burgundy Vineyard Trails

A great trip for food and wine buffs, with walking that is gentle to start with and progressing to moderate grade as the week unfolds.
Burgundy's natural riches and its complex history bear testimony to its fine heritage.
It is a beautiful and fertile land where farmers, foresters, and above all winegrowers skills have nurtured the landscape for more than a thousand years.

  • Walking in the 'Land of Great Art and Good Living'
  • Hiking from Historic Beaune through charming village
  • Chateaux and Ancient Churches
  • A Walking Itinerary That Reads More Like a Wine List
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Normandy on Foot

Normandy on Foot

The rolling hills of Normandy, where pretty villages of half timbered houses are interspersed with apple orchards and fields of grazing cows, provides an inspiring backdrop to this food focused walking holiday through the Pays d'Auge of Lower Normandy. The journey begins in Honfleur and heads through the calvados heartland where tastings of calvados and cider are an essential part of the local experience, as are visits to the cellars and pressing sheds.

  • Exploring Honfleur with its pretty harbour
  • Tasting Calvados, cider, delectable cheeses
  • Visiting the D-Day sights
  • Viewing of the incredible tapestry at Bayeux
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Loire Valley Wine trail

Loire Valley Wine trail

The Loire is France's valley of the kings, where you will find much of its history and see the great palaces and castles. It is the countryside that inspired Balzac, where Leonardo Da Vinci spent his retirement and where Joan of Arc fought some of the battles of the 100 years war. The Loire is also one of the major wine-producing areas of France, and it also has the advantage of being a great centre for cuisine and historical monuments.

  • Walk Through History and the Valley of the Kings!
  • Walking Through Famous Loire Wine Estates
  • Walk along the Loire, Cher and Indre Rivers
  • Interesting Range of Accommodation
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Bordeaux Vinyard walk

Bordeaux Vinyard walk

Staying in charming guesthouses, hotels and magnificent castles or wine chateaux, this trip is full of postcard-perfect landscapes, cultural heritage and many opportunities to sample world-famous wines of the Bordeaux region.
Accessed from the city of Bordeaux, you will spend two delightful days and nights in and around St Emilion.

  • Absorbing this quintessential wine-growing region
  • Sampling the exquisite regional cuisine
  • Tasting numerous superb local wines
  • Soaking up the atmosphere in charming guesthouses
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Follow the steps of Dali

Follow the steps of Dali

Follow in the footsteps of the surrealist painter, staying in hotels situated in charming country towns and coastal fishing villages. The journey begins by crossing the foothills of the Albères, the section of the Pyrenees where the mountains gradually give way to the sea. As you amble along well-defined trails, there are magnificent views beyond the rolling hills and terraced vineyards to the sea.

  • Walking in the foothills of the Pyrenees
  • Exploring the stunning Vermillion coast on foot
  • Experiencing interesting villages and towns en route
  • Enjoy local cuisine and the warm hospitality
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Walking in Alsace

Walking in Alsace

The Kaysersberg Valley in central Alsace has a strong wine-growing heritage and the wines are world-renowned particularly the Rieslings, Gewurztraminers and Pinot-Gris.
The local cuisine which has developed alongside the viticulture industry includes such delicious specialities as tarte flambée, baeckeoffe, tarte Alsacienne and numerous varieties of cheeses.

  • Walking through the heart of the Alsatian vineyards
  • Exploring the authentic villages full of history
  • Enjoying the culinary specialities and local cheeses
  • Sampling some of the many excellent wines
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Walking the Camino

Walking the Camino

smaller options available on request

Traverse the centuries of time and the borders of Europe on the medieval pilgrim trail of Compostela. In the 9th century, the tomb of the apostle St James was unearthed in Compostela. The site became the focus of a pilgrim trail beginning in France, and crossing northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This journey takes pilgrims from Le Puy en Velay to the Pyrenees at St Jean Pied de Port

  • Walking the whole route "Chemin de Saint Jacques".
  • Enjoying the camaraderie of fellow pilgrims
  • Experiencing the hospitality of your local hosts.
  • Viewing the contrasting landscapes and architecture
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more options available

more options available

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We do have many other self-guided walks in other regions of France and Europe.
From the Camino de Santiago to the French Alps to the warm Mediterranean or even Paris region. Whether you prefer 2-star or 4-star, small group or self-guided, land, river or sea – we help you explore France and Europe exactly the way you want.

  • Self-drive or small groups walking programs
  • Camino trails for one week to over 40 days
  • Easy to moderate to challenging programmes
  • Flexible itineraries all over France
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