Self Guided Walking Holidays & Cycling Holidays

Lavender in Provence France


Walking & Cycling Holidays in France

Walking in France is a wonderful way to explore the unique regions, each with their own cultural individualities, for example the German influence of Alsace, or the wonderful vineyards of Provence.

Taking a French cycling tour is a great way to to enjoy the vibrant coastline, or in contrast, cycle the Chateaux and Gardens of the regal Loire Valley.

Whether you choose to explore France on foot or by bike, the country has the diversity to delight all kinds of adventure enthusiasts, at any time of year.

A group of hikers walking the coast in Brittany, France with the turquoise sea stretching out in front of them.

All Walking in France

Bike sits outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France

All Cycling in France

Hiker on the Tour Du Mont Blanc with glorious alpine peaks in the background

Tour du Mont Blanc

Lavender fields stretch into the distance in Provence, France


Towering stronghold of Beynac in Dordogne, France

The Dordogne

Pink Granite Boulders on Brittany Coastline


Historic Town on a river in Burgundy France


Hiker looks over a lake high in the French Pyrenees mountains


The Valentré Bridge of Cahors spans the river in Cahors, France

Camino Le Puy Way

Château de Chenonceau reflected in the river in Loire, France

Loire Valley

A French hiker looks out over the sea on a coastal walk in Corsica, France


Red grapes in a Bordeaux vineyard, with medieval building in the background

Bordeaux and South West France


When is the best time to visit France? 

France has a long season for active adventures and you can take any of our trips there between March and October.  The summer months of July and August do get quite warm, particularly in the south of France, so walking or cycling in Provence is recommended outside of this time.  The famous (and amazing) Tour du Mont Blanc has a very short season, running from July to September, due to the alpine snows. 

Where to go in France?

France is somewhere you should explore from top to bottom, with each region offering its own way of life, customs and cultures. There are also outstanding walking and cycling opportunities in every one.  From Brittany in the north to the rural beauty of Provence and Dordogne in the south, there are active adventures to be had everywhere.  Mix it with a little wine and you can explore Loire, Burgundy or Bordeaux, or go on an Alpine adventure in the high Alps.  

How many days do I need in France?

There is so much to explore in France that you could take months and still not see it all.  Most of our adventures are around a week in length, but it is always worth taking a couple of extra days if you can to marvel at the cities that bookend the trips, or to spend some time in Paris.  

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