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Active Tours in France

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

Explore and experience France on a self-guided walking holiday. Our range of walking in France includes some of the most famous long-distance trail challenges, such as the Tour du Mont Blanc, as well as wonderfully relaxing walking holidays in Provence, the Pyrenees, and the Alps.

Since 2008, Macs Adventure has been helping walkers to explore the wonders of France on foot. With the freedom to create your own itinerary and the knowledge that our team have the expertise to tailor-make this trip to perfectly suit you, you can book your walking holiday in France with confidence. 

From mountain villages to crystal clear coastal waters, there is a hiking tour in France to suit every taste. Don't forget to round off your trip with a glass of France's most famous export from the region's famous vineyards. We have carefully selected and researched our favourite French walks so whatever your interests we can arrange your ideal walking holiday in France.

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

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  • When is the Best Time to Visit France?
    When is the Best Time to Visit France?

    The best time to visit France depends on what you want to do, and where you want to go - as it's a vast country. Regions such as the French Alps, Loire Valley and French Riviera have their own climates. Nov-April is the winter season, the perfect time for skiing and mountain sports. Late May and June are France’s spring, a great time for walking when the spring flowers are in full bloom.  Autumn is a picture-perfect time to visit the Loire Valley. The Pyrenees is only available for hiking during the months of July – September when the snow has cleared. If you’re heading to the coast, May to July is recommended. 

    Mountains: Alps & Pyrenees

    July, August and September are the months to travel when the snow is gone, and the risk of avalanche is minimal. The French Alps are a haven for avid mountaineers and hikers that want to tick off those classic bucket-list adventures.  

    Top Tip: We recommend booking the Tour du Mont Blanc at least 6 months in advance, especially for the Classic hut-to-hut itineraries. 

    Loire Valley

    Autumn in the Loire Valley is a must! Although known for its fairy-tale châteauxs, and gardens this is also the land of wine. Red, White, Rose, Sparkling - it has it all. September and October is a time of tranquillity -find yourself surrounded by vineyards, wildflowers and rolling farmlands. The only noise to be heard is the snipping of grapes in the distance. 

    Top Tip: Do try Sancerre wine if possible while in the village of Sancerre. It won't disappoint.

    Provence and French Rivera

    Tuscany and Piedmont are a wine-lovers dream during harvest season. September is generally the month of the grape harvest which makes late-September and early October a great time to visit. The days are warm, and the nights are cool, and most towns in the region will have a harvest festival. It’s not difficult to find a quaint wine bar nestled within the hilltop towns, where you can soak up the buzzing atmosphere.  

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