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ACTIVE HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE

France is an enchanted land where the heritage of a great past happily meets the art of good living. The irresistible seduction of its food, landscapes and culture ensure that France is always one of the world’s most popular travel destinations – however only a small portion of the 80 million + tourist arrivals each year venture past the mainstream to explore her most enigmatic regions by bike or on foot.

FRANCE WALKING HOLIDAYS

Whether travelling in a small group or moving at your own pace on a self guided walking holiday in France, exploring France on foot is one of the best ways to appreciate the real France.

UTracks are specialists in France walking trips. Our unrivalled program of French walking tours include splendid trails in regions such as the Dordogne, Mont Blanc, the Pyrenees, Corsica, the French Way of St James, The French Riviera, in the Loire Valley, Alsace, along the Vermillion Coast and much more.

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FRANCE CYCLING HOLIDAYS

Pedal through landscapes captured on canvas by famous painters like Cézanne, Picasso and Van Gogh, where the promise of leisurely cycling through timeless villages and rugged countryside await each day on a UTracks guided or self guided cycling holiday.

Our range of French cycling tours cover the breadth of France, from the Normandy Coast to the Loire Valley, Brittany to Bordeaux, Burgundy to Champagne, Alsace to the island of Corsica. All cycling trips are fully supported, with luggage transferred for you, so all you need to do is focus on the gorgeous views, gastronomical delights and rich history.

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FRANCE BIKE & BARGE HOLIDAYS

Unpack just once and enjoy returning to familiar surrounds after a day out on the bike on a Bike & Barge Holiday in the Loire Valley, Provence, Champagne or Burgundy.

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ACTIVE FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE

Many of our France walking and cycling holidays are suitable for families. Family friendly trips are marked as such in the Trip Activity on each trip page. Learn more about our Family Adventures.

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Introductory  |  8 days
Experience the picturesque valleys and villages of the Pyrenees on foot
moderate  |  8 days
An exhilarating self guided walk in the Maritime Alps, from the high mountain passes to the glamour of Monaco
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle your way through the picturesque villages and vineyards of the great wine making region of Alsace
moderate  |  7 days
Discover the picturesque Vosges mountains, colourful villages and famous vineyards of the Alsace region on foot
moderate  |  5 days
A ramble through the vineyards and medieval villages of the Alsace
introductory to moderate  |  5 days
Cycle the Wine Route between Strasbourg and Colmar to experience traditional Alsatian villages and picturesque vineyards
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle between the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains from Basel to Strasbourg
moderate to challenging  |  7 days
Cycle from the seaside at Biarritz in France across the border to the heart of the Basque Country in Spain
moderate  |  8 days
Experience the cultural and natural highlights of the Luberon and Verdon areas of Provence on foot
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
An inspirational journey by bike and barge between the royal chateaux of Compiègne and Fontainebleau and including a canal cruise through Paris
moderate  |  8 days
Discover the rolling hills of France's premier wine growing region by bike and from the comfort of your barge hotel
moderate  |  7 days
Follow the Canal de Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse by bike
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
Appreciate the fine wine and classic French countryside of Bordeaux by bike
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore one of the most famous and culturally diverse wine regions of France on foot
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Discover Brittany's wild emerald coast and its mysterious Celtic traditions by bike
moderate  |   7 days
A cycle through Burgundy's impressive vineyards and along the Voie Verte cycleway
introductory to moderate  |  4 days
An introduction to cycling through Burgundy's magnificent vineyards
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
A stunning walk through the vineyards and villages of Burgundy, with a walking itinerary that reads more like a wine list
moderate to challenging  |  8 days
Cycle Burgundy's charming countryside, home to beautiful chateaux and vast vineyard estates
moderate  |  10 days
Experience the 'Way of St James' from the Pyrenees in France to the Rioja region of Spain
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle through classic French countryside following the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to the Mediterranean
moderate  |  7 days
Cycle through history to discover the intrigue of the Cathars in a beautiful region of south west France
Challenging  |  10 days
Take the high trail from the Chamonix Valley to Zermatt
moderate  |  8 days
Discover Paris, the Marne River Valley and the stunning region of Champagne by bike and barge
moderate  |  6 days
Discover Champagne houses and charming villages by bike
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the dramatic coastlines and historical sites of the Channel Islands by bike
introductory to moderate  |  5 days
Explore the chateaux, vineyards and countryside of the Loire Valley by bike
introductory to moderate  |  6 days
Discover the grand chateaux and river landscapes of the Loire Valley at handlebar level
Challenging  |  8 days
A cycle expedition to explore the stunning diversity of Corsica's coast and mountains
Challenging  |  7 days
Trek the northern half of the legendary GR20, the most challenging long distance walking trail in Europe
Challenging  |  7 days
Trek the southern half of the famous GR20, the most challenging long distance walking trail in Europe
moderate  |  8 days
Explore Corsica on foot from the mountains to the sea
moderate  |  8 days
A rewarding walk from the mountains of inland Corsica to the rose coloured Calanques of Piana high above the sea
moderate to challenging  |  12 days
Experience a variety of landscapes and lifestyles as you cycle from Amsterdam via Belgium to Paris
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle through western Normandy to Mont St Michel
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Delight the senses on this cycle along the Atlantic from Bordeaux to ritzy Biarritz
moderate  |  8 days
Cycle from the French to the Italian Riviera on this stunning self guided cycle between Nice and Genoa
moderate  |  6 days
Sample cider, calvados and cheese and visit the WWII landing sites on a classic cycle through classic Normandy
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
Cycle the Loire river valley from Nevers in Burgundy to the historic city of Orléans
introductory to moderate  |  15 days
An inspirational journey by bike from the heart of the Loire River Valley to the rugged Atlantic coast
moderate  |  8 days
Trace the First World War’s Western Front line from Amiens to Ypres on this fascinating cycle tour
moderate  |  10 days
Cycle the entire International Meuse Route and Vennbahn Rail Trail through Holland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Germany
introductory to moderate  |  12 days
Experience the Way of St James' culinary and walking highlights, from the stunning plateaus of the Auvergne to the Pyrenees
moderate  |  7 days
Descend from the mountains to the sea, exploring coastal villages that once inspired Salvador Dali
moderate  |  7 days
Explore the dramatic cliff top scenery and coastal villages that once inspired Salvador Dali in the company of a specialist mountain guide
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
A superb walk from the perfume capital of the world, through charming villages of the Maritime Alps and with breathtaking views over the Riviera coast
Challenging  |  7 days
Trek the northern half of the famous GR20, Europe's most challenging long distance walking trail
Challenging  |  7 days
A guided walk along the southern section of the iconic GR20, Europe's most challenging long distance walking trail
moderate to challenging  |  7 days
Head deep into the Aosta Valley on foot to experience the rugged alpine beauty of the Gran Paradiso National Park
moderate  |  10 days
Walking in the Dordogne valley and surrounding hills
moderate  |  8 days
A shorter walk in the Dordogne Valley and surrounding hills
Challenging  |  8 days
An exceptional guided wilderness hike in the high Pyrenees
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Cycle through the sublime landscapes of Provence, visually rich in history, architecture and natural beauty
moderate  |  8 days
A cycling adventure in the historic Dordogne region of southwest France visiting La Roque-Gageac, Sarlat and the Lascaux Caves
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
A centre based walking adventure exploring the magnificent landscapes and flora of the Haute Pyrenees
moderate  |  8 days
Discover the coast and mountains along the edge of the Pyrenees. Walk through beautiful seaside towns enjoying famous Banyuls wine and seafood
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
Follow in Van Gogh's footprints and walk through painted Provencal landscapes in the Alpilles
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Cycle through the Loire's vineyards and villages by day, retiring to our private barge in the evenings
Introductory  |  5 days
A beautiful centre based cycle trip exploring the vineyards and chateaux of the Loire Valley
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Visit the vineyards and chateaux of the 'playground of the kings', the Loire Valley, at your own pace
Introductory  |  8 days
Travel by bike and barge along the majestic Rhine Valley and the Neckar and along the Neckar to Heidelberg
moderate  |  7 days
Explore the historic sites of the Cathars in the Tarn and Aveyron regions on foot. Walk through medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, gorges and forest in Rural France
moderate  |  6 days
Cycle through the Medoc vineyards to the ocean
moderate to challenging  |  10 days
Our most popular self guided hike along the iconic full circuit of Mont Blanc
moderate to challenging  |  8 days
Discover the highlights of the Mont Blanc region on this self guided walk through France, Switzerland and Italy
moderate to challenging  |  10 days
A guided version of the classic circumnavigation around the highest mountain in Western Europe
moderate  |  7 days
A special family walking adventure through the Alps to view the Mont Blanc regions famous peaks and glaciers
moderate  |  7 days
A specially tailored walk for families around Mont Blanc from the Chamonix Valley to Courmayeur
moderate to challenging  |  7 days
An exhilarating hike around Mont Blanc taking in sweeping vistas of famous peaks and glaciers
moderate to challenging  |  6 days
Take in the highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc staying in private rooms instead of dorms
moderate  |  7 days
A relaxed paced guided walk from Italy to France taking in the highlights of the Mont Blanc region
moderate  |  8 days
A ramble through classic Normandy countryside to view the landing sites and sample cider and calvados
moderate  |  15 days
Discover the diverse scenery and history of the fascinating region between Paris and Bruges by bike and barge
moderate  |  8 days
Pedal from the Seine to the Thames following the Avenue Verte cycle route
moderate  |  8 days
A guided cycle from the Seine to the Thames following the Avenue Verte cycle route
moderate  |  12 days
Cycle the Veloscenic cycleway from the heart of Paris through Normandy to the coast and the impressive Mont St Michel
Introductory  |  5 days
Cycle through picture-book Montagnette villages that inspired Van Gogh, explore historic relics, and sample the wines of the Cotes du Rhone
Introductory  |  8 days
Explore the enchanting villages of Provence at handlebar level
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the quintessential Provence landscape that inspired Van Gogh by barge and bike
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Guided cycling through France's sunshine country, rich in history, art, architecture and landscape
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
Discover the hilltop villages of the Luberon and the stunning scenery of Provence
moderate  |  8 days
Ride along the German Rhine and a stunning section of the Alsace Wine Route in France during this cycling circuit through one of the most culturally rich regions in Europe
introductory to moderate  |  6 days
Discover the wines, cuisine and rich Roman history on this stage of the Via Rhona Cycle path between Seyssel and Lyon
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Discover the wines, cuisine and rich Roman history on this stage of the Via Rhona Cycle path between the Rhône-Alpes and Provence
Introductory  |  4 days
Centre based cycle and walking trip exploring the Loire Valley countryside from the comfort of a chateau hotel
moderate  |  10 days
An extended walk off the beaten track in the Massif Central in France
moderate  |  8 days
A charming walk off the beaten track in the Massif Central in France
moderate  |  8 days
Discover the royal splendour of Paris and the Seine Valley by bike and barge
moderate to challenging  |  10 days
A self guided walk in the French countryside walking along Stevenson's Trail in the Massif Central boasting glorious quiet countryside, meadows and shaded chestnut forests
moderate to challenging  |  8 days
A shorter self guided walk along Stevenson's Trail from Le Puy to Florac in the Massif Central
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Discover the canal ways and the famous vineyards of Burgundy by bike
moderate  |  7 days
Traverse the magnificent terrain and hotbed of historical intrigue that is the Cathar Castle region
moderate to challenging  |  40 days
Walk the full length of the Way of St James in France from Le Puy en Velay to St Jean Pied de Port
moderate  |  36 days
Experience the Way of St James from the Pyrenees in France across northern Spain to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela.
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
Explore the river valleys and historic towns of Luxembourg and the Lorraine in France by bike
moderate to challenging  |  8 days
Walk along the Meridian Way and part of the famous GR10. Visit the World Heritage site of the Cirque de Gavarnie and explore the heart of the Pyrenees
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Cycle through the vineyards of Bordeaux and the Gironde region. Sample superb local wines and oysters of L’Herbe.
moderate  |  8 days
A picturesque walk along the French Way of St James across the Aubrac Plateau in southern France to the charming town of Conques
moderate  |  9 days
The final stage of the picturesque French Way of St James through Basque country and the foothills of the Pyrenees
moderate  |  7 days
Cross rolling hills of the Tarn and Garonne between two of the prettiest towns in the region; Cahors and Lectoure
moderate  |  8 days
Spectacular walk along the French Way of St James across the Parc Régional des Causses du Quercy, sampling delicacies such as Quercy Lamb, truffles and local wines en route
moderate  |  9 days
Journey on foot along the Way of St James through the Lot valley with a detour to the spectacular town of Rocamadour
moderate  |  5 days
The first stage of the Way of St James through the volcanic highlands of the Haute-Loire region in south central France to the Lozere
moderate  |  7 days
A classic walk through the old Armagnac region and the Gers with its landscape dotted with bullrings, bastides and castles interspersed with fields of sunflowers and corn
Challenging  |  15 days
Cycle the full 700km length of the French Way of St James in France from Le Puy en Velay to St Jean Pied de Port
moderate to challenging  |  12 days
A self guided walk along the ancient pilgrims route through the Auvergne & Languedoc taking in historic Le Puy and Conques
moderate to challenging  |  14 days
An extended self guided circumnavigation around the highest mountain in Western Europe, through the meadows and mountain passes of Mont Blanc in France, Italy and Switzerland
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore vineyards and chateaux as you walk through history in the Loire Valley
moderate to challenging  |  8 days
Walk from the Southern Alps to classic Provence towns for a contrasting week in Haute Provence
moderate  |  8 days
Discover on foot the charms of the Massif du Mézenc from a comfortable hotel base
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the picturesque Dordogne region on foot with its many beautiful villages and medieval castles
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