Discover local culture, savor delicious food and wines, and get to know the beautiful French countryside on one of our self-guided walking holidays.
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Self Guided Walking Holidays in France
The French Alps in summer remain one of the best-kept secrets for alpine walking, and are the ideal place for anyone looking to experience the incredible beauty of mountain scenery. There are few places in the world where you can lie sunbathing on a lush Alpine meadow, gazing up at mountains that tower 13,000 feet into the sky.
Discover France's Best Walking Resorts
Our walking holidays in France offer you the opportunity to see the country at your own pace and discover its hidden treasures. With picture-perfect views that look like they’re straight out of a storybook and plenty of activities such as hiking, swimming and cycling, you will have a chance to refresh both body and mind.
Hundreds of kilometres of marked footpaths await you in the mountains surrounding Morzine. The area has an incredible variety of walking routes: enjoy an easy stroll following the Dranse river, ramble around the serene Lake Montriond or hike to the spectacular Nyon waterfall.
As a gateway to Europe's highest mountain, Chamonix is the perfect spot to base yourself for a walking holiday. Its self-guided walks cover every level and difficulty. Explore its village or hike high up in the peaks. Well sign-posted trails make it easy to find your way around.
Lake Annecy is a dream destination for experienced walkers and the region boasts spectacular Alpine meadows, beautiful forests and incredible views over 8,000km of marked paths. The route around Annecy lake is easygoing, with plenty to discover in the town itself.
Recommended walks in France
Nanteaux Mountain Hike
Nantaux is the tallest mountain in Morzine and can be reached from Montriond. There are two routes: one goes around through the forests, while the other goes straight up to the ridge. Which ever route you take you'll enjoy spectacular views over the French Alps.
Discover the enchanting village of Talloires on a walking tour. The tourist office can provide you with maps showing a suggested route through the main streets, taking in key sights and historic buildings dating back to the 9th century.
One of the most famous hikes in Chamonix, this walk offers a beautiful viewpoint over the mountains and a nearby nature reserve. You're likely to see marmots, ibex, and other wildlife here. The trail for the Lac Blanc hike starts at the top of the Flégere cable car lift.
Point de Nyon
The Point de Nyon is a beautiful walk offering great views over Morzine and the Alps. Follow the signs to the Nyon Waterfall and chalet and then it’s a steep ascent through the forest up to the Plateau de Nyon, a grassy meadow with lots of Alpine cows and fantastic views.
Our top France hotels
The Hotel Les Champs Fleuris is one of Morzine leading hotels, with great facilities and service. You can walk to the cable cars in minutes, which lead to wonderful walking and hiking trails.
Located at the foot of the Aiguille de Midi cable car, this modern and stylish hotel hotel features an indoor pool and extensive spa facilities and plenty of lounge areas.
This lakeside hotel is well located in the heart of Talloires Bay and features and elegant lounge, outdoor heated pool, bar and wonderful views.
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