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Hiking trips – France

Conquer picturesque alpine beauty through wild and rugged wooded trails

A classic space for rugged exploration, France is the picture-perfect playground for hiking. Conquer iconic ancient paths of Corsica, wonder through the densely wooded areas of the Jura Mountains, or hike among the world-famous French Alps on spectacular trails and challenging terrain. Visit during the warmer months between June and September for ideal hiking conditions.

 

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Extending from the Mediterranean Sea in the south, to the North Sea and English Channel to the north, France is one of the major locations for world-class outdoor sports, especially rock climbing. It shares a border with Spain and Andorra to the southwest, Belgium and Luxemburg to the northeast, Germany and Switzerland to the east, and Italy and Monaco to the southeast. Much of its territory is bound by nature: the Pyrenees and the Alps in the south and southeast, while the Rhine cuts through the border to the east.

 

 

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What's the weather like?

The French Alps receives a warm and temperate climate during the summer months, with a frequent splash of rainfall. The average daily temperature in July is 26 °C.

Language

French.

Currency

Euro.

Country code

+33.

Best time to visit

Visit during the warmer months between June and September for ideal hiking conditions.

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 41 reviews

 

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren
The trip was great! Fabrice was a wonderful guide and I’m contemplating further trips with him and explore share.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our hike to Mercantour National Park. Fabrice was entertaining and knowledgeable, and helpful. He
arranged for our pickup from our hotel at Nice, and even drove us to a village bakery to pack a Provençal sandwich for our picnic at the top of the mountains. Fabrice shared with us a lot of information about the place’s landscape, flora and fauna. And he also showed us how to spot the wildlife and take pictures of the animals. We learnt that he’s also an avid photographer and has extensive experience in nature photography. The highlight of our trip was reaching the crystal clear mountain lake, close to the top of the mountain range, where we also got to cross the border from France into Italy for our picnic. The only regret we have is not being able to spend more time in the park, as the hike took most of the day. We will definitely be interested in doing this again! Thanks for the arrangement! Regards Ernest and Leidia
We did 10 days TMB with Happy Tracks. All the arrangements were very professionally handles. Our guide Ian was helpful
and knowledgeable. The lunch packets were good . All the refuge and hotels they selected for our group were high quality . All in all we had best trip.
Raphael organizes a well planned 10 day TMB for us. We were a group of 5 and we had Ian
as our guide. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hotels and refuge selection was good and we had excellent stay in all places. Our luggage transfer was handled professionally by Rachael along with lunch bags for daily hike. Overall very professionally guided trip by the Happy Track team
I can’t recommend Raphy highly enough. Good company and the magic ability to know who needs help and who needs
to just get on with it themselves. Great choice of hikes with stupendous scenery.
The tour was fantastic and it was made even better because of our guide, Raphael. He was incredibly nice and
helpful while telling us funny and cool stories and facts! LOVED THE TOUR! RECOMMEND 10000000%
Raphael planned a wonderful trip that was well executed! Great hikes, great food, great hotels! So we enjoyed his fellow
guide, Jack, who was very helpful and friendly. Overall, a great experience! Would highly recommend!
Our 5 day tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My wife and
I were among a group of friends that consisted of 22 from the USA. Our group consisted of mostly 55-65 aged individuals, and we requested private lodging for the trip. The logistics were perfect, with assistance from Geneva to Chamonix. Our guides, Raphael and Jack, always looked out for our safety during snow and water crossings, and provided for our comfort throughout the hikes. Our evenings were excellent and the meals at local hotels and restaurants were excellent. I highly recommend Happy Tracks for their skill, preparation and planning, and friendliness.
Happy Tracks came highly reccommended to our group. They did not disappoint. Raphael, Jack Anja & Rachel took great care
and pride in providing the best hiking experience on the TMB.
Прекрасно проведенное время в компании отличного гида! Всего в 2 часах от Ниццы открывается совершенно другой мир . Огромное спасибо
Фабрису за удивительные места и подробные объяснения !!!
Sergey Chelyadinskiy for Guided hiking tour in Mercantour Park
Just completed the 4 day Mont Blanc highlights tour and had the most amazing time. Raphael and Anja are outstanding
and supported us throughout our journey. Raphael is the best mountain guide knowing exactly when to support and when to push. Simply wonderful business
Our excursion with Fabrice was one of the highlights of our trip to France. He was extremely knowledgable about the
area and the local history. He even went out of his way to take us to see some local orchids that were in bloom when he learned that we love orchids! We will definitely take another trip with him the next time we find ourselves in the area.
100% trusted Services and no scams at all. They will find a way to meet your request and schedules. Guide
was very friendly and I really had fantastic 1 day trip! Kudos to the team involved!
Happy Tracks offer the best service in the world! Our leader the power house woman Anja was amazing. She went
beyond her call of duty at times to ensure we had a super adventure on the Tour Du Mont Blanc. She was always one step ahead of us in terms of our needs. She is passionate about what she does and therefore it comes naturally to her to excel in offering a great service. If you want to experience a trek with a calm confident knowledgeable leader book now!! Epic trip … they also ensure the other people on the trek are cool too! We had an amazing bunch of people on our trip! From 18 year olds to crazy coppers From Wales, to royals ! These people make the trek and Anja facilities the banter! 😘Thank you x Gill
I loved the trip! The trek was very beautiful and challenging, as I like it. Our guide was Raphael. He
was very personable, knowledgeable and just awesome. I would definitely recommend this trek to anyone!
It was a fabulous day in the mountains with our guide Fabrice. He really loves his jobs. It much
more a passion than a job for Fabrice. He has a patience wit h his hiking guests and a lot of knowledge about local flora and fauna. We will love to hike with Fabrice again and again. Julia, Niels and Josephine
Die Tour Mont Blanc in der Gruppe mit Raffael als Bergführer war einfach wunderbar. Schon beim Buchen haben Anja und
Raffael super schnell und freundlich geantwortet. Die Zeit vor Ort in der Gruppe war fantastisch – die Wege gut ausgesucht, die Hütten urig, die Atmosphäre motivierend. – Man hätte sich nicht mehr wünschen können. Und dann haben uns beide auch noch mit sehr leckeren Menüs in den Selbstversorger-Hütten überrascht. Die Crepes mit selbst gesammelten Himbeeren und Blaubeeren mit weißer Schokalade im Sahne-Bett waren mein Favorit. Vielen Dank, dass Ihr Euch so ins Zeug gelegt habt. Die schönen Erinnerungen klingen noch nach!
Susanne Platzhoff for 4-day tour in Mont Blanc massif
 

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