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Hiking in the French Alps: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover some of the most emblematic hiking spots in Europe on a unique hiking adventure in the French Alps with one of the guides at Explore-share.com!

The French Alps are located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the north and the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in the south. Hiking is the perfect way to explore some of the top spots in both these regions. Discover the Mercantour National Park, Les Calanques or go on the emblematic Tour du Mont Blanc with one of the certified guides at Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in French Alps. The mountains are calling!

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What should I know about Hiking French Alps?

Hiking in the French Alps is an unforgettable experience. Whether you try the famous Tour du Mont Blanc, explore one of the many marked footpaths of Mercantour National Park, or go on a unique adventure in Les Calanques, you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Join a hut-to-hut multi-day adventure, or a shorter 1-day Via Corda tour and discover the best hiking spots in France with one of the certified guides at Explore-Share.com.

Why should I choose French Alps for my Hiking adventure?

Amazing landscapes

The French Alps boast stunning mountain landscapes with beautiful valleys and lakes that will take your breath away.

Vibrant mountaineering environment

Because the French Alps are such a popular region for mountaineering, there is a lively environment that makes hiking in this region all the more fun!

Great access, accommodation and food

The French Alps are easy to access and well equipped for hiking adventures. Top-quality accommodation and food will make your adventure all the more enjoyable.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in French Alps?

In the north, Average winter temperatures are -2°C in January, and average summer temperatures are 17°C in July.

The south is drier, warmer and sunnier with summer highs of around 27°C, and below freezing winter temperatures.

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How can I get to French Alps?

You can fly to Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery, take a train or drive.

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When is the best time to travel to French Alps for Hiking?

For mountain climbing, the best months to visit are June to September.

What people are saying about Hiking | French Alps


We spent a day hiking with guide Fabrice in Mecantaur Park. It was a great hike with different levels of difficulty. We rested at the lake at around 2000 meters and then made our way to the mountain pass high above. We were rewarded with a lot of wildlife sightings and even a patch of snow in August. Patrice was great and gave us a lot of information about the area and the flora and fauna. He was also great at pointing out historical events that took place in the area in the past.



Fabrice nous a proposé une très belle randonnée. Il nous a permis d'observer la flore et de voir de nombreux chamois, des marmottes. Le niveau de marche était parfaitement adapté au groupe. Très belle journée !



We really enjoyed our trip up and around Utelle. Based on weather conditions, Fabrice identified and organized a slightly different hike for optimal views and tailored to our hiking abilities. He also organized hotel transportation and a lovely picnic. He was very knowledgeable about local history. We are so glad that we were able to get off the beaten path and see something truly special.



I had an amazing day, guide was very good and helpfull. I was some wildlife and the nature was breathtaking... thx a lot



Fabrice was a wonderful guide with a wide knowledge of not only the history of the area but the flora and fauna of the French Mediterranean coast. The hike provided beautiful views of the cities along the coast as well as the mountains behind them. Highly recommend both the hike and the guide.

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