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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

  • 27 reviews

 

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
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%
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
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!
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
Raphy and Anya were amazing! It was definitely a trip of a lifetime! 🙂
We had a very good time during our snowshoe trip with Lucas! The Jura region is very beautiful and peaceful (perfect
to explore with snowshoes) and Lucas was a great guide that helped us in everything we needed, shared all his knowledge and passion about the place, showing us a lot of spots (some hidden and less travelled) to enjoy great views and also teaching us a lot of interesting facts about nature, the history and the culture of the places we visited. On top of that he made us feel as if we were walking with a friend and not just a guide which made the experience even better. So, on short, we strongly recommend to everyone this activity, the region and Lucas as guide for a great few days in the nature away from all. Best regards, Luis Manso
The hike was absolutely wonderful. Anja was a great guide who kept sharing lots of information about the region while
we were hiking. She was kind enough to accommodate our food restrictions and brought us wonderful homemade lunches and snacks every day. She ensured our hike was full of different grades of difficulty so we never got bored and learnt a lot. It was an amazing experience and we would definitely recommend Anja to everyone!!!
Had 10 days amazing time with Anja and Raphael, the maintain view just beautiful, it was fun and challenge as
well, the food was very good, good breakfast to star a day, Anja make good lunch, and she even carried watermelons in her backpack for us to eat, she is so caring and warm, thoughtful, passionate of maintaining, 3 courses dinner every night, she paid wine for us to drink with dinner which is not included in price, she simply just beauty, Sometimes we tried and spend too much time enjoying the maintain and view, Raphael always able to come with van to take us to our accommodations, love the 10 days tracking in the beautiful maintains and met some amazing people, I am looking forward do another trip with them! Thanks Anja and Raphael, love from Michael (published on Trip Advisor)
I booked a tour with Fabrice on late May, definitely the highlight of my holiday, we went on a hike
around Casterino It was a relaxed hike with great sights of mountain forests and lakes, I got to see some of the local fauna and flora of the park, ibex, marmots, chamois, although not as much as they would be in the area, possibly because of the wolfs (we saw some footprints). Overall it is a great way to see the surroundings. I would definitely recommend Fabrice as a guide for your next hike!
 

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