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The most beautiful hiking regions in France

Our bestselling hike tours in France

Discover France's culture, coastline and cuisine on foot


Look forward to an eventful 'border experience' in the east of France, as Germany and Freiburg im Breisgau are not far away. A hiking holiday in Alsace impresses above all with its varied natural landscape, which presents itself with the proud mountain ranges of the Vosges, stately castles and fortresses as well as fertile vineyards.

The covered bridges of Strasbourg


Normandy in the north of France is guaranteed to cast a spell over you. Away from the vast Atlantic coast, the many medieval buildings and monuments create a special backdrop. Many of the abbeys that you see on your walks through Normandy are a living piece of French cultural history.

View of the seaside municipality of Arromanches-les-Bains


Brittany is the perfect hiking destination for anyone who likes things to be quieter and more unspoilt. The sparsely populated rural regions of Brittany in particular create an indescribable atmosphere that makes everyday life and stress a distant memory.

Breathtaking granite coasts on the hiking holiday in Brittany


An exceptional active experience awaits you on our walking holiday in the south-west of France. With every single hiking step you will immerse even more in the pristine nature of the region and there will always be plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful culinary specialities and experience the cultural sights along your way. 

Walking paths always with beautiful view to river Dordogne


Our Burgundy hiking holiday is a particularly wonderful way to combine French enjoyment with active exercise. The beautiful regions of Burgundy are among the most wonderful places in the whole country and the particularly fertile soil provides the perfect basis for successful winegrowing - and has done for thousands of years.

Château de La Rochepot

French alps

Mont Blanc

With a height of 4,809 metres, Mont Blanc is one of the highest peaks that can be climbed in Europe. In this respect, the ‘White Giant’, which you will always see when visibility is good, has some challenging tours in store for ambitious hikers.

Mountainside with view to Mont Blanc


Here in the south of France, the clocks tick a little slower. As such, you can enjoy a relaxed climate on our carefully selected hiking holidays with Eurohike - perfect for escaping the daily grind and taking some time for yourself. The Mediterranean climate in Provence will spoil you with plenty of sunny days at any time of year.

View of the village of Roussilon

Côte d'Azur

The name says it all, because on the lively Côte d’Azur an azure blue sky will be your companion on hiking holidays most days of the year. But it’s not only the coast with its glamourous places and fine beaches that will bring you closer to the southern French way of life. The countryside in particular inspires with lush vegetation and small, romantic villages.

Coast of the Côte d'Azur

Useful information about your hike tour in France

The French climate

Our hiking holidays in France are as diverse as the four different climate zones. The coasts in the north and west have a more humid climate with hot summer months and cold winters. In the east and in central France, you can enjoy a Mediterranean climate with mild winters. In the south on the Mediterranean coast, it gets hot in summer, whereas the winter months tend to be mild and hiking-friendly. At altitudes above 800 metres, France has a typical mountain climate with regular rainfall.

Cottongrass meadow on the Breton coast

France's Haute cuisine

France, with its world-famous dishes, top chefs and kitchen secrets, is regarded as the cradle of fine cuisine and the centre of good taste. In France, eating is more than just food - it is a piece of culture. With dishes such as coq au vin (chicken in red wine sauce), foie gras (foie gras), tarte flambée or the heavenly dessert crème brûlée, the French have achieved international fame.

Tarte flambée

French culture and traditions

France is a country with countless traditions and customs. The sustainable preservation of its rich material cultural heritage is particularly important and the national cultural awareness is high. One of the most internationally recognised cultural highlights is the film festival in Cannes on the Côte d'Azur in the south of France, which brings together actors and film stars from all over the world every year in May. Another important event takes place every year on 21 June - the Fête de la Musique. A music festival at which professional and amateur musicians perform free of charge.

Le Café Gourmand

Questions and answers about hiking holidays in France

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Depending on the region, hiking in France is recommended from March to October. In some regions, such as the Provence, Brittany or Burgundy, you can even enjoy a hiking holiday until November.

France truly offers a unique paradise for hikers. Whether in Alsace, in Provence, in Burgundy, in Brittany, in Normandy, in southern France, in the Dordogne-Périgord region or in the Mont Blanc massif – the diversity in France guarantees a wonderful active experience for all levels of hiking and target groups.

Many of our hiking tours in France are also ideal for hiking with a dog. For example, enjoy the wonderful hiking holiday in Burgundy together with your four-legged friend or experience the hiking tour Steep Coast of Brittany with your dog. Our hiking holiday Dordogne Périgord with Charm or the hiking tour Vineyards and Vosges Summits are also suitable for hiking with dogs.

A total of 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be experienced in France. 42 of them are World Heritage Sites, six sites are UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites and one site is a mixed UNESCO Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. Examples of UNESCO World Heritage sites are the former Benedictine abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel on the monastic island of the same name in Normandy, the palace and park of Versailles, the Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles, the medieval old town and new town in Strasbourg, the banks of the Seine from Paris, the port of Bordeaux, the vineyards, wine houses and wine cellars of Champagne, the vineyard plots in Burgundy or the fifth largest city in France, Nice, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage as "Winter City on the Riviera".

It goes without saying that a country with such a diverse landscape can also offer a great deal of culinary variety. Regardless of the region, one thing always remains the same in France – the consistent high quality of the food and drinks. It is not for nothing that French cuisine was included as an intangible UNESCO cultural heritage.

Be sure to try one of the typical specialties during your hiking holiday, such as the famous crêpes or croissants, the popular crème brûlée, a quiche, the wonderful Camembert with a piece of baguette, an onion soup, a snail dish or the French-Provençal vegetable dish ratatouille. It doesn't matter whether you choose the wonderful cheese, the excellent wine or the unique desserts, you will be amazed. Whatever your palate craves, gourmets will find it in France.

You will experience many cultural and scenic highlights on a hiking holiday in France. In Burgundy, the picturesque vineyards and excellent wines are impressive, while hiking in southern France, the turquoise-blue Côte d'Azur and the picturesque harbor towns are just waiting to be admired. You can experience the breathtaking mountain world of Mont-Blanc, one of the highest peaks in the world, while trekking on our hiking tour Tour Mont Blanc West or the Tour du Mont Blanc. Wonderful coastal hikes and a uniquely beautiful landscape await you when hiking in Normandy or BrittanyProvence is best experienced with all your senses - not only do you taste the wonderful Provençal cuisine, but also enjoy the wonderful scent of lavender and discover the quiet landscapes and villages. Fantastic vineyards and the Vosges in Alsace are waiting to be explored by foot. Whichever region and hiking tour you choose, France will inspire you endlessly one way or the other!

Walking holidays with Eurohike - your advantages

Perfectly organized hiking tours

In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.

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Hikers at Lake Kaltern

Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists

Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.

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Team Eurobike & Eurohike

Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions

All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.

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Hiking in the Dachstein Mountains

Accommodations with feel-good factor

After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.

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Finca Son Palou in Majorca

Hiking without luggage

With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!

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Bavaria's royal castles

Personal on-site support

Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.

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Information talk on site

Exploring the most beautiful routes with our on Tour-App

We invest a lot of time and effort in crafting our routes and meticulously review them regularly. Thanks to the Eurobike & Eurohike on Tour app, navigating the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe becomes child's play, ensuring you don't miss any of the highlights along the way.

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Hikers in Riva on Lake Garda with App

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