Walking holidays in France
faffadoodledo · 15/06/2022 19:26
Does anyone have any great recommendations for linear or circular trails that could be done in a week? And preferably reached by train? Me and DD want to take a trip in September and fancy a stroll
In france. Happy to put it together myself with my rusty French, or use a travel company.
Merci bien! Xx
Fitterbyfifty · 16/06/2022 18:39
I haven't used them myself but I know people who have had good experiences with inntravel and you might get some inspiration from their website.
Fivemoreminutes1 · 17/06/2022 04:13
faffadoodledo · 17/06/2022 06:36
That looks to be an excellent site. Might be able to make arrangements ourselves too.
faffadoodledo · 17/06/2022 07:05
If it's flatish we're happy to do up to 15 - 18 miles a day. It's a holiday after all! But if it's very hilly then less - maybe 10-12.
TheGander · 17/06/2022 09:52
If you can read french this is the french hiking association website. Idees Rando gives suggestions for hiking trails www2.ffrandonnee.fr/idees-rando/resultats.aspx?lieu=0&duree=1&niveau=0&saisonPrintemps=-1&saisonEte=-1&saisonAutomne=-1&saisonHiver=-1&milieuVille=-1&milieuMontagne=-1&milieuMer=-1&milieuCampagne=-1&page=1&reftopo=0000
faffadoodledo · 17/06/2022 12:54
I can just about manage that i think. Thanks @TheGander
Fivemoreminutes1 · 17/06/2022 15:49
We did Blois to Saumur walking around 12 miles each day:
Blois to Chaument sur Loire
Chaument sur Loire to Amboise
Amboise to Tours
Rest day in Tours
Tours to Villandry
Villandry to Chinon (16 mile stonker!)
Chinon to Fontevraud-l’Abbaye
Fontevraud-l’Abbaye to Saumur
faffadoodledo · 17/06/2022 17:29
@Fivemoreminutes1 sounds like a good daily distance. Was it a GR you followed? And was accommodation easy to book?
Fivemoreminutes1 · 17/06/2022 17:32
Yes, it was GR and most accommodation was either booked online or via phone (and I speak VERY basic French!).
SaffyWall · 17/06/2022 17:35
Another vote for Inntravel - they really know their stuff, and their customer service is excellent.
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