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Walking holidays in France

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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

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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.

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faffadoodledo · 17/06/2022 06:36

That looks to be an excellent site. Might be able to make arrangements ourselves too.

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 17/06/2022 06:55

How far do you think you’d do in a day?

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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.

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faffadoodledo · 17/06/2022 12:54

I can just about manage that i think. Thanks @TheGander

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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

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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?

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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!).

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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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