France Guided Walking Week

France Guided Walking Week

A wonderful, relaxing and enjoyable week of gentle walking between gorgeous towns and villages in the deep, rural south of France, through mostly oak-dominated native woodlands.

Next Dates : May 2024, exact dates tbc.

Location : The southern French départements of Lot and Aveyron, located approx 1.5 hours north of Toulouse.

Level : Moderate, but with occasional short stretches of tough inclines and declines.

Distance Walked Per Day : From 12km to 24km.

Duration : 8 days, 7 nights, 5 days of walking, plus one rest day rambling around a beautiful town.

Description :

Our week takes us between the Lot and the Aveyron Rivers, as we discover this magnificent area of limestone plateaus, dotted with the cutest villages and inhabited by the friendliest French you’ll find.

We walk mostly off-road, through beautiful forests and alongside open fields, from one stunning little village to the next. We enjoy one rest day in the beautiful and bustling town of Villefranche, where there is plenty of interest to see and do.

This trip really gets you into the very heart of rural southern France, for a week of great walking, food, wine and company, all at a relaxed pace.

There is no climbing involved! However, as we walk along rivers and up on plateaus, there are short stretches of more demanding inclines and declines, but no mountains.

The longest day of hiking, at 24km, can be skipped if you wish, by catching a short train ride.

If you would like to receive the detailed tour brochure, please drop me an email to

Questions? Give me a call on 086-8318748.

Please note that, due to the rural nature of where we visit and its limited accommodation options, bookings on this trip are only available on the basis of either double or shared twin rooms. Single room bookings are unfortunately not possible.

If a continental walking week where single bookings are available would be your preference, check out our Catalunya Walking Week here.

This tour was priced at €995 per person sharing in 2023.

Currently (May 2023), the price for 2024 has not yet been fixed and the 2023 rate may only be taken as indicative.

Please request the brochure to see what is and is not included in the above price (see below also). Notably, the price does not include your return flights from Dublin.

A deposit of €200 per person is required to provisionally reserve your place, subject to numbers and further payments by bank transfer (IBAN), details of which will be outlined in the tour documentation forwarded to you.

Included : All transfers within France, seven nights B&B in shared rooms, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, luggage transfers, along with full guiding throughout.

Unfortunately, as there are few accommodation options in this very rural area, single room bookings are not available for this week.

Not included : Your return flight to France, 3 dinners, 6 lunches, your beverages and miscellaneous purchases.

Please note that all tours are subject to minimum numbers and the payment of a deposit does not guarantee your place.

France guided walking week
France guided walking week