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 2025, 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 25km.

The longest day can be skipped, if preferred, thanks to a very enjoyable short train trip.

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 climbs and descents, but no mountains.

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

Questions? Give me a call on 086-8318748.

Changes I’ve made to the programme for 2024 mean that, for the first time, I am delighted to be able to offer a small number of single room bookings.

If an autumn continental walking week would be your preference, please check out our Catalunya Walking Week here.

Prices for 2024 were :

€ 1,375 per person sharing

€ 1,575 per single room booking (limited number available)

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

A deposit of €400 per person is required to provisionally reserve your place, subject to minimum numbers being required, availability and further payments by bank transfer (IBAN).

Further details will be outlined in the tour documentation that will be forwarded to you.

Included : All transfers within France, seven nights B&B, 1 lunch, 7 dinners, luggage transfers, scheduled site visits, along with full guiding throughout.

New for 2024! Both shared and single room bookings are now available for this week.

Not included : Your return flight to France, 7 lunches, your beverages and miscellaneous purchases, including any non-scheduled site visits.

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