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Hikes in France

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In total there are about 5,211 hikes for you to discover within the region of France. To get a first glimpse of what’s awaiting outdoor enthusiasts like you in France, we created a short highlight list:
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Discover the best hikes in France

Hiking route · Côtes-d'Armor

Shelburn escape line: the Freedom Trail

easy open
3.6 km
1:45 h
58 m
60 m
The Shelburn escape line allows you to follow the path of the English airmen and resistance fighters to the "Bonaparte Beach". 
from Côtes d'Armor,   Outdooractive Editors
Hiking route · Aude

The path of the winemakers' huts

easy open
5.6 km
1:15 h
55 m
55 m
At the foot of the Pic de Brau, an enchanting stroll through the vineyards and huts of winemakers who watch over this place steeped in history.
from Thierry FRAISSE,   Outdooractive Editors
Hiking route · Var

The Millstone Path

moderate
4.3 km
2:30 h
203 m
203 m
A pleasant hike to discover the old millstone factories in the heart of the red rocks and magnificent views!
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from Thierry FRAISSE,   Outdooractive Editors
easy
66 km
3:00 h
559 m
279 m
La Dolce Via is a gentle trail in Ardèche taking you all the way to the banks of the RIver Eyrieux and its well-preserved valley. 90 km of safe ...
from Nathalie Sisteron,   Ardèche Tourisme
easy
5.3 km
1:41 h
86 m
86 m
For a unique view of the highest cliffs in Brittany by the customs path.
from Thierry FRAISSE,   Outdooractive Editors
Hiking route · Puy-de-Dôme

Hiking trail : the Narse de Beaunit

moderate
8.4 km
2:45 h
98 m
98 m
A pleasant stroll near the old Beaunit maar occupied by a narse (wetland) and crossed by the Ambene.  We enjoy beautiful views of the puys of ...
from Office de Tourisme Terra Volcana,   Office de Tourisme Terra Volcana
open

On paths of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne – Three Auen Tour

The path leads through paths of the nature park past all major attractions: The Augraben, the building of the Rhine exhibition, the building of fish farming, the observation towers overlooking the ponds, the main building, in which the management of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne is housed, ...

From the yellow train to the citadel

This short hike will make you appreciate a small part of the route of the Yellow Train, symbol of the Catalan Country and also known as "The Canary".
open

On paths of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne – "Mittlere Au" Tour

The path leads through paths of the nature park past all major attractions: The Augraben, the building of the Rhine exhibition, the building of fish farming, the observation towers overlooking the ponds, the main building, in which the management of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne is housed, ...

Hiking trail : the Puys de Jumes and de la Coquille

The Jumes and Coquille puys, Strombolian type volcanoes, were sculpted by a flow of fluid lava. The route largely crosses woods and forests and allows you to observe the alignment of the volcanoes so characteristic of the Chaine des Puys.

GR34 The Customs Trail - Brittany's most celebrated hike

The GR34 or the customs trail, is the most well known of France's coastal paths. It was voted "Favorite Trail" by the French" in 2017.

The coastal trail from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Hendaye

The second section of the coastal trail offers splendid panoramas from the Ciboure port to the Hendaye port. The itinerary runs along a narrow ledge between a road and a cliff. After crossing the Abbadia protected domain, it ends along the beautiful Hendaye beach and on Txingudi bay.

GR®34 on the Goëlo coast from Saint-Brieuc to Paimpol (3-4 days)

In 3-4 days .72 km from Saint-Brieuc to Paimpol with a return by bus to the starting point.
open

Circuit Viaduct Blanchardeau

On the old railway line of the Côtes du Nord small train and along the Leff River, discover the Moulin de Blanchardeau and the 18 arches of its Viaduct

Hiking trail : the Morge valley

In the rich cereal plain of Limagne, the Val de Morge offers a fresh and relaxing stroll along the water.  The path is punctuated with adobe frames, old mills and panoramas of the Puys range and the Tournoël castle.

Hiking trail : the lair of the Gauls

Following this walk, we leave the old Sayat with its many fountains, its mills and its oil mill to climb through the chestnut grove to the lair of the Gauls, a nice belvedere offering a view of the valley.

Wide circuit of Annonay and its surroundings

From the beech groves of Grand Felletin up to the Rhône's balconies, the beauty of landscapes and the diversity of sites will guide you throughout your stay.

Wellness with the yellow train / PR14

On the tracks of the Yellow Train: from La Cabanasse to Fontpédrouse

The coastal trail from Bidart to Saint-Jean-de-Luz

The first section of the coastal trail offers a wide variety of atmospheres, including beaches, creeks, paths and smallroads. You will be enchanted by your arrival at Point de Sainte-Barbe, which overlooks the Saint-Jean-de-Luz bay.

Argentière Loop Valley Walk

This walk will take you from the small town of Argentière through the valley in the direction of Chamonix, before you return to Argentière on the other side of the valley.

Bonnieux to Roussillon

Walk to the town of Roussillon on a mixture of quiet country roads and forest trails. Highlights include the ancient Pont Julien and the ochre-coloured cliffs, rocks and earth as you approach Roussillon. 

Gevrey-Chambertin to Nuits-Saint-George

Walk from one famous appellation to the next! Leaving Gevrey-Chambertin, today you are heading for Nuits-Saints-George along the 'Chemin des Grand Crus' and the GR7.  A varied day of walking amongst vineyards, through forests, passing a Château and walking on more open trails.

The "phosphatières du Cloup d'Aural"

Jump into the history of earth and life

Hiking itinerary in Saint-Germain forest

Visit and explore on foot the “green lung” of our region. The 3,553 hectares of forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye are within easy reach of the town centre and just waiting to be explored

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