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Walking Grades

The French countryside is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace, and our self-guided walking holidays are designed to let you explore as you choose. Discover historic towns and dramatic scenery while we transport your luggage to your next hotel.

Walking in the Dordogne


These walks cover a distance of between 6 and 12 miles per day on flat or gently undulating terrain. Tracks with inclines are rarely steep. Each day’s route will take 4 to 6 hours to complete at a leisurely pace.

View all our easy walking holidays.


Moderate walks are likely to take 5 to 7 hours per day. The inclines are more noticeable, with terrain being generally more rolling. You will walk up to 14 miles per day, and it is sometimes rough underfoot with some steep ascents that present a change in altitude of up to 750m.

View all our moderate walking holidays.


Challenging routes offer between 6 to 8 hours of walking per day and may require a little more stamina and experience to accomplish. Distances reach up to 16 miles in a day and changes in altitude can be up to 1000m. These treks, in particular those in the Pyrenees, inevitably require a head for heights, good map-reading skills and a sense of adventure. In remote areas there are occasional nights in more basic accommodation.

View all our challenging walking holidays.