WHAT'S NEW ?
March 2013 :
Cycling along the Canal du Midi : an easy independent biking tour for everyone !
Chemins du Sud, our Provence expert proposes :
Guided walking group in the Calanques of Marseille and Cassis : from 5 to 11th May or from 15 to 21 September : guaranteed departure !
The coast between Marseille and Cassis is a white and blue protected paradise and this is the heart of Provence and its famous "art de vivre"
Chemins de France suggests :
Way of Saint James - From St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela with a van and a guide !
Another way of walking along the Camino Frances or French Way starting from Saint Jean Pied de Port, and ending in Santiago de Compostela.
For those who wish to catch the Spirit of the Way but do not feel like walking 20 km per day, we propose a guided group with an English speaking guide driving a follow van. This is a discovery of the most beautiful stages with stop offs on the most renown places.
3 to 4 hours walk per day without technical difficulty. The van driven by your guide follows you, taking you to the start of the walks.
Click here and compose your own group !
Solo travellers : guaranteed departure on July 28th : for more information, click here
Chemins de France proposes :
A new self-guided walking program in Perigord !
The perfect combination melting lush vegetation in unspoilt scenery and quiet meandering rivers, Middle Age History with hilltop strongholds, and even Pre-History traces with the most important prehistoric sites in Europe ! A very rich region and an extravagant gastronomy washed down with fine Cahors or Bergerac wines !
April 5th 2012 :
Mer Montagne Aventure invites you on :
GR10 : Crossing the Pyrenees : guided hiking from Basque country to Bearn.
The famous GR10 is a real adventure !
7 days of tough hiking sourrounded by a dramatic landscape.
The crossing of the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea is an exceptional physical and human adventure, as well as an incredible diversity in landscapes, nature, mountain wildlife and flora. This is a patchwork of lights, atmospheres and elements. 450 km from West to East, with two opposite shores, one is Atlantic, the other Mediterranean.
No luggage, and free minded, we will catch the Pyrenean spirit, its culture and taste local mountain food! Are you ready?
Departure : Each year In July !
Jean Marc Cotta, expert in the Pyrenees, will be your mountain guide !
January 31st 2012
Snow is falling on the Pyrenees from stales roofs to the highest peaks.
We are waiting for you to start your snowshoeing week and discover the hidden treasures of the French mountain range : fox’s or izard’s tracks, forests that shelter the sleeping bears, shepherds’ huts nestled in the valleys, vultures gliding above our amazed eyes and hot thermal springs to relax at the end of the day.
Snow has arrived and is waiting for you !
See the program with your local expert, a mountain guide who knows perfectly the Pyrenees Valleys.
The group is open to 6 persons minimum.
Compose your own group, or share a date with other English speaking persons : 2 ways of discovering the Pyrenees.
Mer Montagne Aventure is our partner in the Pyrenees for any guided program.
Thursday January 19, 2012
New regions and new partners in 2012 to discover France, Spain, or Italy !
We have now a third Agency connected with secured online payment : Chemins de France ! Our specialist in St James’Way, Bearn and Pays Basque for more than 10 years, is our new connected Partner Agency after Chemins du Sud and Compagnie des Sentiers Maritimes.
Located in the foot hills of the Pyrenees range, the Agency headed by Brigitte Huguet is used to Self-Guided and customized programs.
If one of Chemins de France’s tours interests you, simply go ahead and ask us for our technical document.
How to reserve ?
Just click on “RESERVE” to connect with online reservation and payment direct to Chemins de France’s Bank Account.
Within 2 business days you’ll have our confirmation invoice.
Our job ? Satisfy your request !
Monday December 19, 2011
EVAZIO : a local agency based in Bordeaux proposes :
Biking and Wine discovery :
- The Charente off the beaten tracks including Angouleme and Cognac Region.Explore the vineyards, the valleys at your own pace with a Hybrid Bike. That short 5 night trip is also a tasting celebration with 4 gourmet dinners included.
- Between Bordeaux and Arcachon : This self-guided cycling tour crosses the wealthy Gironde region, with a road book and a new hybrid bike, and invites you to discover the Entre Deux Mers (between two seas) area and its famous Sauternes vineyards, the pine forest of the Gascogne Regional Park, the Arcachon Bay and the ocean.
- Hiking thru the High Class Vineyards : Self-guided easy hiking tour across the most famous vineyards in the world. St Emilion, Sauternes, Entre-Deux-Mers are places of a mixture of beautiful landscapes, oenological pleasure and cultural discoveries ! Program with sumptuous Châteaux accommodation.
NOUVEL ITINERAIRE : a local agency based in Roussillon proposes :
- 1 or 2 weeks walking off the beaten tracks in a preserved region in the search of the Secret trail of the Cathar Castles. A total immersion in Middle Age !
BICI MUNDO : our partner in Catalonia proposes :
- Cycling throughout Catalonia : expert program for Biking experts : Seaside and mountain pass, with both Spain and France atmosphere !
Friday September 23rd, 2011
Today is the first day of autumn ! Where can you go this autumn ?
In Europe this is often the best season to walk or bike.
Provence is still quite warm, just enough to be pleasant ; this is the best season to discover the Asp Valley in the Pyrenees, the colours are so beautiful and summer is still there.. In Italy, automn is ideal with the declining light on the hills of Tuscany !
And why not choose October to prepare winter in Roscoff with a spa and easy walking week !
We have new programs around Bordeaux in the vineyards. This is vintage time during october, the vineyards are busy and if you go biking or walking you will feel this particular atmosphere !