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Walking for Well-being – Soul Journeys

Sunflower field in Carcassonne region

Guided and self-guided walking in the Razès region of the Languedoc Roussillon

Join Jo and Bob Norton for guided and self-guided walking holidays based at the Razès Gîtes, in the sleepy village of Escueillens buried in the heart of the rolling Razès countryside in France.
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Walking in the Chablais Mountains

Group of people walking in the Chablais Mountains

Many, many trails in the French-Swiss Alps… great views and pristine nature

Beautiful walking in a wonderful area with great views and pristine nature; the Chablais mountains on the Border of Switzerland and France…

This stunning region of the French – Swiss Alps between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc offers some of the most unforgettable Alpine hiking in peaceful surroundings.

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Classic Picos Walks

Group on a walk on Menorca

Impressive peaks, lush meadows and abundant wildlife in the Picos de Europa

A fantastic guided walking holiday in the Picos de Europa organized by Pilar of Hotel Torrecerrero.

Lovely walking in a landscape of towering peaks, flourishing valleys and lush meadows.

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Dordogne Plus Beaux Villages Walk

view on beautiful settlement in the Dordogne

Inn to inn walking in the picturesque upper Dordogne valley

Walk a self-guided trail in the stunning landscape of the upper Dordogne valley.

You’ll visit six of the “most beautiful villages” in France as you follow the meanders of the Dordogne. Along the way you can visit famous sights such as the 11th Century castles and limestone caves.

During this walking holiday you walk from inn to inn, with your luggage transported ahead of you.
Accommodation is in 2-3 star hotels with ensuite facilities, four of which have a swimming pool, in picturesque towns and villages.

Contact your hosts Keith and Val for more information through their page on our website:
Dordogne Plus Beaux Villages Walk.

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The Austrian Lake District

View on Austrian Lake District

Beautiful walks in Austria from picturesque lakeside Obertraun

Explore mountain peaks, enchanting forests and alpine meadows during this self-guided walking holiday in beautiful upper Austria, just an hour from Salzburg. Continue reading

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A surprise around every corner

Looking up towards the entrance to the Padriac Cave in the Dordogne

The entrance to the Padriac cave in the Dordogne is large enough to swallow a house.

Imagine yourself in a beautiful and quiet part of rural France. Come along with Richard and Alexandra Johnson as they take you on an imaginary day out walking in the Lot and Dordogne.

You’ll come across wildflower meadows, walnut groves, limestone cliffs and walk through some of the most beautiful villages in the region.
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Walking on Menorca

Group on a walk on Menorca

Luxury guided walking holiday on Menorca where the food is as important as the walking.

Far less commercial than other Mediterranean locations, Menorca retains a charm that seems to come from another time. If you enjoy stunning sea views, unspoilt countryside, ancient history and quaint fishing villages, you’ll love walking on Menorca. Continue reading

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Moorish Villages Trek

Walking in the Alicante countryside

Self-guided walking week, walking from village to village in a a landscape of cultivated valleys dotted with white-washed villages

Walk from village to village in the beautiful Alicante countryside during this self-guided walking holiday.
In the Las Marinas countryside, whitewashed villages dot a landscape of cultivated valleys framed by pine clad limestone sierras and blue skies, wildflowers colour the mountainsides and verges while in February the scent of almond blossom fills the air. Continue reading

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Walking in the Pays de Gâtine

View on canal in the Pays de Gatine in France

Self-guided walking week in picturesque countryside staying in a private auberge in France – full board

Celebrated for its idyllic surroundings, the Pays de Gâtine region in western France offers delightful walks in unspoiled countryside. Explore hundreds of kilometers of little-used paths, tracks and country lanes that meander in an undulating landscape of woods, pastures, orchards, hamlets and villages. Continue reading

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Explore the West Pyrenees

group of people walking in the French Pyrenees

Self-guided and guided walks during a wonderful walking week in the West Pyrenees in France

Wonderful walking holiday for couples and groups that offers both self-guided and guided walks. Explore the gentle foothills and visit scenic towns and villages such as Pau and Borce, and visit the 3rd largest cave system in the world. Through ski-lifts and Petit trains you can easily reach the higher Pyrenees for a wide variety of walks with breathtaking views and trails through alpine meadows.

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