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Mercantour National Park, France – Never heard of it?

Mountains around Lac Fourca in Mercantour National Park, France

The mountains around Lac Fourca in the Mercantour National Park, France – photo © SpaceBetween

“The Mercantour? – never heard of it” – don’t tell too many people about it!!!

In a shrinking planet, it is great to have the chance to holiday in an unspoilt national park in France – just an hour north of Nice.
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How does an independent outdoor holiday company make sure that its guests have a great time?

Elderly couple pointing towards mountains

A job that most people could only dream of and one that really suits our personalities…

My wife Carolyn and I have organised walking holidays on Menorca for more than a decade. In recent years, we’ve grown and also run painting and cycling holidays on Menorca along with expanding onto the neighbouring islands of Mallorca and Ibiza.

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The Lot Valley in France: a walker’s paradise

Hilltop castle overlooking a rural landscape in the Lot Valley in France

The Lot Valley in France – a walker’s paradise … ideal for exploring on foot

A walker’s paradise: the Lot Valley in France. An area with a wealth of prehistoric and medieval sites, picturesque hilltop villages, and an unspoiled and varied landscape, ideal for exploring on foot. Continue reading

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Walking in Portugal’s Medieval Alentejo

Hilltop castle overlooking a rural landscape in the Portugese Alentejo

Walking in Medieval Alentejo, Portugal: Impressive medieval villages and untouched nature.

Portugal is a land that offers a great diversity of natural, architectural, cultural, gastronomic aspects, giving any visitor the opportunity of admiring unique diverse characteristics in a space of short distances. Come along with Guido and Sara as they tell you a bit more about why they love this part of Europe. Continue reading

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Walking in the Herault, Languedoc

wide panoramic views on the Herault region in the Languedoc

Panoramic vistas, quaint villages and the Mediterranean coast

Join your hosts for a varied walking program taking in views of panoramic vistas, quaint villages and the Mediterranean coast. You’ll also visit a chateau where a friend of your hosts will give a tour of the chateau, the vines and cellars followed by a tasting of their wines. Beautiful walking in the fabulous scenery of the Languedoc region of France.

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The Lizard at your own pace

Stunning view on sea, green cliffs and azure blue sea in cornwall - the lizard

Explore miles of scenic coast path on the Lizard Peninsula

Explore the 38 picturesque miles of the Lizard’s coastal path entirely at your own pace!

A unique Walking holiday where you stay your entire holiday in the same accommodation, so no packing of your bags each morning, your host will transfer you from the start and end of your walk to the accommodation each day!

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Walking in Medieval Portugal

Panoramic view on Medieval settlement in Portugal

Undiscovered trails in the Medieval Landscape of North Alentejo

Varied walking in the relatively unknown region of North Alentejo in Portugal. From experiencing unparalleled natural beauty to taste freshly made bread and wine from a local family, you are guaranteed a true local encounter.

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Explore the French Alps

a walker enjoying panoramic views in the Alps

refuge to refuge alpine walking route in the Southern French Alps

Wonderful refuge to refuge alpine walking in the Southern French Alps. During this walking holiday you will pass through many different types of landscapes; valleys with a high mountain ambiance with steep valley sides and dramatic scenery as well as gentler, more open valleys.

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Walk the French Alps

panoramic views in the Alps

Guided walking in the beautiful French Alps

Six days of guided walking in beautiful alpine scenery, wildlife and flowers, staying in mountain refuges… You’ll walk in the four valleys visible from Champsaur’s highest mountain, the Vieux Chaillol. Each of these areas has it’s own unique characteristics. There is a huge variety of flora and fauna to be seen here.

This walking holiday is offered by Sally & Bernard of Undiscovered Alps and you will stay in range of gites and high mountain refuges.

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Wolf Tracking in the French Alps

Wolf tracking in the French Alps

Walk in wild, still relatively untouched landscapes rich in wildlife…

A guided walking holiday in the French Alps where you’ll follow tracks of wild wolfs in the Alps! This is a once in a lifetime adventure…

This walking/wildlife holiday is offered by Sally & Bernard of Undiscovered Alps who have a wealth of local knowledge and access to a network of other local wolf enthusiasts. Next to wonderful walking, you’ll get a really good insight into the lives of these elusive animals.
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