5 hiking trails in Aquitaine

Next to Navarra and Aragon, the French region of Aquitaine is of special interest for those who love hiking.

How not to be? This area treasures a multitude of landscapes worth seeing, among them the French Atlantic Pyrenees, not as tall as the central Pyrenees, but equally beautiful.

However, each of its departments (Gironde, Dordogne, Olt and Garonne, Landes and the Atlantic Pyrenees) has special charms. Therefore, from Walkaholic we have selected some of the most beautiful routes you can walk in Aquitaine.

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Hiking trails in the French Alps

If you fancy a hiking challenge away from home, why not try your luck in the French Alps?

This mountain range extends throughout several countries of Central Europe, but the French side can take pride in having the highest mountain on the European continent, Mont Blanc, with its impressive 4810.06 m a. s. l.

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6 Hiking trails in Occitania, southern France

Occitaine is located in the south of France, bordered to the north with Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, to the northeast with Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, to the east with the Gulf of León (Mediterranean Sea), to the south with Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains that separate it from Spain, and to the west with New Aquitaine, that offers a perfect space for hiker.

This region is not only close to Spain, but also privileged with more than 30,000 km of marked trails, where nature and geography will never cease to amaze us.

It does not matter if we are in the center of Toulouse or visiting the hidden Cevennes, we can always put on our boots and go for a walk there.

The trails of Occitania stand out for their environmental interest in terms of flora, fauna and wonderful landscapes, but also they are full of history, legends and traditions.

For that reason, from Walkaholic we tell you about some of its best routes. Continue reading 6 Hiking trails in Occitania, southern France

5 Hiking trails to enjoy in the French Pyrenees

As a natural barrier that marks the border between Spain and France, the Pyrenees are one of the most renowned mountain ranges in Europe.

While it is true that Spaniards have the privilege of enjoying the beauty of its southern slope, which separates Guipúzcoa, Navarra, Aragón and Catalonia from France, the French Pyrenees on its northern side are also a source of surprise and admiration for its visitors.

Therefore, from Walkaholic, we suggest some special routes to immerse yourself during this summer in the freshness of the mountain landscapes of the French Pyrenees. Continue reading 5 Hiking trails to enjoy in the French Pyrenees

The best 7 national parks in France

France is a very attractive country, a region privileged by its geographical situation that gives it a great climatic and geological diversity. This variety paints a surprising natural mosaic, where many ecosystems coexist and will never cease to amaze us.

From the Alps peaks to the marshes of the Mediterranean coast, more than 20% of the country’s surface is protected by National Parks, which provide a unique opportunity for hikers to be able to be marveled by such beauty. This is only in mainland France, without taking into consideration the overseas territories. Continue reading The best 7 national parks in France