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Hiking in France

Want to experience exciting hiking tour? France is ideal spot for you. Home to famous mountains namely Alps, Pyrenees, France offers best condition for hiking adventure. With variety of hiking trails of more than 110,000 miles, this country has something to offer for hikers of diverse references. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, this country offers wide ranging hiking routes.
 
Best Time To go:
 
Late spring or early summer is the best time for hiking in France. Many tourist agencies organize hiking tours for the visitors across the world and deal with the logistics and other facilities during this season.
 
Popular Hiking Spots in France:
 
1. Northern French Alps: On Chamonix
 
It is the best spot for hikers with Mount Blanc, the largest peak of Western Europe as their main attraction. Other peaks like Aigullie Verte, Grandes Jorasses etc may offer memorable hiking experience. If you want less challenge you may head towards Aravis or even Chablais. You will not find any snow there from May to October and enjoy the pleasant weather. Further south, places like Vanoise as well as Tarentaise are best places for hikers. 
Major Hiking trails:
 
• GR5
• Tour du Mont-Blanc (TMB)
 

 
2. Southern French Alps Mountain: From Grenoble to Nice
 
Better known as other Alps, hiking to this place is as beautiful as Chamoniz area but little more wild. With lesser road infrastructure, hiking experience is similar to that of Northern Alps Mountains. Mountain ranges like Vercors, Belledonne as well as Chartreuse are convenient for hiking, skiing and other activities. Close to border of Italy, two spectacular peaks like Queyras and Cerces also can be good options for the hikers. Another interesting place to visit is Mercantour, a popular national park that is abode for wild life and wonderful mountain setting.
 
Major trails for hiking:
 
• GR5 
• GR54 (Tour de l'Oisans)
 
3. Pyrenees range:
 
Stretching from Mediterranean Sea to Atlantic Ocean, it forms the natural border of two countries namely Spain as well as France. Peaks are around 2000 to 3000 meters high that are less than Alps Mountains. Deep valleys, beautiful glaciers and the picturesque landscape make this spot ideal for hiking and other adventurous activities. During winter season, many tourists visit this place for ice climbing and snowshoeing activities. 
Major trails for hiking:
 
• GR10
• GR 11 (on side of Spain)
 
Best Tour Operators to France:
 
• Alpine Interface
• Discover France Adventures
• Off The Beaten Path
 
Choose France for your hiking trip. Have a gala time ahead.