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Cathar Country - The foothills of the French Pyrenees

Explore mystical Cathar castles in Pyrenean foothills: Peyrepertuse, Quéribus, Lastours, Roquefixade. Walk through history, enjoy stunning landscapes, and experience captivating legends.

  • France

  • 8 nights
  • Half Board with Dinners in Local Restaurants
  • Landscape


  • May


  • Average group size: 12-14


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Walking grade

Grade 4

Our walking programme is in hilly country and you should expect steep climbs of between 300 and 700m. Although the terrain is rocky most paths are generally good and will cover between 2 and 10 miles.  Loose stones and steep inclines are common at the base of the castles although the allure of the castle ruins is a great incentive to reach the top. We will also spend some time exploring the towns of Foix and Carcassonne which will obviously involve easy grade walking.


Classic Collection

Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.


Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the scenic Pyrenean foothills with delightful walks and breath-taking views.
  • Admire Cathar castles, delve into folklore, and savour the captivating views.
  • Experience historic Foix and Carcassonne, charming medieval towns with picturesque allure.
  • Discover Cathar influences exploring castle remnants from the 11th-century, unveiling intriguing historical connections.

Discover a captivating journey into the enchanting world of Cathar castles nestled in the breath-taking Pyrenean foothills. Join us on a memorable adventure where you, the explorer, will walk through history, immersing yourself in the lore of the Cathars, a heretical sect that thrived in the 12th and 13th centuries. Our expertly planned itinerary promises an exploration of some of the most romantically sited castles in the world, including Peyrepertuse, Quéribus, Lastours, and Roquefixade, each with its own fascinating story.

Commencing our journey from the charming town of Foix, you will first explore the imposing Cathar castle overlooking the town. During your four-night stay, venture into the surrounding countryside, enjoying picturesque walks around the infamous Montsegur Castle, known for its long and bloody history often linked to the Holy Grail.

The adventure continues to Carcassonne, where the fairy tale-like restored citadel of the old town looms above the city. Explore Carcassonne's wonders, visit the impressive Roquefixade Castle, and discover the nearby town of Mirepoix.

A highlight of your trip is an excursion south to Quéribus, where you'll embark on a rewarding walk to Peyrepertuse Castle, one of the most dramatic of all the castles. On your way back, visit the mysterious hilltop village of Rennes le Chateau, adding a touch of intrigue to your adventure.

Throughout your time in the French Pyrenean foothills, enjoy private hire transportation with experienced local drivers, ensuring you maximize your walking time and minimize waiting for public buses.

This region is a paradise for walkers, and the added historical significance of the Cathar castles promises a truly unforgettable holiday. Our carefully curated itinerary includes sections of the famous GR 107 Sentier Cathar, making this trip an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in both natural beauty and captivating history. Don't miss this chance to start out on a journey of a lifetime! Secure your spot now and make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Return flights from London to Toulouse
  • Airport and centre transfers
  • En suite three and four-star hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
  • Half Board with dinners taken at local restaurants
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary including into Foix, Montsegur, Queribus and Peyrepertuse Castles
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the land of the Cathars!


Dinner in a local restaurant


Start your journey by flying from the UK to Toulouse. Upon arrival, transfer by road to Foix. Depending on your flight's arrival time, there will likely be an opportunity for an orientation walk with your leader around Foix. Explore the town to discover all the extra amenities you might need during your stay.

Day 2

Getting to know Foix


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Begin your tour with a tantalizing experience of the renowned GR 107 Cathar Trail, commencing its extensive journey to the Mediterranean from the heart of Foix. Ascend a steep yet manageable path through ancient terraces, offering captivating insights into the region's historical life. Join the GR path to reach a rocky vantage point, providing breathtaking views of the Ariege valley and the towering Pyrenean peaks along the Andorran border. After this scenic exploration, return to town via the Trail for a leisurely lunch before delving into the castle and its impressive new museum in the afternoon.

Day 3

Roquefixade Castle


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Discover Roquefixade Castle, perched on a limestone crag, offering you a mesmerizing Pyrenean panorama. Built in the 11th Century, it transformed into a Cathar stronghold in the 13th Century. Despite demolition in 1632 by the King of France, the remaining ruins remain impressive. A brief drive from Foix takes you to the castle, approaching from Leychert via a stunning section of the Sentier Cathar. Pause for photos, ascend a scenic ridge, and descend through charming beech woods to Roquefixade village, where local gites offer refreshing amenities.

Day 4

Montségur castle


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Start your day with a leisurely exploration of the delightful weekly market in the heart of Foix. Following this, embark on a walk to the most renowned of all Cathar strongholds, Montségur castle. As you ascend the 1207m rock, the Sentier Cathar gently leads you through woods before reaching the castle's steep entrance. Known for its grim history, this stronghold witnessed the brutal demise of many Cathars. Legend holds that it's the last resting place of the Holy Grail. After the castle visit, descend to the village, where time allows for a visit to the local museum and refreshing moments before a short drive back to Foix.

Day 5

Foix to Carcassonne


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


Embark on a transfer from Foix to Carcassonne, your second center. En route, stop at Mirepoix to admire its Cathedral and charming square adorned with timber-framed buildings. Upon arrival in Carcassonne, enjoy a brief stroll from the hotel to the renowned Cité, the splendidly renovated medieval fortified city by Violet Le Duc in the 19th Century. After a short lunch break in the central square, your leader will guide you through the narrow streets and majestic ramparts of this, the most famous tourist site in all of Languedoc.

Day 6

The Four Castles of Lastours


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Ascend a steep-sided hill above Lastours, just half an hour's drive north of Carcassonne. Marvel at the striking remains of four medieval castles, closely tied to the Cathar period. Upon arrival, appreciate the castles from a scenic circular path, ascending to a beautifully situated Belvedere on the opposite valley side. Following a gentle descent to the village and a lunch break, climb up in the afternoon for a close-up view of the castles. The walking details encompass both the morning and afternoon explorations. On the return journey to the hotel, pass a section of the renowned Canal de Midi. Those interested can join the leader for a short, flat walk along a canal section, leading back to the center of Carcassonne.

Day 7

Quéribus & Peyrepetuse Castles


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant



  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Embark on a journey to Quéribus Castle, perched dramatically atop a rocky pinnacle. It served as the final refuge for the Cathars in 1244 after fleeing Montsegur, becoming a crucial defensive stronghold on the border with Spain. Meanwhile, Peyrepertuse Castle, situated on a 730m high rock, offers clear views of the Mediterranean on clear days. Though associated with the Cathars, it notably escaped sieges by Simon de Montfort. While this day involves a longer drive (1 hour 45 each way), the effort is rewarded with a short walk on the Cathar trail between the castles, featuring steep climbs into the fortresses. The drive itself showcases picturesque countryside, making the visit to two of France's most imposing castle ruins a truly worthwhile experience.

Day 8

Rennes-le-Chateau & Coustassa


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Discover Rennes-le-Chateau, a quaint medieval city perched above the Aude Valley south of Carcassonne. Renowned for the legendary secret treasure, supposedly found by the village priest in the late nineteenth century, and the intriguing buildings he constructed. Delve into the exploration of the impressive castle ruins at Coustassa from this captivating location.

Day 9

Goodbye Carcassone!



As you prepare to depart, say goodbye to the truly remarkable landscapes and people that define this stunning region. Head to the airport for your journey home, cherishing the memories of your time here.

Departure dates for your selected tour

6th May 2024 - 14th May 2024 (8 Nights)

3rd Sep 2024 - 11th Sep 2024 (8 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Toulouse
  • Airport transfers c.1hr 30mins


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Lons

Hotel Lons in Foix is a charming accommodation that epitomizes comfort. Nestled in the heart of the historic town of Foix, this hotel offers a captivating experience. The rooms are thoughtfully designed with contemporary furnishings and modern amenities, ensuring a relaxing stay for guests. Each room features en-suite bathrooms, plush bedding, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts excellent facilities, including a cozy lounge bar for unwinding and a well-equipped fitness centre. With its warm ambiance and attentive staff, Hotel Lons is the perfect choice for a memorable stay in Foix. Its strategic location provides easy access to Foix's historic landmarks, including the iconic Foix Castle.

Tribe Hotel

Welcome to the Tribe Hotel, where modern luxury meets historical charm in the heart of Carcassonne. Our well-appointed rooms feature comfortable king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms with luxury toiletries, and essential amenities like air conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Each room offers either a delightful courtyard view or a captivating glimpse of the medieval city, adding to the enchanting experience. Unwind at the rooftop terrace offering panoramic views, or relax by the outdoor pool. Pamper yourself at the spa and wellness centre or stay even more active at the fitness centre.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

Our walking programme is in hilly country and you should expect steep climbs of between 300 and 700m. Although the terrain is rocky most paths are generally good and will cover between 2 and 10 miles.  Loose stones and steep inclines are common at the base of the castles although the allure of the castle ruins is a great incentive to reach the top. We will also spend some time exploring the towns of Foix and Carcassonne which will obviously involve easy grade walking.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Entrance Fees

To make the most of our time in Cathar Country entrance into Foix, Montsegur, Queribus and Peyrepertuse castles is included in the holiday cost.

Currency in France

The currency in France is the euro. 

Credit cards are widely accepted. You may be asked to provide ID if you can’t pay by chip and PIN. ATMs are widely available in most towns and villages throughout France.


In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

Return flights from London to Toulouse.

Airport transfers between Toulouse and our hotels in Foix and Carcassonne will be by road taking around 1hr 30mins. Our transfer between centres does not take long but we take time in the day to stop in Mirepoix before completing our journey.

Our walks transport will be through private hire buses with knowledgeable local drivers.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.


Breakfasts and dinners are included with dinners being a chance to get to know the locals in their nearby restaurants. Breakfasts will be taken in the hotel. Lunches can be purchased at local supermarkets, bakeries, and cafes or restaurants en route meaning you can have the lunch you want.

When taking reservations for groups in local restaurants, it is the policy of some restaurateurs to offer one set menu, served to everyone at the table with the exception of vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. We would like to remind you that when making your holiday booking you had the option to state dietary requirements, if you didn’t do so at the time, please let us know as soon as possible so we can strive to try and meet your needs.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

French Swimwear

Please note that in French public swimming pools men are not permitted to wear baggy swimming shorts but must have ‘Speedo’ style trunks or tight fitting longer shorts. Men with incorrect swim wear will not be allowed into the pool.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in France

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for France

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to France.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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  • Currency

    Euro; CFP Franc

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  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    1.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 65mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 51mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 79mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 76mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 74mm

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