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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





What does this mean?

Tour codes: 11700

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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.


Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy beautiful walks in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
  • Take in views of the mystical Cathar castles while learning all about the lore surrounding them.
  • Stay in the picturesque medieval towns of Foix and Carcassonne, both steeped in history.
  • Explore castle remains to uncover the influences of the Cathars, a religious sect who appeared in the Languedoc region in the 11th century

Discover the enchanting world of the Cathar castles nestled in the breathtaking Pyrenean foothills. Join us on a memorable journey as we walk through history and immerse ourselves in the lore of the Cathars, a heretical sect that thrived in the 12th and 13th centuries. Our expertly planned itinerary will lead us to some of the most romantically sited castles in the world, such as Peyrepertuse, Quéribus, Lastours, and Roquefixade, each with its own fascinating story.

Starting from the charming town of Foix, we'll first explore the imposing Cathar castle that overlooks the town. During our four-night stay here, we'll venture into the surrounding countryside, enjoying picturesque walks around the infamous Montsegur Castle, renowned for its long and bloody history, often linked to the Holy Grail.

Our journey continues to Carcassonne, where the fairy tale-like restored citadel of the old town looms above the city. As we explore Carcassonne's wonders, we'll also visit the impressive Roquefixade Castle and the nearby town of Mirepoix.

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

Throughout our time in the French Pyrenean foothills, we'll have private hire transportation with experienced local drivers, ensuring we maximize our 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 ourselves in both natural beauty and captivating history. Don't miss this chance to embark on a journey of a lifetime! Book your spot now.

  • Return flights from London to Toulouse
  • Airport and centre transfers
  • En suite accommodation
  • All local transport costs in private hire vehicles
  • Half board with dinners in local restaurants
  • Entrance into Foix, Montsegur, Queribus and Peyrepertuse Castles
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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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


Fly from the UK to Toulouse. Transfer by road to Foix. Depending on flight arrival times there should be time on arrival for an orientation walk with the leader round Foix to find 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


We start the tour with a first taste of the famous GR 107 Cathar Trail, which starts its long course to the Mediterranean in the centre of Foix. A steep but easy path leads up through old terraces, giving fascinating glimpses of life here in the past, before joining the GR path to a rocky viewpoint high above the town for magnificent views of the Ariege valley and the high Pyrenean peaks on the Andorran border. We return to the town on the Trail for lunch before visiting the castle and its fine new museum in the afternoon.

Day 3

Roquefixade Castle


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Roquefixade Castle stands on a limestone crag allowing a fantastic view of the Pyrenees. This castle was built in the 11th Century; however it wasn’t until the 13th Century that it became a Cathar stronghold. This castle was sadly demolished by order of the King of France in 1632; the remains that stand today are nevertheless an impressive sight. After a short drive from Foix, we approach the castle from the hamlet of Leychert along a particularly beautiful section of the Sentier Cathar. After a photo stop to admire the castle, we climb along a fine high ridge before circling back down through lovely beech woods to the village of Roquefixade where refreshments should be available in the local gite.

Day 4

Montségur castle


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


There should be time in the morning to browse the delightful weekly market in the centre of Foix before setting off for a walk to the most famous of all the Cathar strongholds. Perched upon a 1207m rock, the ascent to the castle climbs gently through the woods on the Sentier Cathar before emerging below the steep rocky climb to the entrance. Famous for its long and bloody history, many unfortunate Cathars were brutally slaughtered and burned here. This castle also claims to be the last known resting place of the Holy Grail. After visiting the castle, we descend to the village below where there should be time to visit the small local museum and enjoy refreshments before the short drive back to Foix.

Day 5

Foix to Carcassonne


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


Today we transfer from Foix to Carcassonne, our second centre. On route we stop at Mirepoix in the morning to view its Cathedral and charming town square lined with timber framed buildings. On arrival in Carcassonne it is only a short walk across the river from the hotel to the famous Cité, the grand mediaeval fortified city magnificently renovated by Violet Le Duc in the 19th Century. After a short break for lunch in the central square, the leader will lead a wander round the tiny streets and grand ramparts of this, the most famous tourist site of all Languedoc.

Day 6

The Four Castles of Lastours


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


On a steep-sided hill above the village of Lastours, half an hour’s drive north of Carcassonne, are the striking remains of four mediaeval castles. The castles are strongly associated with the Cathar period, the local lord at the time of the crusade having been a strong Cathar supporter. On arrival we will admire the castles from a beautiful circular path which climbs from the town to a finely situated Belvedere on the opposite side of the valley. After a gentle descent to the village and a break for lunch, we will climb up to visit the castles for a close up view in the afternoon. The walking details cover both the morning and afternoon walks. On the return journey to the hotel, we will pass a section of the famous Canal de Midi and those who wish can drop off for a short flat walk with the leader along a section of the canal back into the centre of Carcassonne.

Day 7

Quéribus & Peyrepetuse Castles


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant



  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Quéribus Castle is dramatically placed on top of a rocky pinnacle. This castle was the last known refuge of the Cathars when they fled from Montsegur in 1244. Eleven years on they were forced out once again. The castle then became one of the five defensive castles which defended the regions border with Spain. Peyrepertuse castle lies on a 730m high rock, and when the skies are clear you can easily see the Mediterranean sea from the top. Although previously occupied by the Romans, this castle was very much associated with the Cathars, though unlike most castles in the region it was never besieged by Simon de Montfort. Note that this is the only day on the tour which involves  a long drive (1 hour 45 each way), so there will only be time for a short walk on the Cathar trail between the castles and the walk details above refer mainly to the steep climbs up into the castles. However the drive passes through fine countryside and you should find the effort well worthwhile to visit two of the most imposing castle ruins in France.

Day 8

Rennes-le-Chateau & Coustassa


Breakfast with Dinner in a Local Restaurant


  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Rennes-le-Chateau a small medieval city is located above the Aude Valley south of Carcassonne. It is famous for its legend of a secret treasure allegedly discovered in the late nineteenth century by the village priest, and for the buildings that the priest had built here. From here we can explore the striking castle ruins at Coustassa.

Day 9

Goodbye Carcassone!



It is time to bid farewell to the truly remarkable landscapes and people that make up this stunning region as we head to the airport for our flight home.

Departure dates for your selected tour

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

11th Jun 2024 - 19th Jun 2024 (8 Nights)

2nd Jul 2024 - 10th Jul 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 program 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 organized 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 program 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 organized group program, 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 RWW15 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 prioritize 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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