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The Wine Villages Of The Alsace

Your week in Alsace promises a perfect blend of cultural richness and scenic beauty. Wander through fairy-tale Alsatian villages, surrounded by rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see. Indulge in wine tastings, savouring the region's renowned Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Discover a unique landscape and terrain as you stroll through the picturesque countryside along the French-German border. This holiday will awaken your curiosity to discover more about this fascinating area.

  • France

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board with Dinners in Local Restaurants
  • Food & Wine

    Culture

    Flight Free

    Landscape

  • May

    Jun

    Sep

    Oct

Moderate

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Walking grade

Grade 5

The Alsace region is beautiful walking terrain. Our walks follow well-used and well way-marked paths, through forests, fields and across the vineyards. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve up to 750m of ascent and descent, warranting our Grade 5 stamp.  However, most of the walks entail much less ascent and descent. In this part of France during May, June and September, the weather is generally warm.  June is particularly warm, and this is perfect for growing the vines needed for the wine we are sure you will sample. The maximum altitude we reach on this holiday is 750m.  

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Meticulously curated, guided walking holiday itineraries that delve into the culture, wildlife, cuisine, and rich history of the world.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore charming villages amidst ancient vineyards, creating a picturesque Alsatian experience.
  • Follow the Sentier Vinicole des Grands Crus, linking charming Alsatian villages such as Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé.
  • Walks begin directly from the hotel, allowing easy exploration of the surroundings.
  • Explore Colmar, birthplace of the Statue of Liberty's designer, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; and Kaysersberg, Albert Schweitzer's hometown.
  • Witness Germany across the Rhine, framed by the scenic beauty of wooded ridges.
  • On your free day, explore the charm of Colmar or the allure of Strasbourg.
  • Savour a pre-dinner wine-tasting experience, indulging in the region's exquisite wine offerings.

Alsace is a unique area of France, where French and German influences converge and cultures co-exist with history and nature. Begin in Kaysersberg, France's favourite town in 2017. Stroll along the Sentier Vinicole des Grands Crus, connecting iconic villages like Riquewihr, Eguisheim, and Ribeauvillé, each adorned with red-roofed houses and half-timbered architecture, offering a glimpse into Alsace's timeless landscapes reminiscent of the Disney film Beauty and the Beast.

Traverse vineyards heavy with Gewürztraminer and Riesling grapes, exploring paths to forested ridges with panoramic views of Germany across the Rhine. Discover nearby gems like Colmar or, bit further away, Strasbourg, each holding its unique charm and history.

This journey through Alsace will not just be an exploration on foot but a delight for the senses. As the sun sets, savour Franco-German cuisine in local bistros, indulging in specialties like Flammkuchen and Baeckeoffe, creating a perfect blend of regional flavours. Enjoy a wine-tasting, sampling Alsace's renowned wines. You may catch the jingling of cowbells or wonder at the sight of a stork soaring above then clacking its beak as it lands on its steeple-topped nest.

Alsace, where every step reveals a story, and every view paints a portrait of timeless beauty.

  • Return rail travel by Eurostar and TGV from London to Mulhouse or Colmar.
  • Station transfers.
  • En suite three-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/train.
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary.
  • Local wine tasting experience.
  • Services of a Discover Tour Leader.
  • 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

Arrival Day

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Your journey begins with Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord. From there, you'll travel by metro (or take the short walk) to Gare de L’Est for the TGV to Mulhouse or Colmar. Upon reaching Mulhouse or Colmar, you'll transfer by road to Kaysersberg.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Intro to Alsatian Countryside

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    510m

Your walk today serves as an introduction to the Alsatian countryside. Begin with an orientation walk through Kaysersberg, then stroll through vineyards, woodland, and picnic on an open hillside with beautiful views. Return to Kaysersberg through the wine villages of Katzenthal and Ammerschwihr.

Day 3

Medieval Eguisheim

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    340m

You'll take hired transport to the picturesque medieval village of Eguisheim, birthplace of Pope Leo IX (St Bruno), the only Pope to come from Alsace. Ascend through woodland to reach the Donjons d’Eguisheim, three ruined castle keeps that you can explore. Return to Eguisheim through woodland and vineyards. Enjoy some independent exploration of Eguisheim before taking hired transport back to your hotel.

Day 4

Free Day

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today is a free day for you, and you have the option to visit Colmar. Take the public bus for a day of sightseeing in the second largest town in Alsace, known for its picturesque houses and fascinating Little Venice district. If you prefer another option, Strasbourg is also within traveling distance.

Day 5

Hilltop Castle

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    160/650m

Did you spot a castle while on the train heading into Colmar on day one? If you did, you have an idea of where you're going today. If you didn't, it will be a pleasant surprise! Haut Koenigsbourg is a large hilltop castle, originally built in the 12th century but totally rebuilt under Kaiser Wilhelm II between 1900 and 1909. After you have visited the castle, you'll take a woodland walk to the equally fascinating wine village of Ribeauvillé, stopping en route for a picnic near the tranquil village of Thannenkirch. There will be a chance to explore the village before returning to your hotel in hired transport.



 

Day 6

Mountain Village

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    500/300m

Your walk today takes you from Kaysersberg to the picturesque mountain village of Freland, completely different from an Alsatian Village as its original inhabitants were Welche people, who spoke Latin rather than a Germanic language. You'll have a chance to visit a fascinating rural museum before returning to your hotel in hired transport.



 

Day 7

From Kaysersberg to Riquewihr

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    12 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    410m

Today's walk truly represents the name of your holiday as you pass through several wine villages. It's the longest walk of the week, but you'll take it at a moderate pace, stopping at times to reflect on aspects of recent history.

You'll walk from Kaysersberg to its sister wine village of Kientzheim, home to the organization that controls the quality of Alsace wines. From there, you'll climb the hill to reach the moving Nécropole Nationale cemetery and war memorial, offering extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Continuing through vineyards and three more wine villages, you'll eventually reach Riquewihr, one of the most picturesque villages in Alsace. You'll have time to explore Riquewihr before walking back to the hotel.

Day 8

Time to Head Home

Meals

Breakfast

Alsace will leave lingering memories, but it is now time to leave. Your return journey to Colmar or Mulhouse is by a private transfer vehicle, then by train to Paris Gare de l'Est. From there, you will board the Eurostar at Paris Gare du Nord for your journey back to London St Pancras. Safe travels!

Departure dates for your selected tour

5th May 2024 - 12th May 2024 (7 Nights)

2nd Jun 2024 - 9th Jun 2024 (7 Nights)

8th Sep 2024 - 15th Sep 2024 (7 Nights)

6th Oct 2024 - 13th Oct 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return rail travel by Eurostar and TGV
  • London St Pancras - Colmar or Mulhouse via Paris or Lille (possible en-route stop at Strasbourg in either or both directions), via Paris will involve a change in station.
  • Hotel transfers by road c. 30 minutes


Accommodation

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 les Remparts

Les Remparts, nestled in the heart of Kaysersberg, is a charming haven of Alsace hospitality. This quaint, family-run hotel, with its distinctive Alsatian architecture, is a blend of modern comforts and old world charm, with an immediate ambiance of warmth and a local welcome.

The rooms at Les Remparts are tastefully decorated, offering a cosy retreat after a day of exploration in the Alsatian countryside. Many rooms boast scenic views of the village or the vine-covered hills, providing a visual feast that complements the overall tranquillity of the setting. The attentive and friendly staff contributes to the welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that guests feel well-cared-for throughout their stay.

One of the highlights of Les Remparts is its strategic location, allowing guests to easily explore the medieval village and its surroundings. The hotel becomes a perfect base for immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Kaysersberg and the breath-taking landscapes of the Alsatian countryside.

Whether it's the inviting ambiance, the personalized service, or the scenic views, Les Remparts encapsulates the spirit of Alsace.

Trip Information

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Holiday Grade

The Alsace region is beautiful walking terrain. Our walks follow well-used and well way-marked paths, through forests, fields and across the vineyards. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve up to 750m of ascent and descent, warranting our Grade 5 stamp.  However, most of the walks entail much less ascent and descent. In this part of France during May, June and September, the weather is generally warm.  June is particularly warm, and this is perfect for growing the vines needed for the wine we are sure you will sample. The maximum altitude we reach on this holiday is 750m.  

Walks & Excursions

Kaysersberg awaits you, nestled among the vineyards on the lower slopes of the Vosges Mountains. As you embark on the walking program, you'll explore both the charming vineyards and the elevated slopes of open woodland. These areas offer outstanding walking experiences with breath-taking views, including glimpses across the Rhine to Germany.

Feel the rhythm of the land beneath your feet as you traverse through villages, discovering various spots to pause and refresh. Venture into the higher slopes, where the terrain transforms, leading you through open pasture and woodland. Pay attention to the distinctive accents around; up here, locals converse in the regional Gallo-Romance Welche dialect.

Diversify your experience by taking advantage of a free day to visit Colmar. Easily accessible by public bus from Kaysersberg, Colmar boasts a beautiful centre and intriguing museums. If you fancy a change from walking, Strasbourg is within reach and could serve as a captivating alternative for a non-walking day or another free day option. The choice is yours to make the most of this picturesque and diverse region.

Food & Wine Special Interest

On the Wine Villages of the Alsace holiday, walks take you through the vineyards of the region and dinners are taken in local restaurants. No trip to the area would be complete without a wine tasting, so one evening a ‘dégustation’ of a selection of local wines is included before heading off to dinner nearby.

Local cuisine and wines are an important ingredient in everyone’s plans, and our Food & Wine holidays aim to include dining out at local restaurants where we can, as part of your experiences, as well as delving a little deeper into local delicacies and including visits and tastings at wineries and beer houses, plus we might explore a city on a food tour with stops to visit a market, enjoy a cookery class or follow a tapas or meze trail. 

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

You should allow £10-£15pp for entrance fees.

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.

Holiday Currency

There are banks in Kaysersberg, with ATM machines. The hotel accepts credit cards but does not change cash or travellers’ cheques.

Tipping

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 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 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

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 note that your train must arrive within 30 minutes of the group to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your train number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

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.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners are included. Breakfasts will be taken in the hotel – an array of homemade jams, honey, cereals, and freshly brewed coffee. Lunches can be purchased at local supermarkets, bakeries, and cafes or restaurants en route meaning you can have the lunch you want. Dinners will be taken in local restaurants, just a short stroll away, especially chosen for the quality and choice of local specialities. A chance to enjoy Kaysersberg by night.

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 apart from 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

Footwear

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

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Some maps you may find useful for our holiday might be:

  • IGN Map 3718OT Colmar/Kaysersberg  
  • IGN Map 3717ET  Selestat/Ribeauvillé
  • IGN Map 3719OT Grand Ballon

You may find a visit to the French Tourism website useful at: www.franceguide.com

The Map Shop

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

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

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.

Weather

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.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

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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France

  • Capital

    Paris

  • Currency

    Euro; CFP Franc

  • Language

    French

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    1.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    4°C

    Avg. Rain: 65mm

  • February

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • March

    8°C

    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • April

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • May

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • June

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • July

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 51mm

  • August

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • September

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • October

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 79mm

  • November

    8°C

    Avg. Rain: 76mm

  • December

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 74mm

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