France

An Exploration of Southern France

Overcoming some strong winds and a little bit of vertigo, Helen regales us with the beauty and adventure of walking in France. Read on to step into this story of scarily steep stairs and ancient Roman architecture begging to be explored. Laura, Community Coordinator

An Exploration of Southern France

Walking Among Wildflowers in Andorra

I have just got back from leading D+ and C+ walks with a second leader, John Phelps, in Andorra. Despite the snow preventing access to some of the higher peaks (and making some of the lower walks quite exciting in places), we completed a full week’s walking.

Walking Among Wildflowers in Andorra
Diane Du BoisFrance, Europe

Snowshoeing In The Pyrenees

Our holiday was almost a non-starter due to all the flight cancellations.  We met up with some of the group, obvious by the Rambler labels on their suitcases, as we stood in a queue for over 4 1/2 hours to rebook our flights. 

Diane Du BoisFrance, Europe
Snowshoeing In The Pyrenees

Magical Luberon Memories

‘Wow, what a fantastic smell!’

We were in the lively market in the town of Rousillon, where the aroma of fresh nougat being made competed with the scents of stalls selling saussison, charcuterie and cheeses – making our lunch purchase decision a difficult if very pleasurable one.

Magical Luberon Memories
Barbara AustinFrance, Europe

A Delightful Escape to the South of France

The long winter and cold/wet spring let to my spontaneous decision to seek some walking in the sunshine. Although very familiar with the South of France, this particular corner had so far escaped my attention, and what a pleasant surprise it was!

Barbara AustinFrance, Europe
A Delightful Escape to the South of France
Rachel YuleFrance, Europe

An Exploration of Southern France

“Pont du Gard walk” 
We walked alongside the remains of this amazing Roman aqueduct, which took us to the Pont du Gard itself. 

Rachel YuleFrance, Europe
An Exploration of Southern France

Marvels of the Mediterranean

As the Pyrenees reach the Mediterranean, the rugged, unforgiving mountains give way to relatively gentle hills which offer magnificent views over the sea. They also offer visitors to the area the chance to get away from the beaches, deck chairs, bars and restaurants for rambles across some of the most beautiful coastal countryside in Europe. 

Marvels of the Mediterranean

Sampling the Vine in Alsace

This is a new area of France for me and for many of our group. Kaysersberg, our base, is a lovely small town in the Weiss valley – it has steep slopes covered with vines. For centuries, it has exported its wines across the nearby Rhine to Germany.

Sampling the Vine in Alsace

Discovering Nice

Twenty of us are meeting up in Nice to look at the Gardens of the Riviera – what could possibly go wrong? Well quite a lot as it turned out…. our train across France was cancelled by a strike so we had to jump in the car. 

Discovering Nice