Short walks

Walking in France: A walker's view of the Château de Chenonceaux
A walker’s view of the Château de Chenonceaux

We prefer to do walks of four to five weeks duration, but we appreciate that many people are interested in much shorter walks. Therefore, as we post Jenny’s diaries on this site, we extract from them the best short sections, which are arranged below according to duration.

One criterion that we use, apart from beauty and interest, is that these short walks must have easy access to public transport at both ends.

Walking in France: On the way down from the Grand Luberon
On the way down from the Grand Luberon

The individual maps of these short walks show accommodation icons for each night. By zooming in on a particular icon you can see the precise location of the establishment where we stayed.

To identify a walk, click a red line on the map below to get a very brief description.

Three-day short walks

Causse du Larzac

Gorges of the Aveyron

Four-day short walks


Causse de Gramat

Gorges of the Loire

Gorges of the Tarn

Five-day short walks



Mountains of Beaujolais

Upper Dordogne (2003)

Upper Vézère River

Six-day short walks

High Provence

Loire and Cher Rivers

Vézère and Dordogne

Seven-day short walks




Eight to ten-day short walks


RL Stevenson Trail

Upper Dordogne (2005)

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