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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Self-Guided Europe Walking Holidays for Independent Travellers

'The Art of Slow Travel'

New French Walking Tour Around Mount Blanc Showcases Finest Mountain Scenery in Europe

A new, self-guided hike through the French alps in the shadow of Europe's highest peak, Mount Blanc, will offer some of Europe's most spectacular mountain scenery this summer.

Offered by European walking tour company, On Foot Holidays, the seven-night trek takes walkers from St Gervais to Chamonix along the flower-festooned alpages, or high alpine plateaus, flanking the iconic, 4800-peak of Mount Blanc.

Available between June and September, the self-guided 'Chamonix and the French Alps' itinerary features breathtaking mountain and glacier views, open, cow-filled meadows, charming French hamlets, dark pine forests, refreshing brooks, spectacular suspension bridges and stays each night in small, family-run B&Bs or chalets where they meet up with their luggage each day, leaving just a day pack to carry on the track.

Daily breakfasts, two dinners and two picnics are included in the package, with walkers able to sample the Chamonix region's famous gourmet cooking and a range of French wines.

The walk is classified as hard and suitable for fit walkers, with 3.5 to six hours spent hiking each day, including some steep ascents and descents.

The seven-night Chamonix and the French Alps package is available from £805 (approximately A$1505 depending on currency rates) per person, twin-share, with a £240 supplement for solo travelers. Optional extra rest or walking days are also available.

Based in the UK and specialising in the 'art of slow travel', On Foot Holidays offers walkers around the world 24 self-guided tours across unspoilt areas of Europe for independent travellers who prefer intimate encounters with destinations. Walkers can select their own departure dates and all routes are designed by locals and tested by staff from On Foot Holidays.

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