Are you trying to get fitter and healthier? If so, walking is one of the best forms of exercise you can do. It’s gentle on the muscles, yet it’s also extremely effective exercise. The best part about it is that it doesn’t even feel like exercise as you take in the scenery around you.
If you want to get the most out of walking for wellbeing, why not consider heading to France? If you’re anything like me then you’ll love taking in the fresh air and greenery of the rolling hills on a lovely walk. France offers some excellent walking holiday opportunities. Here’s a look at why you’ll want to consider taking a walking holiday in France to improve your wellbeing.
Walking for Wellbeing
Did you know that walking is one of the easiest ways to lose weight, become more active and get healthier? Not only is it effective, but it’s also relaxing and great for your wellbeing.
Perhaps one of the best benefits of walking for wellbeing, is that you can get the benefits from just a 10-minute brisk walk. On those days you don’t have a lot of free time, knowing a short walk will deliver health benefits is a little motivation to get out and stretch your legs. Walking is a great way to clear your mind, explore a new area and relax.
Walking is also good for building up your fitness levels. Even if you are not in great shape at the moment, a short walk each day can help you to become much healthier. There are some great walking holidays in France that look pretty excellent and worth considering if you’re looking to up your wellbeing game…
Walking Holidays in France
There are a lot of destinations in the world which offer great walking holidays, but France is definitely one of the best. It’s not too far from the UK so you can get there easily by train. France offers lots of great rural areas you can explore on foot. In fact, there’s over 110,000 miles of walking routes to explore in this magnificent country. So, whatever level you are, you should find a walking holiday in France to suit you or your groups needs. There are some great holiday companies like Headwater that offer walking holidays great for wellbeing.
Where in France should you head to?
With so many walking opportunities available in France, it’s difficult deciding where to go. The French Alps are an obvious choice, providing sensational views and a variety of challenging routes. Although there are some beginner routes, The French Alps region would best suit more advanced hikers.
For those seeking a more relaxing walking holiday, Provence is a great option. With beautiful gorge canyons, pretty stone villages and stunning pine forests, the area has walking routes to suit all abilities.
These are just some of the reasons why France makes an ideal walking holiday. Before booking, it’s worth ensuring you are booking a walking holiday which matches your fitness ability.
A little food for thought. Always busy planning the next adventure. Part of the fun is in the planning, don’t you think?
‘Travellers, there is no path, paths are made by walking’– Antonio Machado