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Walking - footpaths & walking routes

The Nord and Pas-de-Calais tourist boards have developed lots of signed walking routes with leaflets

Walking routes
Leaflets, maps and booklets are available you help you plan interesting walks to suit how fit and energetic you and your party feels.

Walks are usually circular, allowing you to start from a place where you can arrive by car, coach or public transport - see railway timetables.

Group Booking service
If you want to book a group walking or cycling holiday/short break, there is a new service for the Pas de Calais area (Calais, Boulogne, Le Touquet, Arras, Lens, St.Omer) that will make all the arrangements for you.

The service is open to you whether your group is a school group, a family, a group of friends, a society or association, a works council, a local council; and whether you are looking for sport, culture or adventure.

Examples of programmes

  • for half a day, 2 days, 1 week or more…
  • for one or several hiking activities
  • including accomodation and food
  • including the route and the descriptions of the journey
  • on your own or guided by qualified people
  • with the option of extra services : orientering course, carrying luggage, booking ahead places you want to visit (museum, local products,…)

Examples :

  • A 2 day journey : 1 day mountain biking and 1 day hiking (one night in transit lodging)
  • 1 week journey : from Arras to Boulogne + local products tasting in the "Haut Pays" area (one night in Bed and Breakfast).
  • Canoeing downriver on Canche to Montreuil and way back by horse riding…

Address for bookings:

Cellule Développement de la Randonnée
Maison des sports du Pas-de-Calais
9, rue Jean Bart
62143 ANGRES - France


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Where to stay on your walking tour:
'Logis de France' bed & breakfast, small hotels;
Youth hostels.

Nature parks: [with signed walking routes]
Adomarois - near Saint-Omer
Boulonnais - near Boulogne & 'Entre Deux Caps' area
Parc Val Joly - Avenois Nature Park, near Avesnes
Saint-Amand - Nature Park

Related background information
Leisure cycling -safe cycle routes, off-road biking
Cycle-racing - Tour de France and races in the region
Outdoor sports
Railway timetables - details of train services in Nord Pas-de-Calais




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