Prepare a rucksack, suitable shoes and a walking stick, plus a pocket hiking guidebook, and you’re ready to head out on the hiking paths around Normandy. You can explore the Eure on foot across several days, making the most of its wide-open natural spaces; choose from national hiking paths (Grandes Randonnées, or GRs), pilgrimage routes, or then short family walks.
Enjoy the surprise of the walking routes through the Marais Vernier marshlands, in the heart of the Parc Régional Naturel des Boucles de la Seine Normande. Certified guides lead tours, teaching visitors about the special flora and fauna of this protected area.
The county’s hiking body, the Comité Départemental de la Randonnée Pédestre, maintains the well-signposted trails. You can go roaming over several days along the GR trails, knowing that there are accommodation providers dotted along the routes. Enjoy surprising, unique viewpoints across our valleys thanks to their unspoilt natural and historic heritage. For certain hikes lasting several days, there are circuits connecting one train station to another, allowing hikers, for example, to walk along the Seine Valley quite independently.
For a short walk or a Sunday walk, the Eure’s tourist offices can provide circuits for you to follow. It’s a nice way of taking a walk around a hamlet or castle, say. For more seasoned hikers, crossing Normandy’s valleys and hedge-divided fields is possible making use of hiking trails that combine slopes, flat stretches and some steep descents.
Head out for a weekend in the heart of the Eure’s countryside. Take in views of landscapes that have remained unspoilt through time. You may encounter other people on outings, perhaps on bikes or on horse-back. This list gives details of the walking circuits and waymarked hiking trails around the Eure.
If you’re wondering whether to take on a hike rather than a walk, then why not extend your holidays in Normandy? The Eure provides the opportunity to try out many further outdoor activities too. Add to the fun of your stay, venturing further along Normandy’s greenways and cycle paths, for example.
You’ve got it, the Eure’s hills and heights are a joy for keen nature lovers, walks and hikes providing a perfect excuse for staying with us in the heart of Normandy.