Planning your hiking trip

Our practical advice and tips for your next hike
Photo, © Hello La Roux

Do you want to discover la Manche on foot? Whether you choose to walk for a few days or just a few hours, make sure you carefully plan and prepare your hike to ensure you get the best experience once you hit the trail! Where to stay, how to manage your luggage, which season and the Topoguides to make sure you have everything covered: here are our tips to ensure your next hike is a great adventure.

Where to stay?

Overnight accommodation for your stages

Campsites with overnight accommodation available for walkers and cyclists have services adapted to your needs. Designed for two people, this accommodation will enable you to explore la Manche while enjoying the comfort of a walker-friendly place to stay at an attractive price. Services include luggage transfer and catering on site or nearby. Recharge your batteries before heading off the next day!

Here are the campsites with overnight accomodation :

Luggage: Try La Malle Postale luggage delivery services

La Malle Postale is a luggage transportation service. During your hiking trip, they can deliver your luggage from one place to another. If you want to travel light, book your accommodation as close as possible to the trail with one of the partners. Then request an online quote and take advantage of this service for a few stages or for the whole of your trip.

How does it work?
  1. Find your partner accommodation in the list below and make a booking.
  2. Go to the La Malle Postale site to get a quote.
  3. Enjoy your trip! Your luggage will be delivered to your accommodation before 5 p.m.

La malle postale

Hiking on the GR®223 in different seasons

Hiking is an activity that has the advantage of being possible all year round.

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    Photo, © Best Jobers

    In spring, the conditions are often ideal: pleasant temperatures and longer days as nature slowly wakes up again.

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    Photo, © Best Jobers

    Summer is the most popular season with hikers. It’s the busiest time on the trail, so be sure to book your accommodation in advance.

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    Photo, © Hello La Roux

    Autumn is the perfect season if you prefer peace and quiet. Even though the days are shorter, the special autumn light in the morning and evening provides a magical atmosphere.

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    Photo, © Best Jobers

    In winter, hiking takes on a new dimension and allows for total disconnection. Wrap up warm and try the experience. But remember it can be more difficult to find accommodation and restaurants on the trail in winter. Be sure to plan ahead.


For a long hike or a walk by the sea, discover route suggestions and practical information in the la Manche Topoguides. Routes towards Mont Saint-Michel, la Manche on foot, the Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin Regional Nature Park on foot: order them from the online shop.


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