Summer Treks & Activities

Whether you fancy a multi-day mountain trek going 'hut to hut' through the high Alps or some single day mountain walks in some of Frances' most beautiful regions there is something for all interests.

The long distance trails (called GRs - Grande RandonnĂ©es) that we specialise in are:

 GR54 - Tour des Ecrins A 10+ day circular mountain trek through the beautiful Ecrins National Park

Meije to Mediterranean  A Traverse of the southern French alps - a variation on the Grande Route des Alpes GR5 & 52

GR20 - Corsica  A classic and famed traverse of the Corsican high mountain trails

Mercantour Marvels traverse Visit the Valley des Merveilles Bronze Age rock drawings in stunning Mercantour National Park region


Darren has been trekking and climbing through out the French Alps for over 30 years so knows these mountains intimately. On all the long distance treks you will be guided each day taking the most rewarding routes (not always taking the standard known paths but often on secret, more interesting trails). Accommodation varies from high mountain refuges, village based gites to quiet hotels.

Single Day Mountain Walks and Multi activity trips are also catered for.

If you prefer single day mountain walks based in one place then why not come on the Ecrins Alps Explorer program. Tailored to the number of days you require, interests and level of fitness we will explore the best mountain routes and peaks (up to 3400m) in and around the La Grave area.

Alternatively if you have varied interests then a bespoke 'multi activity' holiday can be arranged. Activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, via ferrata and rafting.

Later in the year when the weather is less appealing in the higher Alpine regions (and the huts and facilities are closed) the Alpes Maritimes still afford sunny and warm walking opportunities. Based in accommodation just north of Nice you can enjoy great scenery in mountains up to 2000m - bespoke guiding can be arranged during late September and October.

NEW for summer 2018 - The HAUTE ROMANCHE trek
This 7 day journey discovers the varied landscapes of the upper Romanche valley and locates the source of the river Romanche high in the glaciers of the Parc National des Ecrins. Includes an option to finish with an overnight stay high in the Ecrins Alps at over 3100m!!
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