Provence & the French Riviera

 Private guided walking tours










Provence & the French Riviera

 Private guided walking tours








Provence & the French Riviera

 Private guided walking tours










An invitation to your senses !














How about exploring Provence & the French Riviera
with local professional hiking guides ?






And unearthing places and people almost impossible to find
when you only have travel books or information panels available ?






Take full advantage of your days and enjoy the peace of mind that results
from hiking with a guide who knows his region like the back of his hand






Come and experience a typical colorful market





      tasting an emblematic Provençal dish





and sipping a pastis on the terrace of a café




Discover beautiful sun-drenched landscapes






the very same painted by van Gogh and Cézanne





and make sure to play a game of pétanque !








Jean-Bernard Letemple and his fellow partners are open and friendly,
willing to help you make your trip as pleasant and amazing as possible








hiking with us !









Guided day hikes by local professionals

Come and discover Provence’s outdoors !







Welcome to En Route Provence,
the website that invites you to explore the most beautiful
outdoors that Provence, South of France, offers
by hiring a local professional hiking guide!


We’ve got trips to suit strollers and hikers
of all interests and levels.



There are few ways more enjoyable
to explore Provence’s natural wonders than on foot

Find out the numerous guided nature walks we propose from short strolls to challenging hikes according to the destination you plan to discover. Our hiking guides will be happy to help you catch the beauty of the luminous landscapes and so varied sceneries that can be seen in:

the wild rocky Calanques between Marseille and Cassis 
 the majestic Mont Sainte-Victoire near Aix-en-Provence
the scenic Alpilles near Les Baux de Provence and St Remy, not far from Avignon and Arles
 the Luberon mountains, Gordes and other picturesque hilltop villages
 the legendary Mont Ventoux & secret Montagne de Lure 
 the spectacular Verdon Gorge, near the Alps
 the attractive French Riviera all around Nice

Come and experience why Provence, France’s most popular region for holidays, is a land which has provided inspiration to famous painters and writers. Walk in artists’ footsteps.


Why hire a local hiking guide ?

A professional hiking guide in France has achieved accreditation and the highest level of qualification in the world for hiking activities : UIMLA certification (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations).
Here are the main benefits your local guide will provide you with :
– keeping you safe on every trail he (or she) will lead you on.
– customizing a hiking tour for you, based on your interests, your level and current weather conditions.
– showing you secret spots and will be able to choose quiet trails 
– including environmental education into hiking tours. As a local expert, your guide will help you identify the varied species of the Mediterranean flora, discover Provence towns and villages cultural heritage, and will tell you stories about the places you visit. In short, you will gain further understanding of the region.



                 Bordering on the Mediterranean Sea and stretching to the French Alps,

                 Provence & the Côte d’Azur is the historical region of France forming

                 the extreme South-East of the country. In a very sunny climate all year 

                 round, Provence & the Côte d’Azur is France’s most famous region 

                 when it comes to discover l’art de vivre thanks to its varied cultural  

                 heritage. It is also an outdoor lover’s playground, especially for hikers.






                      Provence’s outdoors :

France’s most diversified landscapes and brightest sky !











 Read about its natural geographical features