Provence & the French Riviera on foot

 Private guided walking tours










Provence & the French Riviera on foot

 Private guided walking tours









 An invitation to your senses !








How about exploring Provence & the French Riviera






with local professional hiking guides






and unearthing places or meeting people very hard 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 walking outdoors 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,                                                          enjoy walking holidays !








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 nice 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 guides will be happy to help you catch the beauty of the luminous landscapes and so varied sceneries that can be seen when hiking:

– the lovely Alpilles from Les Baux de Provence or St Remy, near Avignon and Arles
the wild rocky Calanques from Marseille or Cassis 
– the majestic Mont Sainte-Victoire lying east of Aix-en-Provence
– the Luberon mountains, Gordes & other charming 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 such a great number of 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 being able to choose quiet trails 
including environmental interpretation into his hikes : 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 a much deeper appreciation 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