Provence & the French Riviera on foot

 Private guided hikes and walking tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provence & the French Riviera on foot

 Private guided hikes and walking tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 An invitation to all your senses !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about exploring Provence & the French Riviera

 

 

 

 

 

with local professional hiking guides

 

 

 

 

 

and seeing unique spots or meeting people you’d be unlikely to find

 

 

 

 

 

 

when you only have travel books or information panels at your disposal ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take full advantage of your days and enjoy the peace of mind that results

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   from walking the 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy
hiking with us !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provence walking tours by local professionals

Come and discover Provence’s diverse outdoors and embark on active adventures !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 physical abilities.

 

 

Provence’s natural wonders are best seen by foot

 

If you’d like to include a hike during your visit to Provence, we will help you choose an outing appropriate to your travel schedule and physical abilities. 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, who know Provence’s trails inside out, will be happy to help you catch the beauty of the luminous landscapes and so varied sceneries that can be seen while hiking:

– the attractive French Riviera all around Nice, Cannes & Menton
– the lovely Alpilles from Les Baux de Provence or St Remy, near Avignon and Arles

the wild rocky coast of the 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


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 : the UIMLA certification (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations). This is the highest level of qualification in the world for hiking activities, with the exception of glacier and technical rock.
Here are the main benefits your local guide will provide you with on our organized walks in Provence:

keeping you safe on every trail he (or she) will lead you on,
customizing a hiking tour for you, based on your interests, your physical abilities and your travel schedule, and considering current weather conditions,
showing you secret spots and being able to lead you on quiet paths and to choose backup trails if need be,
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 Alps, Provence & the French Riviera make up the historical region of France forming the extreme South-East of the country. In a very sunny climate all year round, la Provence Côte d’Azur is one of the most famous region in France 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 

 

 

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