Jean-Bernard Letemple, a welcoming outdoor
adventure professional & hiking tour organizer,
operating in a Provence-based independent
team of French certified hiking guides.


Hiking guides and nature interpreters


Passionate & highly skilled local experts     We love Provence & love

_____                                                                      sharing it with you

For twenty years, I have succeeded in expanding my activity as a guide, turning my passion into my profession, without the need for an extra income source.

Isabelle, Lucie, Julie, Pierre, Olivier, Marc, Lionel, Philippe, Cédric, Arnaud and Felix are English-speaking UIMLA* certified hiking guides, as I am, who live and work on the Provence ground. We bring our top-class expertise to our local areas : therefore, we know the best trails and the most scenic spots across Provence.

Be confident about hiring a professional guide: my partners and I will keep you safe on every trail of this varied region. We will select with you the best routes according to your wishes and abilities, together with the conditions of your stay. You will find us approachable, accommodating and eager to make your experience here a memorable one.  

And with us, walking in Provence led by a guide is possible in four languages : we can speak English, German, Italian and French, of course !

* Union of International Mountain Leader Associations

We are experts in Mediterranean nature












All of us are naturalist guides with expert knowledge, especially in the so diverse Mediterranean flora. In addition to the guiding of adults, most of us lead schoolchildren and students on hiking trails in nature interpretation and education programs.



Hiking is one of my greatest joys in life. I discovered it as a child during the summer holidays, when our father used to lead my brother and I up to Garlaban‘s top in the early morning : what a pleasure it was, after our effort, to savour the saucisson, this classic French dry-cured sausage, while we were towering over the town of Aubagne.
Today I am happy to share my passion and knowledge with you, who come from all over the world to visit Provence, my beautiful and so diverse region.

I am an accredited professional hiking guide, member of the UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations). On trails since 1999 as a guide, I have acquired a solid expertise in a wide range of trails and a large knowledge in many fields: natural environment of course, but also history, art, food and wine – in a word, local culture. I am ever eager to share with my guests tidbits of information about the area we are exploring. 






My business partners in outdoor recreation are hiking guides companies, local incoming agencies, international tour operators, holiday clubs, hotels, tourist offices and other professional guides. As far as educational school trips are concerned, I mostly work with French high schools.

Provençal by my mother, I practice my activity in every corner of Provence with a various public in very different ways. And this diversity is essential to me.

My family and I have been living in Provence since 2000, after a few years spent in Canada. Besides hiking, I am passionate about trail running, cooking, listening to music and watching movies. 



I am an International Mountain Leader (UIMLA). 

My certificate : Brevet d’État d’Accompagnateur en Moyenne Montagne
   (French State Mountain Leader certificate). 












Thank you for your confidence !