Hiking trips – Mercantour National Park

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Sprawling over 650 square kilometers in the southeast corner of France and boasting more than 600 kilometers of hiking trails, Mercantour National Park is a veritable paradise for hiking enthusiasts.

Among the most popular hiking options is a one-day trek through Vésubie Valley and Madone de Fenestre. This path takes you to the summit of the highest mountain in the park, Gélas, (3,143 meters) where you can see as far south as the Mediterranean and get gorgeous views into the Alps to the north.

Another popular option is to head out on a multi-day trek, staying at various mountain cottages and huts each night. Heading to the famous Vallée des Merveilles makes for a great multi-day trek, especially when an ascent of Mont Bego is included. Here hikers can admire more than 37,000 petroglyphs too!




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What’s the weather like?

During the hiking season, Mercantour National Park enjoys average daily temperatures ranging from 18 ºC to 28 ºC. These temperatures dip a bit, the higher up you are in elevation. In terms of rain, the summer and autumn are the wettest months of the year, with August being the wettest month.

How to get there:

The easiest way to get to Mercantour National Park is generally flying into the international airport in Nice (NCE). From here, you can rent a car and make the incredibly scenic drive 1.5 hour drive to the park.



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Best time to visit:

May to September






What People are Saying

  • 12 reviews


Прекрасно проведенное время в компании отличного гида! Всего в 2 часах от Ниццы открывается совершенно другой мир . Огромное спасибо Фабрису за удивительные места и подробные объяснения !!!
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Sergey Chelyadinskiy
100% trusted Services and no scams at all. They will find a way to meet your request and schedules. Guide was very friendly and I really had fantastic 1 day trip! Kudos to the team involved!
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Marc Apilado
It was a fabulous day in the mountains with our guide Fabrice. He really loves his jobs. It much more a passion than a job for Fabrice. He has a patience wit h his hiking guests and a lot of knowledge about local flora and fauna. We will love to hike with Fabrice again and again. Julia, Niels and Josephine
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Julia Boe Jensen
I booked a tour with Fabrice on late May, definitely the highlight of my holiday, we went on a hike around Casterino It was a relaxed hike with great sights of mountain forests and lakes, I got to see some of the local fauna and flora of the park, ibex, marmots, chamois, although not as much as they would be in the area, possibly because of the wolfs (we saw some footprints). Overall it is a great way to see the surroundings. I would definitely recommend Fabrice as a guide for your next hike!
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