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1-day mountaineering tour in the Mercantour

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Discover the Mercantour National Park's stunning natural beauty with this 1-day mountaineering tour with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Fabien.


+1 Day

Apr - Nov


Join me on this mountaineering tour in Mercantour National Park and enjoy the beauty of this unique high mountain environment.

With its back to the Mediterranean Sea, the Mercantour National Park is an experience in itself. Take a deep breath and take in all of the area’s natural beauty while you push your body to take one more step up!

I regard mountaineering as the most complete discipline, as it includes several different activities (hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, etc.). Here in the Mercantour, you’ll see no glaciers or crevices, but the environment is that of the high mountain. With the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop and the Alps opening up before you, it will be an unforgettable sight!

For this mountaineering tour, I propose several 1-day tour options you can choose from. You can climb La Cougourde (2921 meters), a big Mercantour classic, or opt to hike to the top of Corno Stella by the Cessole route (3050 meters). Another option is to go for the Mont Ponset summit (2828 meters), where you’ll enjoy stunning 360° views from the top!

These are just a few examples of the routes we could take on our day together, but there are different options for all levels! If you have a particular route in mind, don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll try to accommodate your wishes.

I’ve been taking people out to explore the mountains since 2008. In 2014, I became an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, turning my passion into a full-time job. I view the mountain as a huge playground with its own set of rules. You have to play while taking into account its mood, the weather conditions and your itinerary of choice. It’s always an adventure!

Join me on this mountaineering tour and discover the joys the Mercantour high mountain environment has to offer. Contact me with any questions you may have.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Hi! My name is Fabien Artero, I have been a mountain leader since 2008 and mountain guide since 2014. I discovered my passion for the mountains by spending time during my youth at the Valle Argentina in Italy, in the Ligurian Alps.

I slowly discovered activities that allowed me to travel the valley along the seasons...

The mountain is a large playground. We have to play according to its mood, mountain conditions, weather and finally choose the itinerary... Which renders these activities complex and exciting.

These activities allow us to discover the valleys, massifs, the countries and people living in them. Altogether is makes for an enriching mixture from any point of view.

I wanted this to become my profession because, of the mountains, human contact and the practice of exciting activities.


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What people are saying about Fabien



After many guides were first available snd then cancelling? the trip Fabien was available.This was not nice since i had everything else booked.Fabien is excellent guide and teally nice person, i highly recommend him.

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