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6-day Multi-adventure trip in Provence

Hervé, an IFMGA certified guide, takes you on this exciting multi-adventure programme in Provence, in the south of France. Get ready to go canyoning, climbing, hiking, canoeing and horse riding!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique multi-adventure programme in the beautiful region of Provence

  • Have fun while climbing, hiking, canyoning or riding a horse

  • Stay in a comfortable bed and breakfast at the heart of the Camargue Nature Park

Description

I invite you to join me on an amazing 6-day multi-adventure trip in the in the beautiful region of Provence, in the south of France. During these days we will be based at the heart of the Camargue Regional Nature Park, in the Mas Montredon bed and breakfast, the perfect starting point for our multiple adventures!

Get ready for an exciting week! Every day, a new adventure await us: you will have the opportunity of going hiking, canoeing, climbing, canyoning and horse riding. We will also enjoy picnics in beautiful natural settings, a great way to discover this unique region in France. Provence is an amazing playground for outdoors and nature lovers.

The Mas Montredon, our base during these days, has a privileged location, at the center of the Camargue Regional Nature Park, allowing us to enjoy many different outdoor activities. Our guest house offers a cozy atmosphere with a delicious gourmet breakfast and generous meals, along with comfortable rooms, where we will relax after fun and exciting days.

The park protects a wetland environment together with an adjacent marine area, along the shoreline of the Camargue region, located south of Arles. It was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve. It is a unique setting for a wonderful adventure.

If you’d like to join me on this great multi-adventure trip, don’t hesitate to send me a request. Book your trip and come enjoy an amazing time in Provence! If you don’t have much time available, you could check out my hiking and adventure tour in Provence, and join me for 1 or more days.

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Accommodation

Mas Montredon bed and breakfast

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hiking or Acquatic Hiking-Picnic

09:00- Reception at Mas Montredon bed and breakfast.Briefing and checking  of personal equipment.
 10:00– We get ready for a regular hike or an aquatic hike, depending on the season and weather conditions, in the Alpilles, the Gard or the Vaucluse.
Picnic on the way in a typical Provencal site. This day allows us to get to know each other, to test our skills and our physical fitness. The return to Mas Montredon is expected around 17.30.
20:00– Buffet Dinner

Day 2: Horse Riding-Hiking-Picnic

08:00– Breakfast
09:00- We head towards the nearby ranch where our horses and our state-certified riding instructor await us.
The preparation of the horses will take about 1 hour. Then we start our equestrian ride
Depending on the group level, we will  hike around the Etang de Vaccarès, around the ranch, or near the “Grande Bleue”.
Picnic on the way in a typical Camargue setting. Return to the lodge in the afternoon.
20:00- Buffet Dinner

Day 3: Via Ferrata-Picnic

08:00– Breakfast
09:00– Distribution of personal equipment and departure for a via ferrata in the Alpilles or Cavaillon. Approach walk, advice and lessons on site. Picnic in a cave.
Return to the lodge in the afternoon.
20:00– Buffet Dinner

Day 4: Canoeing

08:30– Breakfast
09:30– Departure to the Canoe Base on the Petit Rhone, for an exciting canoeing adventure down the river, in the middle of typical landscapes. Snacks on the way.
Return to the lodge in the afternoon.
18:00- Presentation of the film Expedition to Ama Dablam. Debate on adventure travel.
20:00– Buffet Dinner

Day 5: Climbing Day-Picnic

08:00– Breakfast.
09:00-Today is climbing day! Distribution of personal equipment and departure towards climbing site (Mouriès, Orgon, Cavaillon , Fontvieille, etc.)
We will enjoy a day climb, in total safety, with options for all  levels! Picnic at the foot of the cliff in a setting typical of climbing sites of the Provence, surrounded by a landscape of limestone, pine and garrigue. Return to the lodge in the afternoon.
20:00- Buffet Dinner

Day 6: Canyoning

08:00– Breakfast.
09:00-Distribution of Canyoning equipmentIn this region the canyons are more or less dry depending on the season. Unlike water hiking we use specific equipment
(caving / climbing).
Abseiling, fixed rope passes and de-escalating make for an unforgettable canyoning  day.
It will be a great introduction to further discover the major canyons of Verdon, Corsica, Sierra de Guarra or the Alpes Maritimes.
Return to the lodge the afternoon and end of program  around 17:00.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I come from Marseille and I found my passion for mountaineering very early, climbing Les Calanques, some mountains in the Verdon region and in the Alps. I got my IFMGA (mountain guide) certificate in 1983 and my ski instructor license in 1985.
I brought my clients on many summits of the Alps and went abroad to discover the world. I went skiing, climbing, mountaineering… in Morocco, Norway, Algeria (Hoggar), Yosemite (El Capitan) and Nepal. I discovered this passion for travelling and started to organize my first trips with my clients. In the late 80’, I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary and I did several ascents in Peru (Pisco, Yanapatcha and Huascaran). In the 90’, I did several trips in Nepal (Helambu, Langtang…).
I then kept on and further explored the world with my clients: Rolwaling traverse (Perchamo, Mera Peak Mingbo La), the summits of Yala Peak and the Yana Kanga, Patagonia (in Argentina), Manaslu tour in Nepal, Meso Kanto La, Mustang, Atacama desert in chili and many others.
I like bringing my clients mountaineering in summer and ski touring / heliskiing in winter.
Get in touch with me and let's discuss about your next guiding tour !


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 815 each

Group of 2

EUR 815 each

Group of 3

EUR 815 each

Group of 4

EUR 815 each

Group of 5

EUR 815 each

Group of 6

EUR 815 each

Group of 7

EUR 815 each

Group of 8

EUR 815 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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