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Cougourde Refuge (Mercantour) snowshoeing tour

A snowshoeing tour through the Mercantour National Park to the Cogourde Hut along with Fabrice, a local UIMLA certified mountain leader.




1 Day


All year






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Come with me and explore the wonderful natural spots of the Mercantour National Park. From the Boreón to the Cougourde Refuge, I invite you to enjoy a guided snowshoeing tour through some of the most amazing landscapes in France

With an extension of 685 kilometres, the Mercantour National Park is a very popular park in the Maritime Alps department of France. It has a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation to admire. The Cougourde Refuge, which is inside of the park, is situated near the Cougourde Peak (2,921 meters). This mountain is one of the most famous summits of the region. 

We will start the snowshoe tour at the Borne Nordic Center. This place is one of the most important ski stations apart from the Alps d’Azur. It is near the Saint-Martin Vésubie, a village in the Maritime Alps that is also the main entrance to the Mercantour National Park. From the village, you will be able to enjoy the view of the gorgeous wolves of the Alpha Park.

Meanwhile, we will walk through the snow-covered Boreón stream. After that, in the heart of the Mercantour park, we will discover an incredible larch forest surrounded by the area’s highest peaks. At this point, you will get the chance to see many beautiful and elegant chamois. Then, we will reach the Cougourde Refuge and have lunch.

This journey will take us around 5 hours. We will also be trekking across 600 meters of incline. As a result, it is mandatory that you are in good physical condition.

Would you like to go for a snowshoeing tour in the beautiful Mercantour National Park? If so, don’t hesitate, send me a request! I assure you it will be an unforgettable experience!

Would you like to snowshoe through other areas of the Mercantour park?  Then join me on this full day trip in the Col de Salese area.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price Includes guiding fee and snowshoes + sticks

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Fabrice

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Mountain Leader

My passion is hiking and it has been since I was a child. I am a Mountain Leader, ready to make you gain altitude!
My goal is to live adventures in a wild nature. And there are as many possibilities as varied landscapes and seasons!
Always looking for new spaces, privileged and authentic moments, a preserved and wild nature... It's above all about plenitude and contemplation, trying each time to understand the beauty of the sceneries.
I am a former lawyer, also ski patroller specialized in nivology and meteorology. I cross the massif ski touring during the winter for my own pleasure.


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What people are saying about Fabrice


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!



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 !!!



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!



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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