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Gorges de Daluis 4-hour guided trekking tour

Gorges de Daluis. Photo: BMR & MAM (Flickr)

Richard, an UIMLA Mountain Leader, takes you on this balcony hike along the Gorges de Daluis, a spectacular 6 kilometer-long canyon in the Alpes Maritimes department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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I invite you to join me on a half-day balcony trek in the Gorges de Daluis, a spectacular 6-kilometer-long canyon in the Alpes-Maritimes department. It is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, in southeastern France.

The canyon is cut in red sandstone rock, by the River Var. This is a balcony walk on the way out and an “orchestra” hike on the return. This mineral circuit offers along the way a striking sight of the Gorges de Daluis and their walls of red rock dating back to the end of the Primary Era.

The highlight of this 4-hour trek is the spectacular panoramic viewpoint built in 1989 in the heart of the canyon. From that incredible spot, we can see the waters of the River Var about 270 meters below.

We will also see the openings of very old mining galleries that cut the cliffs of the left bank, a testimony of the exploitation of copper ore. The sumach groves, whose leaves were once used to make domestic dye, decorate the landscape in autumn with their warm red-orange colors.

This 4-hour trek has 500 meters of positive altitude gain, and 500 meters of negative altitude difference. It is a hike of intermediate difficulty level.

Would you like to join me on this balcony hike along the Gorges de Daluis? Then send me a request and come enjoy a great 4-hour trek. 

About the guide

Nature is for me a fabulous field of investigation . Colors, scents, sounds are always present and reveal us so many sensations.
My hometown is Nice on the French Riviera and I explore my region from the Mediterranean shores to the highest peaks of the Mercantour National Park. In the summer time on foot, and in the winter with snowshoeing.

I am looking forward to guiding you in my region, sharing the vision of chamois, marmots and ibexes, on the tracks of wolves, and with a golden eagle in the sky.


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Nice, France

What people are saying about Richard Petitjean

Nicola stott


April, 2022

Richard delivered exactly what I was hoping for. The choice of route suited me perfectly; he fitted in with my timelines which was important to me and the cherry on top was that he was a delight to walk with and chat to for 3 hours. If I was here a little longer, I’d do another one and definitely will when I come back. Thank you ☺️



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