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Family Friendly Half Day Nature Hike in Mercantour National Park, Isola 2000

Fauna hike

Join Richard, an UIMLA-certified mountain leader, for this all ages half-day nature walk, where you will enjoy incredible panoramic vistas of the French and Italian Alps while you discover the flora and fauna of the region!

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1/2 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone

First Time


Nature lovers of all ages are invited to learn about the flora and fauna of Mercantour National Park during this guided half day nature hike!

During the winter months, the area of Isola 2000 may be known as one of the top ski resorts in Southern France.  However, those who visit during the summertime are able to enjoy beautiful mountain panoramas, along with the abundant flora and fauna of the popular Mercantour National Park. It is a popular destination for hiking and many other activities, particularly due to its proximity to Nice.

We will explore a route along Les Cretes de La Lauzetta.  Walking along the ridge, we will experience incredible panoramic vistas of the Italian and French Alps.  Along the way, we will observe the wildlife of the area, including chamois and marmots, with binoculars or a telescope.  Additionally, I will share information about the different plants and flowers of the mountain, and teach you about the geological formation of the mountains.

This is a half-day excursion that lasts approximately 3 hours, with an hour of time spent walking at a very moderate pace, with a minimal altitude gain/loss of 30m.  We will depart from the tourist office at 8:30 AM.  This outing is suitable for families with young or very young children, especially those who are curious about the wonders of nature.  Of course, this is also a wonderful excursion for adults who want to learn more about the natural environment of the area.

Book now and let me guide you on this family friendly nature walk, where you will discover the incredible panoramic views and fascinating wildlife of the mountains Southern France!

Be sure to check out my other guided hiking programs in Southern France: Afternoon walk around Isola 2000 in Mercantour area, Half-Day Wildlife Tour in Mercantour National Park, or Half-Day Hike of the Eze Circuit in Southern France.


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 18 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Meeting point

We will depart at 8:30 AM from the tourist office

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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