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Hiking in the Garavagne Forest, Prealpes d’Azur (France)

Prealpes d'Azur

Join certified guide Fred Devésa on a unique afternoon hike in the Garavagne Forest in the Prealpes d'Azur and discover the stunning French wilderness!


1/2 Day

Sep, Oct, Nov




  • Enjoy a unique autumn hike in the Prealpes d'Azur.
  • Discover the stunning flora and fauna of the region.
  • Explore the breathtaking Garavagne Forest.


Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the Prealpes d’Azur is a breathtaking location for outdoor adventures and active holidays. Join me on a 1/2 day hiking excursion in the Garavagne Forest and discover a stunning spot in the Prealpes d’Azur in France.

The beautiful Garavagne Forest is home to a great many plants, flowers, and animals. During the autumn months, between September and October, the red deer begins its mating season. On this thrilling hike, we will get the chance to catch sight of these magnificent animals as they do their courting. However, we will have to take the necessary precautions not to interfere in order to avoid a defensive response from the stags. I will make sure to guide you so that you can enjoy the forest’s wilderness while taking the necessary precautions.

This hike in the Prealpes d’Azur is open to participants of all levels. It is a 9km hike with a 280 m vertical drop. We will begin our excursion in the afternoon and stop to rest at 1 hour intervals. Therefore, you should feel comfortable with the pace at all times. Additionally, keep in mind that because we will start our hike in the afternoon, we will finish in the evening, when it is already dark. This will give us a chance to see the forest in a different light.

So, are you ready for a unique hiking adventure in the Garavagne Forest in the Prealpes d’Azur? Then book your place now and join me on a thrilling excursion into the French wilderness.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 25 Each

Group of 2

EUR 25 Each

Group of 3

EUR 25 Each

Group of 4

EUR 25 Each

Group of 5

EUR 25 Each

Group of 6

EUR 25 Each

Group of 7

EUR 25 Each

Group of 8

EUR 25 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

I am 53 years old. I discovered the mountain world and its activities a little more than 30 years ago in the Ariège Pyrenees. I have since spent most of my free time in the mountains, until I moved there 7 years ago. I started guiding in 1990 when I arrived in the Alpes-Maritimes region as part of a small mountain club affiliated to the Mountain and Climbing French Federation. I certified myself as an UIMLA Mountain Leader in 2013 and started guiding qi-gong and discovery hikes.

I work mainly in the territory of the Prealps d'Azur. That is where I live and it’s the terrain I know. I live in Valderoure, about 45 minutes drive from Grasse. After working almost 24 years in computer science mostly in Sophia-Antipolis, I needed a return to nature, a simple life, the most autonomous and authentic possible. So I chose to settle myself in the countryside and work there.

I am a farmer-baker. I produce cereals and turn them into flour and bread. The bakery is located in the hamlet of Lattes, near Saint-Auban. Wheat grows in Collongues in the Estéron Valley. I chose to live a simple life, looking to find real wealth, living on the land, paying attention to everyday’s life, living with little, able to discover the land where I live in total simplicity.

I learn by walking. I share what I have learned and what I learn every day and I nourish myself from new encounters and experiences. That's what I would like to share with you.






Valderoure, France

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