Mercantour National Park, France, Guided Hiking

Join UIMLA certified guide Fabrice on a full day of exciting hiking in the beautiful Mercantour National Park in France, and admire the gorgeous Vesubie valley.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


 
There are 10 national parks throughout France. And on this day trip, I would like to take you hiking through one of them, the Mercantour national park.

The Mercantour national park is located only an hour and a half drive from the French Riviera. The riviera is home to some amazing places including Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo.

With an area of over 100 square kilometres there is an abundance of beautiful natural scenery and landscape to see within the enormous park, including the Vesubie valley, which is where we’ll be hiking through. The Vesubie valley is full of gorgeous lakes, including the Trecolpas lake. This sparkling body of water is absolutely stunning, and well worth the visit.

Along with the lakes, you will also get to see several magnificent peaks, meadows and forests. There is also a lot of wildlife that you may get to spot as well, including chamois!

I also offer the option to visit the Wolf park after the hike as well, which will take an additional one and a half hours.

We will be trekking at a comfortable pace. Hence giving you every opportunity to see as much of the park’s beauty as possible. However, because we will be hiking throughout the day, you should be in good physical condition.

If you would like to see and explore some of the natural beauty of France, you can’t do much better than the Mercantour national park. To join me, all you have to do is send me a request. I look forward to hearing from you.


Price per person

 
1 Person
236 USD

Group of 2
124 USD

Group of 3
84 USD

Group of 4
67 USD

Group of 5
51 USD

Group of 6
45 USD

Group of 7
39 USD

Group of 8
39 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 There is the option to have a picnic lunch as well for an additional 10 Euros per person.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Saint Martin Vesubie, Road M2565
Accommodation

There are several comfortable accommodation options in Saint Martin Vesubie that I would be happy to recommend to you. The city of Nice, as well as the French Riviera are within driving distance, and also have many comfortable accommodation options as well.

More info

Participants should bring good hiking shoes, warm clothing, sun screen, and sun glasses.

Disclaimer
The guide can decide to modify this program for reasons of safety, weather conditions or any other unforeseen event. It can also be adapted according to the technical and physical level of participants.
 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a hiking guide (International Mountain Leader) working all over France (including Provence and the Alps), Italy and Portugal since 2001. I speak English very fluently as I often go to Taos Ski Valley (in New Mexico, USA where my family runs a great hotel and ski school) and I also go hiking in the American southwest.

I live mainly in Nice (French Riviera), but I also move all over the Alps working in different alpine valleys. I also often go to Martinique (French Caribbean island) where I enjoy rainforest and tropical hikes.

When I´m not guiding, I also work as a photographer and like to climb, ski, play tennis, or kitesurf on my spare time. I really enjoy botany and history as well.

I can guide you for a half day or for as many days as you like. I´ll take you to discover my French Riviera alpine region and the wild and large Mercantour National Park (counting 8 different valleys) nearby Nice, Monte Carlo and Cannes.

In my region, we can enjoy the Mediterranean landscape at sea level. As we move into higher altitudes, we will discover alpine lakes, larch or pine forests, orchids and alpine flowers, open meadows, spectacular medieval perched villages and old baroque chapels and churches, with great historic value.

We can also discover together the hiking hotspots in Provence, such as Calanques National Park, Verdon gorges, Sainte Victoire and the Var region, with highlights such as Saint Tropez.

I also love to hike in Italy in the very famous world heritage Cinque Terre (the amazing national park of the "Five Lands"), or in Liguria near San Remo.

And finally, I always enjoy taking my guests to the northern Alps: to Chamonix and Mont Blanc´s amazingly large panoramas or to the great Vanoise National Park, the largest in the heart of French Alps.

 
 
FROM 39 USD per person
 

 

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