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Préalpes d’Azur guided hiking tour

Fabrice is a UIMLA mountain leader who offers great hiking programs in his region, Préalpes d'Azur. Spend a half or full day hiking, under the blue sky or the moon, all year round.

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Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


Description

Let me invite you to a guided hike in the Préalpes d’Azur Regional Natural Park. Enjoy a half or a full-day tour with your family or friends! 

The Préalpes d’Azur lies in the French department of the Alpes-Maritimes, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. It is located in the foothills of Grasse, between the valleys of Siagne, the Loup, the Cagne, the Estéron and Var.

The Préalpes d’Azur Regional Natural Park is a perfect environment for the enjoyment of hiking tours all year round (snowshoeing during the winter). In fact, it is one of the few places in Europe where you can hike all year round, except in July and August because the temperatures are too high.

This park is a perfect place to hike in spring and autumn but it’s also possible to enjoy snowshoeing walks during the winter with no risk of avalanches. And let me also recommend you the hiking tours under the moon. During these trips you won’t believe such stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast (Côte d’Azur).

Whichever tour you choose, in all of them you will discover the wildest aspects of the Preálpes d’Azur Regional Park. I will take you through the immense pine forests as well as other wild spaces forgotten by man. Besides to that, you will witness the purest fauna of the place, among which are the wolves and bobcats. These features make this trip a really unique experience suitable for all levels and ages!

Then, let me share with your some hiking options you can enjoy in this amazing natural park:

Panoramic Hike to Gourdon

A hiking tour to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is a place easily accessible for all. We will walk on a limestone plateau with La Côte d’Azur and the Gorges du Loup as background. On our way, surely we will find many traces of human occupation of the past. Then, we will cross a very mysterious forest until arriving at Gourdon, where we will finally be able to rest for a while and have something to drink. A beautiful experience along the coastline of Les Alpes Maritimes.

Please note that this tour will take around 4 hours of hiking with an altitude gain of 300 meters.

Night Trekking – Calern Plateau

A hike from Caussols, in the heart of the Préalpes d’Azur, between 8 pm and midnight. It is a trail accessible to anyone who practices a regular physical activity. At the beginning of this hike we will share a dinner together. Depending on the season, the crepuscular lights will allow us to admire the Western landscapes in direction to the Verdon Regional Natural Park. I strongly recommend to do this hike under the new moon stage (no moon). Thus, you can fully enjoy the stars in the sky. On the way you will also discover a curious cave chapel. And at the end of this amazing experience you’ll live the pleasure of walking and lighting your own way using a headlamp.

The total walking time of this trek is about 3 hours with 350 meters of positive altitude gain.

Hiking tour in Col Du Ferrier

It is an amazing hike ideal for the autumn. It is a colorful trek among the forest of the Vallon de Nans. In addition, you will also discover the plateau of Canaux and enjoy a panoramic lunch below the summit of Thiey.

This trail consists in 300 meters of vertical drop and will take us 4 hours of walk in total.

Pic of Courmettes – Puy of Turettes – Saint Barnabe Plateau

A medium-difficulty trek for those with a good physical shape. Our starting point will be Courmes, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Préalpes d’Azur. It will be a loop trail along which you can notice some vestiges of a traditional human life of the past. Besides that, you’ll discover all the secrets of a eroded geology. At the end of the hike you’ll have the opportunity of  visiting the beautiful village of Courmes.

Totally, this trek will take 5 hours of walking and 800 meters of positive gain.

There are many other interesting places to visit in the Préalpes d’Azur. Among other amazing options I can mention the following ones:

  • Plateau de la Malle,

  • Plateau de la Sarrée,

  • The Canal du Foulon,

  • Le Haut Montet,

  • The traverse of Cheiron in Gréolières les Neiges.

  • And many others!

If you want to know more details about these or other hiking spots in The Préalpes d’Azur Regional Natural Park, just get in touch with me. I will inform you about everything so that you can choose the most suitable option for you and your group. 

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 200 Each

Group of 2

EUR 100 Each

Group of 3

EUR 67 Each

Group of 4

EUR 50 Each

Group of 5

EUR 50 Each

Group of 6

EUR 33 Each

Group of 7

EUR 29 Each

Group of 8

EUR 25 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

Meeting point

We can meet in Grasse, Cannes, Antibes, Saint Laurent du Var or Nice and drive together to the starting point of the hike.

About the guide

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Venanson, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


What people are saying about Fabrice Henon

Sergey Chelyadinskiy

5.00

June, 2018

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 !!!

Erik

5.00

June, 2016

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!




 

 

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