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Roya Valley Day Hike to Malmort Castle

Come with UIMLA-certified mountain leader Fabrice on a trip to see the amazing Chateau de Malmort in the Roya Valley! The ruins of this beautiful castle have an incredible view of the Mercantour!




1 Day


May - Oct






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Step back into history and peer out from one of France´s most notable strongholds! The Malmort Castle is an evocative destination in the Mercantour, and it is a great place to take in the splendor of the Roya Valley!

Located in the southeast corner of both France and the Mercantour, the Roya Valley is nestled between the inspiring mountainsides of the Alps. Boasting an array of wildlife, it has no shortage of surprise and inspiration to travelers who come here looking for adventure.

The captivating meadows are a stunning backdrop to any hike, and the mountain hills turn every afternoon into a pleasant one. The gorgeous medieval village of Saorge stands out from the landscape, snuggled tightly into the lush green hills rolling high along the valleys.

Your program is designed to enjoy these delightful views from the ruins of Chateau de Malmort. A 13th century fortress that now sits abandoned and in ruins, it offers spectacular panoramas of the region. The panoramas give you an idea of the tranquility of this remote land, and the hike gives you a hands-on appreciation of one of the Alps´ wildest landscapes.

Alpine streams accompany you along the trails, and you will be immersed in every part of the land as you climb and descend in elevation. As we climb, you will see the advantage that the Mercantour has among other spots in the Alps.

The castle is one of three that defended the surrounding area of Saorge, and Malmort played a pivotal role in the strategic enterprises of the revolutionary wars. This hike is unlike any other, and you will have a truly unique experience, particularly for the Alps.

This hike is for anyone interested in the history of France and Europe, and would like to appreciate it alongside its natural beauty. You should be in relatively good shape to enjoy this program.

Stop waiting and start BOOKING this day program so you can hike your way through the charming Mercantour and see the Malmort Castle!

I can also guide you on a day hike of the Siagne Valley! Or we can head for a two-day trek in the Mercantour and spend the night in hanging tents!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join one of my group tours.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Fabrice

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Mountain Leader

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.


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What people are saying about Fabrice


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!



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 !!!



100% trusted Services and no scams at all. They will find a way to meet your request and schedules. Guide was very friendly and I really had fantastic 1 day trip! Kudos to the team involved!



It was a fabulous day in the mountains with our guide Fabrice. He really loves his jobs. It much more a passion than a job for Fabrice. He has a patience wit h his hiking guests and a lot of knowledge about local flora and fauna. We will love to hike with Fabrice again and again. Julia, Niels and Josephine

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