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Saint Dalmas, France, Short Guided Snowshoe Hike

Saint Dalmas

Richard, a UIMLA certified guide, wants to take you on a short, but wonderfully scenic snowshoeing hike through the Mercantour national park to the village of Saint Dalmas.

Not specified


1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




The Mercantour national park in the Alps of France is a beautiful place to visit. And on this short trip, I would like to guide you through the heart of the park to the village of Saint Dalmas.

The highest village in the Alpes-Maritimes, Saint Dalmas is a gorgeous place. Very easy, and less than three hours long, this snowshoeing hike to the village is perfect for anybody who wants to explore a gorgeous natural area. And because of the easy nature of the trip, you don’t have to worry about having any prior technical experience to participate. The pace is also wonderfully casual. Thus giving you all the time you want to enjoy the stunning surroundings of the Mercantour national park as well as the village of Saint Dalmas once we reach it.

During the hike, you will get to see an abundance of traces of wildlife. From haresfoxes and wolves to ibex and chamois, there is a great chance you will get to see their prints in the snow. And particularly in the case of chamois, you will probably have a good chance of seeing the animals themselves with the help of a telescope.

Getting to the beginning part of the hike is also very easy, as you can carpool from either Auron or Saint Etienne.

Snowshoeing through the Mercantour national park is a fantastic experience. You will be immersed in nature the whole time, and will get to explore it at a leisurely pace. So send me a request, and let me guide you to the village of Saint Dalmas.

I can also lead you on a short snowshoeing hike through the beautiful Isola 2000 area as well.



There are comfortable accommodation options around the area that I would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point

Auron or Saint Etienne.

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.


French | English




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 ☺️

Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 23 Each

Group of 5

EUR 23 Each

Group of 6

EUR 23 Each

Group of 7

EUR 23 Each

Group of 8

EUR 23 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

If you do not own rackets and poles, you can rent them for an additional 8 Euros.


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