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Short winter hike in Isola 2000 for beginners


Join Richard, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader, for this short and sweet winter hike around the Isola 2000 ski resort. Richard will share his knowledge of the nature and history of the region as you enjoy the stunning winter landscape!

Not specified


1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Open to everyone

First Time


Come experience the tranquility of winter in the mountains!  Join me for this short winter hike: no previous snowshoe experience required!

Isola 2000 is a popular ski resort located near Mercantour National Park in the French Alps.  However, skiing and snowboarding are not the only outdoor activities available to enjoy during the winter.  Hiking this time of year can be quite enjoyable.  Seeing everything blanked in soft white snow gives you a new appreciation for the mountains, in addition to a peaceful sense of tranquility and stillness.

This short 1.5 hour walk is a perfect introduction to wintertime hiking.  This is a great opportunity for those new to snowshoes to practice, or those who are already familiar with winter hiking to spend sometime outdoors. For this excursion, we will focus more on appreciating the winter landscape than physical effort, and so we will stay on mostly flat terrain.

As we explore the beautiful winter landscape, we will have the opportunity to look at animal tracks, to watch chamois through a telescope, and to appreciate the beauty of the mountains in winter.  We will have lots of downtime as we move at a very moderate pace, and along the way I will share my knowledge of the nature and history of the region.

Book this short winter hike now, and I promise a fun and relaxing experience exploring the winter landscape in the area around Isola 2000!

I offer other guided snowshoe programs as well: Isola 2000, France, Half-Day Guided SnowshoeingTerre Rouge Lakes, France, Guided Snowshoe Tour, or Auron, French Alps, Short Snowshoeing Hike.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 108 Each

Group of 2

EUR 54 Each

Group of 3

EUR 36 Each

Group of 4

EUR 27 Each

Group of 5

EUR 22 Each

Group of 6

EUR 18 Each

Group of 7

EUR 18 Each

Group of 8

EUR 18 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

We can coordinate equipment rental (rackets and poles) for an additional 8 euro.


Meeting point

We will meet at the tourist office

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 ☺️



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