Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Chamonix, Les Houches, Argentières, Vallorcine, Combloux, Megève, etc.
I can propose you a car pick up (with a little extra charge for the gas)
There are many hotels available in the Chamonix Valley
-Price per person
Group of 9: 89 EUR
Group of 10: 80 EUR
-We will use local transportation (local train) if we need to move from one place to the other. A private car may be used if you wish to explore further.
-Snowshoes are provided if necessary
-Footwear: insulated, waterproof boots are best. Leather hiking boots work well if they are waterproof.
-Warm clothes may be usefull (polar fleece), sunscreen, sunglasses and a picnic for the day.
-Wool or synthetic socks with wicking liners.
-Gaiters may be used to keep snow out of your boots. For deep powder, consider a knee-high style with waterproof/breathable lowers.
-Wear long underwear that wicks away moisture, insulates well and dries quickly. Avoid cotton!
-Insulating layer: Polyester fleece makes a good insulating mid-layer
-Outer layer: A waterproof, breathable shell jacket and pants keep you dry and fend off wind. Ski pants are good too.
-A wool or synthetic hat, Waterproof ski gloves or mittens.
I am a hiking guide (International Mountain Leader) who has been working all over France (including Provence and the Alps), Italy and Portugal since 2001. I speak fluent English due to my frequent trips to Taos Ski Valley (in New Mexico, USA where my family runs a great hotel and ski school), and my hiking trips 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 often visit 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 in my spare time. Additionally, I really enjoy botany and history.
I can guide you for a half day or for as many days as you like. I´ll take you to discover my favourite French Riviera alpine region, and the wild and large Mercantour National Park (counting 8 different valleys) near 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 the hiking hotspots in Provence such as Calanques National Park, Verdon gorges, Sainte Victoire and the Var region, with Saint Tropez a particular highlight.
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.
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