The Southern Alps

Hiking in the Ecrins ©

My alpine walking trips take place in the Southern French Alps which are far quieter and less developed than the famous Mont Blanc and Matterhorn regions. In addition, the hotels and restaurants are generally less expensive and more authentic

A chamois ©trekkinginthealpsandprovence.comA marmot up close ©

Many people assume that walking in the Alps must involve snow and ice skills, crevasse and avalanche dangers, and lots of equipment. Not so! There are many miles of paths in the Alps which allow walks to be undertaken without getting involved in the high mountains and their attendant dangers. With Trekking in the Alps and Provence you'll hike on quiet remote trails, we'll head up to high passes and summits where the views are stunning and the sense of achievement extraordinary.   

Looking across to the Mieje in the Ecrins National Park ©

Post hike reward ©

I have a number of different venues in the various massifs of the French Southern Alps - the Ubaye, the Queyras, Dévoluy and the Ecrins. 

We can envisage a 3 - 5 day trip. For a week I can organise a mid-week activity such as via ferrata or electric biking, or equally a self-guided hike. There are so many options, get in touch and let's talk about what will make your dream alpine walking holiday. 

Fabulous mountain walking in the Dévoluy ©


Valence, Gap, Briançon

Paris, Lyon, Turin

The Ecrins National Park ©trekkinginthealpsandprovence.comAbove the Glacier Noir in the Ecrins ©