What’s on offer?  

Guided hotel based trips, for open groups or private booking.

Also custom made trips and private daily guiding are available.

Classic Provence
A one week trip with a day off from hiking mid-week. Our hikes will be very varied, taking us through olive groves, around vineyards, to high viewpoints and charming villages. We'll enjoy the abundant Provençal flora and have amazing views of far away vistas, castles, lavender fields and deep gorges where vultures glide by. A day off mid-week offers the chance to visit nearby historical sites, a local market, and then maybe to enjoy a bike ride of an exciting via ferrata excursion. Or maybe just to chill out and rest in the sunshine sipping local rosé. 

Gorgeous Provence
Also one week, this time all hiking, in the southern region of Provence, beginning not far from the Côte d'Azur then heading inland to explore the spectacular Verdon Gorge. Very comfortable accommodation, offering traditional Provençal fare, will complete this exciting trip. 

Hidden Provence 
takes us further north to a beautiful area of forests, farming villages, castles and mountains. This is a week of very varied spectacular walking in wild and remote scenery. However, we will also take the time to sample all that is good about Provence, from the wine and olive oil to the historical villages of the Saou region to Provençal markets to the lavender culture out towards the Rhône Valley. 

Secret Provence
This is a new trip for 2021 based in the Luberon region of Provence, made famous by Peter Mayle's book A Year in Provence. This is the preferred region for artists and painters, known for its subtle and remarkable light, the perched villages, gentle orchards and vineyards and rounded hills. 
8 days including arrival and departure days, 5 days walking with a day midweek to visit places of local interest and for those who wish to enjoy a relaxed electric bike ride elong tiny lanes with wonderful views. 

“Wonderful walking area – wooded hills and fantastic rock formations. Amazing variety. Provençal villages just as one imagined they would be”. Jen

“Thank you so much for a wonderful week in Provence.  We had a great time: the walks, the wildlife, the flowers, the food, the company ....... it was all brilliant” Bel

“Great week in Provence, culminating in a summit ascent of Mont Ventoux ; wonderful hotel with very friendly staff and gourmet meals” Tim

Custom made holidays are available if you hire me privately. From one day to a week, I will be very happy to show you some of the best wild places of Provence, at whatever hiking level you like, from gentle valley strolls to full on summit scampers! From 1 - 8 people. 

Where do we stay?
My trips are based in friendly and traditional Provençal hotels which offer a showcase for local products and Provençal specialities. 

The food is genuine Provence cuisine, which is hugely varied, based largely on local and seasonal ingredients. Presentation is very important in Provence.

Those who enjoy their wine will not be disappointed; this region boasts some of the most prestigious wines of France. If you wish, a wine tasting visit can be incorporated into a trip.