SPRING & SUMMER CALENDAR 2022

 If the travel situation eases and we can envisage a more normal life then extra trips can be added in. Let me know by email if you have a specific trip in mind. 


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All trips are 6 days, not including arrival and departure days

 

 THE 2022 PROGRAMME

Spring trips

Meet TBD
Secret Provence 1450€
 / Postponed...date to be confirmed
This is a new trip for 2021 which will be based in the Luberon area of Provence, made famous by Peter Mayle's famous Year in Provence, much loved by artists for the light and the charming perched villages and gentle scenery. 6 days to discover the hiking but also the culture, history, vineyards and charm of this region. 

Meet 3 May 2022

Classic Provence Summer Flowers and Summits 1350€  Confirmed 
The spring season is spent hiking in Provence and for these trips you should go to my Trekking in Provence website. This trip explores  the northern part of the region of Provence, the wonderfully named Drôme Provençale, an area of stunning rocky gorges, high plateaus, lavender fields, olive groves, vineyards and charming villages. 3 hotel bases during the week allow us to experience all aspects of classic Provence.  6 days, of which 5 day walks in the stunning wild scenery. One day midweek for other activities -- gentle cycling, sight - seeing, via ferrata, or just relaxing.

 

 

Meet 21 May 2022
Corsica Spring Safari 1510€
 Confirmed 2 places available

Corsica is an amazing place to hike. 3 hotel bases allow us to discover much of the northern part of this granite island, from the beautiful rocky coast and seasdie coves of Calvi to the mountains of Corte and the gorges of the centre of the island. A visual extravaganza! 

Summer trips
My summer office is now the southern Alps of France, which actually is a vast region encompassing several distinct areas. For the past few years I have offered a Southern Summits trip and these have been very successful so now I offer several of these trips, in different regions of these amazing and lesser known Alps. These trips all follow a programme that has worked well these last years...we base at a comfortable hotel and we aim to hike as many summits as we can during the week. So we are not following a set trail, we will go off the beaten track away from the crowds. Our hikes will take us through wild scenery to amazing peaks with 360° views.  

Meet tbd July 2022
Southern Summits Ubaye 1495€
 
6 days hiking from a comfortable hotel base in the beautiful and unique Ubaye Valley.  This region is nestled into the extreme southern edge of the French Alps, bordering with Italy. It also borders with the Alpes de Haute Provence and benefits from a very unusual climate, a mix of alpine and the Mediterannean. With its fast floing eponymous river, its vast array of fortifications on the high ridges and its Mexican influence, the Ubaye will seduce the most keen and adventurous mountain walkers. 

Meet tbd 2022 
Southern Summits Dévoluy 1495€ / 
No-one has heard of the tiny and very precious Dévoluy massif (and most folks can't even pronounce the name!). Hiding away near the foothills of the Vercors range, right next to the gorges and plateaux of Provence, Devoluy is special in part because of its relative inaccesssiblity. It is an area of rustic farms and old villages, encircled by impressive limestone peaks that kept Dévoluy cut off for months at a time in the winter snows, until access improved slightly late in the 19th century. Even now, it remains quite unspoilt, and whilst it does boast a couple of ski resorts, these have been kept very contained and the overall impression when hiking here is that of discovery, exploration and advenrture. 6 days hiking from a very comfortable hotel that boasts a spa and a great restaurant. 

Email me for factfiles on any of these holidays 

A breakdown of prices (guiding/organisation/transport/ guide’s costs: / accommodation) is available on request and if you prefer to pay your accommodation costs directly then just ask.


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