First a little bit of info
I have been organising walking holidays in Europe since 1991. Trekking in the Alps (and now Provence) specializes in offering guided trips for small groups and private groups. I aim to guide all the trips myself, and each year new holidays are offered. When you call or email, you will speak and deal with me personally, so you can be sure to get experienced advice and answers to your queries.                                                                  

The flowers and wildlife in the Alps are fascinating and I’ll be very happy to share my knowledge of these with people that are interested. 

Equally many regions have wonderful local food and wine, which it would be a crime to ignore. So we take the time to enjoy these extras. 
My trips are a product of my knowledge and experience having lived 23 years in the Alps. I have written several guidebooks to the Alps, amongst them: Chamonix Mountain Adventures; Tour of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc Walks and Snowshoeing Mont Blanc.  

What’s on offer?  

My trips are based in hotels in many different locations of France. We stay in charming local hotels and each night we’ll return to base - where appropriate we will have several different bases during the week, but it depends on the area and where the best walks are. It is possible that we'll have a night in a mountain refuge if this allows us to go higher for our hikes, but many of the areas I hike do not have a hut system.  These weeks offer a flexible itinerary which can be adapted to the conditions of the group and the mountains. There is also the possibility of taking a day off during these weeks. These weeks can be gentle or strenuous depending on the group. 

Alps hiking 
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. Trekking in the Alps aims to lead you to the more remote places in the areas we visit, to find walks that are not frequented, to take you to summits and to allow you to go beyond your expectations.     
Southern Summits is the name I give to trips in the southern French Alps. These trips has become very popular and I have a number of different venues in the various massifs of the French Southern Alps - the Ubaye, the Queyras, Dévoluy and the Ecrins. These Alps are far less known than the northern Alps and although glaciers still exist there are lots of non-glaciated hiking summits just crying out for us to hike up them. Whilst there is always a programme of walks for the week, the routes are flexible, which allows us to go for the best option on the day. These weeks are based in hotels but may include two day treks, staying overnight in the mountains where appropriate. Expect do spectacular rugged mountain days with a light sac. 

There are several trips in Provence, covering different parts of this vast region of south eastern France. All the different trips are designed to really give an oppoturnity to immerse in the culture, the history and the gastronomy, and we'll always enjoy walks to beautiful viewpoints, with lots of time for exploring the countryside with olive trees, lavender and vines predominant. 

Secret Provence
Classic Provence
Gorgeous Provence
Hidden Provence

This range of limestone mountains forms the foothills of the Alps, a natural bridge between Provence and the high mountains. The limestone peaks all rise from the vast plateau of the Vercors and this gives amazing hiking possibilties. Spectacular Vercors is a 6 day trip to explore why this region is regarded as one of the best kept hiking secrets of France. 

Custom made trips are available if you hire me privately. You can do this for any area in the southern French Alps or Provence.

Trips are costed on a minimum of 4, but can usually run with fewer, with a supplement charge. It is extremely rare that I have to cancel a trip due to lack of numbers and I will always try to make sure you get your holiday

You can also ask any number of questions by email or even phone me.