Join International Mountain Guide, Darren McAulay, for classic Alpine treks and fully guided walking holidays from the Mont Blanc to the Southern French Alps.
French Alps Trekking offer small group trekking holidays and private tailor-made holidays all year round. Based in Le Chazelet near La Grave in the Southern French Alps, French Alps Trekking are on the doorstep of some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps. You’re in good hands – International Mountain Leader, Dr Darren McAulay has been introducing people to the great outdoors since 1996.
Summer Treks – French Alps Trekking
Join French Alps Trekking and walk some of France’s most iconic Alpine trails including the 10 day hut-to-hut Tour du Mont Blanc, the tough yet spectacular Tour des Ecrins and the epic Grande Traversée des Alpes.
French Alps Trekking also run shorter year round treks in the Maritime Alps. These easy to mid level walks in the coastal mountains are designed for all keen walkers.
Tour des Ecrins (GR54)
From £1395 per person | max group size: 6 | June to September
The Tour des Ecrins is one of the finest high mountain Alpine treks. A circular 12 day tour around the spectacular and majestic Ecrins National park, taking in high cols and visiting remote valleys.
The walking is sustained and strenuous often at high altitude. This trek suits fit and adventurous walkers. On an average day, you’ll hike 15 km with 1200 m+ vertical ascent. This is a small group adult holiday. The group size is usually between 4 and 6 people. Cost includes guiding, all accommodation and meals in huts.
A 6 day tour in the southern part of the National Park is also available for a lower cost.
La Meije to Mediterranean – Grande TraversÃ©e des Alpes
From £1400 per person | max group size: 6 | June to September
A variation on the Grande Traverse des Alpes Starting in La Grave this trek covers 200 km visiting the best of the Ecrins, Queyras and Mercantour parks. 12+ days trekking before arriving in Nice ready for a swim in the Med!
Starting in La Grave in the Ecrins National Park, you head south through the Cerces, Queyras and Mercantour regional parks. The route follows a network of Grande RandonnÃ©e (GR) trails leading from the imposing La Meije (3983 m) and taking in some of the Alps most spectacular scenery eventually dropping down to the CÃ´te d’Azur and a well-earned swim in the Med. The group size is usually between 4 and 6 people. Cost includes guiding, all accommodation and meals in huts.
Haute Romanche Valley Trek
From £995 per person | max group size: 5 | June to September
This 6 or 7 day trek winds through the beautiful and varied mountain landscapes of the upper Romanche valley. Starting in La Grave, the route traverses some of the best mountain scenery in the Alps – crossing the Plateau d’Emparis, ascending the majestic Pic du Mas de la Grave (3020 m), skirting the mythical La Meije (3983 m) and into the heart of the Ecrins National Park to discover the source of the Romanche river.
An optional extra day ends at the Adele Planchard high mountain refuge. Situated at 3169 m with views of the Barre des Ecrins (4102m) this option is thoroughly recommended to the adventurous trekker who would like to spend the night at over 3000 m!
Tour du Mont Blanc
From £TBC per person | max group size: 6 | June to September
Two-week fully guided trek around the Mont Blanc Massif. Led by an experienced International Mountain Leader (IML) this classic loop crosses three borders, climbs over six passes, traverses beneath huge glaciers, and meanders through beautiful Alpine meadows and chocolate box villages. With stunning mountain and glacial scenery throughout, this is hut-to-hut walking at its best.
The walking is sustained and strenuous often at high altitude. This trek suits fit and adventurous walkers. On an average day, you’ll hike 15 km with 1000 m+ vertical ascent. This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 6 people. Cost includes guiding, all accommodation and meals in huts.
Shorter trips along the western side of the Massif are also available.
Winter Treks and Adventures
From January to April, join French Alps Trekking and discover the finest winter trekking routes around La Grave, the Col du Galibier and BrianÃ§on. There are itineraries to suit all abilities and fitness levels.
Guided Snowshoeing Holidays
From £65 per person | max group size: 6 | January to April
Join your International Mountain Guide and strike out into the backcountry to discover a pristine Alpine environment far from the hustle and bustle of the resorts. Modern snowshoes are light, easy to use and enable you to trek safely in deep snow and steep icy terrain enabling a true wilderness experience.
From January to April, French Alps Trekking offer private guided day trips from 65 GBP per person (minimum 2 people), or a full week package including hotel or gite accommodation from 740 GBP.
Professional guiding and all equipment is provided.
Bookings and Enquiries
For further details or to make a booking please visit the French Alps Trekking website. Alternatively, please contact French Alps Trekking by email or phone:
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