Living in Provence I now offer Provence Hiking trips in the spring, and sometimes in the autumn too. Take a look at my other website for more information and lots of photos on

Spring in the Alps can be anything from rain to snow to sunshine. The mountains are usually too snowy for walking so I offer trips elsewhere. Good spring walking is wonderful, with abundant flora and beautiful long warm days. I offer various spring destinations, some of them every year and some from time to time. Check out Spring trips for 2021. Lavender Provence swallow tail butterfly

My Classic Provence trip is a fabulous week of walks and visits in the wild and scenic northern region of Provence (Drôme Vaucluse). Based in a friendly traditional hotel in the medieval village of Mollans-sur-Ouvèze, each day is different, sometimes taking us through rocky gorges, sometimes to limestone summits, sometimes through olive groves and lavender fields past charming villages. Vultures are often seen soaring overhead, and the early summer flowers are in full bloom. The air is often scented by the tilleul blossoms. We visit Roman ruins, provençal markets and a low-key wine tasting is on offer. The hotel prides itself on its regional specialities and Provençal cuisine, accompanied by an impressive Côtes de Rhône wine list. 
I also offer other venues in Provence, notably my Peaks and Passes trip based at the northern limit of the region in the foothills of the Vercors, and my Gorgeous Provence trip which starts down on the Côte d'Azur and works inland to the Spectacular Verdon Gorge; there is also a Luberon trip and the Tour of the Baronnies multi day gite to gite trip. 

Vulture provenceI also offer a Corsica Spring Safari. It’s not for nothing that Corsica is known in France as L’Ile de Beauté – the beautiful island. Largely made up of stunning red granite mountains, the island is small enough to be explored easily in a week’s holiday, but interesting enough to provide new discoveries for many visits. The coastline is fantastically beautiful, varying from rocky coves to sandy beaches; the interior is mountainous and rugged. In the spring, although the highest peaks of Corsica will still be partly snowy, the lower hills provide perfect walking terrain. Temperature is warm and walker-friendly, the weather sunny and best of all the flowers are out. Corsica is covered to a certain altitude in low growing vegetation, called maquis, which consists of many aromatic plants as well as several varieties of cistus and other brightly coloured flowers. To walk through this in the spring is a fabulous experience. We have 3 bases on this trip so we can fully explore the northern part of the island. Corsican cuisine is also very special and we’ll enjoy good cuisine throughout.