Trekking in the Alps - my company, has been organising walking holidays in Europe since 1991. Trekking in the Alps 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.

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. 

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.                                                                                                         

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 treks 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?  

Having spent nearly 30 years trekking in the Alps both winter (on snowshoes) and summer I have now narrowed down my programme somewhat.

Hotel based trips are offered in different locations of the southern French Alps, Corsica and Provence. 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 where it makes sense for us.  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. 

Southern Summits This trip has become very popular and now forms my main summer work. I offer southern Summits trips in the various massifs of the French southern Alps - the Ubaye, the Queyras, Dévoluy abnd 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. 

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

Where do we go?  

The southern French Alps are relatively unknown outside of France, and it's a large area with many subsectors. Some of the regions butt up against Italy, whilst others are on the border of Provence. There are a wealth of options and I can always find quiet and spectacular hiking here. 

I also guide trips in Corsica where there is excellent hiking both in spring and summer. I no longer guide the famous and very busy GR20 route, as I prefer to take my groups into the solitude of the summits and valleys away from the crowds. 

I also offer great hiking weeks in the wild northern part of Provence where not only do we discover the wealth of hiking but we also take the time to sample the excellent food and wine of the region. For more information, just visit my other website Trekking in Provence

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

Hiking Monte Rosa Alps

Classic Provence
Gorgeous Provence
Hidden Provence
Provence Tour des Baronnies
Secret Provence
Corsica Spring Safari


Hotel based and Summit Weeks in the southern French Alps:

Southern Summits Queyras
Southern Summits Ubaye
Southern summits Dévoluy
Southern Summits Ecrins