Walking, Hiking & Climbing

Les Balcons du Gapencais
A 45 Km route designed for walkers and mountain bikers alike. more information and a map of the circuit from the Tourist Office at 2a cours Frederic Mistral, Gap (05).
Lynx Action Loisirs
Outdoor activities for children and adults alike. Various courses for walking, climbing and trekking (including rope bridges) with qualified instructors. Opens 7 days a week July and August. At Motz (73).
Murray Hamilton
Qualified guide who lives in the area permanently. Will take clients climbing and trekking according to requirements. Located at le Pey, les Vigneaux (05).
Aire de vent
Paragliding and hiking in the Pays de Gex with a professional, certified mountain guide. Located at 1 avenue Albert Camus, Bellegarde sur Valserine (01).
Circuit de Charence
A number of marked walks (with or without guides) are possible around Gap. Maps, bookings and more information from the Tourist Office at 2a cours Frederic Mistral, Gap (05).
La Dryade
Hikes and treks with a mountain leader, from the sunny French Alps to Provence. Average group sizes are 6 to 8 people. Set trips or bespoke itineraries can be organised. Snow-shoeing trips available in winter.
Chartreuse Regional Nature Park
Hiking and walking is the main activity in this vast national park. There are a number of marked circuits available with orientation maps and information. Downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Station Roller
Hire of Bicycles, in-line roller blades and kayaks. There is also an 18-hole crazy golf and climbing and parascending can be organised. At the beginning of the cycle path, 2 ave du Petit Port in old Annecy (74).
Aravis Rando
Nature and heritage snowshoe walks with a mountain guide and Savoie heritage guide. At 89 chemin des Chevriers, Les Confins, La Clusaz (74).
Ski Peak
Winter and summer activity holidays based in Vaujany (38) in the French Alps. Summer activities: walking, trekking, cycling, mountain biking, mountaineering and white water rafting. Winter skiing in the Alpe dHuez ski area. Catered and self catered.
Villard de Lans
The biggest nature reserve in France of more than 17000 hectares. Unspoilt scenery, thousands of sheep. Guided walks possible including overnight trips with guides and accommodation. Consult the Tourist Office in the village, Villard de Lans (38).
Les Gorges du Fier
Natural gorges open to the public via a footbridge suspended 27 metres above the river. Opens 15 March through to 15 October. Located at Louvagny (74).
Praz Sports
Shop catering for both Ski rental and mountaineering equipment as well as sales of all the equipment to enjoy the slopes and mountains. Online ordering available. 1546 route des Plaz, 74400, Chamonix.
Bage le Chatel
Cycling and walking routes from 5 to 45 Km. Guide book with maps available from the Tourist Office in Bage le Chatel (01).
Roc Aventure
Rock climbs and death slides. Courses for children and adults. More information on the English version of their website. At Saint Martin de Queyrieres (05).
Veronique Barabarit
Professional mountaineer offering climbing and walking expeditions all year round. Itinerary tailored to personal requirements - any age or ability. Based at 40 chemin des Noyers, Passy (74).
Alpine Treks
Based in Chamonix Mont Blanc, Alpine Treks offer guided trekking and snowshoeing in the Alps. From tailor made day-trips to week-long tours such as the Tour du Mont Blanc and the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt.
Foyer Nordique des Moises
Base for various sports including Nordic walking and mountain biking. Hire of equipment and maps provided on site. Based at route du Col de Cou, Habere-Poche (74).
Jean-Charles Bertrand
Mountain guide offering treks and walks with his donkeys. Families welcome and some English spoken. Located at Beaumont (74).
Air Saleve
Paragliding school offering lessons and discovery days (including a tandem flight). They also offer mountain hiking and canyoning trips. See the English version of their site for more information. Located at Etrembieres (74).
Circuit des 3 Cascades
Marked walks around the waterfalls (2 hours) and the lakes (3.5 hours). Also cycle routes for mountain bikes. Maps and more information from the Tourist Office in Brenod (01).