Our Mountains : Mercantour national park


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The Mercantour National Park was established in 1979 in this long-recognised area of precious natural habitat.
As an alpine park close to the Mediterranean, this extremely original geographical location gives rise to a very varied landscape : rocky areas, glacial cirques and valleys strewn with deep blue or brilliant green lakes, vast high alpine pastures, thick forests, narrow valleys, picturesque gorges and crystal clear rapids streams, torrents and waterfalls.

Because of the nearby sea, alpine and mediterranian influences converge to produce a mild and sunny climate, ideal for hiking in the hight of summer.

At altitudes ranging from 1200m to 3000m, chamois, marmots, eagles and wolves live undisturbed inside the boundaries of the Mercantour National Park.


Our Team

Itinerance is a membership organisation who promotes independent walking tours in Southern French Alps that are run in a way that increases the positive impacts on oumontainous and remote valley and on our environment.
We are guides working in partnership with the Mercantour National Park.
We have been awarded this label for the high quality service we provide.
We encourage environmentally-friendly tourism.
Our succes is proving that there is a real consumer demand for more responsible tourism.