Trekking in Provence offers walking in the spectacularly wild and unspoiled Northern Provence, notably in the Drôme Baronnies, one of the most sparsely populated regions of France...
Come and see Provence as you’ve never seen it——on foot, in the countryside,unhurried and relaxing, or sporty and challenging, with new experiences around every corner. 
My trips are for travellers not tourists!

Fantastic scenery, verdant hillsides, rocky gorges, rugged summits, trails bordered by abundant aromatic flora,  vultures soaring overhead; charming villages, superb gourmet regional food and wines….this is authentic rural France, far from the souless crowded tourist centres. 



"Hidden in Provence introduced us to an area of France we never knew existed. The two areas we hiked in gave a variety of trails but both were stunning with amazing views, The week was broken up with a day of bike riding (electric) in the outskirts of Nyons - a great change of pace not to be missed. The  accommodations  were very comfortable with lots of local fresh food and wine.
Another wonderful trip." Bob and Liz 

"Once again many thanks for such a fascinating week. Well is this trip called 'Hidden Provence'. Both of us so much the variety of walks, perhaps especially in the Saou, not to mention our delightful 'day-odd' on electric bikes through the vinyards around Nyons.
Special mention must be made of our hotels, so different in character but equally delightful. Our hosts Veronique and Alain in St Ferreol and Anne in Saou were so welcoming, and the cuisine excellent and varied, always typical of the region.
Special memories of a memorable holiday, not least of our fellow walkers. We got on so well together, which as always enhanced the holiday immensely.
Can't wait for the next time!"

"Just brilliant, Hilary. Loved every minute! "

"We would rate this as one of our all-time favorite hiking spots.  The weather was perfect, the landscape and colors were amazing and Hilary provided a different hiking experience every day. Did I mention the food and wine? We will definitely go back!"
Loree and Dave

"I wasn’t prepared for the stunning scenery -  jaw-dropping limestone crags circled by olives and vines. And vultures! Wonderful hikes, company, food and wine – all I’ve come to expect from Hilary
Louise 

NEWS
The Provence trips in 2018 all went well and we had some fabuoous times. Now I need to spend some hours in front of the computer and also treat myself to some hikes, discovering new trails and new objectives for our walks here. The spring 2019 trips are already booking up so if you'd like to join a group or hire me for a private trip then don't wait, sign up now! 

ENGLISH IN THE MOUNTAINS
Pour tous ceux qui voudraient apprendre l'anglais dans un milieu décontracté et sympas je vous propose des balades and randos à la demi-journée et journée, et on parlera l'anglais à votre niveau. 

Gorgeous Provence was very successful in its first year. This trip meets near Nice on the Côte d'Azur and for the first few days we explore the wonderful rolling hills just inland, before heading into the rugged wilds further north, culminating in the classic must-do hike through the grandiose Verdon Gorge. Take a look at some shots here

Hidden Provence. This truly spectacular trip is based in the area that bridges the gap between the foothills of the high Alps and the more central region of Provence where my classic trips take place. We were hiking through lavender fields, and beautiful beech woods. The scenery is wild, and our trails took us to high plateaux formed by steep cliffs and deep gorges. This trip is the perfect option for those looking for an authentic hiking experience in a most beautiful and little known rural region of France.Take a look at some shots here  

Classic Provence was the original trip and remains the quintessential introduction to Provence. Our last group enjoyed perfect weather and some really good hikes. Some folks were back for the second time so we went to some new places as well as the real classics. We all especially enjoyed a day in and around the small and bustling town of Buis les Baronnies where we visited the Provençal market in the morning. This is definitely the best market I've been to with so much local produce and lots of great cafés too. After that some of the group rode bikes up a remote and pretty valley whilst others did a half day summit hike. Click this link to see shots from the latest trip 

Lots of very other successful trips recently 
Take a look at some shots here

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T shirts
Trekking in Provence T shirts now available here Trekking T shirts:     
These are perfect hiking T shirts and you can choose to have the Trekking in Provence logo small or large on the front. Lots of delicious colours available. 

Take a look at this great short video clip produced by the region of La Drôme Provençale which sums exactly what this part of Provence is all about.

Here's an article I wrote about Provence hiking for the Cicerone Press online magazine