Mercantour National park with donkeys

This walking tour with a donkey is full of variety. Through the foot-hills and the fragrance of Provence and up to the alpine panoramas of Mercantour National Park. From the oak to the larch; from the wheat fields to the gentian lawns; from a man made landscape to a sweeping scenery of wilderness. The last 2 days are a grandiose conclusion of the trip – with a good general idea of high mountain conditions and Europe’s largest glacial lake. Marmots, chamois and golden eagles will be there to meet you!

Suitable for families with kids from 5 years.

Path conditions: very well signposted and marked with easily distinguishable yellow rectangles. They do, however, remain mountain paths.

Accommodation: Family rooms in auberge , gites, mountain refuge.

This summer you will have to bring your personal bag sheet, towels and also a sleeping bag. You will use the sleeping bag on the last two accommodations as mountain refuges in France are not anymore allowed to provide blankets due to the new COVID hygiene standards.

Destination: Mercantour National Park, France, Europe

Self Guided

Duration: 8 days

Departure: june 1 - september 30

Price: 743,00 eur per person adults / 630,00 eur per person children 5-12 yrs

Prices Include:
  • The advice of a local English speaking guide
  • Accommodation at mountain refuge, guest house or mongol yurt
  • FB treatment – breakfasts, picnic lunches, dinners
  • your own personal donkey to carry your bags
  • a road book an IGN map of the paths  a leafy booklet on the valley,leaflet published by the Mercantour National Park.
  • Transfer from Estenc-Villeplane at the end of the trek
Prices Do not Include:
  • arrival in Villeplane
  • drinks
  • anything not mentioned under “the price includes”


Day 1

Nica - Villeplane

Day 2

Collet de la Cime or les Gorges Rouges de Daluis

KmMt Mt Hours
9 350 350 4.5

Day 3

Villeplane – Saint Martin d’Entraunes

KmMt Mt Hours
15 700 750 5.5

Day 4

Saint Martin d’Entraunes – Val-Pelens

KmMt Mt Hours
7 550 620 3.5

Day 5

Val Pelens – Entraunes

KmMt Mt Hours
8 110 480 4

Day 6

Entraunes / Estenc

KmMt Mt Hours
7 920 850 3

Day 7

Estenc – Col del la Cayolle

KmMt Mt Hours
13 990 440 6

Day 8

Col de la Cayolle – Estenc – the breathtaking tour of the lakes

KmMt Mt Hours
13 410 970 5.5

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