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, shared rooms in “refuge de la Cayolle”. It is possible to book an extra option “hotel” to have the sheets and towels included : 80€ more per person. Otherwise with the basic option you should bring your own bag sheets and towels.

Destination: Mercantour National Park, France, Europe

Self Guided

Duration: 7 days

Departure: june 1 - september 25

Price: 765,00 eur per person adults / 655,00 eur per person children 5-12 yrs

Prices Include:
  • The advice of a local English speaking guide
  • Accommodation at Ecolodge, mountain refuge or guest house
  • 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

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Day 3

Villeplane – Saint Martin d’Entraunes

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Day 4

Saint Martin d’Entraunes / Entraunes

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Day 5

Entraunes - Estenc

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Day 6

Estenc / Col de la Cayolle

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Day 7

Col del la Cayolle - Estenc

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