Naturalist hikes and treks in the French Alps
Oisans, Ecrins National Park, Taillefer, Vercors

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Montanea is a freelance structure organizing naturalist hikes and treks all year round in Oisans, in the Ecrins National Park, in Taillefer and Vercors but also in other places of the French Alps to meet your demands for made-to-measure projects. The outings range from short naturalist walks for beginners to longer treks with overnights in huts or on bivouacs for experienced hikers.

Discovering the mountains differently

A naturalist approach illustrates all the hikes and treks. Walking is no more the final objective but a way of discovering and understanding the interactions of this particular environment.
Whenever possible and with a view to respecting the environment, collective transportation and local accomodations are promoted. Likewise, the group usually shares and carries all the minimum equipment needed for the hikes and treks in complete autonomy.


The levels of all the hikes and treks were established more than 20 years ago by your guide and take into account various aspects : beyond the walking time, other elements are considered like the type of terrain, sun exposure, the length of the walk... The level of each walk is described in details on the page of the various hikes and treks.

Contact and prices

Montanea offers direct contact with your naturalist guide and lets you freely decide how you organize your stay. You will yet choose the way you travel to Oisans and you can also choose what you want to order in the mountain huts and gites where you may stay.

Prices are divided into the price you will pay for the hike or trek and the price for your stay in the mountain huts and gites. Both will be paid separately and directly to your guide and to the hut or gite keepers.

Your naturalist guide

Your naturalist trek leader works also as a freelance English and tourism teacher and a technical translator. He speaks a perfect British English and very often guides multilingual groups in the mountains. You may then experience walking in such groups and visit the mountains with other European hikers.

You can contact your naturalist trek leader by email. Simply click here.
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