Welcome in the mediterranean mountains - Hiking Sisteron Alps Provence

Come and discover Haute-Provence’s enchanting outdoors on foot : as a local hiking guide, I will lead you within unspoiled and confidential nature. My favorite playground ? A region between Provence and South Alps, combining the best of these 2 territorises : the sun and the lavender, thyme or rosemary smells coming from the South… and the alpine relief, suitable for mountain activities ! As Mountain leader living in Sisteron, I propose half-day, full day excursions or shorts trips around Provence.

Waking Provence and South Alps with a local guide

Best hikes Sisteron Alps Provence
admire a sunset over Lure mountain, discover the famous Gorges of Méouge, climb over Ceüse cliff, explore local caves around Sisteron…
balades insolites autour de Sisteron
to discover how to identify and use local wild plants, follow local artists footsteps, go to botany explorations, observe animals tracks..
Family Activities
to entertain yourself and your children, playing a game to discover local species, solve mysterys and enigmas

Must-seen hikes around Sisteron, between Alps and Provence

Whether you just enjoy walking, middle mountain hiking or you are an experienced hiker, all levels of difficulty are possible, from the gentle walk to a great trek, at altitudes from 200 to 2,500 metres. Come and discover the wonderful « gorges », dug by impetuous rivers (Verdon, Méouge…) over calcaire cliffs. Attend to a sunrise or a sunset over the French South Alps from a great panorama. Admire the mountains from Sisteron Citadelle. Sneak into the « Trou de lArgent » cave, over the Baume cliff. Having picnic at the edge of the Monges lake.. 

Theme tours – Unusual guided walks

Come and live an atypical experience surrounded by nature! Want to track wildlife ? To get lost in the forest after dark while listening to stories or observing the starry sky ? To get to know Alpine and Mediterranean plants ? To meet a producer in the region for a visit/tasting (honey factory, brewery, farm or lavender distillery…).

Family Activities 

Discover nature activities suitable for the whole family: discovery of the river and small fishing using a landing net, investigation games to meet wildlife living in our mountains, Escape Game around the little-known heritage of Sisteron..

Simon, your local hiking guide

Simon, your local hiking guide

After living 6 years in Marseille, loving of the southern light and the reliefs, the country of Sisteron charmed me. For 3 years, I have have succeeded in expanding my activity as a guide, turning my passion into my profession.

As outdoor professional (State-certified mountain guide), I have a recognized diploma to supervise hikes, bivouacs and other aventurous outings in nature. To experience a lively discovery of Sisteronais, Baronnies Provençales, Monges, Devoluy or Verdon, do not hesitate to request a tour in Provence or South Alps.  

Discover Sisteron area,

between South Alps and Provence

Sisteron region is a superb area for hiking. Footpaths weave their way past orchards, vineyards, lavender fields, limestone mountains and paturation fields for sheeps. I will lead you to famous or little-known sites : hiking with a guide is a guarantee to have an experience out of the beaten tracks !

Citadelle de Sisteron et Sommet des Monges

Around Sisteron, between Alps and Provence

Sisteron et vallée du Jabron

Nestled in a rock at almost 500m altitude, Sisteron dominates a clue in the Durance: its waters have forced their way into the mountain to continue their course towards the south. Visit the citadel but stay a few more days to discover its hinterland: agricultural plateaus, massifs with tormented reliefs, little-known valleys and gorges (Sasse, Vançon) to get off the beaten track.

 

The Durance valley, towards Provence

The Durance valley is the main axis of circulation in the territory. Now canalized, this river was before destructive and untamed for a long time. Come and discover a migratory corridor for birds (which can easily be observed from ornithological reserves). The Durance can also be admired from pretty hilltop villages, where you can stroll before stopping under a lime tree, in the core of a gorgeous Provencal village.
  

The Baronnies Provençales Regional Nature Park

The Baronnies Provençales Regional Natural Park is located in Provence, between the Alps and the Mont Ventoux. This green setting enjoys a mild, sunny climate and beautiful landscapes. Flowing into Sisteron, the wild waters of the Buëch border an unclassifiable territory between the Alps and the Mediterranean. A limestone massif with dizzying cliffs, its ridges are the kingdom of vultures in summer. The valleys are covered with fruit trees (apple, cherryor apricot trees) and you can stroll through its hilltop villages. Beyond the well-known Méouge gorges and the Orpierre cliffs, this territory offers plenty of interesting sports ! 

 

The Lure mountain

Lure et plateau d'Albion

  

The Haute-Provence UNESCO Global Geopark

Les Monges / vue sur Estrop

A magnificent and still confidential mountain range : one of my favorite places to go on an adventure for a few days. Amazing geology, land art, magnificent forests, rarely disturbed wildlife in one of the least populated areas of France. The Haute-Provence UNESCO Global Geopark was born of a desire to protect and preserve the territory’s geological heritage.

  

Buëch valley and Devoluy mountain range

Haut Buëch / Lus La Croix haute

As a small limestone massif almost rolled up on itself, penetrating the Devoluy is already an adventure ! The landscapes of the Dévoluy massif are marked by erosion, with numerous valleys and major scree slopes. Between its sun-drenched ridges, the magnificent Jarjatte valley and the enigmatic Durbon forest, there is plenty of nice hikes to do !

  

The Verdon Gorges, incredible canyon !

Grand Canyon du Verdon / Point Sublime No need to present this 700 meters high dizzying canyon. Indeed, Verdon Gorges are one most beautiful river canyons in France. Besides the gorges, there are numerous possibilities for hiking towards surrounding and uncrowded peaks.

  

Next events

Find here the next hiking sessions scheduled around Sisteron : discover lovely natural spots, visit farms and meet local producers (lavenders, wine, beer, honey) with a group. I will translate between french and english so you will not miss anything !

Rates

For more participants and multi-day tours please ask us for a quote.

Get in touch !

Wether you need more information or wish to book a personalized service, let’s talk about your wishes and abilities ! You can also book directly online for a scheduled hike.

by phone

+ 33 6 15 61 28 55

If I am not available, please leave a message with you name, the scheduled dates you want to come in Haute Provence and the number of people in your group.