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©Lac de l'encombrette 2336 m proche du Lac d'Allos |Palomba Robert

Retrouvance Stay

Want to disconnect?  Pack your backpack for a 6 day and 5 night stay in the heart of the Haut Verdon mountains and the Mercantour National Park. On the programme: hiking, fresh air, calm and letting go.

Survol itinéraire Retrouvance J1
Survol  itinéraire Retrouvance J1
Survol itinéraire Retrouvance J1

Technical sheet


  Accompanied itinerant hike

   6 days / 5 nights from 20 June to 17 September

  720 € / adult full board

From 14 years old

  From 500 to 970 metres depending on the stage

Take it easy, we’ll take care of everything

Embark on the Retrouvance Adventure for a 100% natural holiday, full of common sense. Follow the guide who will take you off the beaten track, far from the busy mountains.

Choose a relaxing and disconnected option (the phone doesn’t work!) in one of the most beautiful natural sites in France: the Mercantour National Park. You don’t need to travel across the planet to live a unique experience. And don’t be surprised if you come across wildlife along the way.

Thanks to our all-inclusive, full-board formula, the accompaniment and logistics are taken care of. So relax, your only concern is to enjoy your Retrouvance experience!



Did you know?

Take everything you want with you, luggage transport is included at every stage.

Your itinerary !

Day 1: Thorame Haute Peyresq
500 m ascent / 3h walk

Day 2: Peyresq Congerman / 970 m D+ / 8h walk

Day 3: Congerman la Fruchière / 700 m D+ / 7h walk

Day 4: La Fruchière Col des Champs Couesto
750 m D+ / 6h30 walk

Day 5: Couesto Garrets 800 m D+ / 7 hours walking

Day 6: Les Garrets Lac d’Allos Colmars
600 m D+ / 5h30 walk

Your itineraries in video

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©Village de Thorame-Basse

In a journey it is not the destination that counts but always the path taken, and especially the detours.



Philippe Pollet-Villard, french director, screenwriter, writer and actor.

3 good reasons for booking

A stayConvivial and authentic!

Accommodation in traditional and comfortable forest gîtes located in the heart of nature. And recipes with alpine and Provencal influences, for a 100% local cuisine.

Support By qualified professionals !

A safe trip with the service of a certified mountain leader, passionate and exciting as well as a logistician throughout the trip.

DiscoveringPreserved natural sites

The Mercantour National Park is one of the most famous in France, for the beauty of its landscapes and its biodiversity. And the prestigious Lac d’Allos, classified as the largest altitude lake in Europe.

Further information

In June

  •  From 19 to 24 June 2023
  • From 26 to 01 July 2023

In July 

  • From 10 to 15 July 2023
  • From 17 to 22 July 2023
  • From 24 July to 29 July 2023
  • From 31 July to 05 August 2023

In August

  • From 7 to 12 August 2023
  • From 14 to 19 August 2023
  • From 21 to 26 August 2023

In September

  • From 04 to 09 September 2023
    From 11 to 16 September 2023

The price includes :

Accommodation including bed linen and meals as described, drinks (hot, cold, aperitif, wine), supervision, transport of luggage, transfers necessary for the normal course of the hike, the journey on the train des Pignes from Thorame-Haute to the stopover in Peyresq.


The price does not include :

personal expenses, insurance, transport to and from the meeting point.


Meeting point : Thorame station.

Please note that from Digne-les-Bains to Thorame station, the Chemins de fer de Provence train is replaced by a bus for an undetermined period of time.

Free parking at Thorame station for your vehicle. Travel by train to Peyresc station and then itinerary on foot.


The Mercantour National Park is a protected area, so be sure to respect its regulations. 



    Standard hiking gear is sufficient, see the full list.