Dévoluy Alpine Hikes: Self Guided Walking Tours in the Southern French Alps

Dévoluy Alpine Hikes: Self Guided Walking Tours in the Southern French Alps

Hike through the stunning limestone massif of the Dévoluy mountains at your own pace using our tips for finding the best spots!

Location: Dévoluy, French Alps

Months available: May, June, July, August, September, October

Holiday Guide Price
Adult: 496€ to 1050€

Please note, the guide prices are based on 3 night (low price) or 7 night (high price) stay for 4 people and this holiday page lists the 7 night option as default.  To get a tailored price for your dates, party details and duration click the  button, "Get Prices for my Party" and follow the instructions.

Included in your price

  • 7 nights half board (evening meal and picnic) accommodation at La Tourtette guest house
  • 6 picnic lunches
  • Maps, GPX tracks and route guidance for a choice of self-guided walks and hikes for all levels - see itinerary
  • Transport to and from the starts and finishes of the hikes and walks of your choice from the programme.
  • Return transfers from Veynes train station
  • An App for your smartphone with all the walks, GPX tracks, weather, maps and local information to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
  • A tree planted on your behalf to help offset your carbon footprint

Extras to pay for:

  • Your journey to Veynes - we can help you plan your journey!
  • Drinks and spending money
  • Any additional activities, eg via ferrata (we can help book and organise these for you)
  • Guiding services if booked


To launch this fabulous new self guided walking holiday we are offering a 5% discount to all bookings made before 30 April 2024! Use code NEWPROMO5 when you check out!

A self guided walking holiday like no other. Choose from a selection of carefully chosen walks and hikes for all levels to discover the best views and hidden paradise of the stunning Dévoluy massif.  Using our local knowledge and experience, you can create your ideal walking holiday for the duration you want and doing the types of hikes you like. This walking holiday is 100% flexible to suit you.

Holiday description:

We have personally walked and hiked all the trails we recommend on this tour and will give you advice on the best options to choose each day depending on how you are feeling, the weather and local conditions. Walk the best trails, admire the most magnificent views, learn interesting snippets of local history and culture, spot wildlife and Alpine flowers and enjoy a home-cooked meal by your hosts at the end of the day! Is there another form of walkers paradise?

Each day you can choose from a selection of half day walks or full day hikes from the itinerary, some of which start from your door and others which require a short drive to the start.  Your hosts, Philippe or Maryanna, will drive you to the start of your day's walking or hiking adventure and pick you up at the end at a pre-organised time so all you have to do is enjoy the walking - no logistics required! You will be given a paper map as well as GPX tracks, weather and route information on your smartphone app and tips on how to use these if you are not familiar. 

The Dévoluy Massif:

Nestled in the heart of the Southern French Alps, the Devoluy Massif presents a captivating landscape shaped by its limestone geology (not dissimilar to the Dolomites), offering a range of experiences and landscapes for walkers of all levels. Seasoned hikers will relish the challenge of steep slopes and rocky scrambles on trails like the Tête de Garnesier and Pic de Bure, with rewarding views of snow-capped peaks towering above dramatic limestone cliffs. 

For more moderate walkers, gentler routes through the gorges or winding through alpine meadows and tranquil forests, provide stunning scenery without the intense exertion. Amidst this dramatic relief, you can spot wildlife like chamois, wild boar and golden eagles or maybe even a wolf, adding an extra layer of excitement to your walk. Whether seeking a thrilling ascent or a gentle half day walk, the Devoluy Massif promises unforgettable moments amidst breathtaking landscapes shaped by millennia of limestone erosion.

Holiday highlights:

  • Choice of hand-picked walks and hikes so you get to walk the best trails and see the most magnificent views
  • Off the beaten track, away from the honeypot walking destinations
  • Unique geography with variety of landscapes to discover including forests, gorges and summits
  • Walk at your own pace and at your level
  • Hosted by passionate walkers who will share their local knowledge and tips with you
  • Quality home cooked meal every evening and ample breakfast and picnic lunch each day
  • Accessible by train from anywhere in Europe and no personal car required in destination
  • Sustainable tourism certified company  

Who will love this trip:

If you love walking and hiking and have a passion for the mountains, you will love this trip. There are a variety of walks for all levels but you do need to be walking fit to enjoy them. We have graded the walks by difficulty in the itinerary to help you choose what walks you would like to do and will also advise on a daily basis when you are here. Some of the more difficult hikes require navigation skills, a high level of fitness and sure footedness on steep slopes and scree. Other moderate and easy walks are on forest trails with 2 to 3 hours of walking at a steady pace. And there are a whole host of other options in between! 

Sustainable tourism:

We are a Travelife certified tour operator for sustainable tourism and do everything we can to make sure your trip has a positive impact on the local community, economy and environment. We make sure your money goes straight back into the local economy by using locally owned independent accommodation for this trip rather than using large chain hotels and vet our partners for their commitment to sustainable tourism. For the transport we use a local taxi company. 

Your hotel uses ecologically friendly cleaning products, is installing water saving devices and investing in energy efficiency as well as creating options for you to re-fill water bottles.

We have also designed this trip to make it easy for you to arrive by train to Veynes - see more in the getting here section.

We have used a carbon calculator tool called Carmacal. Have a look at the full carbon report for this trip (based on a week stay) or look at the summary below. We will also plant a tree on your behalf to help offset your carbon footprint for this trip.


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You need to get to Veynes train station for this holiday which is on the TER line from Grenoble, Valence or Marseille, all of which are accessible by TGV from Paris.

WE OFFER A 3% DISCOUNT TO ANYONE TRAVELLING BY TRAIN INSTEAD OF PLANE TO GAP FROM OUTSIDE OF FRANCE. To claim your 3% discount, you will need to show us proof of train travel for an international train route of over 3 hours that could have been taken by plane. Please ask when you book.

Please ask us for help to get here - we have become experts at this over the years!

Please note the train discount is not cumulable with other discounts

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