The Alpes de Haute-Provence is ideal for different aspects of riding and horse-trekking in unspoiled natural surroundings, the department has 800 km of marked riding trails…

Ride over these secret and warm mountains so dear to Giono, discover the shepherd and his herd on a little path, take a Provencal pack-donkey to follow hikers, breathe in the scent of thyme and lavender, but don’t forget that these riches are precious and fragile. Follow all the rules of prudence, courtesy and respect for others, your horse and nature.

See all the contact details for professionals to learn, trek and wonder!

Riding centres and riding tourism centres

Brochure (in french)


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Advice to riders

Middle and high mountain itineraries mean being in good physical condition both for the horses and their riders. The itinerary goes from wide forest trails to mountain footpaths. However, most of the itinerary can be used all year round. Because of the altitude and snowfall, some sectors (between Thorame-Basse and la Foux d’Allos) cannot be used from November to May. Please remember that it is forbidden to enter the central zone of the Mercantour national Park. The itineraries are shown as an indication and are not complete and you must have IGN maps and stay on the marked trails.


Comité régional de tourisme équestre (in french)