Discover the French Alps with Mark

Let me be your guide; walking, via ferrata or on snowshoes in the French Alps.  Over 30 years experience and professionally qualified - you're in safe hands!

Mark Tennent Qualified Professional Walking Climbing Instructor

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc seen from the Lac de Chéserys on the Tour du Mont Blanc in the French Alps.  This is one of the classic views on the Tour du Mont Blanc.

Mont Blanc Massif from the Lac de Chéserys

Discover the Vanoise National Park

On the ancient "Route du Sel" below the Col de la Vanoise.  This route forms part of the Tour of the Vanoise.

The Route du Sel in in the Vanoise National Park

Spot the marmottes ...

Marmottes are common in the French Alps and you will soon hear their shrill, warning whistles, warning of danger.

A Marmotte in the French Alps

Via Ferrata

Enjoy the thrill of a challenge!  Via ferrata are specially equipped rock faces.  Let me guide you on one of the many via ferrata in the French Alps.

Guided Via Ferrata in the French Alps

Bouquetin in the French Alps

Let me help you discover the wildlife, such as this female ibex (bouquetin).  Living here I know where you are most likely to find them!

The GR20 on Corsica

Great weather on Corsica's GR20; probably the most demanding of France's "Grand Randonnee" routes.

On the GR20 on Corscia

Snowshoeing in the Vanoise National Park

Enjoy the freedom of mountains, the clear, crisp mountain air on snowshoes.  No previous experience necessary!

Snowshoeing in the Vanoise, French Alps

Winter in the Beaufortain - French Alps

Wide open spaces, blue skies, sparkling snow in the Beaufortain overlooking the Lac de Roselend.  Come and visit it on snowshoes with me ...

Winter in the Beaufortain, Savoie, French Alps

Simply Savoie - Walking - Trekking - Via Ferrata - Snowshoeing

Welcome to Simply Savoie proudly based in the Savoie department in the heart of the French Alps.  Professionally guided walking, trekking, snowshoe and via ferrata holidays in the French Alps with Mark Tennent.

Walking & Trekking Holidays

Walking on the GR20 Corsica

Guided walking and trekking holidays in the French Alps.  Discover France on a walking holiday personally guided by Mark.

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About Mark & Simply Savoie


  • Highly experienced and qualified professional leader for your safety and peace of mind and enjoyment.
  • Professional guiding - over 30 years of experience!
  • Small groups for personal attention and safety.
  • Cultural insight from living permanently in France and speaking fluent French
  • Quote from a happy client " Mark - a guide extraordinaire!"

Listen to me presenting my approach - click here ...

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Snowshoe Holidays

Snowshoe Walking in the Beaufortain French Alps

Guided snowshoe walking holidays in the French Alps. Off-the-beaten track snowshoeing holidays in the Vanoise National Park, Beaufortain, Chartreuse and Bauges mountains with Mark.

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Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata in the French Alps

Join me on a guided via ferrata holiday in the French Alps. Choose from a week long holiday, a long weekend or enjoy the a via ferrata “à la carte”.

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Tailor Made & Private Tours

Prefer a tour or trek just for you or your family, friends then a tailor made or private tour is easily arranged.  You can benefit from my local knowledge and experience to put together an unforgettable itinerary.

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Great autumn weather here in the French Alps for walking and via ferrata

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