Explore the best itineraries with a local specialist
Explore the best itineraries with a local specialist
Experience local: An adventure on the best cycling roads !
Experience local: An adventure on the best hiking paths !

Our team of experts !

We are the experts of walking & cycling holidays! 

Our team is a group of 12 people, from different backgrounds and nationalities. From England to Austrian Brazil, we have 2 offices

  • 1 office is based in in Avignon in France
  • 1 office is based in Portugal
  • We put together our ideas, strengths and characters to create, what we believe, to be authentic, unique and unforgettable walking and cycling trips
  • We all enjoy sport (some slightly more than others!). Take the time to have a read below and get to know us! 

Team members

Emmanuel:emmanuel

Originally from Strasburg in the north of France, Emmanuel is a serial entrepreneur! After having created several companies over the years, he founded Intura driven by his passion for hiking and cycling. Approachable and a very present figure in the office he oversees the company's actions and ensures that the quality of our service remains perfect! 

He likes: rock-climbing!

Isabelle: isabelle

If you have heard the famous Toto song « Africa » you know what goes on in Isabelle’s heart. During her trip to Senegal she fell in love with the country and the continent and decided to settle in South Africa where she held her first job in Tourism. After two years, she headed up north to Namibia, where she met her husband. Mother of two and back in France, she kept on working in tourism and discovered the Portuguese isles (Madeira, the Azores and Portuguese speaking Cape-Verde), of which she is now an expert!

She likes: having a laugh! 

Nadia:Nadia

Born in Provence, in the South of France, she grew up in a family of keen rock climbers and spent many a weekend or holiday walking in Provence. A passionate and experienced hiker, she has travelled throughout the world and knows all of our destinations like the back of her hand.  She is your first contact when you drop us an email or call us. She's ever so friendly! 

She likes: dark chocolate, especially with raspberries in it!

Lionel:Lionel

Born in France but Portuguese by adoption, he fell in love with the country when he was studying history & now spends a great deal of time in Portugal. He has been a tour leader since 1999 and guided and created walking and cycling tours in Brazil, Sao Tomé, Cape-Verde, in the Sahara Desert, Cameroon, Oman, Portugal and many more countries!

He likes: eating "Comté" cheese and percussion music !

Sonja:Sonja

Austrian-born Sonja is one of our most-active team members. She is the one who prospects some of our most valued partners and is always on the look out for a hidden gem, something that will make your trip that little bit more extraordinary. Passionate about what we do here at Intura, Sonja is often out and about, walking or cycling on our trails. Mother of two, dedicated to her job, you know that you are in safe hands when she creates your walking or cycling holiday.                                                                         

She likes:  yoga and good food & wine!

Martha:Martha

A proud mother of two, born in London and raised in Norfolk (UK), Martha has lived in the French Alps, then in Brittany, to finally settle in Provence.  Fluent in French as she has been living in France since 2007, she is the one in contact with our partners and books your accommodation, restaurants, transfers and other activities. She takes care of your Provence walking or cycling holiday from start to finish. 

She likes: a nice (large) glass of wine!

Marion: 

Normand- born but now living in the South of France, she wandered across the globe and spent a couple of years in Australia, New-Zealand and Canada where she was able to perfect her English. Always smiling, somewhat spontaneous and with an infectious laugh, this young mother of a little girl brings her happiness into your travel.  

She likes : travelling and jokes!



The start of an adventure : a passion for exploring the world on foot

  • It all started in 2003 in Avignon, France. It was founded by a small team of passionate hikers and cyclists with years of experience in walking & cycling trips decided to create their own company. They shared a great knowledge of Mainland Portugal, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, Italy and so they created the first Intura tours based on what they really loved doing: walking & cycling tours
  • We began creating and running trips on behalf of major and prestigious international tour operators – and still do – acting as the local expert and ground agency. 
  • Today, all our trips are 100% created and run by our team: no intermediaries.
  • 15 years on, Intura remains the same: a small company with a family-atmosphere, where we do everything ourselves from A-Z.
  • Today, we still have the same enthusiasm as in our early days with a team of passionate and experienced experts.

Expansion to self-guided trips

  • Over the years the company grew into a real success and decided to branch out and add self-guided walking and cycling tours to its catalogue!

Creation of Provence walking and cycling holidays in France, our homeland !

  • Recognising the potential of the local region with its magnificent perched villages, vineyards and lavender fields, Provence walking and cycling tours seemed the obvious choice for company expansion and reaching out to a wider, international clientele. Made famous by people such as Van Gogh, who chose to set up home for a while in Arles and St Rémy and the author Peter Mayle who writes with such enthousiam and beauty about the villages of the Lubéron; Oppède le Vieux, Bonnieux, Les Baux de Provence...  that the Intura guides were spoilt for choice!
  • As a result, the Provence hiking trails range in diversity and difficulty allowing future clients to choose to meander through villages and wine estate to a more challenging cycling holiday in France with the Alpilles mountains and the infamous Mont Ventoux.

INTURA becomes a reference as an Adventure Ground-Operator and Tour-Operator

  • All of our partners are hand picked. We know all guest house and Bed & Breakfast, hotels and restaurant presented in our calalogue. 
  • We have created tours based on our core beliefs - authenticity, eco-friendly tourism and off the beaten track.
  • The fruits of our labour have truly paid off as we are now a stronghold name in the adventure tourism industry with our Provence tours, French Riviera stays, Corsica walking holidays and more... 

Our ever-increasing number of travellers

  • We have had thousands of adventurers travel with us over the years on all destinations and we keep on expanding our offer.
  • Remaining faithful to our core values, our 100% home made tours – created by our Track finders – we aim to open new destinations in the future, in France and across the globe.

Over 15 years of experience : INTURA's clients help us to be better!

  • Over the past 15 years, thanks to our customers, they have helped us become better professionals.
  • Because we create and operate all our trips at INTURA, at the end of each self-guided or guided tour, we ask our clients to give us their impressions and feedback on our trips and our services. Through all these years, thanks to our clients, we continuously improving our itineraries.
  • Your feedback is important to us as it helps us to continuously better ourselves and our service.
  • Have a look at our guest reviews: they are on the same page as your tour.  

Our top priority:

To ensure that you get the very best experience and unforgettable time when you travel with us on your Provence walking holiday or your Provence cycling holiday