"I particularly love riding in rural France: the low-traffic, winding roads,
charming medieval villages and lofty mountains create endless cycling
possibilities. Place after place has a unique landscape, character and culture
and the locals are genuinely friendly, down-to-earth people. It's my land and I
love to share it!"
He's always delighted to share both his unquenchable passion for life and his expertise as a leader of expeditions to remote areas of our planet. French by birth, he served in a commando unit in both mountain rescue and as an Alps mountain guide before leaving France to work in the US and then explore the distant corners of Asia and Latin America. His attachment to the indigenous peoples he found there inspired him to found
(NP), an NGO dedicated to their welfare, and the Native Planet Outdoor Club, its fund-raising arm
Also a professional travel photographer who sells his images to National Geographic, the United Nations and other major publishers, Jean-Philippe works as a guide and consultant to makers of documentary films about traditional indigenous peoples.
a certified USA Cycling coach, as well as a France bicycle tour operator and
Today, you can
contact us to enjoy J-Phi's joie-de-vivre on tours that he designs, manages and leads through
Vélo Topo - Best of the Pyrenees, the cycling branch of Native Planet Adventures.