Every adventure starts with a first step

BIG SMILE ADVENTURES offer Walking and Running adventures based in some of the most beautiful areas of the French Alps and the Catalonian areas of the French and Spanish Pyrenees.
Join us
To see the great classic mountains of the Alps or the harmonious and lesser known profiles of the Pyrenees. To enjoy the calm that nature brings, to laugh, to live a great experience. To be well..
At Big Smile Adventures we believe in well being and a healthy lifestyle, we believe that hiking, walking and running in beautiful natural outdoor spaces helps deliver an incredible healthy physical and mental component to life and this can continue and help shape your life long after taking part in one of our journeys or events.

Discover Unlimited Beauty

So start dreaming and plan on joining us for an experience that can improve your well being and put the biggest of smiles on your face.

About us

The Big Smile Adventures project was born in 2014, It was created by Gary Daines, International Mountain Leader and member of SNAM (Syndicat National Des Accompagnateurs en Montagne)

David Potter another British International Mountain Leader joined Big Smile Adventures as co-owner, director and head guide in 2019. David’s huge drive, energy and business sense has made him a great assest to Big Smile Adventures.

David & Gary enjoying a moment after a river crossing on the Tour du Canigou

Gary has traveled, climbed and trekked all over the world for work and pleasure including South America (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Patagonia), Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan) Africa (over ten times on Kilimanjaro), Indian Himalaya (Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh) Nepal and all over Europe including guiding the Tour du Mont Blanc over Forty times and in 2015 Gary started guiding the first trips as Big Smile Adventures 

David is a qualified International Mountain Leader and a member of SNAM (Syndicat National Des Accompagnateurs en Montagne) the French Association. David has lived in the French Pyrénées Orientales since 2004. He is passionate about the beautiful mountains, the history and culture of eastern end of the Pyrenees. Before settling in France he lived in Tanzania, and Spain traveling extensively in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia exploring mountainous and wilderness areas, climbing at altitude, paragliding and caving.
He leads groups in both the Alps and Pyrenees hiking and trail running year round and snowshoeing in winter.  David is British, lives with his French partner and son and speaks French and Spanish fluently. 

We are a small but ambitious company.

Things that make us strong:

  • We are enthusiastic and passionate about our projects
  • We follow with excitement every aspect of Big Smile Adventures
  • We personalise as much as possible every trip
  • We propose to make you live an authentic all-round experience
  • We take what we do personally and very professionally
  • We are the best at what we do

Now… Why choose us.

Because we love our job and we have years of experience.
Because we work professionally and safely.

Because we know the areas where we are taking you.

Because your needs are our priority.

Because our trips are bonded through AEM voyages

Because you will live an authentic and Emotional Experience..

CONTACT US

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Or, if you prefer, write directly an email to us:

  • info@bigsmileadventures.com  : it is our general e-mail, to get in contact with the office of Big Smile Adventures.
  • gary@bigsmileadventures.com : it is Gary’s e-mail, that you can use if you want to ask him something about the guiding, the trekkings, the mountains…
  • Tel: 0033(0)663269452
  • David: david@bigsmileadventures.com +33 (0) 7 55 63 26 15

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