Tour Guide

Kyle Messett

Languages Spoken: English, French

Hometown: Ardeche, France

Guide Since: 2022

Bike

In the Gorges de l'Ardèche, beside the river and great limestone cliffs

Eat

Sushi with avocado

Drink

A fresh and nutrient-dense homemade smoothie

Sleep

A cabin in the woods close to a river and under the stars

For much of his life, Kyle remained in his hometown of Ardeche in the south of France. There, he was raised and schooled in nature, learning from its many mysteries and endless beauty. Always an animal lover, Kyle has encountered extraordinary creatures (and astounding landscapes) on every one of his travel and outdoor expeditions—from California’s Redwood forests to the wild lakes of Croatia or the spectacular mountains of New Zealand. Kyle is also an explorer of humankind, having met many people from different walks of life.

Kyle has cycled in plenty of places around the world, and rides daily in his current hometown of Montpellier. Ever the explorer and renaissance man, his jobs have included farm work, guiding river tours by canoe, building houses, and even animation. But mainly, Kyle believes each day is a gift that should be cherished and enjoyed to the fullest.