25 years of experience

Nature Extrême Développement is a sports travel agency specialized in the trail, sharing beyond the sport the values of culture of the world and the discovery of new horizons. NED offers trips that can be both distant, close to home or indoors, timed or not timed, alone or in a group.

NED, it is a team of professionals surrounded by passionate volunteers and quality local partners to make you live the most beautiful sports and tourist adventures.

Founded in 1995 by Serge and Cathy MOREL-JEAN, NED has organized more than 200 raids on 5 continents over the past 25 years. Benoît LAVAL joined the company in 2020 as President for a complete transfer of the company due at the end of 2021.

Cathy et Serge Morel-Jean


Founder of NED since 1995:
Mountain guide, Nordic ski instructor, mountain hunting officer military career in Annecy, Briançon and Chamonix.
Former director of the French military ski team, climbing the highest peaks of the Alps such Eiger, Piz Badile, Matterhorn, Aiguille Verte, Grandes Jorasses, Mont Blanc ….
The Transbaïkal and the Moskova (Moscow – St. Petersburg) performed with sled dogs.


Manager NED since 2002:
Great sportswoman, swimming (European Youth Championships in 1968), running, (Marathon des Sables, Desert Cup, Sierre-Zinal, and several marathons).
Former assistant professor of sport, sport educator completed with a 2-year post high school degree and graduated in Ericksoniar hypnosis, NPL et Sophrology.

Benoit Laval dirigeant de NED

Benoît LAVAL,

President of NED since 2020:
Race on foot since the age of 9, more than 200 trails with more than 60 victories and more than 30 countries visited in running, a selection in team of France Trail, 2nd place in the Grand Raid of the Reunion, participations in the Barkley and the 400km of Gobi.
Organizer of race since 1992, such as the challenge of the Oisans, the Chartreuse Terminorum, and more classic trails.

“We compose your travels by putting passion and a taste of challenge, you will come back full of adventures.”