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The Gorges du Verdon are located in the French region of Provence and are an ideal holiday destination for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. The Gorges du Verdon are in a natural park created to protect the beauty of these mountains which overlook the canyon dug for thousands of years by the Verdon River which winds its way down. Here tourists come in droves, to enjoy the landscape and to try out adrenaline sports: canyoning, climbing, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, paragliding. There is only the embarrassment of choice: Les Gorges du Verdon is the ideal place for those who love sport.
The walls of the Gorges du Verdon are also known as a climbing site. In total, more than 800 routes are classified according to the type of climbing and the level of difficulty. The gorges of the Verdon are 250 to 700 meters deep: to approach this sport, it is essential not to suffer from vertigo! The most famous sites are the Escalès, the Baume aux Pigeons, the Dérobée and the Paroi Rouge. Hiking enthusiasts can discover the Gorges du Verdon through the trails, such as the magnificent GR4 which starts from Point Sublime and joins the gorge. Another classic excursion takes place on the Blanc-Martel trail. The route, well marked, is suitable for all hikers, but its length of about 13 kilometres makes it a difficult route.
The vertiginous limestone walls of the Gorges du Verdon offer a privileged environment for white water sports. The wild water of the Verdon, of an emerald green colour, which flows between the rocks is ideal for rafting or kayaking. Abseiling, climbing, swimming in clear blue water, for those who are not afraid of heights, there are many opportunities for canyoning. You follow the course of the river through the canyon and encounter all kinds of obstacles. A guide makes the entire trip with you. All this guarantees a special experience. Canyoning is in principle accessible to all. You can book this tour for half a day or a full day. There are also several routes, some simple, others difficult. If you have time to look around. You can also see how experienced kayakers take the famous Imbut, an extremely narrow but famous gorge between the rocks.
In addition to a natural landscape unique in the world, the Verdon Gorges also have much more to offer visitors from a historical, artistic and cultural point of view. There are many characteristic villages that can be visited, including Castellane, La Palud sur Verdon, known for paragliders, Aiguines, Moustiers Sainte Marie, Trigance and Riez.