Half-day water walk in the Verdon GorgeRougon
Activity: Aquatic Hiking
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Castellane is a charming city near the Gorges du Verdon located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. With a rich history, this territory has been frequented since the Neolithic period and the oldest traces discovered date back to 6000 years BC. Dominated by the Roc at an altitude of 930 metres, visible from afar and enjoying a strategic position, Castellane has always exercised a strategic and commercial importance throughout history. If you are passionate about the past or wilderness, Castellane is a choice destination because it offers you not only a good number of remains and treasures to discover, but also a wide range of activities to suit all tastes and ages.
If you enjoy water activities, with family or friends, with lots of fun on the program and the discovery of magnificent landscapes, then a rafting trip down the Gorges du Verdon will certainly delight you. Impressive for their wild beauty and impressive rocks, these gorges are accessible by rafting accompanied by a professional guide. And this from the age of 7, so you can enjoy with your children if you have them. You can also go down only part of the route or do the full descent. It depends on your wishes. And if you want even more sensations, then why not try a day with an original activity: aqua trekking? Swimming, jumping and walking are on the program, as well as a lot of laughs. A hiking aqua for those over 10 years old, accompanied by professionals who will provide you with Neoprene waterproof suits, a helmet and life jacket and who will accompany you for a game of fun in complete safety. Great. Great. If you prefer kayaking and more sporty descents, you can also do it from Castellane through the same Gorges du Verdon for a dozen kilometres with small challenges, but also the rapids of the Porte St-Jean. It's almost the same feeling for a Canoraft descent, whether solo or duo. As for canyoning enthusiasts, there are plenty of places near Castellane that lend themselves to this sensational playful activity: the Canyon du Jabron, in the Gorges du Verdon or the Canyon de la Clue de Saint-Auban. You will be spoilt for choice!
If the most important attraction in Castellane is undeniably the famous Gorges du Verdon, the area does not lack equally interesting tourist objectives. The 18th century Château d'Éoulx, flanked by two towers, but also several dry-stone huts give a particular air to this quiet village. The 15th century Roc bridge has passed through history and the charming chapel of Notre-Dame du Roc overlooking the town of Le Roc belongs to the former convent of La Merci. Other churches and chapels can also be visited in the region.
Castellane is therefore a privileged destination for nature lovers and the Verdon gorges are among the most beautiful in Europe. So, let yourself be tempted by adventure whether it is for a hike, a rafting trip or a canyoning discovery. You will not be disappointed!