- In the heart of the Gorges du Verdon
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Camping Frédéric Mistral
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Le Camping Frédéric Mistral is ideally located between the Verdon and the lake of Castillon. A perfect site for all those who wish to practice canoeing in a dream setting during their holidays. The partners of camping, Buena Vista Rafting and Action Aventure, will make you live adventures that meet your expectations in the heart of the largest canyon in Europe.
Gorges du Verdon
Since camping, you will only be 5 kilometers from the entrance to the Verdon grand canyon. The gorges are only 40 kilometers away. To get there, you will take the exceptional road that runs through the canyon. The breathtaking panoramas will put you in condition for your canoe descent.
Once arrived at the starting point, it's time to start the descent in solo or duo. Between Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, La-palud-sur-Verdon and Castellane, several routes are accessible. For families, the lower gorges are ideal. Between Esparron-de-Verdon and Quinson, a little frequented route is a real corner of paradise. Between the Taloire bridge and the Suns bridge, an 8 kilometer descent is possible over several hours. For the more athletic, continue to the Sublime Point to descend 12 kilometers. Finally, for seasoned adventurers, the complete descent passes through the famous Assommoir, Styx corridor and Estellier footbridge...
Lakes of Castillon and Sainte-Croix
For those who would prefer canoeing on calm waters, the deep blue of the lakes of Castillon and Sainte-Croix are perfect.
- Castillon lake
From the bay of Touron to Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, navigate by kayak or canoe with 2 to 3 seats, to Saint-André-des-Alpes. Throughout your excursion, take advantage of the small coves and sheltered beaches to cool off with a swim.
- Lake of Sainte-Croix
You will have to drive a little more to reach this lake, but the show will also be there. It is indeed the largest of the Verdon lakes. Its magnificent body of water is perfect for canoeing adventures and discoveries. Do not hesitate either to go through the peaceful gorges of Baudinard. They are ideal for the youngest.
Many other nautical activities are possible on the Verdon and on the lakes. Rafting, paddle, aquatic hiking, sailing and pedal boats await you. For each of them, wearing a lifejacket is compulsory. Vacationers and their children must also know how to swim and control their boat.
The Natural Park and the Gorges du Verdon are the scene of exceptional hikes for walkers of all levels. With the app AllTrails, find all the hikes and their description.
Hiking trails around Castellane
Not far from camping de beautiful hikes rated easy to very difficult await you.
- Our Lady of the Rock
Over 5 kilometres, pretty shady paths will take you from Castellane to Notre-Dame-du-Roc in just over 2 hours.
- The clue of the Melle
This medium-difficulty hike takes you for 6 hours, through 15 kilometers above the Asse valley.
- Senez-La Clape
This fifth stage of the GR 406 will take you in the footsteps of Napoleon. Allow nearly 8 hours to cover the 00 kilometers.
Hiking in the Gorges du Verdon
- The Blanc-Martel trail
This hike is the best known of the gorges. Between the Maline chalet and the Sublime Point, it criss-crosses as close as possible to the Verdon, taking the famous tunnels dug into the cliff. Also bring a flashlight. At the Trescaïre belvedere, the panorama over the gorges is the most beautiful reward. It is simply dizzying.
- The Imbut trail
Sporty and demanding, count 5 hours of effort starting from the Auberge des Cavaliers to cover the 10 kilometers of this course, which leads you to Baou Béni. This path is one of the most beautiful of the gorges.
- The Bastidon trail
Departing from La Palud-sur-Verdon, a 4h30 hike awaits walkers.
The department of Alpes de Haute Provence was the first to receive the Cycling Territory label from the French Cycling Federation. A well-deserved recognition for this cycling paradise with emblematic roads and exceptional landscapes.
The ridge road
Start your discovery by bike with this emblematic and vertiginous route through the Gorges du Verdon. From La Palud-sur-Verdon the road winds through the ridges of the Grand Canyon du Verdon. The 14 belvederes are as many stages whose views of the Verdon are breathtaking.
Lakes and villages
- From Lac de Chaudanne to Lac de Castillon
Good physical condition and expertise are required to cover the 60 kilometers in just under 4 hours.
- Verdon and Vaire
Follow the historic route of the Pignes train from Saint-André-des-Alpes for an unforgettable day. The Tous-Aures and Saint-Michel passes, the sandstone cliffs of Annot and Verdon will be the stages of this 70 kilometer journey.
- The high valleys
A little further on, from Thorame-Haute, the Cols des Robines, Coulet and Défens lead you to encounter the sumptuous high valleys.