of nature

It took thousands of years for the Verdon to carve its way through the Mediterranean hinterland between the Var and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. It has carved Europe’s largest canyon out of the rock. The emerald waters of the Verdon weave their way between towering cliffs, creating a wildly beautiful landscape. From the hiking trails that tightrope over the cliff tops, discover belvederes with magnificent views of the canyon.

Les Gorges du Verdon\
By car so you don’t miss a thing.

We’ll head for the Pont du Galetas, the first bridge with a dazzling view of the entrance to the Verdon Gorge.

We continue our tour of the Alpes de Haute-Provence, along the right bank of the gorges, starting at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. On this route, you won’t be able to resist parking in some of these specially designed spaces, like balconies overlooking the river.

The first is the Galetas belvedere, which offers a magnificent panorama of Lac de Sainte-Croix, with its emerald waters typical of the colors of the Côte d’Azur, where pedal-boating or electric boating will be a real pleasure.

Our walk then takes us to the Point Sublime lookout, where we can admire the long fruit of erosion: vertical walls, huge boulders and vertiginous limestone cliffs… They’ll be the best friends of adventurous sports enthusiasts who love climbing in the great outdoors.

We’ll head back to La Palud sur Verdon. Just 1 km away is the 23 km Route des Crêtes, with its 15 viewpoints offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Gorges du Verdon. Let’s not forget that the Gorges du Verdon are famous for their impressive vultures, the great soaring birds of the sky. An impressive show and an unforgettable experience.

We continue our walk along the left bank of the Gorges du Verdon, passing over the Artuby bridge and watching as thrill-seekers bungee-jump. We’ll take the Le Fayet tunnel and continue on our way, not forgetting to stop and admire the breathtaking view of the Corniche Sublime, from Le belvédère des Cavaliers, Cirque de Vaumale and the Belvedere at Col d’Illoire to end our visit in the beautiful village of Aiguine.

To take full advantage of these breathtaking landscapes, allow for a good half-day’s ride, stopping leisurely and grabbing a bite to eat along the way.