Stay: Aquatic Descent of the Gorges du Verdon
Canoeing and rafting in the Gorges du Verdon - Family Stay
Experience canoeing, rafting and canyoning in the Verdon Gorges! Descending the whole of the Verdon Gorges on water is a dream that has been unattainable for most people until now… this dream is now possible: Verdon Voyages offers several itinerant trips in this sense. Book online and don’t hesitate to contact us by using the chat (bottom right of your screen).
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Live the canoe and rafting experience in the Gorges du Verdon! Discover or rediscover aquatic hiking.
DAY 1 – Arrival
You take your bearings in your accommodation. You can visit the village and its surroundings. Enjoy dinner before heading out on your adventure.
DAY 2 – CANOEING on your own at LAC DE SAINTE-CROIX and in the GRAND CANYON
Rendezvous in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, for a day of canoeing in autonomy to discover the grandiose scenery of the Lac de Sainte-Croix and the Grand Canyon.
Canoeing : 3 hours
DAY 3 – DISCOVERY RAFT at CASTELLANE or AQUA HIKE (depending on the release of water from the dam)
You will meet your rafting guide near the small village of Castellane. He will teach you the basic techniques, give you the safety instructions and take you to the pier for your first thrills of the trip, in the very wild setting of the northern end of the Verdon gorges. You can organise your afternoon free time as you wish.
Rafting discovery : 3 hours
DAY 4 – CANYON du BAOU
You join your canyoning guide. He will put his equipment at your disposal and will accompany you in the emerald waters of the Baou with its impressive nature. The programme includes abseiling, swimming in the basins and jumps (always optional). Take your picnic, the activity ends in the early afternoon.
Canyoning : 5 hours
DAY 5 – PACKRAFT* in the SECRET GORGES and the THREE LAKES region
You will travel through the magnificent Three Lakes area in a packraft*: Secret Gorges, Lake Cadenon, Lake Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon and Lake Artignosc.
Distance of the course: 16 km
Hike 1h30 / Inflatable canoe : 1h30
*Packraft = Inflatable canoe
DAY 6 – Departure
This is the end of your adventure! You pack your bags and after a full breakfast you leave your accommodation. Why not take advantage of this last day for a swim in the Sainte Croix lake?
Duration: 6 days
Difficulty: Moderate, from 10 years old
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