Canyoning in Gorges du Verdon, Alpes de Haute Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France

Canyon max depth:
Best season:
May to November
The Gorges du Verdon, located in south-eastern France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), is a river canyon, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is about 25 km/16 mi long and up to 700 m/2296 ft deep, formed by the Verdon River and named after for its startling turquoise-green color.

The source of the Verdon River is close to the col d’Allos hill in the Trois Eveches mountain range, flowing into the Durance river near Vinon-sur-Verdon, after traveling 175 km/108 mi long. The most interesting part of this journey is found between Castellane and the Pont du Galetas, on the lac de Sainte-Croix.

Floating for several kilometers, the Verdon Gorge becomes the borderline between the departments of Var to the south and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence to the north in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Recognized as the highest canyon in Europe, it is a dazzling and amazing destination for thousands of tourists.

It is split into three distinct parts: The “Prégorges” (‘pre-gorge’) from Castellane to Pont de Soleils, the Gorge itself from Pont de Soleils to l’Imbut, and then the third part which goes from l’Imbut to the Pont de Galetas. The Verdon Canyon is narrow and deep, with depths from 250 m/820 ft to 700 m/2296 ft and widths from 6 m/19 ft to 100 m/328 ft at the level of the Verdon river. Distance between one side of the Gorge to the other vary from 200 m/656 ft to 1500 m/4921 ft at the summit level. Swim, jump, slide, rappelling down waterfalls …

Canyoning can associate a sporty and playful activity, full of emotions with the pleasure to discover beautiful landscapes. From beginner to advanced, training schools on the spot can propose you various formulas, adapted to your needs. The only requirement is to know how to swim. The sport is permitted from May 1 to November 30, thus meaning during dry seasons. Various accommodation options can be identified across the area while the Parc of Verdon is nearby where you can have fun.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Marseille
94.4 mi / 152 km, 2 hrs 14 mins
Head east on the Quai du Port on Rue de la Mairie, Turn left into the (n) Rue Bonneterie, Turn left into the (n) Grand Rue, Slight right to Rue Méry, Turn right to stay on (n) Rue Méry, At the roundabout, take the second exit to Rue de la République,Turn right at the (n) Bd des Dames, At the roundabout, take the second exit to Bd Charles Nedelec, Sharp left to (v) Rue de Turenne, Turn left into the (n) Rue du Racati, Turn right to enter (v) A7, Continue to N296, Take exit 17 to Gréoux-les-Bains/Vinon-sur-Verdon, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Musée de Préhistoire / Lacs et Gorges du Verdon / Suivre Gréoux-les-Bains, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit towards D952, turn left into the Rue du Pont Jacquet/D11, Turn right onto D952, Turn left into the Chabassole/D19, Turn right to stay on D19, Turn left to stay on Route de Comps/D71
Marseille Provence Airport,
91.3 mi / 147 km from Marseille

Eurostar London-Marseille has a journey time of around seven hours, London-Nice around eight.


If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

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