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

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
During Spring
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 colour. Its most impressive part lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie while at the end of the canyon, the Verdon River flows into the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

The Verdon Canyon, in Hautes Alps-Provence and the river itself offer various spots along the river for kayaking and other outdoor activities in the Southern Alps. The phenomenal ‘playground’ of mountains and rivers, extending from Côte d’Azur to Verdon and Mercantour national parks will not let you down.

Various schools would assist you no matter the level of your efficiency. Experience the thrills of white water going it alone in a single-seat inflatable kayak. Jump in a lightweight and stable boat that fits you best, even an amateur will enjoy riding the rapids as confidently as in a traditional kayak.

The guide leads and ensures your safety from his own boat. It is recommended that you start from naval bases of Entrevaux and Castellane, in the heart of the Southern Alps !The spot are suitable even for children of 12 years old and above. Numerous accommodation options on the spot. Don’t miss the opportunity to admire the wild waters of the Verdon river crossing the Gorges du Verdon.