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Activities
Walking and hiking:
There are footways in almost every village or town in the Parc naturel régional du Verdon (Nature Park of the Verdon). The landscapes and the nature are always magnificent. Information and brochures are available at the local Tourism Offices.
Some of the footways are very famous. The 'sentier Martel' is one of them. This breathtaking footway will always stay in your memory. Other well-known footways are: sentier de l'Imbut , sentier Vidal , sentier des Cavaliers… At the Tourism Offices there are books available which give an overview of the walking possibilities in the river gorges. You can also find some information on http://www.carto.net/verdon/verdon . Attention: for some footways you need a good physical fitness.

 

Two so called GR-routes (Grande Randonnée or 'big walk') go all over the Verdon; you can follow the GR4 and the GR 99 partly. Whatever circuit you choose it is always very useful to have a topographic map ('Série Bleue' on a 1/25.000 scale). On these maps all footways and other details are shown.

Of course you can participate at organised walks or let you guide. Find more information on www.les-guides.net (also speleology etc.)

Swimming:
Everywhere in the lake! Lifeguarded beaches in Les Salles, St.Croix du Verdon and Bauduen.

Canoe and kayak:
For hire at the lake.

Surfing and sailing:
Sailboards and catamarans are for hire in Les Salles-sur-Verdon, St. Croix du Verdon and in Bauduen. Also training and lessons are available.

Rafting, hydro speed, canyoning, adventure tracks…:
Enough possibilities for sporting adventurers (mostly from Castellane)! Some websites are:

www.aboard-rafting.com
www.eau-vive-evasion.com
www.gorgesduverdon.com
http://sportspassion.chez.tiscali.fr/index_fr.htm
www.rafting-castellane.com
www.aquavivaest.com
Cycling and mountainbiking:
Lots of possibilities in the area.

Mountaineering:
http://www.lacorditelle.com
This is the site of Philippe Bugada, an experienced mountaineer who lives in Aiguines and organizes there classes and training for starters, alone or in groups.

Hang gliding(parapente):
http://www.verdon-passion.com

This school of hang gliding, canyoning and mountaineering is located in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, at 12 km of Aiguines. Professional accompaniment is also available for beginners.

Horse riding:
Is possible in Aiguines at Chanteraine Equitation, tel. 04 94 70 22 60.
http://www.terre-equestre.com/chanteraine-equitation/index.php

Bungee-jumping:
From the bridge 'Pont de l'Artuby', the highest bungee-bridge of whole Europe (182 m!).
http://www.latitude-challenge.fr
Fishing:
For trout and pike, in the Gorges or on the lake, alone or with a guide….
Two interesting websites:
http://verdonpeche.free.fr en
http://www.provenceweb.fr/f/mag/outdoor/peche.htm

   
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