Gorges du Verdon
It is paradise for hikers. A mosaic of identities and marked landscapes. From the plateau of Valensole to the Artuby, from the Haut-Var hills to the pre-Alps, from the Sainte Croix lake to the narrow canyons, you will discover a beautiful sampling of natural and splendid scenery.
Along some of the gorges of the Verdon, trails open up exciting hiking opportunities, but some portions of these mythical paths are extremely difficult, and are reserved for accomplished athletes.
So take all the necessary information before committing yourself, and the proper equipment.
The Martel Trail
The Martel trail was built in 1928 by the Touring Club of France and bears the name of the French speleologist Edouard-Alfred Martel, in charge of making precise hydrogeological surveys on the Verdon, with a view to its development.
The Imbut Trail
The Imbut Trail is one of the most beautiful hiking trails of the Verdon Gorges, but perhaps also the most technical and difficult. This hike will last from 4 to 6 hours, depending on the options chosen (Imbut, Baou Béni).
The Vidal trail
The Sentier Vidal or Access Vidal derives its name from the name of a French engineer who opened this way during the work undertaken to develop the Verdon in the early 1900s. It was probably a way of rescue to go up the injured workers.
The gorges of the Verdon and its limestone cliffs are also the ideal place to practice climbing, with formidable aplombs, tracks adapted to all levels.
The lake of Sainte Croix
It is the largest lake in the region. It stretches over 10 km long and 3 km wide.
At the Pont du Galetas, a large beach slips into the turquoise wave.
Nautical bases are scattered here and there on its perimeter. Allowing to practice sailing, windsurfing, canoe-kayak, catamaran, pedal …
Fishers can enjoy their favorite sport while hikers will find a labyrinth of beautiful trails around the lake.