Extreme sports in the Verdon Gorges
Do you like wide open spaces and thrills? Terra Verdon is perfect for you. Starting from Castellane, you will have easy access to rock climbing and paragliding for any level. Daredevils can try bungee jumping.
Rock climbing in the Verdon
Want to discover the Verdon from a different angle? Thirsty for thrills? Not afraid of heights? Rock climbing is THE sport in the Verdon. Here, experienced climbers come from all over the world to tame steep cliffs and open new climbing routes in one of the most sought-after settings in Europe. More than 1500 routes are currently open in the Verdon with various levels of difficulty. Some of them have rather evocative names such as Chainsaw Massacre and Dingomaniac, which hints at the difficulty of the climb. But don’t worry, beginners can also climb in the Verdon on more accessible routes, supervised by qualified instructors with the numerous clubs in the region. Climb the famous walls of the Verdon: it’s now or never! A fun activity that can is accessible to the whole family where you are surrounded by breathtaking scenery!
Would you like an alternative to climbing to change things up during your trip? Why not try the via ferrata? Scale ladders and cross footbridges and monkey bridges for laughs and thrills with the whole family. You won’t be disappointed between the scenery and breathtaking views!
Paragliding above the Verdon Gorges
Have you always dreamed of feeling the freedom of flying like a bird?
Head to Club Haut les Mains de Clumanc to get some height as you fly over the Verdon while paragliding! A flight over an exceptional natural setting that you will not soon forget!
You will be accompanied by an experienced and qualified instructor. Takeoff and landing will be very smooth, no turbulence, so you can enjoy every second of your flight! Once you take off, all your fears will vanish, and you will be amazed by the beauty of the landscapes that will pass before your eyes! Flights depart from the top of Mount Chalet and with a little luck you may catch a glimpse of a chamois or vulture from the sky. Up there, the views are gorgeous. If you want a little more thrill, tell your flight instructor, they will adapt!
Bungee jumping in the Verdon
If rafting, rock climbing and paragliding are still too tame for you, then why take the big jump? Do you love a challenge? Or just want to have fun? If you have always dreamed of throwing yourself into the air dozens of meters above the ground, bungee jumping is the activity you must try during your stay in the Verdon!
It’s not every day that you jump into the void, right?! All the more reason to choose such an idyllic setting to do so.
The Verdon is the perfect setting and will make the memory of your bungee jump even more lasting.
Thrills and adrenaline guaranteed! A team of qualified instructors will equip you for a completely safe jump.
Thrill seekers should head to Artuby Bridge, a few dozen kilometers from Castellane. You can jump from the highest bridge in Europe, 182 meters in the air! Only for the bravest!
Our partners for extreme sports near Castellane
- Haute Provence Outdoor : mountain biking:
- Ailéments : paragliding :
- Les gaulois: ATV and paintball:
- La grande bastide: horseback riding: