White water sports in the Verdon canyons
The Verdon is a playground for many white water and altitude sports. With your partner, friends or family, there is something for everyone!
Our campsite is fortunate to work in partnership with trusted and quality service providers. They will be able to advise you on an activity or option that is best for you. Some activities, such as rafting, start in Castellane, a few kilometers from the Terra Verdon campsite. You will have thrilling and invigorating experiences in a gorgeous setting before returning to the comfort of your mobile home at our Terra Verdon Ciela Village campsite and reliving your fabulous day on your deck in the evening.
You will find on this page a summary of our campers’ favorite activities. Feel free to contact our partners directly, you will find their contact information at the bottom of this page.
Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Rafting is available in Castellane.
Rafting on the Verdon is the most accessible of the white-water sports. You use a very stable boat that can accommodate eight people and a guide. The Verdon is perfect for this sport. The river has calm sections where you can contemplate the wild landscapes of the gorges and more turbulent sections for white water thrills. There are courses for all levels, from the one-and-a-half-hour discovery ride to the full day course, something for everyone! Family course for ages 6 and up.
Equipped with a padded wet-suit and a floating board, you use your flippers and follow the trajectory indicated by your guide. The start of the descent is easy and allows you to get used to your equipment before tackling the rapids and the famous « Solitaire ». This activity is for persons aged 14 and over.
Canyoning in the Verdon
Many canyons have been carved into the Verdon mountains. Put on your wetsuit, harness and helmet and go explore the wild geography. You may walk, rappel or slide down, depending on the route. You may also confront jumps and zip lines. As always, the guide adapts the activity to your level.
Descend the Verdon Gorges in an Air Boat
You will descend the Verdon in a single or double inflatable kayak with a double paddle. Make the most of the Verdon, speed through the rapids, slalom between the rocks, play with the currents or even try to surf the waves. This activity is available for children ages 12 and up. In less than two hours, you will cover 7 km through small and large rapids.
Water hiking in the Verdon
Explore the Verdon as you float with the current, walk or swim with appropriate equipment. Between the immense limestone cliffs, the Verdon enters remarkable places that are only accessible by the river. You can contemplate the exceptional setting of the Verdon Grand Canyon as you float along the water. You can choose to jump in the water (optional). Family course for ages 6 and up.
Our partners for white water sports in Castellane
- Montagne et Rivière : rafting, kayaking, water trekking and riverboarding in Castellane.
- Raft Session : white water activities on the Verdon, specializing in families and children, ages 6 and up.