Kingdom of singletracks
A Mountain Bike Center open all year long in the Alps of Haute-Provence. The Center is in the french initiative of "Quality tourism" and we make every effort to satisfy you ! You will find here more than 600 kilometers of paths, Mountain Bike rental everyday of the year, on reservation for the end of the week. Tourist Office : +33(0)4 92 64 02 64
The Lakeside Walk
An outstanding bird-watching site
The Tour of the Lake is a 10km walk full of rest and freshness, it's also an important ornithologic site. Certain parts of the walk are wheelchair accessible, and there is a leaflet available that describes the different types of trees and birds. The ornithology fanatics can watch about 140 bird species on the lake banks, 2 hours by walk, accessible for everyone. Don't forget the binoculars...
Several easily walks
31 postsigned footpaths totaling 350 km are expecting you! Walking times: from 1 hour to 6 hours for an average hiker. Maps (3€) and practical information available at the Tourist Office of the Durance Valley in Château-Arnoux. Paths of discovery in Peyruis, Château-Arnoux, Volonne, Les Mées and L'Escale.
Come and try volplaning !
Take some distance ....
Departures from Saint-Auban airfield from 1st April to 31st October, upon reservation:
- Discovering the Durance Valley - Penitents des Mées in a towned double-seater glider (30min): €115
- Discovering the Lure Mountain - Hills of Giono in a motorised glider (30min): €125
- Discovering the Verdon Canyon - Lavender fields in a motorised glider (1 hour): €160
- Attention : + 12 years old -100kg + 1,50m
Gliding is an air sport which relies heavily on the daily weather conditions. Insurance is included in the prices quoted above. For more information or reservation please contact the National Centre at the +33(0)4 92 64 29 71 or www.cnvv.net/volenplaneur
ULM flights :
Flying school, Discovery flights and Mountain flights, open the year. From €60 for 30 minutes. Conditions : + 10 ans, moins de 95 kilos. Contact : +33(0)6 81 04 04 81 / +33(0)6 70 16 54 96
Five circuits accessible all the year
Orienteering is choosing the fastest route to get from one tag to another. In competition the aim is to make the course as quickly as possible by finding tags in order, it is a family-friendly activities. Maps available for 1.5€ at the Tourist Office. All levels.
- 3 in Château-Arnoux
- 1 in L'Escale
Trail at L'Escale
Permanent Trails for good runners
3 permanent trails at l'Escale, from the centre of the village :
- 25 kilometers and 1300 meters of elevation gain
- 12 kilometers and 600 meters of elevation gain
- 5 kilometers and 150 meters of elevation gain
And 1 permanent Trail of the two Towers from the centre of Volonne, possible night-practice with headlamp, retroreflective marking on ground :
- 10 kilometers and 520 meters of elevation gain
More than 100 climbing routes are listed around the Rock of Saint-Jean in Château-Arnoux. Departemental Climbing Guide for sale (€24) at the tourist office. Possibility to be accompanied, Salamandre escalade : +33 (0)6 89 65 14 59
Durance and Bleone Rivers
First and Second category rivers, numerous natural and manmade lakes and ponds where trouts, carps, pikes, roaches and others lies available for both small and big fishermen.
- Fishing departmental federation Tél +33(0)4 92 32 25 40
- Fishing Guide Serge Nervi Tél +33(0)6 88 57 71 37
Horse riding on the Napoleon Way
Ride in complete freedom trough the wild and unspoilt landscape of Haute-Provence for some unforgettable moments. Equestrian centre in les Mées : +33(0)4 92 34 34 60. Horse riding on the mythic Napoleon Route (GR406) accross 4 areas : Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, et Isère on the new path postsigned on a distance of 350 km.
Summer swimming pool in Saint Auban
A unique innovating concept in France!
This place of recreation is sowed with grass green, the site is equipped with a chute, a massage seat, a rapid river and water cannons. Open all days from 10am to 19pm, from June to September, closed on monday. From 1 to 3€ per person, free under 3 years old. More informations : +33(0)4 92 64 28 65
UCPA Centre at Volonne
You can rent diferrent types of craft to explore the natural wildeness of the Durance including pedalos, canoes, kayaks... The best way to get to the Hipponautic for thoser not resident at the Campsite is to park nearby the bridge as you enter Volonne, and follow the marked footpath signposted "tour du Lac". Open everyday from June to September.
Contact : +33(0)6 16 38 55 36 - Mail : email@example.com
- Paths of discovery in Peyruis and Château-Arnoux.
- Hall of sports, fitness, squash and gym. Tél 04 92 64 43 74
- Campaign Trail Archery ask to the Tourist office the places
- Fitness trails to Malijai, Peyruis, Saint-Auban and Volonne.
- Tennis courts in every villages.