MINIVAN TOURS N°4 :

VERDON VALLEY: THE HIGHEST CANYON

CANYONS - CREST ROAD - CLIFFS - NEST EAGLE VILLAGES - TURQUOISES WATERS - WATER SPORTS

A special minivan excursion exploring Europe's largest canyon called "Les Gorges-du-Verdon", where nature has shaped a unique and breathtaking landscape made of cliffs overlooking the emerald waters of the river. Thanks to the suggestive Verdon Crest Road, we will pass through this majestuous and wild environment, making stops to appreciate this fabulous scenery. An opportunity to learn more about its geological formation, its wildlife and why Verdon became the most celebrated valley for water sports and modern speleology, which has raised Gorges-du-Verdon to the status of a worldly famous natural site.

Let's start early in the morning from the French Riviera in order to have enough time to fully enjoy this exceptional natural site, given the long distance before arriving Verdon Canyon (2h20mn). On our way, you will be amazed by The Route Napoleon, famous road taken by the French Emperor to get back in power after his detention, a spectacular mountain scenery jumping a village after another, an itinerary full of history and anecdotes.

Once arrived, the Crest Road will be one of the main highlight, the opportunity of several panoramic and photographic stops in order to immortalize this getaway. Then, your guide will lead you to discover a medieval jewel of Provence, the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie,  classified as one of the nicest village in France, where we will visit an earthenware (faience) workshop and meet a craftman to understand his artwork.

For lunch, you will have the choice between many excellent typical Provençal restaurants or an authentic picnic in a natural and panoramic site.

Let's continue with the visit of the star of the perfumed flower, the flagship product of Provence, famous worldwide for its sunny mountain plateaus filled with the scent of the lavender fields, and visit workshops where cosmetics & crafts are made with.

The best is to finish with 2 or 3 hours of great entertainment & get on board of the main water sports (pedal boats, kayaking, rafting) & activities (E-Bikes, hiking, extreme sports, etc.) offered by the canyon, it could be in the lake or in the river. If you are not a sport fan, we can discover great sceneries & beautiful villages like Castellane & Valensole or just having a cocktail or a drink looking the awe-inspiring landscape.

Return by highway.

Departures everyday on request   

   Highlights:

  • Europe's Grandest Canyon, breathtaking sceneries
  • Water sports & activities
  • Verdon Crest Road &  700 meters high (2300 ft) Cliffs
  • Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, classified as one of the most village of France
  • Arts and Crafts (Earthenware) and Perfume (Lavender)
  • Plateau of Lavender fields
  • Local and certified driver/guide
  • Small groups for a better quality of service (Minivan 8 per. max. / Minibus 15 per. max.) 

 

Pricing conditions:

* These excursions are adapted to children/families: (Student rate (from 18 years old) = -10%; 12-17 years old = -15%; 5-12 years old = -30%; 1 - 5 years old = -50% (child seat - of 1 m).

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