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Floating - The Verdon Grand Canyon

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The stunning beauty of the canyons is also accessible to those who want the less technical option of the river hike.

Jumps, natural slides and swimming in crystal clear pools can be enjoyed by all ages with expert guides but without the need for roping up.

The guide ensures your safety and provides information on the geological history of the region and its biodiversity.


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Floating Verdon

The emerald waters of the Verdon have cut through Provence, north of the French Riviera, to create Europe’s greatest canyon. From its riverhead at the Col d’Allos (2247m) to where it joins the Durance River, the Verdon river flows some 175 km.

Running some 30km from Point Sublime to the Lake of St Croix, the Grand Canyon du Verdon is exceptional. Varying between 6m and 100m in width, with cliffs soaring sometimes as high as 700m, these spectacular limestone gorges are unique in Europe. Some aerial hiking trails follow the dramatic course of the river and the Gorges. However, the best view is from the river itself during one of our Floating/River-Hiking trips.

This spectacular canyon is located in the “Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d’Azur”, between the Var and the Alpes de Haute Provence, and less than 2 hours drive from the French Riviera and the cities of Marseille, Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez.


Distances vary depending on water levels. The uptime is guaranteed and doesn’t include the time of equipment, briefing and return transport.

  • Day : « Le Chaos de l’Imbut » (5 to 6h, walk to get included). From 14 years. Requires good physical condition.
  • Discovery : « Le Couloir Samson » Grand Canyons front door (2h). From 10years. Discovery trip accessible to all.


Personal equipment to bring : Swimsuit, towel, a pair of athletic shoes with laces, like sneakers. This activity include : Supervision by certified guide, approved professional equipment.

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