Supervised activity on the Verdon Lakes

Paddle and Canoë

Around Castellane, on the lakes, paddle boarding and canoeing are the perfect activities to enjoy the wonders offered by these gems of the Gorges!

Discovering the Verdon lakes

The Verdon lakes will seduce you with their turquoise waters and the green nature that surrounds them, they will offer you landscapes worthy of the most beautiful postcards.

In addition to our activities of Rafting , Canyoning and Aqua hike sure the Verdon river we offer supervised outings on the two lakes around Castellane

Do you know the Castillon lake?

The Castillon lake 8 km long located above the village of Castellane , extends from the village of Saint André les Alpes to Castillon dam passing through the village of Saint Julien du Verdon.

On the five lakes in the Gorges du Verdon , it is the second largest lake after Lake Sainte-Croix.

It offers several activities, in addition to being able to visit picturesque villages . It offers you beautiful beaches for relaxation as well as rental companies to walk on the lake in paddle , canoe and pedal boat. You can also discover beautiful hikes with breathtaking panoramas.

Want to discover the Chaudanne lake?

The Lake of Castillon flows into the lake of Chaudanne created by the dam of the same name.

The latter, although smaller and more discreet , reserve of nice surprises. By its small size and its encirclement by limestone cliffs, it gives a more wild . Above we can see the village of Demandolx where you will also find beautiful hikes here.

The Chaudanne lake empties itself into the Verdon river and depending on the opening or closing days of the dam, gives us the opportunity to make great activities such as rafting or the hike-aqua .

The atmosphere of these two lakes is radically different and they offer many possibilities.

Why Canoe or Stand Up Paddle to discover the Verdon?

At HPO we have chosen for you supervised activities of Canoe and Stand Up Paddle on these Lakes .

You like to lounge on the water but you want to do some sport . Come and try these activities on the Lakes to see them as you have never seen them before.

The canoe or the paddle in the Verdon, are activities to try absolutely during your stay in Castellane.

Navigating the Lakes in this way allows you to take your time observe the nature show , the breathtaking landscapes, the flora and perhaps, if you are lucky, the wildlife .

  • Lac de Castillon vue sur le barrage - Alpes de haute Provence


The activities supervised by one of our guides are the assurance of having a good time safely.

Our qualified guides , who in addition to giving you advice to have the right gestures for paddling, will show you the secrets hidden inside these turquoise waters and heavenly . You will keep a memory of it unforgettable while relaxing lulled by the tranquility of the lake .

On each route, the guides will be able to adapt to your desires for calm, observation, fun or physical exercise!

We offer you two different formulas of approximately 1h30 on the water :

Option N ° 1 : Discovery in Stand Up Paddle or in Canoe Lake Chaudanne or Castillon

Option N ° 2 : Discovery in Paddle or in Canoe one of the two lakes, at the nightfall (sunset).


  • Of clean combinations , washed after each outing with natural products.
  • Of experienced guides and entertaining to accompany you during your aquatic activity and who share with you their knowledge of the Verdon region .
  • Of routes suitable for all the levels to discover the Lakes around Castellane
  • Surprises throughout the activity

Our courses

Discovery of the Paddle in the Verdon

Stand Up Paddle on the Lakes with a guide

Age Requis
14 years old
Prerequis Info
be able to swim 25m
Duree Info
35 €

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