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 of the nature that surrounds them, they will offer you landscapes worthy of the most beautiful postcards.
Do you know the Castillon lake?
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. Don’t hesitate !
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 , has some nice surprises in store. 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 flows into the Verdon river flowing through the Grand Canyon and depending on the days of opening or closing of the dam, gives us the possibility of doing beautiful activities such as rafting or 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 relax 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 .
THE HPO +
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 on having the right gestures for paddling, will show you the secrets that are hidden inside these turquoise and paradisiacal waters. 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 several formulas of approximately 1h30 on the water:
Jumps Paddle : a fun, refreshing and fun activity for everyone, paddle, swimming, cliffdiving on the island of Lake Castillon , jumps and laughter guaranteed, all guided by our expert team !
Nature walk : Discovery by Stand Up Paddle or Canoe of Lac de Chaudanne or Castillon
Yoga Paddle : Come and relax and exercise your body in a gentle way under the expert advice of your guide .
Sunset : Discovery by Paddle or Canoe of one of the two lakes, at nightfall (sunset).
WHY CHOOSE HPO
- 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