The biggest grand canyon in Europe : explore the fascinating Verdon Gorges!

Welcome to the Verdon : located on the border of the Alps and Provence, the Verdon gorges have earned the reputation for the most beautiful and deep river canyon in Europe! The Verdon offers a diversity of breathtaking landscapes in a remarkable, natural environment. 

The panoramic hikes, at an altitude range of 500m to 1,400m, lead you through forest and scrubland, along cliffs and at the bottom of the gorges. Your hiking days end in small perched villages with a typical Provencal charm and stunning  views ! 

Some of the most famous and spectacular paths are the Martel path, the Belvedere of Rancoumas or the crests road by bike. The Verdon is a paradise for hikers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors. Boasting a unique and diverse ecosystem, you will be able to observe many species of vultures and golden eagles that fly in a spiral: amazing!

In a region in the south of France, known for its rich heritage and excellent gastronomy, escape with your family or friends to the Verdon and enjoy a walking holiday in Haute Provence in France with a mild climate, great food, rural and wild landscapes and unspoilt scenery.

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    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 5 days
      • From May to October
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • The fantastic Verdon Gorges - unique in Europe : a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • 2 dinners and 1 picnic included
  • The perfect spring and autumn destination for all hikers
  • Panoramic landscapes of immense limestone cliffs, narrow gorges and magnificent turquoise blue waters
  • Moustiers, a charming typical village of Provence, capital of pottery
  • Traditions and cuisine of a typical Provence 
  • Preserved nature & bird watching


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Moderate
      • 5 days
      • From May to October
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • The fantastic Verdon Gorges - unique in Europe : a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Moustiers, a charming & typical villages of Provence
  • 1 dinner and 1 picnic included
  • Panoramic hikes with breathtaking views on the Verdon gorges and its magnificent turquoise blue waters
  • The perfect spring and autumn walking trip for all hikers
  • The "art of living" in authentic Provence 
  • Preserved nature & bird watching


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Moderate
      • 5 days
      • From May to October
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • A mosaic of Alpine landscapes and Mediterranean vegetation, from meleze to holm oak and olive trees. 
  • Spectacular hikes through the Verdon Gorge: a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • 2 dinners and 4 picnics included
  • Dramatic wild landscapes and authentic & small Provencal villages
  • A land of contrasts for nature lovers
  • Preserved nature & bird watching, especially vultures
  • Delicious cuisine of Provence with local specialities

    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Challenging
      • 6 days
      • From May to October
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Spectacular hikes through the Verdon Gorge: a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Dramatic wild landscapes and picturesque Provencal villages
  • 2 dinners and 2 picnics included
  • The perfect spring and autumn destination for experienced hikers
  • Preserved nature & bird watching, especially vultures
  • Exciting challenging hikes through the gorge along the famous Blanc-Martel trail


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Why travel with us ?

Here are 4 very good reasons read more... for booking walking or cycling holidays in France with Intura :

  • 1. Our very own tours

    We create and operate all of our waking and cycling holidays. Our itineraries are tried and tested by our team of track finders, who walk the paths and cycle the routes to ensure that you see only the very best. Because we create the tours, we can also tweak them and create a tailor-made holiday, just for you. Choose the duration of nights, the level of walking or cycling that you feel comfortable with, the level of accomdation that you would like and let us know if there are any extras such as wine tasting or a cooking class or a restaurant or two that you wish to include, and we will get back to you with a personalised offer and/or recommendations for any ‘must sees’ and local markets not to be missed !

  • 2. Handpicked local suppliers

    We choose our partners based on our core values and it is important to us that we work local. We strive to offer small family-run guest houses on our walking and cycling holidays in France and avoid the chains. We understand the importance of a decent cup of coffee in the morning and the pleasure at finding home-made jams on the breakfast buffet. The accommodation on our trips is all part of the local experience!

  • 3. High end bikes on your cycling holiday

    France is home to the ‘Tour de France’ and thus reigns a strong bike culture with superb trails and paths to explore safely. We offer good quality bikes and have been working with our bike supplier for almost 2 decades now. The fleet is renewed regularly and the bikes are expertly maintained. You can choose to hire a hybrid bike, an electric bike or a road bike. The bikes are delivered to your first accommodation and picked up from your final destination. We include a brief for Ebikes, an explanation on how they work. Enjoy a bike tour through Provence, from 3 to 8 days, taking it easy or setting yourself more of a challenge, either way, you will fall in love with France’s rich and diverse landscape and culture.

  • 4. Reassurance

    Although our walking and cycling holidays in France are self-guided, we do all the groundwork to provide you with excellent, detailed written route notes and up to date GPS files. We book all transfers in advance so you don’t have to and we provide you with a 24/7 emergency telephone number. We are here to answer any questions, put an end to any doubt and assist you in any way we can whilst you are out on the trails.