Cross-country skiing sites

Cross-country skiing sites in the Alpes du Sud In the Southern French Alps, the nearness of the Italian border has enabled generations of customs officers to cover their vast domains on skis. This Nordic tradition of cross-country skiing is very old and is highlighted by 6 « Nordique France »- approved sites which meet the requirements of […]

Alpine skiing resorts

Quality snow under a Provencal sky: a priviledge for those who come and stay in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. The winter sport resorts offer the not-to-be-missed advantages of the southern French Alps. Alpine skiing resorts : 700 km of runs for all levels The snow area of the Alpes de Haute-Provence, 720 km of runs […]

Artificial bathing lakes

A number of artificial bathing lakes for fun and relaxation for all ages. Most offer, apart from supervized swimming, games for kids, pedalos, windsurfers, picnic areas or a restaurant. The quality of the water is monitored regularly. Walking trails or even a fishing lake are often to be found nearby and plantations give shady areas […]

Water sports on the lakes

Water sports on the lakes Lake of Castillon du Verdon This is the first dam on the Verdon. In an exceptional setting surrounded by lush green mountains and sheltered from the mistral, it stretches over approximately 8 km on a surface area of 500 ha. The lake of Sainte Croix du Verdon This is the […]


In the Verdon and the Ubaye, the lakes are full of a vaiety of fish from carp to common trout and charr. Perch and trout are also well-represented. There is an abundance of roach and bleak everywhere. A fishing permit is necessary to be able to fish and you can even call on the services […]

White water sports

For white water sports, the Alpes de Haute-Provence has a hydrography which is specific to mountain regions. The Verdon, Ubaye, and Var rivers, the chain of the five lakes on the Verdon … all offer exceptional supports for white water sports, whose national and international fame has been growing for years. White water activities also […]


Over 300 days of sunshine per year, an area known all over the world for the quality of the air, infrequent fog and rain are the advantages that make up the wealth of the climate of Alpes de Haute-Provence. Made up of plateaus and mountains, fields of lavender and ski runs, this department is a […]

Climbing – Roping up

Via Ferrata A Via Ferrata is a sports itinerary for negotiaiting a rock wall with specific equipment: cables, bars, footbridges and monkey bridges to progress and belay. It is used with individual and compulsory safety equipment, the aim being to enable progression without resorting to the classical techniques of mountaineering and climbing. Via Ferrata of […]

Cycle touring

Alpine passes, tourist roads… there are a number of circuits for all. Ride on your own or join the local clubs which organize regularly group rides, cycle touring.   The brevet des 7 cols Ubayens Climb 7 passes in the Ubaye valley (1 300 to 2 800 m) with no time limit and have your […]


Mountain-bike bases In these sites (FFC & FFCT approved), you will find all the services you need: marked trails, listed by level of difficulty, maps of the itineraries, specialized welcome points, organized rides … Base VTT FFCT Val de Durance (in english) Site VTT FFC Buech Sisteronnais (in english) Site VTT FFC Digne-les-Bains et le pays […]