Breathe and relish the pure mountain air! Once this first step is done, pick an activity and enjoy the outdoor sport of your choice. Whether you are an amateur or expert, Haute Provence, with its diversity of landscapes and relief will provide you with the playground that meets your desires and abilities.
From the 2961m high Estrop Summit in Haute Bléone to the more gentle relief found in the Verdon or Val de Durance, Haute Provence is criss-crossed by numerous marked hiking trails that take you through splendid and unspoiled nature. Hiking is a way of life here, practised by everyone all year round.
The largest mountain biking area in France
With or without electric assistance, alone, with friends or with family, cycling is a great way to discover remarkable natural sites such as the Clues de Barles or lavender fields.
Mountain biking takes on an air of adventure in the Terres Noires – a spot for veteran bikers known worldwide amongst the mountain biking community. If the Terres Noires is too tough yet, the EVO Bike Park in Digne is an excellent training ground. Long-distance mountain bike trails that take you from the summits of the Alps to the plains of Provence also exist, such as the Alpes-Provence, Transverdon and Chemins du Soleil.
Thrills and spills
If you are looking for thrills, challenge yourself to one of our two via ferrata located in Digne-les-Bains and Prads-Haute-Bléone. You can choose to do these vertiginous hikes in all safety accompanied by a climbing or mountain professional.
Still a little higher up, let’s join Digne’s world champion François Ragolski at the controls of his paraglider. The weather and atmospheric conditions being exceptional in Haute Provence, this calls for a maiden paragliding experience if you are not already familiar with the sport! You will get a different perspective of Digne and its surrounding relief from above.
Let’s not forget water sports since Digne is bounded by the Serre-Ponçon Lake to the north and the Sainte-Croix Lake to the south. These beautiful turquoise expanses of water are a paradise for water activities be it at a leisurely or swifter pace!
Haute Provence not only invites you to enjoy its landscapes, but also gives you free rein to discover your desires: fishing, golf, climbing… The possibilities are endless!