The left tributary of the Durance, River Verdon falls in the south-eastern part of France. A 175 km long river, the water body has its source in the Maritime Alps — the south-western part of the Alps Mountain, close to the col d’Allos, which is located in the Trois Eveches mountain range.
The river flows to the south-west direction passing several prominent towns such as Alpes-de-Haute-Province. River Verdon then travels through numerous artificial lakes and falls into river Durance close to Vinon-sur-Verdon, which again is located to the south of Manosque. Best known for its most remarkable canyon, the Verdon Gorge, the river is a favorite among the tourists as it offers the travelers an impressive view of limestone canyon. Also known as “The Grand Canyon”, the canyon is a well-known climbing area in France.
A fun river
You can make the best of your holiday while out on a trip on your kayak in this river, which offers ample scope for rafting. While drifting along the tranquil and innocuous river, the water body will give you enough chance to test your mettle in adventure sports while traveling the Verdon River region. Sporting rapids of Class II and III, the river is great for all seasons and best for both beginners and experienced rafters. Apart from rafting, the river is a famous sight-seeing area and is surely a treat to the eyes.
Well, as you go out on your “wet mission” on River Verdon, make sure to put on dollops of sunscreen lotion as the sun is indeed quite hot here. For best action, remember to take the help of skilled rafters and take along the most essential belongings.