1½ hours – The unmissable way to visit the Gorges.

1½ hours – The unmissable way to visit the Gorges.

Location Canoë Kayak

1 to 12 people


- 1½ hours – Zone 1 => Map
1 1-SEATER KAYAK 13€ must be at least 12 years old
1 2-SEATER KAYAK 20€ 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child
1 3-SEATER KAYAK 25€ 1 adult + 2 children or 2 adults + 1 child
1 3-SEATER CANOE 25€ 3 adult
1 4-SEATER CANOE 25€ 2 adults and 2 children


 You can also rent a Canoe/Kayak without booking, 7 days a week, directly at our rental site with ID. You can pay by cash or Bank Card. The prices charged at the rental site are the same as those on the website.

Verdon Canoe rents out Canoes/Kayaks so you can get to the Gorges du Verdon from the Lac de Sainte-Croix and visit the last kilometre of the Grand Canyon. It's an easy Return Trip in calm waters that everyone is capable of doing (*). This is the Green Zone 1 (Map below)

Participants can also go paddling on the lake to explore its calm shores, enjoy a swim in the fresh waters and sunbathe (**). This is Yellow Zone 2 and Red Zone 3 (Map below)

After about one kilometre of Canyon, buoys and signs mark the end of the outward trip and are the point where you must turn back so the site's biodiversity can be protected. Please respect this biodiversity.

 Please note that there is no return shuttle service because this is not a downstream river trip.

The 1½ hours allow you to paddle through Green Zone 1 (see map below). This is the unmissable way to visit the Gorges.

Please be aware: if you book online, keeping to the meeting point, the precise time of departure and the right number of participants signed up is essential to you being able to do your activity without any inconveniences. Please comply with these instructions to avoid any modifications or cancellation (see General Terms and Conditions of Sale).

 (*) subject to conditions, see General Terms and Conditions of Sale.

(**) you are free to swim outside of the monitored bathing areas (July/August) at your own risk.

Useful information to know before booking online or renting on site:

 - All participants must always wear the buoyancy-aid jackets provided when they start the activity.

 - All participants must feel comfortable in water, be able to swim 25 m and go under water.

 - Children are accepted under certain conditions if they weigh 10 kg or more:

    They must be placed under the constant supervision and responsibility of an adult and the weather at the start of the activity or forecast must not present any risks (wind, storms).

 - People weighing more than 30 kg must be able to swim 25m without a buoyancy aid and go under water.

 - It is highly advised you wear closed shoes or water shoes to get out of the canoe/kayak.

 - Wearing clothing appropriate to the activity is required, e.g. swimsuit or shorts, close-fitting clothes.

 - A maximum of 3 adults per canoe/kayak for a maximum load of 230 kg.

 - A maximum of 2 adults + 2 children per canoe/kayak for a maximum load of 230 kg.

 - Dogs are accepted (if in doubt, and for further information, please contact us by e-mail)

 - Participants must not have any medical contraindications that make it inadvisable to do this activity.

 - Those who have booked online must arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.

It is highly recommended that you read the General Terms and Conditions of Sale before booking.


You embark at the Plage du Galetas, 83630 AIGUINES with the equipment you booked, at the scheduled time. Once on the water, you are independent and free to decide whether or not you follow the recommended itinerary(ies).

Most participants want to visit the Canyon (Green Zone 1); this is a short, easy and fun trip for families with few places suitable for getting out of the Canoe/Kayak. 

The 1½ Hour Activity (Green Zone 1) allows you to cover the one and a half kilometres in about 45 minutes up to the limit you can paddle to. You then have 45 minutes to do the return trip at a moderate pace and take the equipment back to the point of departure on time.

Total distance covered in 1½ hours: approximately 3 km (2.5 km of which is in the Gorges).



  1. The Canoes/Kayaks booked.
  2. A buoyancy-aid jacket and paddle, appropriate to the weight and size of each participant.
  3. A waterproof container of about 45 litres per canoe/kayak. 

Good to know

- Persons renting Canoes/Kayaks should arrive at the agreed time and place, with their ID.

- It is sunnier in the Gorges in the mornings and early afternoons.

- Green Zone 1 is highly popular with tourists so bear in mind that a lot of people visit in the summer

- You will be paddling in a natural, fragile and protected area so please respect the environment

- On windy days, you may not be allowed to access the Gorges for safety reasons.

- The offer includes the possibility of changing your purchase twice upon request, subject to available stocks (see General Terms and Conditions of Sale)

- The trip:

The 1½-hour trip allows you to: paddle in Green Zone 1

===> you visit the Gorges then return.

The 2-hour trip allows you to: paddle in Green Zone 1 + Yellow Zone 2

===> you visit the Gorges and the beginning of the Lake then return.

The 3½-hour trip allows you to: paddle in Green Zone 1 + Yellow Zone 2 + Red Zone 3

===> you visit the Gorges, the beginning of the Lake, part of the main Lake then return.

The No-Entry sign on the map shows the limit you can paddle to imposed by a Prefectorial Order on biodiversity conservation. This is the end of the Canyon trip. Thank you for your cooperation

Meeting place

Verdon Canoe, Plage du Galetas, RD957
83630 Aiguines
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