LIST OF ACTIVITIES FROM CHASTEUIL
We have compiled this list of activities for you. It starts from your doorstep in Chasteuil. It is not exhaustive. For complete information, we strongly recommend that you consult our friends on https://www.verdontourisme.com/
Hikes from Chasteuil
Take the GR4 towards ROUGON, passing through the Suëch plateau.
Chasteuil-Suëch 2 hours round trip, Chasteuil-Rougon, 5 hours round trip. In Rougon restaurant and creperie.
Take GR4 towards CASTELLANE, passing by the chapel of St Jean de Brandis.
Chasteuil-Chapelle, 2 hours round trip, Chasteuil Castellane 5 hours round trip. In Castellane many bars, restaurants and snacks.
Take GR4 towards Castellane for 700 m then signposted path to the left, drop 550 meters, 4 hours round trip.
Take road C2 for 800 m then Chemin du regrouping on the right in a bend towards Camping Huttopia. Then follow departmental border Verdon. Round trip 2 hours minimum.
This is the MUST for hiking, SENTIER-BLANC-MARTEL
From Chasteuil visit by car
Many hikes are reached by car in the area, see the Verdon Tourism website. Including Sentier Blanc-Martel, Sentier de Imbut and more. The Cadières de Brandis via the Col des Lecques.
Fossil site protected from Sirens and Sirenians.
The Verdon Canyon
Right bank: Couloir Samson, Point Sublime, Route des Crètes, the villages of: Rougon, La Palud sur Verdon, Moustiers Ste Marie. . Right bank circuit there and back 4 hours minimum including stops.
Left bank: go towards Trigance (beautiful little village to visit) to reach the left bank of the Verdon and the Corniche Sublime as far as Aiguines and the Lac de Ste Croix. Circuit with return by right bank 5 hours minimum including stops.
Remarkable small towns and villages: Castellane, Annot, Bargème, Rougon, La Palud sur Verdon, Moustiers Ste Marie, Trigance and more.
In Castellane, markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings,museums, chapel of the Roc, the ruins of Petra Castellana and more.
Swimming, canoes and pedal boats: Castillon lake, Ste Croix lake. Swimming pool in Castellane.
Whitewater activities on the Verdon including rafting, aquatic hiking and more. Canyoning in different streams. Activities by reservation.
See the many Eau Vive companies athttps://www.verdontourisme.com/
Gorges du Verdon
The Gorges du Verdon are renowned for forming the most beautiful canyon in Europe. Separating the Var and the Alpes de Haute-Provence, the Grand Canyon stretches between Castellane and Moustiers Sainte Marie and leads to the famous Lac de Sainte Croix.
-- Places to visit: The Route des Crêtes from La Palud sur Verdon with a stop at the Chalet de la Maline, the first TCF refuge located in the gorges now managed by the CAF and labelled Gîte de France. The many hiking trails including the Martel trail and the Imbut trail.
The Lavender Routes
To follow this colourful and fragrant route is to discover a tradition that for centuries has forged the landscape of the Alpes de Haute-Provence. Lavender begins to bloom in mid-June and harvesting begins in mid-July.
-- Places to visit: The lavender or lavandin distilleries that can be found everywhere along the lavender routes. The shops of local producers who offer you many lavender-based products (essential oil, distillation water, soap, etc.)
The Napoleon route retraces the route taken by Emperor Napoleon on his return from exile on the island of Elba, between Golfe Juan and Grenoble. This road, which follows the N85 was inaugurated in 1932 and crosses the department from Castellane to Sisteron via Digne.