Nestled in the heart of Verdon Natural Regional Park in southeastern France, the Verdon Gorge is a spectacular canyon that has been carved out over time by the Verdon River. It’s home to many hiking trails and some spectacular nature, such as aquamarine lakes and violet lavender fields. The gorge is even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A must-do-hike is the Sentier Blanc Martel trail which is around 14 km long. It will take you around 7 hours in total and gives you great views of the gorge and surrounding mountains. It’s said to be one of the best trails in Europe. The La Palud Sur Verdon is another exceptional place to hike thanks to the changing colors of nature year round. Hiking around the Sainte Croix Lake is also a great option.
Expect average summer temperatures of around 24 degrees celsius and average winter temperatures of around 7 degrees celsius. July is the sunniest month and October is the wettest month.
Fly to Nice or Marseille then drive to the gorge.
You can hike here at any time of year but a particularly good time to visit is spring and summer time.
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