In the heart of the Verdon Regional Natural Park, a stone’s throw from the Lac de Sainte Croix, and 4 km from the magnificent Gorges du Verdon. Around the municipal campsite Les Ruisses, sports activities are numerous in the middle of this heavenly environment.
Near the campsite
At the campsite you will find a Jeu de Boules court and in the playground 2 decent table tennis tables, so don’t forget to bring your Jeu de Boules set and table tennis bats!
In Les Salles-sur-verdon, within walking distance of our campsite, you will find 3 tennis courts (Les Tennis) and just opposite is a volleyball court. There are also several jeu de boules courts in the village. Several service providers in the area offer horseback riding, paragliding, canyoning, climbing tours, etc.
Breathtaking trails with cliffs from 300 to 700 meters high! The unique turquoise blue of the Verdon!
In the heart of the Parc du Verdon, you will cross landscapes with a wild and unique character.
The amazing walks of the Gorges du Verdon
- Le sentier Blanc-Martel (~16 km for 6 to 7 hours of effort), the best known hike.
- Le sentier de l’Imbut (~10 km for 5 hours of effort), very difficult and sporty level route is one of the most beautiful trails in the Gorges du Verdon!
- Le sentier du Bastidon from the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon, walk for 5 km (4h30 round trip)
- Plein Voir par le col de l’Âne offers you an exceptional point of view on the meeting between the Lac de Sainte-Croix and the Gorges.
See all the hikes on the site of verdontourisme.com
near the campsite
At 200m you will find the beach in front of our campsite where you can discover all the turquoise blue Lac de Sainte Croix with your own water sports equipment (Kayak, Windsurfing, Paddle). You can also enjoy endless swimming.
At the Base Nautique Les Salles sur Verdon you can take sailing lessons in a catamaran or funboat.
Near the campsite
At 200m you will find the beach in front of our campsite where you can discover the turquoise blue Lac de Sainte Croix with your own water sports equipment (Kayak, Windsurfing, SUP). You can also enjoy endless swimming.
At the Base Nautique Les Salles sur Verdon you can take sailing lessons in a catamaran or funboat. Visit the website for more information
Pont du Galetas
You will find 4 km from the campsite the Pont du Galetas, the place where the Verdon river flows into the lake of Sainte Croix, also the exit of the Gorges du Verdon. The bridge offers a beautiful panoramic view of the gorges. Here are countless rental options to explore the gorge with pedal boats, canoes, electric boats.
Gorges du Verdon
Turquoise waters, grandiose landscapes, discover a range of whitewater activities; rafting, aquatic hiking, canyoning, hydrospeed or canoeing, fill up on sensations. More information on the website of verdontourisme.com
Tip : At the campsite you will find a display with flyers and business cards of all kinds of sports and tourist attractions!
Descent into the Gorges du Verdon, cycling through the lavender fields, climbing to the Corniche Suiblime, many cycling dreams have already come true here, also an ideal training place for triathletes.
Leaving the campsite
Whether you turn right or left from the campsite, after 1 or 2 km respectively, you can start the formidable climb to the Corniche Sublime (800 altimeters), the start of the Tour de Gorges, a 100 km bike ride with 1800 altimeters .
Thanks to its ideal location on the CD957, the possibilities are endless for beginners and experienced cyclists alike to take a nice bike ride from our campsite. On a road bike, but also on an e-bike or mountain bike, so take it with you if possible. The experienced cyclists at the campsite can always give you advice. (be careful, no cycle path!)
Many cyclists from our campsite take a day trip by car every year to climb the famous Mont Ventoux. On a clear day you can admire the bare summit of Mont Ventoux from Aiguines.
Sporting events 2022
near our campsite
|May 1, 2022||SwimRunMan Gorges du Verdon|
|June 4 – 6, 2022||Natureman Var Explorer!|
|June 25/26, 2022||Var Verdon Canyon Challenge|
|July 2/3, 2022||Le VERDON SWIM EXPERIENCE|
* Camping municipal Les Ruisses is the ideal place to stay cheaply during these sporting events but also as a training base. We look forward to seeing you!