On the edge of the mountains around the campsite, discover the many footpaths and hiking trails, suitable for all ages. You’ll be sure to enjoy the scenery, with greenery and lavender surrounded by mountains. Calm and relaxation are the order of the day! A region rich in natural curiosities, geology and local gastronomy will leave you with fond memories.
Walks and hikes in the Diois
There are plenty of routes to take from the campsite. In the heart of the mountain massifs, take a group or family trip along the various paths that will help you discover the landscapes and landforms of the Drôme Provençale. There are different itineraries for all levels, passing through pretty, typical villages where you can stop off for a while. Between passes and rocks, the geological curiosities of the region will never cease to amaze you. Get up high and admire the panoramic views from the highest points.
In the heart of the Vercors Regional Nature Park, it’s a mixture of wild, turquoise waters that offers the spectacle. Rising at the foot of Mont Angèle before flowing into the Drôme some thirty kilometres further on, these waters flow through the rugged terrain along which it is a pleasure to stroll. On a hot summer’s day, take a dip in these blue waters!
Just 700 metres from the campsite, discover the Drôme from a different angle! Head to the Delta Waterpark, a water sports centre where you can try your hand at a range of water sports: wakeboarding, water skiing, towed buoys, stand-up paddling, canoeing, water games… For all thrill-seekers, there are no limits to what you can do in a natural setting surrounded by mountains, suitable for all levels.
An activity that will appeal to lovers of the region: this museum uses games, sounds and displays to retrace the traditional making of Clairette de Die, a sparkling wine produced in the Rhône Valley. It’s an ideal, original outing for the whole family. You’ll also be offered a tasting session to tantalise your taste buds…
First paragliding experience
Get some height! You’ve had the chance to admire the Drôme from every angle… or almost every angle! A number of paragliding schools offer you the chance to take a first paragliding flight and enjoy the sublime, colourful scenery from the air. In the heart of the Vercors Drômois, get your fill of thrills and go home full of precious memories.
Just half an hour’s drive away, make a change of scenery and enjoy a day out with the family, surrounded by animals. Upie Zoo is home to no fewer than 700 animals in a 6-hectare park. Young and old alike will be delighted, with animals from all over Europe and beyond. There’s plenty of entertainment on offer, from a ball of birds of prey to a lemur tea party.
Pontaix and Saillans villages
Among the typical villages of the Drôme Provençale, you’ll probably have the chance to wander through the charming little streets of Pontaix, 4 km from the campsite. This charming village nestling in the heart of the mountains at the foot of the Vercors will show you its remains from the time of the Wars of Religion, when it was a Protestant stronghold in the region and its fortifications were destroyed in the 16th century. Enjoy a sublime panoramic view from the top of the path where you can reach the ridge. Continuing your journey on the heights, you can also catch a glimpse of the Aiguebelle waterfalls.
8kms from the campsite, visit the village of Saillans. Enjoy the picturesque narrow streets. The Pays de Saillans is dominated by the Trois Becs mountain, offering a bucolic spectacle, amidst the array of colours formed by the surrounding forests, valleys and vineyards. There’s no shortage of things to do here, from swimming to sailing on the Drôme, to liven up your summer days. On foot or by bike, take the time to stop off and sample the local flavours: Picodon, crunchy cheese, honey and ravioli are sure to please! For a festive treat, try the Clairette wine. There’s also a Via Ferrata route where you can enjoy the view from the heights.
Were are we heading to next?
And why not continue your journey along the Drôme… and stop off at the authentic Charmarges campsite, in Die? A charming village full of character, it’s also the gateway for all lovers of nature and hiking. Between passes and valleys, climb the hills used by the famous Tour de France. If you’re looking for a more relaxing break, there are plenty of local markets in the area to tempt you with their many and varied specialities!