8 Good reasons to join the Verdon Gorges Tour!
The Verdon Gorges Tour is available from March to October from Moustiers Sainte Marie. The excursion is made with a minibus and include the visit of the Route des Crêtes (Crest Road) so you might ask yourself, why should I join the tour with a local guide if I can do it by myself? Here is a list of 8 good reasons!
>>> 1- YOU DON’T DRIVE!
You don’t have to worry about driving on those narrow and curving roads! Neither where to stop or where to park! For those you are not used of driving on mountains roads, the Verdon Gorges ones can be a real expedition!
Also, for those who suffer from Vertigo it can also be quite tricky! Ashley from Curious Provence describe it quites well in her article about the Verdon Gorges: “We ventured onto the Route des Crêtes, which was kindly suggested by Auriane of Getaway in Provence Tours. Auriane had offered to drive us herself on this route but sadly our dates didn’t match up. We ended up regretting this as the sheer drop that was throughout most of the side of the road was quite unnerving for my man. What a time to discover one suffers from vertigo!”
>>> 2- YOU ENJOY THE SCENERY!
For this kind of roads the driver must be vigilent all along and must remain focus on driving! For that reason the driver doesn’t get the chance to observe neither to admire the landscape all around! Joining the Verdon Gorges Tour would allow to everyone, including the driver to enjoy the scenery!
>>> 3- YOU STOP TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWPOINTS!
The benefit of being driven by a local guide is the guarantee to stop to the best and most beautiful viewpoints! All along the Verdon Gorges roads you will find many viewpoints but without knowing them, from one turn to another you might think that you will get the identical view and yet each viewpoint is unique! In joining the Verdon Gorges Tour, you will get the opportunity to discover the most impressives ones, the ones which tells a story and the ones with a special view!
>>> 4- WITH A LOCAL GUIDE YOU WILL LEARN ALL ABOUT THE VERDON GORGES HISTORY!
The Verdon Gorges have a rich history: its formation, its origins but also its small villages which makes this place so unique! All along the excursion you will discover its wild life and you will learn to catch all the small details which make this area a site still preserved. You might get the chance to see mountain goats still running wild, the griffon vultures wheeling through the air or depending of the season some thyme and wild lavender from side of the road…!
>>> 5- YOU DISCOVER THE VERDON GORGES WITH A NATIVE!
Growing up in Moustiers Sainte Marie and living there all year around made me quite familiar with the Verdon Gorges area 🙂 And for that reason I will be happy to show you around and share with you my passion of our beautiful region! We will not just focus on the Verdon Gorges but we will also extend it to the villages which are part of it such as: La Palud sur Verdon, Aiguines, Moustiers Ste Marie, les Salles sur Verdon, Rougon…
Each village have its own story, its own know-how and each one is worth being told! You will discover a rich heritage and immerse yourself in the local life!
>>> 6- YOU ARE PART OF A SMALL GROUP!
The visit of the Verdon Gorges in minibus is made up of maximum 8 people including myself. Small groups ensure friendlyness and a nice and sharing moment between the participants!
>>> 7- YOU ARE WITH A BILINGUAL GUIDE!
If you only speak english or/and if you are showing the region to friends or family who doesn’t speak french, you just found what you are looking for! I speak english fluently and I would be happy to take you on the Verdon Gorges Tour!
>>> 8- AT THE END OF THE TOUR YOU WILL HAVE YOUR HEAD FULL OF IDEAS!
The advantage of spending some time with a local is also a good way to get informed of the best tips! Which hiking trail choose? Which villages are worth a visit? What kind of activies are available around Moustiers Sainte Marie? Which museums are advised to do? Where to find a nice and quiet beach at Sainte Croix lake? Which restaurant choose? Where to have a nice drink? You will end the tour with many ideas!!
To join the Verdon Gorges Tour you can fill up the form on the activity page: https://www.getawayinprovence.com/en/portfolio-items/the-verdon-gorges-tour/ or directly contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org!