HAUTES-ALPES : AN OUTSTANDING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
More than 300 days of sunshine per year, feasible varied activities of leisure all year round, a protected nature, you will appreciate during your stay the exceptional quality of life of the Hautes-Alpes, between the Alps and Provence.
To discover the marvels of our territory, you can visit :
All mountain sports are, of course, most welcome and available in the Hautes-Alpes: hiking, mountain biking, climbing or mountaineering, water sports, paragliding, etc.
For hiking, you can the Ecrins Massif, including the Vallouise and Queyras valleys.
Whitewater sports lovers or other water activities can be found:
- Lake du Riou, between Serres and Laragne ;
- Lake de la Germanette in Serres ;
- Kayaking on the Durance starting in April;
- The Gorges of La Méouge.
You can also enjoy the leisure and water sports (sliding sports, sailing, power boating, etc.) practiced on the Lake de Serre-Ponçon, the largest artificial lake in Europe, which, every year, attracts many tourists from all over Europe.
- Sigottier and Orpierre sites;
- Via ferratta Gorges d’Agnielles, Dévoluy and la Motte du Caire.
Paragliding and delta activities can be found in Aspres-sur-Buëch, Chabre near Laragne, St Geniez, St Vincent les Forts.
From winter until Easter, the ski resorts at La Joue du Loup, SuperDévoluy or Céüse are nearby. You will be captivated by the splendor of the landscape and the variety of sports and outdoor activities, be it cross-country skiing, snow rackets or dog sledding. The Hautes-Alpes offers a wide choice of internationally renowned resorts such as Serre-Chevalier, Vars, Risoul, Montgenèvre or Orcière-Merlette and counts many high mountain sites – La Meije, Pelvoux-Ecrins.