Tackle the slopes with your mountain bike, climbing gear, or skis, take to the air, or practise your swing. The Southern Alps offers sports aficionados endless challenges and breathtaking adrenaline rushes beside a backdrop of spectacular scenery.
a land of rich experiences in Summer…
IN THE SHOES OF SÉBASTIEN CAMUS, AN ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER
Ultra Trail champion Sébastien Camus lives (and thrives) in Sospel at the gateway to Mercantour National Park and the aptly-named Vallée des Merveilles. Today, he is sharing his love of nature, passion for trail running and deep ties to the Alpes-Maritimes with our readers!
RAFTING AND BIVOUACKING IN UBAYE
One of the gems of the Alpes de Haute Provence, Ubaye valley offers the combined pleasures of nature and outdoor activities – the perfect combo for a fun escapade with family or friends. The river is ideal for whitewater rafting novices and the tranquil, soothing scenery simply has no equal... You won't want to leave, so luckily enough, you can also spend the night courtesy of Raft’Ubaye !
THE BEST HIKES IN THE ALPS
Wide open spaces, preserved nature, and an exceptional biotope. Words can't begin to describe the awesome natural surroundings of the Alps! Put on your walking shoes, grab your backpack, and roam the most beautiful hiking trails to discover these breathtaking Alpine landscapes.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE HILLS
Between the mountains and the clean air, the trails in the Alps are a real treat for mountain bikers. Are you ready to attempt one of the major routes of the FFC (French Cycling Federation) or even a night-time ride? You can also opt for an electric bike for a less strenous jaunt.
…and in Winter !
ICE WATERFALL CLIMBING - THE SPORTING CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME
If you dream of conquering the heights of snowy mountains and gazing out over immaculate white peaks as far as the eye can see, look no more! Try your hand at climbing the ice waterfalls cascading into the valleys of the Southern Alps: these natural or artificial ice giants promise an exceptional, exhilarating and resolutely epic adventure!
TIFANY ROUX, A SKI CHAMPION
Born in Digne-les-Bains in 1997, the professional skier Tifany Roux made her name on the toughest slopes. Several-times winner of the under-18 French Cup (Slalom, Giant Slalom and Downhill categories), she now is now reaching for the Olympic stars! Deeply attached to the Alpes de Haute Provence, she flies the flag of her home country wherever her skis take her.