To soar over the Gorges du Verdon, the Calanques de Cassis, or the Luberon, take off in a hot-air balloon, launch in an ultra-light glider, or go skydiving or bungee jumping. You’ll discover the landscape of Provence from an unexpected angle!
Go Bungee Jumping
Do you fancy a BIG dive into the void from the highest bridge in Europe? To have a go at this adventure, visit the Pont de l’Artuby, aka Chaulière Bridge, in Aiguines with Latitude Challenge. From its height of 182 metres (you have been warned) the bridge overlooks a tributary of the Verdon and offers an unobstructed view of the gorges. This bungee jump will give you an incredible free fall of between 140 and 160 metres depending on your weight. Thrills guaranteed!
Ready to Try Skydiving?
Near Aix and Avignon
Around Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, there are several skydiving clubs and schools (like Para Club Aix or Catch’Air). To start off, try an introductory tandem jump with an instructor. You’ll jump at an altitude of 4,000 metres. Then, you’ll experience a 50-second free fall at 200 km/h and a peaceful descent, once the chute has gone up, of 5 minutes. This is the moment to admire the countryside! If you enjoy the experience, you can start a training course for solo jumps.
A Peaceful Trip
The hot-air balloon is surely the best way to explore the landscape and topography of Provence. It also has the advantage of being accessible to all: no special physical aptitude is required. From the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, take a trip to Forcalquier – renowned for having “the purest sky and air in Europe!” – to France Montgolfières. Close your eyes and enjoy the surroundings and the silence.
Fly over the Calanques or Les Baux
Aboard an ultra-light glider, take off on an aerial introduction to explore the Calanques de Marseille, Sormiou and Morgiou, starting from Aix-Les Milles airfield with Sport Découverte. If you prefer the hillier lands of Provence, you could fly over the Gorges of the Verdon, the Luberon, or the village of Les Baux-de-Provence and the remains of its fortified castle, nestled in the heart of the Alpilles and registered as an historic monument.