If you want to do a ride with your motorcycle, you must choose the Verdon Gorge. The deep gorges of the Verdon River splitting the Earth of 25 kilometers, creating the most impressive canyons in Europe. A real paradise for lovers of winding circuits and for all those who practice extreme and aquatic sports. The streets of the Verdon Gorge offer beautiful landscapes, beautiful walking paths and beautiful villages. Here you can do a great motorcycle trip and in this post we try to suggest you how doing it as well as possible.
Verdon Gorge: What to See
You can can admire the Verdon Gorge with a bicycle or a car. But the best way is a motorcycle trip. There are two different paths that allow two different perspectives of this wonderful place. So, please remember to fill up with petrol before undertaking these routes. Because the gas stations are few.
- Route de la Corniche Sublime
- Aiguines e Cirque de Vaumale
- Fayet Tunnel
- Artuby Bridge
- Balcons de la Mescia
- Route du Nord
- Couloir Samson
- Corniche de Cretes
The recommended route
If you want to discover the Verdon Gorge, we propose a beautiful motorcycle trip. It is long about 120 kilometers and starts from Rougon. We follow a good part of the Verdon river, and then we arrive at Durance river, a tributary of the Rhône. From Rougon, we take the D952 direction West-Northwest, touching, in a rich path winds, the highest part of the Parc du Verdon, then descend again towards Les Salles-sur-Verdon, where the river widens to form a first Lake.
The D957 descend towards Vérignon, before up towards, as D49, Bauduen, and then continues for some kilometers up to Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon, a place surrounded by nature and beauty of the Verdon Gorge. In this first part of the trip, we already covered 73 kilometers. From Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon, we take the D311 and travel the “South side” of the Verdon River. So, we can continue towards Esparron-de-Verdon, where the river becomes the Lac d’Esparron.
The last stretch of the route, about 76 kilometers, follows the narrowest part of the Verdon river, which becomes a big stream, with the Gorges always clear, but less impressive. From Esparron-de-Verdon, we pass to Gréoux-les-Bains, a pleasant spa town, and Peyrolles-en-Provence, the last stop before arriving in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance.
Verdon Gorge: The Typical Dishes
Among the typical dishes of the Verdon Gorge, there are the “Bouillebaisse”, a fish soup with tomato and saffron, la Brandade, cod-fish, the Lamb of Luberon, famous for its tasty meat, “Gardiane de taureau”, the Camargue Bull stew and “Pissaladiére”, a pizza with onions, cheese and herbs. Then, we have “Bignets de sardines”, fried sardine fillets, and the classic “Moules à la marseillaise”, mussels dressed with tomato. Among the desserts of Provence, we can eat “calisson”. Aix en Provance produces it since 1473 and exports it worldwide.
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