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Verdon

Situated inland from the Mediterranean coastal ports of Nice and Marseille, the Verdon River cuts hundreds of metres deep into a limestone gorge creating a natural playground and mecca for outdoor enthusiasts - climbers, white water kayakers, walkers, riders plus those that enjoy the adrenaline of canyoning, zip wires and via ferrata’s. It is often considered the most beautiful Gorge in Europe and has been designated a Regional Park due to this. 

The sleepy and historic town of La Palud sur Verdon is where climbers tend to converge due to the range of accommodation options available. Rough camping is strictly forbidden in the park which means that people congregate here bringing the bars alive in the evening with talk of mighty ventures and exposure. 

The UCPA is centrally located within the town and offers a style of accommodation that can best be described as a climbers lodge – clean, simple and welcoming with meals served on a sun trapped terrace and a huge garden criss-crossed with slack lines and hammocks. It is located next to a fantastic café so an après drink is inevitably on the cards too. No matter which activity you take part in you will leave feeling relaxed possibly due to the surrounding lavender fields or the French way of life!


 

 

VERDON HIGHLIGHTS

  • Europe's most beautiful Canyon
  • Endless Lavender Fields
  • Stunning old town
  • Relaxed lifestyle

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  • I wish I had discovered UCPA earlier. 
    Oliver P
  • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
    Amelia S
  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
  • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
    Richard J
  • There isn’t a part of UCPA that I don’t enjoy, it’s some of the best holidays I’ve had and going to have.
    Peter E
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc.  We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • The kit is top quality and new and there is a workshop for any adjustments or changes you may require during your week.
    Elliot B
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R