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The potential of the region is immense in terms of leisure activities

The campsite is the ideal starting point for the practice of many leisure activities: physical or sports activities, cultural, well being…

The Verdon Park and Provence in general have not finished surprising you with the diversity of their landscapes and the quality of their infrastructures.

A solid and structured tourist offer

The professionals of the region, numerous in a radius of 30 minutes around the campsite, propose you a diversified offer of activities.

The quality of our facilities guarantees that you will be able to practice the activities of your choice in complete safety. This is what we invite you to discover!

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Climbing site in the Verdon for rock climbers

Climbing enthusiasts all know the legendary Gorges du Verdon, made famous by Patrick Edlinger!

The climbing site of Quinson, a major site, is under agreement with the FFME since 2008. It will offer you varied climbs in different atmospheres.

Several accesses to the routes are possible, notably from the water or in free access. The site offers a varied style of climbing in slabs, overhangs or in several pitches.

The Verdon is an UNFORGETTABLE pilgrimage for climbing enthusiasts and you will undoubtedly find your happiness by staying in the region.

Information about the climbing site of Quinson

  • Altitude : 370 meters
  • Number of lanes: 175
  • Rating : 3b to 8b
  • Type of rock: limestone
  • Quality of the equipment in place: P1 (well equipped)

The site is located at 1 hour from La Palud, big canyon of Verdon.

Accommodation for climbers

The campsite is located half an hour from the climbing site of Quinson, with easy access by road.

There are undoubtedly accommodations closer to the cliffs, but our campsite is ideally located to discover the area and enjoy other activities. Maybe you won’t just climb?

On the other hand, the Ginasservis campsite offers a certain level of comfort that will be appreciated after long days of climbing.

More information on the site of QuinsonMore information on the site of Quinson

Climbing club of Quinson :
CampTocamp topo sheet :

Practice climbing with a certified instructor

Anglofil-Verdon offers you safe climbing trips with a state-qualified instructor.

For more information, contact Robert MACHEN at 06 71 05 32 71.

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An easy walk close to the gorges

The Gorges du Verdons have remained relatively wild and few places are easily accessible to hikers in complete safety.

A few kilometers from the campsite in the Var, starting from Quinson, you will be able to make a very beautiful accessible and not too long hike in the low Gorges du Verdon.

The start is as close to the water as possible and the technical passages are arranged with cables and stairs.

CAUTION : Some passages are nevertheless delicate and require to be vigilant. This route is not suitable for young children and even less so for groups such as camps.

Topo guide to hiking

  • Starting altitude : 360 meters
  • Maximum altitude : 540 meters
  • Cumulative elevation gain : 230 meters
  • Distance : 7 kilometers
  • Duration of the hike: 02 hours 20 minutes (gentle pace, with snack break)
  • Date of the hike and photos: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
  • Departure time : 11:44 am
  • Arrival time : 14h03
  • Photographer : © Olivier DENEUVIS

Itinerary of the hike

Just before the village of Quinson (coming from Montmeyan), you cross a bridge over the Verdon. A parking lot is just after on the left, before the bar restaurant pizzeria “Chez Kinou”, the reward after the effort. Garez vous sur ce parking.

Retraversez le pont à pied en direction de Montmeyan, le départ de la rando se situe à quelques dizaines de mètres sur la droite.Park on this parking lot.

Warning: very soon after the start, you will be informed that one of the routes (the one marked with a yellow cross) is dangerous and closed a little further on. Do not venture out and follow the yellow horizontal markings.

You pass then staircases fitted out in the rock, suspended bridges… close to the Verdon and the sight is superb. Nothing difficult, but you must be vigilant and watch where you step. The presence of cables makes the pathway safe, but the presence of young children is not desirable without solid support.

After having walked along the Verdon river for a while, sometimes on a rocky side, sometimes in the undergrowth (along the old Verdon canal), you will start an ascent of about 180 meters of difference in level, quite steep and which requires a minimum of physical condition.

The ascent is done on stony paths (scree type in some places). Although it is not necessary to be a great sportsman, it still requires a physical effort that may be difficult for the less trained and/or older people.

Attention! In the summer heat, the climb is very little shaded and it is very hot!

At the top, you will take on your left the GR 99 that you will follow until your return to your starting point. The marker is marked with two horizontal white and red lines. The same cross marking means that you leave the GR and you must not follow it.

On the plateau (at the top of the cliff which overhangs the Verdon), you will no longer have the view on the gorges but will walk on a relatively wide flat path (not passable) in the middle of the vegetation. After a few tens of minutes, you will begin the descent that will bring you back to your starting point.

You will then enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley and dam.

Information about the climbing site of Quinson

  • Altitude : 370 meters
  • Number of lanes: 175
  • Rating : 3b to 8b
  • Type of rock: limestone
  • Quality of the equipment in place: P1 (well equipped)

The site is located at 1 hour from La Palud, big canyon of Verdon.

Accommodation for climbers

The campsite is located half an hour from the climbing site of Quinson, with easy access by road.

There are undoubtedly accommodations closer to the cliffs, but our campsite is ideally located to discover the area and enjoy other activities. Maybe you won’t just climb?

On the other hand, the Ginasservis campsite offers a certain level of comfort that will be appreciated after long days of climbing.

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The Golf of Luberon

An 18-hole course in the heart of Provence

The natural park of the Luberon offers a majestic setting for this golf course with its very Provencal colors and 18 superb holes. In addition, the clubhouse is particularly welcoming and the quality of the catering is recognized throughout the region.

A must for all golfers…

Accommodation for golfers

We offer golfers the opportunity to stay at the campsite in a very comfortable mobile home. We are located 30 minutes from the golf course, but by staying with us, you will enjoy the outdoor life and our facilities (swimming pool to cool off after a round…).

You will also benefit from an ideal location that will bring you closer to Vinon-sur-Verdon, and thus to other activities if you do not wish to devote yourself only to golf.

Finally, our mobile homes allow you to cook, a significant saving for stays longer than a weekend.

Contact the Luberon golf course

Golf du Lubéron
La grande Gardette
04860 Pierrevert

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Mountain biking in the Verdon

Mountain biking is a natural and ecological sport

Located close to the campsite, the VTT – FFC (French Cycling Federation) site of Gréoux-les-Bains, near the lake of Esparron (8km), puts at your disposal an immense space of hills, lakes and gorges crossed by multiple paths.

The mountain bike center, created in 1998, offers 460 km of trails with 17 courses from 3 to 60 km, an optimal supervision with the possibility of courses.

you will also have the possibility to rent mountain bikes and to use a car wash.

The mountain bike is the ideal way to discover the typical landscapes of the Haute-Provence, the Haut Var and the Basses Gorges du Verdon.

Lodging at the campsite

The campsite is the ideal place to stay for nature lovers who are mountain bikers.

Whether renting or on a traditional pitch for tent, caravan or motorhome, you will find everything you need when staying at our campsite in Ginasservis.

More information on the VTT website

To discover this spot, from the stroll to the freeride, and to consult the circuits of VTT, go on the Internet site:
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Discover mountain biking in the Verdon in Video

To fully appreciate the potential of the mountain bike circuits of the Verdon Park, we invite you to watch this video.

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Water sports in the Verdon Park

The Gorges du Verdon, the paradise of white water sports

If you are passionate about or simply love kayaking, rafting, canyoning, white water swimming, windsurfing…

The region, the Verdon and its lakes will allow you to practice all this!

Ask for information at the tourist offices!

You can visit the official website of Var tourism on which the campsite Ginasservis is referenced :

Accommodation at Ginasservis campsite

After a day in the white water of the Verdon or a more quiet day of walking on the lakes of the region, you will appreciate in the evening to find yourself in the calm of the campsite…

You will enjoy the comfort of our facilities and our restaurant…

Our rates are competitive and adapted to the budget of the sportsmen who do not want to ruin themselves in accommodation: it is the ideal mode of lodging.

Practice kayaking with a certified instructor

It is now possible to practice kayak on the Durance between Manosque and Vinon sur Verdon.

Stéphane and Angélique propose a 2 hours walk, interspersed with many class 2 rapids (easy). You will be able to admire the flight of many birds and discover beautiful landscapes.

For more information, contact Ducky Kayak at 06 98 77 34 28.

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The adventure course in the forest

What is a forest adventure course?

The adventure course in the forest is a natural and ecological practice which consists in moving in the trees in a playful way. The courses are laid out with secure workshops and classified by level of difficulty.

Participants are equipped with specific safety equipment to avoid any risk of accident and this activity is accessible to children.

Verdon Aventure makes you discover Provence from the sky

Located between Provence and Verdon, the team of Verdon Aventure welcomes you in the heart of a wildlife park.

The installations, spread over 6ha of forest, will allow you to discover your sensations in the trees.

You will need courage and agility to go through the 7 different courses through giant zip lines, monkey bridge, suspended bike, barrels…

110 workshops for all ages: from 3 to 77 years old!

Campsite and adventure course in the forest

Campsite is a famous activity close to nature, just like the adventure courses in the forest.

So, if you like to jump from tree to tree, don’t deprive yourself of sleeping under the stars and join us at the campsite Ginasservis, located a few kilometers away from Vinon and its adventure park.

Contact Verdon Aventure

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Discover the Verdon by Quad

Proquad, quad rides and excursions

You can discover at Proquad the piloting of quad with training courses of initiation.

We also offer hikes and even raids, with obstacles, rivers and more difficult passages, of course in complete safety and with the presence of an experienced instructor.

Respect for nature

When you go quad biking at the Domaine de la Royère, their instructors will teach you to respect nature.

There is no question of driving anywhere and in any way, at the risk of damaging the trees or shrubs that grow on the estate.

The practice of motor sports does not exempt from the elementary rules of respect for nature.

Contact Proquad

Domaine La Royère
04860 Pierrevert

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Aéroclub les Ailes Varoises

Initiation to piloting

If you want to live a unique experience, Les Ailes Varoises aeroclub will be able to satisfy this desire.

The aeroclub offers first flights, introductory flights and even for those who want it, training to obtain the ULM certificate!

On board our aircraft with an instructor at the controls, you will enjoy the Provencal landscape from the sky!

If you are curious, come and discover our Multiaxis microlights and our paramotors on our installations in Vinon-sur-Verdon.

Lodging at the campsite during your driving course

Would you like to fly in an exceptional setting and take a first flight in a microlight?

Then we will welcome you at the Ginasservis campsite, close to the Ailes Varoises flying club which is located in Vinon-sur-Verdon, a few kilometers from the campsite.

If you want to pass your pilot’s license, you will need several days. Every self-respecting pilot is looking for a comfortable place to rest.

We offer quality mobile homes for the duration of your driving course.

Contact the Ailes Varoises flying club

Aéroclub les Ailes Varoises
Hangar N°34
Aérodrome De Vinon sur Verdon
83560 Vinon sur Verdon

  • Tél : +33 (0)4 92 73 12 96
  • Mobile : +33 (0)6 61 41 77 82
  • Courriel :
  • Web :
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Verdon Alpilles Aeronautical Association

The gliding club of Vinon sur Verdon

With 3 runways and a strip to the north, the aeronautical center will allow you to discover the region (land of Provence) seen from the sky!

The AAVA offers, among other things: introductory flights, training courses of all kinds and even championships!

You will learn to drive in one of the biggest clubs in France.

The Ginasservis campsite accommodates you

For the duration of your driving course in the driving school, the campsite Ginasservis offers several accommodation options in tent, caravan, camper (not provided) or rental (mobile home all comfort 4 or 6 people).

We are located about 6 kilometers from the airfield.

Contact the gliding school

BP 56
83560 Vinon sur Verdon

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