There is a whole world of sports unique to the Provence, Beyond country: Hiking, climbing mountains, descending into caves, leaping into space, fastened to a pair of wings or parachute or glider, floating down a river, in a canoe or kayak or raft, canyoning down without a boat. Not all the action is down on the coast.

The remote towns and villages, lacking the big-city entertainments, have frequent sporting events. Many of these are things better suited to the rural environment, such as mountain biking (VTT - vélo tout-terrain) and horseback riding.

Cycling (Vélo)

photo rafting - General information on cycling in the South of France.

Hang Gliding and Paragliding

photo hanggliding


- from trails through the Alpes to walks in Provence.
• GR Grande Randonées photo hanggliding
• Hiking Guidebooks




Skiing - cross-country and downhill photo rafting

Other Sports of Provence

We used to have Beyond pages for these following sports. They were not much more that lists of individual shops or establishments, and we just didn't have the time to keep all the addresses and phone numbers up to date (the down-side of being a One Man Web).

You may have been directed to this Sports page by an old link still floating around out there in the World Wide Web world. If so, we apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you enjoy the rest of Provence-Beyond.

    Removed Beyond Sports pages:
    • Ballooning
    • Camping
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Riding (horseback)
    • Sailing
    • Spelunking, Caving
    • Swimming

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