Hiking in the Provence: all the trails near l’Hippocampe campsite
The Sisteron area is an ideal playground for nature lovers and hikers in Provence. Explore breathtakingly varied landscapes on foot or by bike. From the 5* l'Hippocampe campsite near Sisteron, the whole family can set off to discover some exceptional landscapes.
The best hikes in Provence
Explore the stunning landscapes of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur on foot or by bike with the whole family. At your own pace, explore nature reserves, lavender fields, gorges and the mountainous hinterland on your hikes or bike rides.
Hiking in Provence
The « Sur les hauteurs de Sisteron » trail (11,4 km - 360 m ascent) is an ideal way to discover all the fecets of Sisteron, the superb Thor plateau and views over the peaks and the River Durance. The route starts from the Sisteron cemetery car park, then takes in the path, the climb and the woods, le bois du Molard before returning via Avenue Jean Moulin and Place du Tivoli. Near Volonne, the tour of Lac de l'Escale is a pleasant 7km walk for all the family. This fun, well-maintained circuit is easy to follow and offers plenty of birdwatching opportunities.
The more sporty can take the « La Colette et le petit Ruth » loop (14 km - 690 m ascent) from the hamlet of l'Escale, near the lake. The ascents and descents are steep and rocky, but the reward is superb views from the ridges. Finally, in Digne-les-Bains, take the "La Chapelle Saint-Pancrace" trail (6 km - 200 m ascent). This discovery trail leads to the pretty chapel overlooking Digne-les-Bains. The view over the thermal spa is remarkable.
Mountain biking in Provence
In Sisteron and the surrounding area, take advantage of the many mountain bike trails in the Provence. You're bound to find something to suit you, from sporty trails such as the Circuit Bleu from Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban (42 km - 1,040 m ascent) to family outings such as circuit no. 6 La Pierre Plantée from Peyruis (7 km - 200 m ascent). And don't miss the Tour de la Baume in Sisteron (departure from the Sisteron tourist office, 16 km - 550 m ascent), which passes at the foot of the Baume rock and offers panoramic views of the Sisteron countryside. The "Plateau de Saint-Didier" trail, north of Sisteron, is accessible to all (6km, 60m ascent). This flat, shady route runs alongside the Laune canal. Finally, the "La Digue du Buëch" mountain bike trail (5.5 km - 45 m ascent) is perfect for beginners. Departing from Ribiers (9km west of Sisteron), this route takes in tracks, paths, undergrowth and orchards.
L'Hippocampe campsite, starting point for your hikes in Provence
Camping L'Hippocampe is perfectly situated for hiking in Provence. In fact, this holiday park near Sisteron is close to a number of suitable walking and cycling routes. With direct access to the Durance river, this family campsite offers an idyllic setting for active holidays in the Provence.
You can also take advantage of the water park with swimming pools, including a heated pool, slides, paddling pool and hydromassage whirlpool. The perfect opportunity to bask in water at just the right temperature after a hike! What's more, this 5-star campsite in Provence offers a wide choice of accommodation (comfort, prestige and luxury mobile homes). For an unusual stay in Provence, book a tent on the water's edge, with simple, relaxing comforts. You can also choose a spacious campsite pitch with trees to pitch your tent, caravan or camper van, and enjoy the authenticity of a night on a traditional campsite.
Finally, during your holiday you can take advantage of the many activities and services on offer to keep you entertained and make your stay easier (sports facilities, jumping zone, evening entertainment, restaurant, grocery shop, drive, etc.).