Canoeing, Canyoning, Climbing, Paragliding
The Drôme is not a regulated mountain river with various water levels. In spring time, it can sometimes amuse sportive paddlers, summer is a good time for a family boat tour. The best canoe section is on the road from Vercheny to Saillans.
There are several boat hirer between Saillans and Die. In our house you’ll find privilege coupons of our partner “Canoë Drôme“ (on the bypass-road of Saillans).
Marie, one of our daughters, is a professional canyon-guide. She is mostly working in the famous Ecouges-Canyon in the north of the Vercors (1,5 hours with car), but she would like to show you also the little canyons in the nearby Roanne Valley or the Rio Sourd. She's speaking English, Spanish and German.
The neariest climbing rocs (beginners to 6c) are situated near Chastel-Arnaud (on the bypass road of Saillans: take the direction of Bourdeaux and Chastel-Arnaud). We may lend you our description book.
Other nice rocks are in Saoû (beginners) and nearby Die on the way to Romeyer
The Paragliding school « Jeux d’Ailes » has arranged some training places in Aurel, just in front of Vercheny
A few kilometers down from Saillans, in Aubenasson, you can find a little airport with a crew of passionate glider pilotes.