On land, underground, on the water or in the air, for pleasure or for performance, the Drôme offers you all its exceptional natural landscapes to discover. Sensational activities: paragliding, climbing, via ferrata, … or more fun: swimming, tree climbing … for adults and children, solo or with your family.

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Mountain biking

The Drôme offers more than 3000 km marked for mountain biking, a superb and varied playground. We go from the wild atmosphere of the Vercors to the North of the department, to the Mediterranean one in the Provence to the South.

In the Vercors, the mountainous singles are magnificent with great forest trails, through wide open spaces or on the ridges. Vercors and Provence, the Drôme Valley and Pays Diois offer trails in the pine forests and through the vineyards.

The landscapes are splendid and finally in the Baronnies Provençales, trails cross the olive groves and lavender fields. We are in the South and the summers are hot. Mountain climbs are pleasant, the descents at the top, the beautiful scenery, and the conditions are good for biking throughout the year in most of the territory.


Hiking maps-Hiking guides of the Drôme. You will find them on sale in the shops and the tourist offices. Two concerns the Drôme Provençale:

  • n ° 4 Part Ouest
  •  n ° 5 Part Est

Also see: Hikes around Sainte Jalle and the site visorando where you can download 16 hikes in pdf

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Three topoguides are published for the Drôme. The guidebook of the Drôme Provençale (on sale in bookstores and tourist office) includes 20 mountain bike circuit maps for 406 km.

Or you can download maps on the sites: www.mountnpass.com and VisuGPX

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Climing, paragliding, canyoning

Bellecombe-Tarendol (10 km): 50 lanes from 4C to 8A
Bésignan (8 km): 8 lanes from 6C to 7C +
Buis les Baronnies (14 km): 6 sites, 447 lanes from 3A to 8B +


Realized in 2013, the Via Ferrata of Saint Julien in Buis les Baronnies represents one of the longest courses in Europe, more than 1700 meters. Distributed in 4 distinct routes from difficulty Difficult to Very Difficult (level 2 and 4 on a scale of 6), we can follow several courses at will. Access is free and free. It is necessary to possess the adequate safety equipment.

For more sportive activities:
The Bureau des Guides des Baronnies has been set up in Buis les Baronnies since 2003. It is composed of mountain professional graduates “High Mountain Guide”, as well as medium mountain guides and climbing instructors.

Joël Mailhé, paragliding instructor, will make you fly in tandem with the vultures and their congeners play with the elements in search of harmony, fly over the ridges to discover the picturesque and colourful landscapes from the Provence and with the Mont Ventoux in the background.

We propose canyoning around BUIS LES BARONNIES, REMUZAT, CORNILLON, CHALANCON MOTTE, NYONS, MONTBRUN LES BAINS, VAISON LA ROMAINE in the region of the Baronnies Provençales. Despite the summer heat, you will be surprised how you cool off and you will even appreciate the neoprene suit.

La Pitchouno
Route to perfection, introduction to discover the activity for both children and adultes. The route is varied passing over a rock not completely vertical with walkways, the monkey bridge, beam and rope nets. Back by a path.

Level: 2/6. PD, easy
Length: 170m
Time course approx. : 1h + access 2mn
Size: 1m25

Horse riding

Equestrian center Domaine équestre des Archanges, in Buis les Baronnies (15 km).At the rhythm of the horses, we offer walks of 1h30, 2h, 1/2 day, 1 day or several days, on the trails of the Baronnies on varied routes from Buis. For the little ones, mini-pony rides are proposed to, accompanied by their parents, children from 2 years on can also discover the joy of horse riding. We are also present on the market of Buis, in the summer.

Equestrian farm of Autanne 0475280171, in Vercoiran (15 km)

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Cornillon / l’oule (30 km): The Pas des Ondes and its lakes in the Drôme Provençale. A place where nature and activities satisfy the wishes of the young and the old. Two bodies of water (supervised swimming in July and August) with and fishing possibilities, a fitness trail, an orientation course, games for children, a botanical trail , an educational pond, aquatic activities during the supervised bathing periods, the possibilities of hikes … But also for refreshments, a snack bar, barbecues, tables of picnic …


In the heart of the Drôme Provençale, Nyonsoleïado in Nyons (15 km) is a real oasis of relaxation and freshness. A water complex of 1200 m² with 25 m swimming pool, lagoon, whirlpool, aquatic slides (children and adults), waterfalls, rivers, wading pools. 6000 m² of beaches with: mineralized beach shaded green areas, children’s games, parasols and sunbeds and a restaurant area.

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The petanque (from the “Provençal” pèd: feet, and tanca: planted; (lou) jo to pèd-tanca, the game with feet-planted, or (the) petanco, petanque) is a game of balls derived from a Provençal Game. This is the eleventh Sport in France sport by the number of licensees. There are petanque night matches every fridays evening from the of 3 June, organized by the club Pétanters Valley Ennuyée


Nyons (20 km): The Perched Barons offer fifty workshops spread over 6 acrobatic courses ranging from children, family to sports.

Roussas (52 km direction Montélimar): Vert’tige Aventure offer you

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