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Top 5 sports activities

Spring 2022

Get your spring off to a good start and make the most of lovely sunny weekends with a carefully concocted sports programme. With trails, the Grand Prix de F1 and the ascension of Mont Ventoux, let sport rhythm all your escapades en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur! Whether you’re a spectator or a seasoned sportsperson, we’re ready for you!

Sports programming at the Festival Outdoor 06

The first edition of Festival Outdoor 06 will take place in the Alpes-Maritimes during the last weekend in April in Nice. The Côte d’Azur is the perfect playground for outdoor activities: kilometres of trails from the coast to the peaks, high-quality layouts and a Mediterranean climate ideal for activities all year round. Head for three days of outdoor events with 60 sports to discover on the programme: open to all and free of charge, this event promises to be a great sports sharing moment. On land, on sea or in the air, the rich variety of activities offered will satisfy everyone. Shows, exhibitions and sports competitions will rhythm these days dedicated to the sharing of all kinds of experiences. What we like best about this kind of event? Activities open to all: all ages, come as you are, with family, friends or your partner.

Where and When?

Nice | 29th April to 1st May 2022

On the paths of the Trail de Haute-Provence

What about setting off on a large-as-life nature adventure? 2022 heralds the 9th edition of the Trail de Haute-Provence in the Pays de Forcalquier and la Montagne de Lure. Amateurs and more seasoned athletes can pound along the different trails dotted with sublime descents and climbs. Eight courses, eight strengths, eight ways to enjoy your trail en Provence. Two loops are proposed: Les Mourres or Les Bories offer a beautiful digest of the splendour of the Pays de Forcalquier. Are you more into Nordic walking or do you prefer smaller strides? You can choose what you would rather do. Pump up the volume: Marathon de Lure, Cap à Lure and the Ultra de Provence set the tone. A heigh difference from 2,400 to 7,500 metres height difference for the 50, 80 and 160 kilometres to cover and you’ll get your strength from the beauty of the landscapes you’ll go through. You can even take part in an 8-km solidarity trail: walking or running, it’s up to you.

Where and When?

Forcalquier | 27th to 29th May 2022

A meeting of extreme sports and contemporary music in Embrun

Head for the 8th edition of the Outdoor Mix Festival! Go well beyond the borders with this colourful event on the theme of Amaterasu, the sun goddess in the land of the rising sun. And in June, Serre-Ponçon is always sunny! A perfect blend of extreme sports and contemporary music, this local festival in the Hautes-Alpes is every bit as good as the big festivals. Set off for 4 not-to-be-missed days in the Southern French Alps for a 100% successful outdoor experience. There’ll be something for everyone: yoga, paragliding, sports for the disabled, kitesurf and many other activities to discover straight away. After a day full of thrills, relax with a programme everyone will approve of: folk music, rock and electro will ring out by the lakeside for more and more festivities.  And you just have to go through the OutdoorMix village for entertainment and relaxation by the waterside!

Where and When?

Embrun | 3rd to 6th June juin 2022

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Gran Fondo, conquering the Giant of Provence

Cycled all year round by thousands of cycling enthusiasts, the roads which link Vaison-la-Romaine to the Mont Ventoux are a must. On spring weekends, the pretty medieval town will kick off this competitive cycle race which has become a legend. With thousands of participants from around thirty countries, the ascension of Mont Ventoux is a friendly but challenging one. The collective effort gives impetus to all the participants and makes this race a great one. From the start to the arrival at the top, 122 kilometres and no less than 3,600 metres of height difference on the programme to challenge the bravest among you. No worries, you can all join in but you need to be in good physical shape. And if the Gran Fondo seems too complicated, try the Medio Fondo or the Piccolo Fondo: 44 kilometres for the shortest and 100 kilometres for the medium-length. Good for muscling your legs before tackling the highest peak.

Where and When?

Vaison-la-Romaine | 11th to 12th June 2022

Summer Race:The Grand Prix de France Historique

Last year’s edition was a smash and this year it’s back again! Following its primary theme, the Grand Prix de France Historique 2022 sweeps you off into a world of roaring engines and cheering crowds! Come and discover the history of F1 racing and the different categories of single-seaters through several classic races in sunny Le Castellet. Many events and no less than 17 race-starts for a weekend of wonder for diehard fans who have come for the sights and sounds. This must-see get-together focuses on sharing and the contagious good atmosphere of Grand Prix races. The countless enthusiasts will be delighted to be able to have free access to the paddock and also to meet the automobile clubs there for the weekend. This edition will focus on F1 races in the early 2000s: memories of victories and nostalgia for all!

Where and When ? 

the Circuit Paul Ricard | 17th to 19th June 2022