From the ageless towns of the Luberon, Shelby will take you next to the age-old wonder of the Verdon River, a striking blue stretch of water that has carved a vast ravine into the rugged landscape. Along the stretch between Castellane and Moustiers Sainte Marie, the gorge reaches depths of more than 2,000 feet, and Shelby can arrange a boat and guide so you can explore the gorge from Castellane. Those who prefer a top-down perspective can drive the scenic road, stopping at overlooks to enjoy the view, while adventurous hikers can descend into the gorge on foot along the Martel Trail, which is nine miles long and takes at least six hours to complete, but makes for an unforgettable adventure. For visitors keen to spend time both at the Verdon Gorge and the famed beaches along the Côte d'Azur, the Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort has a central location, ideal for jumping off in either direction.
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