Verdon - Swinging jump of the pigeon balm

Adventure trek Verdon and the Pigeon Balm jump

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While the via-cordata adventures trek are alternatives to the via-ferrata, swinging jump is an alternative to the bungee jumping.

How to delight people keen of thrills and wanting to try centrifugal acceleration. The great balan or swing jump of the the Pigeon Balm is located at the entrance to the gorges du Verdon. 

4 h

1.30pm to 4pm

Physical level

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To get there, you will begin by exploring the Sansom corridor, a narrow corridor surrounded by limestone walls up to 400 m and in which blows the current of the Verdon.

During the approach you'll be fitted with headlamps through the Tunnel du Baou, long of 670 meters. This tunnel is curved and narrow. A window cut in the rock gives access to the Baume aux pigeons.

Since this skylight dug into the rock, a rappelling 60 m spider wire will allow you access to the Verdon. Follows a small climbing to the Pigeon Balm to get to the pendular jumping. It's now your turn: three, two... AHHHH!

Sneackers, comfortable clothes, a sweat-shirt, a bottle of water.

Meeting point

From the village of la Palud S/Verdon, take the D952, pass the parking of "Point Sublime, 04120 Rougon", 50 m after turn right on the road at the belvedere of the Samson (Cul de sac) corridor. Park on the left side down.

  • Discover the historical site of Samson corridor and the Pigeon Baume.
  • Go hiking in the dark tunnels of Martel's way.
  • The adrenalin brought by it's impressing swinging jump.