Couloir Samson

Verdon Tourisme > Couloir Samson

The couloir Samson itinerary takes you to and from the entrance to one of Europe’s largest canyons: the Gorges du Verdon.

4 km
Round trip
1h 30min

From the Couloir Samson parking lot, descend to the Raquette (turnaround area at the 23A road) and then descend, again via a path (the GR4), to the end of the Blanc-Martel trail: the entrance to the Canyon.

In the Gorges, you follow the Verdon through tunnels (the Baou tunnel is 670 m long) to the Trescaïre towers: three rocky towers on the opposite bank. This is the end of the itinerary, but you can continue walking if you wish.

Please note that swimming in the Verdon is prohibited.

  • Type of land
    • Not suitable for strollers
    • Grit
    • Ground
  • Delicate passages

    Don't forget your flashlight (or at least the flashlight on your phone) and a jacket: it's chilly in the tunnels! Puddles often line the tunnels.

  • Markup


  • Difference in level

    200m ( Positive : 200m )

  • References

    Cartographic : Map 32 hikes around the Verdon Gorge, from La Palud-sur-Verdon to Castellane; Map of hikes in the Verdon Regional Nature Park

  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Near shuttle stop
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Documents
  • Services & Equipment

    Animaux : Refused

    Dogs on leash

  • Opening

    Open all year

    All year round.

  • Prices

    Free of charge.

  • Customer base
    • Level green – easy

Parking du couloir Samson
04120 Rougon-en

Altitude : 793 m