Hiking: Tourist activities

L'ARNICA is ideally located to discover the Alpes de Haute-Provence département.

Notable attractions include:

  • Demoiselles Coiffes (Théus, Remollon)
  • Lac de Serre-Ponçon
  • The Dam
  • Muséoscope Lake
  • Fort Vauban (Seyne les Alpes, Dormillouse)

You will also have the opportunity to visit:

  • Animal Park Serre-Ponçon
  • Muséoscope Lake
  • Apiland
  • La maison du Bois (Méolans)
  • Psychomotricity, hypnosis and beneficial touch

Discover the region at full speed while skiing or snowshoeing

You can choose a day tour :

Hikers: Lac de Serre-Ponçon, Ubaye Valley...

Cyclists: Tour du Lac, Les grands cols, la Cayolle, Allos, La Bonnette...

Motorcyclists: Tour du Lac, Les grands Cols, Vars, Isoard, La Bonnette, la Cayolle, Allos...

For the duration of your stay, count on us to help you plan your adventure with useful advice and maps.

More information is available at Serre-Ponçon Tourist Office website:


Sports Activities

To make the most of your stay at L'ARNICA, discover the entertainment in the surroundings as we are 5 minutes from Lac de Serre-Ponçon, and 15 minutes from the Montclar and Chabanon ski resorts and Ubaye river.

On top of the comfortable accommodation in the heart of nature, you will also be able to practice many sporting and recreational activities in both summer and winter.

You will thus have the possibility of flying over the area of Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, Tallard and Barcelonnette, within reach of the L’ARNICA wings, by paraglider, hang-glider or microlight aircraft.

You can also opt for hiking and mountain biking tours of Lac de Serre-Ponçon, Ubaye Valley and Durance.

Other activities are also accessible :

    • At Lac de Serre-Ponçon: sailing, windsurfing, electric boat, kayaking around the lake, water skiing, swimming, fishing.
    • In Ubaye Valley: rafting, canoeing, swimming in white water (hydrospeed), fishing.
    • In the mountains: Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, cliffs, via ferrata, canyoning, aquarando.
    • Resort of St Jean Montclar at Chabanon: Alpine skiing, snowshoeing.
    • Espace nordique le Fanget: Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

We work with national certified guides and instructors.

For further information on skiing you can call the ESF ski school on 0492350399 or visit


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