Discover the Beautiful Valley of the River Loup
One of the prettiest river valleys in the South of France, the River Loup rises in the hills surrounding the ski station of Audibergue. From here, it flows east and then south towards the hilltop village of Cipieres where it enters the spectacular Gorge du Loup – a dramatic stretch of water-carved rock dotted with tumbling waterfalls and pools, ideal for canyoning.
When it re-emerges at the village of Le Pont-du-Loup it meanders east gathering pace and volume, creating picturesque valley scenes between the wooded hillside and medieval villages of Le-Bar-sur-Loup, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and La Colle-sur-Loup. Finally it widens out at the coastal town of Cagnes-sur-Mer and after its 49km journey, flows into the Mediterranean.
As well as sports such as white water rafting, rock climbing and paragliding, the River Loup offers a network of fantastic walks, following the valley and up into majestic mountain scenery with panoramic views across the Alps and the sea.