In the Alpes de Haute Provence, between Sisteron and Laragne-Montéglin, you will find the village of Mison-les-Armands. A couple of hundred meters outside the village, towards Mison-le-Village, you will find our Apartments / Gites rental Les Glycines surrounded by many trees and lush vegetation. The wonderful climate, about 300 sunny days a year, makes it an ideal place for outdoor activities
Walks, biking, climbing, horse riding
From the house you can take varied walks and bike rides across the rolling hills and into the foothills of the southern Alps visible on the horizon, we have detailed maps available for you. Mountain hikes and climbing (e.g. at Sisteron and Orpierre) are popular local sports, as are horse riding and mountain biking.
Practical Apps and detailed maps
You will find a large selection of great routes for walks, mountain bike tours, bicycle tours and horse riding routes at Rando.sisteron-buech.fr
On an adventure in Provence and the Alps? Download the aforementioned apps from Google Play or the App Store.
Of course we also have “real” detailed hiking maps with routes and cycling and mountain bike maps available for you.
Along the Büech river...
An excellent way to get to know the neighbourhood: a 7 kilometer jogging (or walking) trip through the hills, over the plateau de Mison with a stunning view on the Büech river and the Gorges de la Méouge. Back at your apartment in Les Glycines you take a refreshing dip in the pool.
Gorges de la Méouge, Lac de Riou, Durance
Water sports are a big feature, with wind surfing, sailing, canoeing and canyoning nearby: check www.rckn.fr for a canoe trip in the Vallée de la moyenne Durance.
You can bathe in the Gorges de la Méouge, wonderfully cool blue/green water with rough beaches between two nearby mountains, or in one of several swimming lakes, for example the “Lac de Riou” north of Laragne.
At our Lac de Mison you can do some bird-watching. Starting from our garden, you discover a huge variety of birds and butterflies ! Check nature-guide.info to find out more.
Some Provence trips
Have a look at the old ruins of the Chateau de Mison, you will find some stunning views. More stunning views when you visit the Citadel of Sisteron.
- routes through the lavender growing area, like the Plateau de Valensole.
- Parc de Mercantour: stunning nature and wildlife
- Gorge de Daluis
- weekly markets like the huge regional market in Forcalquier every Monday morning and the Thursday market in Laragne.
- A cultural trip to Aix-en-Provence, Cezanne’s birthplace.
- Visit the Chateau La Coste where architecture, art and wine mix beautifully.
- The “Vieux Port” of Marseille where you can enjoy a pastis on one of the cosy harbour terraces.
- Continuing east along the coast you will find the national parc of the Calanques. Continuing west of Marseille you can visit the little fishing villages such as La Redonne, Niolon-La Vesse, Carry-le-Rouet or Carro…..
The area is renowned for its excellent free flying opportunities: hang gliding, sailplane gliding and paragliding, almost all year round! Flying cross country in this area is ideal with many take-off sites and reliable thermal activity. Many pilots take their first cross country flights here with safe outlandings in wide valleys and easy retrieve along the valley roads.
Would you like to try paragliding? At Saint-Vincent-les-Forts you can try a tandemflight: Les Ailes du Lac.
Several international hang gliding and paragliding competitions take place in Laragne every year. Check out the Ozone Chabre Open for stress-free friendly cross country competition paragliding!