Hiking [Randonnée pédestre]
National hiking routes GR93 and GR94 are within easy reach, along with other local paths, details of which can be obtained from the tourist offices in Lus la Croix Haute and Veynes. IGN Cartes de Randonnée 3237OT, 3338OT,3337OT are the maps to cover the local area. There is also a customised IGN map with Lus at the centre, available from the tourist office.
Mountain biking [Cyclotourisme / VTT]
Bikes can be hired in Lus la Croix Haute and there are many good marked tracks (VTT) in the area. There are also organised biking activities for all the family.
Via Ferrata is Italian for "iron road" where climbing routes have fixed cables and rungs mounted into the rock face to provide foot/hand holds, a special harness is worn for safety.
La Berche: An itinerary of rambling and climbing with some athletic routes which can be avoided if you prefer. A route of about 3 hours in duration, 650m long with 300m difference in altitude, difficulty AD to D.
Also nearby: Cliff path at Agnielles, Chironne at the Col du Rousset, Le Claps at Luc en Diois, Les Étroits at Dévoluy, Le Sautet, La Motte du Caire……
Equipment hire from La Condamine campsite, by reservation, every day except Monday from January to October. Half day €9, full day €16, €150 deposit. 10% reduction for groups of 10 or more. Min age 8 years.
Via Ferrata de La Berche, La Jarjatte 5 km
Gorges d'Agnielle, St Julien en Beauchêne
Aerial Assault course [Parcours accrobatique en forêt]
Parcours acrobatique en forêt, France's answer to "Go Ape". Activity for all the family, height restrictions apply. Aerial assault course with challenges in abudance including zip wire.
Accrobuëch (La Jarjatte 5 km)
Office de Tourisme de Lus – Tel 04 92 58 51 85
Horse riding [Randonnée équestre]
There are good equestrian centres in and around Lus la Croix Haute:
Ranch El Paso (Lus) – Tel 06 22 57 60 12
near to the Champ La Chèvre campsite signed "Promenade à Cheval". July and August only.
Poney club l'Okapi (Lus) – Tel 06 22 34 91 50
April to September. http://okapi-poney-cheval-drome.com
Centre de Tourisme Equestre Equisoleil (Veynes 24 km) – Tel 06 22 99 79 20 – www.equitation-alpes.com
Swimming [Activités nautiques]
Heated outdoor swimming pool (Lus)
River at Pont du Trabuëch great for taking a dip and building dams (Lus)
Plan d'eau (gravel bottomed lake with trees providing shade, food available) (Veynes 24 km)
Domaine de la Germanette (reservoir with separate areas for swimming, water sports and fishing with food and activities available (Serres)
Lac de Pelleautier (reservoir with fantastic views and restaurant/snack bar) (La Freissinousse)
Other activities include fishing, canoeing, sailing, canyoning, gliding, parasailing, parascending, flying.