Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon, Grand Canyon du Verdon, Verdon Gorge) - one of the most beautiful and largest canyons in Europe. While there is no road up the gorge, there is a breathtaking circular "corniche" route around the rim of the gorge, and plenty of opportunities for boat and kayak hire on the lower end of the gorge. The Gorges du Verdon attract visitors for five main reasons. There are those who come for the spectacular road trip round the edge of the gorge, by car or by bike; there are those who come to enjoy some of the exhilarating hiking trails in and around the gorge. Then there are some who come to admire the bird life - vultures, eagles and other birds of prey. Finally, there are those who come to enjoy the experience of paddling up the bottom end of the gorge in a canoe or a kayak or a pedal boat . And of course there are those who come for more than one of these reasons.