Stand Up Paddle in the Alps

It's not the activity you first think of when coming to the Alps, but Stand Up Paddle is a hugely popular sport in the Southern French Alps thanks to the beautiful Serre Poncon lake and Sautet lake, perfect Stand Up Paddle spots!

It is a great way to explore the beaches for picnics and sunbathing, many of which are only accessible from the water and an ideal combination with other watersports or lakeside activities.

The water is very clear and calm around the banks of the two lakes. Falling or diving in is refreshing, but you are warmed up quickly with the strong sun. You must put on plenty of sunscreen or wear a t-shirt and hat.

You can choose to simply rent the equipment without any instruction or join a group lesson. If you prefer, you can also join the instructors on a full day tour of the lake, with a picnic lunch included.