Une expérience unique à partager en famille

Bateaux à pédales au
lac de Sainte Croix

A unique experience to share with your family

Pedal Boats at Sainte-Croix lake

Of all the vessels you can hire, the pedalo is definitely a family favourite! A cheaper, fun option that both young and old will enjoy You can choose between different routes, such as exploring theLac de Sainte-Croix, the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon (Grand Canyon) or accessing the beach, la Plage de Cadeno. Life jackets are included in the hire price so younger ‘sailors’ are free to enjoy their experience safely.


For larger families who want to explore les Gorges du Verdon, we have a fleet of pedalos Each pedalo can take up to 5 people. The best way for the family not to be separated during the activity.

If there are several families in your group, you also have the option of hiring 3-place pedalos.


Our pedalos do not have a roof. It is therefore essential that you bring sun cream. It is very hot in summer and you can quickly get sunburnt. Keep children protected with hats and sunglasses.

Our pedalos do not have slides. Swimming is forbidden in the Grand Canyon! However, you can enjoy swimming in the turquoise open waters of le Lac de Sainte-Croix. Nonetheless, please be aware that it can be difficult to climb back on board the pedalo.


The speed of your pedalo will depend how strong your legs are. You do not need to be a world-class athlete to hire a pedalo! With two parents/adults pedalling, you will be able to move along the Gorges du Verdon fairly easily.

Withonly one parent/adult, you will need more strength to pedal. unless of course your child is strong enough to help you.


Have you just hired a kayak or boat from us here at la Base nautique de l’étoile? Share your photos on Instagram at #moustierssaintemarie. The tourist office in Moustiers regularly shares its favourite photos on Instagram.

We recommend that you follow the advice on our website about how to protect you and your family from the sun whilst you enjoy your trip on the lake or in the Gorge.

Here’s what some of our clients have said about us:

« Very pleasant welcome, even our dog was part of the party! Nice ride, clean pedal boat and correct rate. »

Jérôme G. (google)

« A nice and very professional staff, who refused to rent us a boat because the sky was threatening… and indeed, half an hour later it was an impressive storm that broke out. We went back the next day and the pedal boat ride went very well, in a unique setting, along the Verdon gorges! »

Jean-François B. (google)

« Package 1h (…) for a pedal boat largely of what to see and go to the waterfall. »

Laurent M.