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Kitesurf Almanarre

L’ALMANARRE sandy beach on the Giens Peninsula just south of Toulon-Hyères airport has become one of the most popular spots in Europe for kite surfing.

The conditions are truly perfect on this long strip of land, called “Route du Sel” which means salt road. The western side of the beach is completely exposed to the Provence wind, also known as the Mistral. As soon as the Mistral rises, enthusiasts head to l’Almanarre to get their fix while spectators admire the multicoloured wings above the sea.

Want more? Head on over to www.provence-azur.com

About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.

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