The Verdon Oxygène team is the organising association of the Natureman Var triathlon. The goal of this event is to facilitate access to sport and leisure in rural areas, and to promote the wonderful heritage of the Verdon. All members of the club participate in the organization of this event. We also organize activities with some local schools and pay a special attention to support association to help children or parents of children with a serious physical disease. We must remember that we have a chance to practice our passion, the triathlon.
Almost a year passed since we received the stairlift offered for Maxime, thanks to the Natureman Var donations . It was an important support and we remember how lucky we are. Thanks again and long live to this amazing Race...
Little reminder :
Maxime is a 15 years old boy, diagnosed with West syndrome. This is an acurate form of epilepsy caused by brain damage that causes intellectual and motor disabilities. In fact, Maxime isn't autonomous. He can't stand, walk, talk, eat alone, be clean...
He made some progress thanks to the professional (physiotherapist, occupational and psychomotor therapist) of ADAPEI « IME les Petits Princes » (Medical Centre) of Saint Just St Rambert and with his speech therapist.
We share with him all the possible sporting activities like skiing in tandem, hiking with a Joelette (a single wheel all-terrain chair), adapted cycling; materials that we give to other parents in the same situation... Maxime looks like us, happy in life despite his disability. And it's possible thanks to the tremendous support of his grandparents.
Maxime uses the stairlift every day, he grew up and his weight becomes an obstacle for us and his grandparents who live on the 1st floor.
Become a volonteer :
The organizing team Verdon Oxygene needs volunteers for the 6th edition of the triathlon Verdon.
You are available before or during the event, and you want to live behind the scenes of the Natureman Var ? We need volunteers from Monday, October 2 to Sunday 8 October 2017 to ensure a successful and safe experience for every participants ! Your help is precious, without volunteers nothing would be possible !
Do not hesitate to come to take part in this beautiful event and to contribute to its success with us !
You will receive a t-shirt and a Volunteer bag. The lunch is also provided for all volunteers.
Inscription Volontaire au Natureman Var Triathlon du Verdon:
Please note: This registration is free and voluntary. You will receive a “Staff” t-shirt”, a bag and meals will be free during your participation... As a volunteer, you agree that the organization of the Natureman Var has the right to use your image for the communication and vidéo of the event. For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact: Mickaël 06 3261 3861
What's the Natureman Var Green Patrol ? It is a selection of 6 athletes, chosen to be members of the Natureman Var Green Patrol. Everyone will have a specific action :
Members of the Natureman Var Green Patrol will have the full confidence of the organizing team and will have to sanction firmly and definitively any athlete who did not respect the environmental ethic of the event during the race. Today you are still too many to neglect our environment. Only a firm action may legitimize the contract signed during registration mentioning:
I promise to respect the environment during my stay in the Verdon Regional Park.
Waste must be deposited in the reserved areas under penalty of immediate disqualification (red card).
C'est à dire :
It is absolutely forbidden to throw waste outside the waste zone.
Each member must state openly the disqualification of the athlete.
How to become a member of the Natureman Var Green Patrol? The conditions :
You will receive a distinctive shirt (given after the event), as well as a registration offered for the following year.
The Region of Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur supports our commitment to sustainable development and environmental preservation, and all the actions set up by the organization to preserve this exceptional site.
The Var department is partnering with Natureman Var through the process of sustainable development and environmental preservation. The Var department hosts lots of high-level events. It is a factor of attractiveness and contribute to enhance the departmental sporting image.
Since 1995, Renault has implemented a series of actions to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and preserve the ecological balance.
The mass marketing of 100% electric vehicles is consistent with this approach since it is the only solution available in automobile transport that significantly reduces CO2 emissions.
To take into account the full life cycle of vehicles, from its conception to end, is also an environmental priority to Renault.
The issue of the recycling of batteries is a question that Renault has been working on for five years.
Founded by Olivier Baussan in Haute-Provence in 1976, L'OCCITANE has always had strong ties to the authenticity of the region, and its close relationship with nature. Inspired by Mediterranean cultures, Olivier creates natural and authentic care and perfumes.
Since its creation, L'OCCITANE cultivates simple values: authenticity, respect, sensoriality and continuous improvement. Every choice is guided by the dual desire to preserve and transmit those values.
L'OCCITANE has developed its products with respect for people and the environment. The collections are based on the principles of aromatherapy and phytotherapy. Each range is created around a plant with exceptional virtues...
L'OCCITANE invites you to discover its site at Manosque in three steps :
The factory tour: : A free guided tour, lasting one hour, allows you to enjoy a fragrant experience as you discover the different steps involved in the production of the products.
The museum : An interactive area, which can be explored with different senses, traces the key steps in the history of our brand, from the magical moment of the first distillation to the projects supported by the L'OCCITANE Foundation.
The store: : In the largest L'OCCITANE store in France, you will find all of the brand's most famous products as well as its most recent launches, at preferential prices. The sales team is also at hand to give precious advice.
Punch Power is the major actor in natural energetics products. Half of the products are certified organic.
Quality, efficiency and tolerance, combined with unique gustatory properties, have enabled it to meet the expectations of all athletes, even at the highest level. It provides nutritional solutions adapted to the different phases of the effort: Before, During and After the effort.
With Punch Power products, you are sure to give your body adequate and optimal nutrition during your sporting sessions.
More than 2,500 athletes are using BV SPORT products, including 230 world and Olympic champions in disciplines such as Basketball, Rugby, Handball, Athletics, Tennis, Cycling, Volleyball, Judo, Hockey, Skiing, Biathlon, Triathlon, Parachuting, a majority of French football clubs (1st and 2nd League), European Football clubs, and since 2005 some trails, multisport raids, marathons and Ultra Marathons. BV SPORT is now partner of many federations such as the French Athletics Federation, the French Cycling Federation and was in London in June 2012.
BV SPORT has developed a new range of recycled products Nature 3 in total harmony with the spirit of the Natureman.
BV SPORT 100 % made in France
The village of les Salles-sur-Verdon hosts the Natureman Var triathlon every year...
In 1974, the old village of les Salles-sur-Verdon was destroyed to allow the construction of the Lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.
Ce plan d'eau de 2.300 hectares fascine par sa couleur turquoise aux reflets d'émeraude, très proche de celle des lagons du Pacifique.
The old village refused to die : today, it's a new, flowered village with its school and its cries of children, its post-office, its fest room, its church... A welcoming, open village whose tourism policy is centred on the quality, in total harmony with its exceptional environment.
The company was founded by Georges Beuchat in Marseilles in 1934. Georges was a young man of 24 with a fascination for the underwater world – a spearfishing enthusiast and who never tired of imagining and creating articles that would pave the way for the development of modern underwater sports. Notably, in 1953 Georges Beuchat invented the modern isothermic wetsuit. This groundbreaking innovation played a key part in the growth of underwater sports.
The sea was Beuchat's original inspiration. It remains the source of the technical expertise and the environment in which the brand has developed naturally with the goal of allowing as many underwater sports enthusiasts as possible to benefit fully from our know-how and experience.
This unique identity acts as a guide for the marketing teams, designers and engineers who conceive and develop all the equipment at Beuchat's HQ on the French Riviera, and who enable the brand to file multiple patents every year.
Tiger Balm is the athlete indispensable balm. It quickly relieves muscle tension, joint pain or headaches.
The secret of longevity of the Tiger Balm comes from its 100% vegetable composition which makes it a 100% natural and particularly effective product.
Tiger Balm evolves and offers a complete range of products dedicated and adapted to different pains of the body.
Intermarché Aups is a partner of the Natureman Var triathlon. It provides fresh and local products. Find all the Intermarché products at 15min of les Salles-sur-Verdon at Aups :Intermarché - Zone artisanale Uchanes
The Crédit Agricole Provence Côte d'Azur is a partner of the Naturman triathlon. Find all the offers of the Crédit Agricole for individuals, professionals, farmers, associations and public authorities on :
Close to the Verdon Canyon, a wonderful little Provençal village was built on the promontory of the Lac de Sainte-Croix. This 2.300 hectare lake fascinates by its turquoise color.
At the Office du Tourisme, our hostess will help you in your researches. She shares her knowledge of the region, and her good humor will rid you of the stress of your trip !Office du tourisme des Salles-sur-Verdon
Ideally located in the village of les Salles-sur-Verdon, Studi-hotel is close to all the shops and at 150m from the beaches of Lake of Sainte-Croix. It offers fully equipped studios and bedrooms !
Overlooking the lake, you can access by a small descent to the beach for sunbathing or leisure activities !
Located at the entrance of les Salles-sur-Verdon the l'Ermitage offers you accommodation, restaurant and leisure activities. With its 46 rooms with all conveniences for 2 to 6 persons, a restaurant offering traditional and refined dishes, the Ermitage will meet all your expectations.
Enjoy also the spa area with indoor pool, spa, hammam, sauna and a sports room !
Discover the charming "Clés du Verdon" house. Here the relaxing atmosphere, in a wooded setting near the cicadas, will allow you to enjoy a real moment of relaxation and well-being.
Your host, Sophie, is ready to receive you with hospitality and friendliness.
Between lake and mountains, the Auberge des Salles gives directly access on the shores of the Lake of Sainte-Croix.
With 30 rooms, including 22 with balconies and a panoramic view of the lake, the breakfast and the bar on the shaded terrace, make the most of the lake and the Auberge comfort.
Near the Lake of Sainte-Croix, the Clos de Barbey is the perfect place for nature holidays with family. The Lake of Sainte-Croix offers many sporting activities to enjoy with family or friends, an ideal setting for nature lovers.
Within a 5-hectare park with 135 places spread over an oak and pine forest, the Clos de Barbey invites you to stay in one of their mobile homes equipped with every comfort.83630 Bauduen
This 17th century Domaine opens its doors and invites you for an unforgettable stay with charming guest rooms. The Domaine de Majastre is one of the biggest truffle references in France. From the beginning of December to the end of March enjoy tasty meals with truffles but also participate in the truffles search with dogs!Philippe et Rosy DE SANTIS, Route de Moustiers
Le vieux colombier campsite is located in the Verdon Regional Park, 300 meters from the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, a city of earthenware, at the gates of the Verdon Gorges, of the Sainte-Croix Lake and 12km from les Salles-sur-Verdon. The campsite welcomes you for the Natureman Var until 10 of October.Quartier Saint Michel
Discover the “Nature Accomodations”
Several types of accommodation host nature lovers and offer the possibility to discover the Verdon region, in a privileged setting.
Some are also involved in environmental approaches.
Information : parcduverdon.fr
Haut-Var region is a large tourist area with lots of hotels, ghest houses and campsites.
You will find every type of accommodation, from the luxury hotel to the campsite at the farm.
Information : Haut-Var accomodation
In the center of les Salles-sur-Verdon, enjoy a moment of relaxation and conviviality at the Chêne Vert terrace. Discover its traditional cuisine, with menus starting at 15 euros !Place de l'Artisanat
« « La Plancha » cooks local and fresh products. The meats are cooked on a wood fire and accompanied by gratins or "homemade" chips.Discover the regional products like the "caillette" and the Provencal sausage of Moustiers. Sandrine and his cook Thomas welcome you in a very original and friendly atmosphere.8 place Garuby
Come and taste the delicious and testy food of La Fringale. If you love burgers, this is the place to be !
La Fringale is also the ideal meeting place for athletes, with sporting events streaming.
Michel is waiting for you, smile and good humor guaranteed!1, Place de l'Artisanat
In the heart of les Salles-sur-Verdon, discover the small, traditional restaurant Le Mille Pâtes.
The chef's specialty : "homemade" fresh pasta with Provence flavors!
Athletes and travelers, come and taste the different recipes of pasta!Place Sainte Anne
Imke and Sébastien welcome you to the restaurant L'Escapade, in a warm and friendly atmosphere in Les Salles-sur-Verdon. The restaurant is located in the center of the small village. It’s an ideal stop for a break in this beautiful region.L’escapade, 2 rue Pierre Blanche
Cans are made in the village, to preserve the best of taste and aromas. They work only small quantities and the manufacturing process is entirely artisanal. Open every day from Easter to All Saints Day.La Placette
Artisans and producers of the Verdon invite you to taste, to feel, and to discover their products and authentic know-how ... Discover the Alpes de Haute-Provence, the craft workshops, producers fields and local traditions.
Cette route des Métiers d’Art du Haut Var Verdon, est portée par les associations « Lou Gaubi »
« le Souffle des Arts » et la Chambre des Métiers et de l’Artisanat du Var et a été soutenue par le Conseil Général du Var, cofinancée par le Conseil Régional et l’Union Européenne dans le cadre du programme LEADER Autour du Verdon (FEOGA-O)
A place worth discovering : Villages of the Verdon, Museums, Local arts and crafts, Fishing, Natural settings...
Villages, holidays accommodations, campsite, activities...
The Natureman Var team created a carpool platform to facilitate the access to the place of the race. It allows athletes, volunteers, and visitors to make contact and find carpool solutions. A good way to facilitate and encourage ridesharing!
The Natureman Var Team
Discover the Natureman Var map ! Geolocate Natureman Var participants and take the opportunity to carpool or share workouts: