F · Vacation in early summer based in the naturist village Origan [11 June 2019]

Origan mapOrigan villageOrigan is known to naturists as a place to be Hiker in the buff at the Col de Rouain between incredibly scaped mountains near Nizza. We enjoyed nude hikes, skinny dips in the Var River, and regional cuisine – also in nude. A group of naturists had chosen Origan in the southern French Alps as their domicile for almost two weeks. They went on their daily hikes in the buff in front of majestic Alpine peaks. In addition, natural attractions such as the longest and deepest gorge in the Alps (Gorges du Verdon) were the destinations of their excursions. And at the end of the day, French cuisine awaited the tired hikers with culinary surprises and wines full of character.

The network of hiking trails in the Gorges du Verdonfrench South-Alps didn't make it easy to find circular hikes, so that sometimes a one-way hike was the solution – with 2 cars no problem, but because of the many serpentines quite time-consuming. Texture of a hiking trailAlso, the texture of hiking trails in the Alps needed to get used to it – not only for barefoot hikers.

However, the view of bare rock walls in different colours and rock types, lightly wooded or snow-covered peaks or deeply cut valleys compensated for this time and again. Brown slate is the distinctive rock in the Gorges de Daluis.

Brown slate in the Gorges de DaluisEven on the highest hike at more than 2,000 m altitude (near Allos), the sun accompanied the hiking group at 24°C air temperature to the Cascades du Chaloudin and other nearby waterfalls and Cascades du Chaloudinrapids. The activities at less high height took place at up to 32°C – it was a very successful early summer holiday.

The naturist village offered the opportunity to be nude around the clock – you were among naturists and you had all opportunity to feel comfortable. Only temperatures below 20°C early in the morning caused some to wear a T-shirt, but soon after the sun won again. The pool and restaurant were in the immediate vicinity, so that everything was set up perfectly for the textile-free enjoyment by all senses.

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