The Ardeche River in the South of France is a wonder of nature and true holiday destination for those seeking a mix of sun, good food, stunning scenery and adventure.
We run our Ardeche canoe holidays as a mix of adventure, relaxation, and learning.
Our instructors have years of experience living and working in this area of France, they will safely guide you down over 30km of grade 1-2 white water giving you local knowledge, history and folk law of the 300,000 years of human habitation of the gorge. They can point you to the best restaurants the area has to offer as all other local amenities; boutique shopping, local markets, groceries and anything else you should require on your holiday.
We love the Ardeche and know you will too.
2019 Ardeche holiday itinerary.
Sunday Afternoon: Arrival, set up camp & meet the instructors
Monday: A day spent paddling canoes or kayaks around the local area, swimming and a mini trip from our camp site underneath the world famous Pont d’Arc
Tuesday: Full day river trip on the lesser known upper reaches of the Ardeche, typically from the picturesque historic town of Balazuc to Ruoms
Wednesday : Rest & culture day. We will take you underground and 100 million years into the past to the Grand Site de l’aven d’Orgnac; one of the most impressive and largest show caves on the planet. We will then take you to one of our favourite family run vineyards for a personal tasting session (plus the opportunity to purchase a bottle or two to enjoy once you’re home) .
Thursday/ Friday: Two day descent of the world famous Gorges de l’Ardeche camping out overnight at one of the bivouacs on Thursday evening and finishing for Ice cream in St Martin at the end of the trip. Along the way we will paddle over 30 rapids, swim in caves, jump off rocks, explore historical sites and much more