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Canoe kayak on the Ardèche

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Canoe kayak on the Ardèche - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Nature and the great outdoors

1 place Allende Neruda - Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Indispensable to spend an excellent weekend or to give an intense pleasure to your stay, the descent of the Ardèche will be an unforgettable moment. Adventure Canoes offers you several courses adapted to your needs : 8 km, 13 km, 24 km, 32 km (with or without bivouac). Along the water, the descent of the Ardèche will never cease to feast your eyes. We are open from April 1st to October 31st, from 8 am to 8 pm, non stop ! If your children have not reached the age of reason (7 years !), The law prohibits them from the practice of canoeing in whitewater without a state-licensed monitor. Do not panic, Adventure canoes organize descents accompanied by an instructor for families with toddlers. Only on reservation ! Do not hesitate to call us at + 33 4 75 37 18 14 for all requests. Canoe and kayak rental service fully equipped for the descent of the Gorges de l'Ardeche at Vallon Pont d'Arc (vests, paddles and watertight containers) with return by minibus to the starting point. In summer, the best outfit to practice canoeing or kayaking is shorts or swimsuit and water shoes that hold well to the foot. Do not forget to provide sunscreen. Out of season : wool sweater, windbreaker, tennis shoes or sneakers. Possibility of picnic meal formula to take with you in the sealed containers provided by us ! Contact us for available menus and book your picnic. The team of Aventure Canoës, through its friendly and warm Ardèche welcome, will give you the best advice for your descent of the Gorges de l'Ardèche.


Canoe kayak on the Ardèche
Indefinite duration - 1 person
Indefinite duration - 1 child
13 €
Indefinite duration - 1 person
19 €
Indefinite duration - 1 child
17 €
Indefinite duration - 1 person
26 €
A day - 1 child
19 €
A day - 1 person
29 €
2 days - 1 child
33 €
2 days - 1 person
44 €


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Practical information

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In detail

Mini-descent 8 km : 1h15 of navigation.

Departure from our pier to Salavas and arrival at Châmes, crossing under the Pont d'Arc. No time restriction, non-stop departure from 8 : 00 to 16 : 30, return by shuttle bus until 19 : 00.

Maxi-mini 13 km : 3 hours of navigation.

Departure from Sampzon and arrival at Châmes, crossing under the Pont d'Arc. The first part is calm and without fast with 4 slides arranged for the passage of dikes in canoe. A departure is scheduled at 10 : 30 in the morning and at 13 : 30 in the early afternoon. Return by shuttle until 19 : 00.

Nature reserve 24 km : 4h30 of navigation.

Departure from Châmes and arrival in Sauze. The shuttle departure is scheduled at 9 : 30 in the morning, and return to Sauze between 16 : 30 and 17 : 00.

Sporty 32 km : 6h00 of navigation.

Departure from our pier in Salavas between 8 am and 9 am in the morning and arrival in Sauze. The return shuttle is scheduled between 16 : 30 and 17 : 00.

Bivouac 2 days 32 km : 3 hours of sailing / day.

It is the sporty descent, but in "relaxation" mode on 2 days with a night in the bivouac in the middle of the nature reserve. Departure from our pier non stop from 8 : 00 to 13 : 30. Two hours to choose for the return the next day by shuttle : 15h00 and 17h00.

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Places of interest nearby

Tourist Office of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (270 m)
Castle of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (290 m)
The Chauvet-Pont d'Arc Cave (3 km)
The gorges of the Ardèche (3.1 km)
Wood of Saleyron (4.8 km)
Pit of the Goule de Foussoubie (5.5 km)
Castle of the Roure (6.2 km)
Wood Bouchas (6.4 km)
Tourist Office of the Pays Ruomsois (6.6 km)
Church Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (6.7 km)

Events nearby

Last nameDescriptionDateCity
Chorégies in Orange
The oldest lyric art festival in the Théâtre Antique in OrangeJuly 2024Orange (45 km)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
The table of the clos des bruyeres
French cuisine25 € to 40 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
French cuisine26 € Labeaume (8.1 km)
The little slash
French cuisine5 € to 20 € Pierrelatte (24 km)
Ellip6 Restaurant Bar Pierrelatte
French cuisine1750 € to 3550 € Pierrelatte (26 km)
Le Vivarais
European100 € Vals-les-Bains (28 km)
Le Printemps
French cuisine29 € Montélimar (34 km)

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Ruoms to Labeaume
HikeIntermediate2:40Ruoms (6.6 km)
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy1:45Barjac (11.5 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2:30Lablachère (15 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1:15Lablachère (15.4 km)
Corniche Casteljau
HikeEasy1:30Casteljau (17 km)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1:30Sanilhac (17.4 km)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Couleurs du Sud
Bed & breakfast75 € to 148 € per double roomVallon-Pont-d'Arc
Le Manoir du Raveyron
Hôtel Restaurant Le Clos Charmant
Hotel71 € per nightVallon-Pont-d'Arc
Hôtel Le Passage de Vallon
Le Clos des Bruyères
Résidence Odalys Les Sources de Manon
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