Canoeing in Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardèche 24 or 32 kms

The big descent

63,00 € per person


Required age : 7+ in good health and able to swim. If you have questions concerning specific medical conditions, contact us.

Duration : 4.5 – 6.5 hrs

From Châmes to Sauze (24 km) or from Vallon Pont d´Arc to Sauze (32 km). 4h30 to 6h30 paddling plus your stops. Explore the Canyon of the Ardèche Gorges through the nature reserve, its heritage, its flora and fauna.

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Gorges de l'Ardèche 24 or 32 kms

The big descent

Magnificent route through the Nature Reserve for 24, 28 or 32 km depending on the starting point (Châmes, Vallon or Pont d'Arc) to Sauze (St Martin d'Ardèche) where dedicated transport will take you up to the base start.

Good to know: you can also do the descent over 2 days to take full advantage of the beauty of the site. In this case, you will have to bivouac in one of the areas provided for this purpose (Aire de Gaud at 1/3 of the route or Aire de Gournier at the halfway point). Contact us for info and reservation (compulsory for bivouac)

24 à 32 kilomètres de canoë le long de l'Ardèche
Pensez au canoë pendant vos vacances en Ardèche

BASE N° 1: at Vallon Pont d'Arc near the Salavas bridge (departure for 32 km)
GPS coordinates: 44 ° 23 '57.72' 'N & 4 ° 23' 22.29 '' E

BASE N° 2: at Châmes (departure for 24km)
GPS coordinates: 44 ° 22 '45.52' 'N & 4 ° 25' 58.69 '' E

The price includes

  • Rental of boat, paddle, life jacket, waterproof container and transfer back to the start
  • Descent with a qualified instructor – contact us for more details

  • Season: April - October
  • To bring: clothing appropriate for the season, plastic shoes or trainers, (pebbles are painful underfoot), sun protection, sunglasses (and something to attach them with), hat, water (plastic bottle).
  • Not included: travel to site