The Ardèche, in the South of France, is an awe-inspiring place to paddle. With the river changing in character throughout, including wide open stretches, simple white water rapids, and a deep gorge which is quite simply gorge-ous.
Our trip is taking place on 23rd - 19th June this year!
The Ardèche is an awe-inspiring place to paddle. With the river changing in character throughout, including wide open stretches, simple rapids, and the stunning Ardèche gorge.
During this trip we will travel down the Ardèche, using campsites with decent facilities (and often restaurants on site), we will transport your luggage until the final 2 days, so you can paddle with a light boat, and without fear of things getting wet (we will provide watertight barrels for the final 2 days). We will also spend one night at a bivouac site within the Ardèche Gorge, this can be an amazing night under the stars with very little light pollution.
This trip is suitable for paddlers of around a 2 star/3 star standard. We can provide training throughout this trip for those working towards their BC 3 Star Open Canoe award, or BC Canoe Leader award.
COST: £645 (20% deposit required at the time of booking; remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure)
What do we include in this trip?
- 6 nights of self-catering accommodation (mixture of camping and chalet based)
- 5 days of guided paddling
- All transport once on the trip
- Boats/paddles & paddling kit (We also may be able to transport yours to the Ardeche if you have your own)
- Airport/train station shuttles can be arranged
Please note: we do not provide food or camping equipment on this trip (we can arrange hire of the latter). There are restaurants on most of the campsites, but we will need to cook on stoves one night when we are deep in the Ardeche Gorge. We will provide the cooking equipment for this night (stoves, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, etc).