Descent of the Ardèche by canoe 32km over 2 days (bivouac)

3h00 descent / day
perfect with friends
bivouac gaud gournier gorges de l'ardèche canoe kayak

Descent of the Ardèche 32km in 2 days (bivouac)

plan des gorge de l'ardèche


You dreamed of a canoe weekend in Ardèche: we did it!
With this formula, you travel the 32km of the Ardèche gorges without time constraints and with a night of disconnection in the heart of nature!
The Pont d´Arc, the nature reserve and its rapids, its caves, its high cliffs, … During two days, you are in total immersion in the Ardèche nature. You will discover nature waking up and falling asleep. Like real adventurers, you sleep in a tent or under the stars. On this bivouac in Ardèche, you will enjoy a friendly and timeless moment.
The next day, you are filled with positive energies as you resume navigation until the end of your journey.

The start of this 2-day descent of the Ardèche takes place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. from our base in Vallon Pont d’Arc.

After a first day enjoying the magnificent nature reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche, you spend the night in one of the two bivouac areas:

  • Gaud (located 1/3 of the way)
  • Gournier (located halfway).

The next day, return to your canoes to continue this unique adventure in the heart of nature.

WARNING ! The night in a bivouac is not included in the canoe reservation!

Before making any reservation on La Vernède, you must reserve your overnight bivouac with the reservation plateform.

During these two days of adventure, you will be in total autonomy. So make sure you have enough food and water for the entire stay.

For your bivouac in Ardèche, also plan sleeping equipment (tent and sleeping bag). You have the possibility of sleeping in collective tents (Marabout).

On the bivouac areas, you will find toilets, showers and barbecues (charcoal provided).

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    DĂ©tails de votre descente


    You will leave at the time that suits you best between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

    Our teams provide you with the necessary equipment (waterproof container of 56L / person *, life jackets, etc.) and can help you strap your tent to the canoe.

    After a short briefing on the course and the paddle technique, you are ready to start your canoe weekend in Ardèche!

    * /! / Families with a child in third place (in a two-seater kayak) can only have a 56L container.


    You embark at Vallon-Pont-d’Arc.

    For the first part of your getaway, you navigate:

    • for 2h30 to the Gaud bivouac;
    • for 3h30 until the bivouac of Gournier.

    The next day, the departure is before 10:00 am.

    Back on your boats, you continue the adventure:

    • with 4 hours of paddling if you start from Gaud’s bivouac;
    • with 3 hours of paddling if you start from the Gournier bivouac.

    arrival & return

    Arrival is at the Sauze landing stage, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Our shuttles are waiting for you there to take you back to the Vallon-Pont-d’Arc pier.

    We are unable to tell you the exact waiting time before your return, although we will make sure that it is as short as possible.

    3h00 paddling / day
    Perfect with friends
    prices 32km 2 jours Bivouac
    InternetHigh seasonLow season
    1 to 9 adults62 €69 €66 €
    10 to 19 adults59 €66 €63 €
    + 20 adults55 €63 €60 €
    1 children from 7 to 15 years old42 €44 €44 €
    1 child 3rd place (-45kg)25 €30 €30 €