2 days canoe Descent of the Ardèche “easy-way” 24 + 8 km

5h00 + 1h30 paddling time
perfect with a group of friends
Le rapide du Charlemagne

The Easy way – 24 + 8 km

map 8+24km

2 days, 2 routes = all of the gorges.

The first day you will travel through the 24 km of the Gorges de l’Ardèche nature reserve. Count about 4 to 5 hours of paddling (depending on speed) to cover the 24 km to the Sauze landing stage.

On the second day, you will navigate the 8km “Mini” descent. About 1h30 of paddling time but you take as long as you want with passage under the famous Pont d’Arc. Ideal to enjoy and relax.

If you want to descend the 8 km the first day and the nature reserve the second, choose the Easy-way 8 + 24km formula.

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    Détails de votre descente


    1st day, the 24km nature reserve:

    appointment in the morning, between 8:00 am and 10:30 am at our office located on Route des Gorges, in Vallon Pont d´Arc.

    Before leaving, please plan a sufficient quantity of water and food for your day, you will not find any snacks or restaurants during your journey.

    Also bring sunscreen and / or long clothing knowing that you will be spending almost the entire day in the sun.

    After being equipped (waterproof containers, life jackets, etc.) and informed about the route by our team, our buses will take you to your starting point, the entrance to the majestic Gorges de l’Ardèche nature reserve.

    We offer 5 departure times: 8:30 am – 9:00 am – 9:30 am – 10:00 am – 10:30 am.

    2nd day, the Pont d’Arc 8km:

    Departures for this route are non-stop between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All you have to do is come to our office located on route des gorges, in Vallon Pont D’Arc.

    Our teams will start by providing you with the necessary equipment for your activity (waterproof cans, life jackets, etc.)

    After taking the time to equip and prepare yourself (showers and toilets available on site), you will attend a short briefing explaining the course and its particular points, as well as a quick introduction to paddle technique.

    Once these small steps have been validated, you are all set, all you have to do is reach our pier, located 100m away to get afloat!


    1st day, the nature reserve 24km

    The 24km course will need around 5 hours of paddling time (not counting the breaks), so managing your time is a key point of this activity. As such, we advise you to complete most of the route in the morning, before your lunch break. The Rocher de la Cathédrale area is an ideal place to organize your meal break and enjoy swimming.

    2nd day, the Pont d’Arc 8km

    The 8 km course is accessible and family friendly, navigation is very easy. Only the Branches and Charlemagne rapids require a little piloting. After an hour of paddling around, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience sailing under the majestic Pont D’Arc, an ideal site for swimming.

    Once you have passed the Pont d’Arc, allow around 30 minutes of paddling time to reach the beach where your course ends.

    arrivée & retour

    1st day, the 24km nature reserve:

    Our shuttles will be waiting for you at the SAUZE landing stage from 3:00 p.m. and until 5:00 p.m. After disembarking, our teams will direct you to the buses that will take you back to Vallon Pont d´Arc.

    We are not able to tell you precisely the waiting time before your departure, although we make sure that it is as short as possible.

    2nd day, the Pont d’Arc:

    The arrival takes place in the hamlet of CHAMES and is marked by STOP n ° 5. (Left Bank)

    Our shuttles will be waiting for you on arrival, at the time you have chosen at the time of your departure to bring you back to the Vallon-Pont-D’arc pier, where you will have left your vehicle.

    Return times:

    Choice of: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    5h00 + 1h30 paddling time
    perfect with a group of friends
    prices 24+8km Easy way
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    1 to 9 adults60 €67 €65 €
    10 to 19 adults55 €64 €62 €
    + 20 adults54 €58 €58 €
    1 children from 7 to 15 years old43 €45 €45 €
    1 child 3rd place (-45kg)25 €30 €30 €