Descent 2 Days 24 + 8 km

6h paddling time medium For adventurers who want to explore the Ardeche without stress


2 days, 2 courses, all the gorges.
The first day you will navigate on the 24 km of the natural reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche. Consider 4 to 5 hours paddling (depending on the flow) to travel 24 km to the arrival in Sauze.
The second day, you will enjoy the descent of 8km. Around 1h30 of paddling time without time constraints, with passage under the Pont d’Arc. Ideal to enjoy and relax.
If you want to go down the 8 km the first day and the nature reserve the second, choose the formula Easy-way 8 + 24km.
For more information, do not hesitate to consult the “details” tab

1st day, the nature reserve 24km:

Departure :

Appointment in the morning, between 8:00 and 10:20 at our office located Route des Gorges, in Vallon Pont d'Arc.
Before leaving, please take enough water and food for the day, as you will not find snacks or restaurants during your trip.
Also bring sunscreen and / or long clothing knowing that you will spend most of the day in the sun.
After being equipped (watertight containers, lifejackets etc ...) and informed on the descent by our team, Our bus will take you to your starting point, the entrance to the majestic nature reserve of the Gorges de l'Ardèche.

We propose 5 departure times: 8h30 - 9h00 - 9h30 -10h00 - 10h30.



The 24km trip request around 5 hours of paddling time (not counting the breaks), so managing your time is a key point in this activity. As such, we advise you to make the longest part of the descent in the morning, before your lunch break. The « Rocher de la Cathédrale » area is an ideal place to organize your lunch break and enjoy a swimming moment.


Arrival and return:

Our shuttles will be waiting for you at the SAUZE arrival stage from 16:00. 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 exactly how long you have to wait before you leave, although we make sure that it is as short as possible.


2nd day, the Pont d'Arc 8km:

Departure :

Departures for this trip are non-stop between 8:00 and 16:00. All you have to do is visit 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 (watertight containers, lifejackets, etc ...)
After taking the time to get equipped and prepare yourself (showers and toilets available on site), you will attend a short briefing explaining the descent and its particular points, as well as a quick introduction to the paddle technique.

Once these small steps are validated, you are ready, you will just have to reach the river, located 100m away to put you afloat!

Descent :

The 8 km trip is accessible and family-friendly, navigation is very easy. Only « Branches » and « Charlemagne » rapids require a little steering. After an hour of paddling, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience navigating under the majestic Pont D'Arc, ideal for a swimming time.
Once past the Pont d'Arc, consider about 30 minutes of paddling time to reach the beach of the arrival which will be materialized by a sign.

Arrival and return:

The arrival is located on the hamlet of CHAMES and is materialized by the STOP n ° 5. (Left Bank)
Our shuttles will be waiting for you on arrival, at the time you have chosen to take you back to the office of Vallon-Pont-D'arc, where have left your vehicle.

Possible return time: 11h - 12h - 14h - 15h - 16h - 17h - 18h


InternetHigh seasonlow season
1 to 9 adults 50 58 55
10 to 19 adults 47 55 52
+ 20 adults 44 52 49
Children from 7 to 15 years 32 35 35
Children 7 to 12 years old in 3rd place 15 15 15
High season from09/07/2019 au 24/08/2019


Descent 2 Days 24 + 8 km

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