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Ardeche Adventure

This short-haul adventure takes place in the Ardeche Gorge, Southern France, and combines kayaking, canyoning and camping in one 7-day itinerary, perfect for summer or school half-term breaks.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK; Arrive Ardeche Gorge

    Depart Heathrow Terminal Three this morning on the British Airways flight to Marseille Terminal One (13:05-16:00). The group will be collected on arrival in Marseille and travel to Ardeche Gorge via the town of Vallon Pont du Arc (2.5 hours transfer by minibus).

  2. Day 2: Trek to Pont du Arc; driven tour of Ardeche Gorge

    We start the day with a walk to the Pont du Arc (a famous limestone arch). From here, we drive down the D290 road for a view of the entire gorge, stopping at various viewpoints – this is a great photo picture day! Care will need to be taken at the viewpoints when the group leave the vehicles.

  3. Day 3: Kayaking on the Ardeche River – first leg

    Today we’ll kayak the first leg of the Ardeche River, between the Pont du Arc and Gaud (or Gournier) bivouac site, where we’ll set up camp for the evening.

  4. Day 4: Kayaking on the Ardeche River – Gaud to Sauze

    After an early breakfast, depart our bivouac and kayak the second leg of the river to Sauze, a distance of 20km.

  5. Day 5: Canyoning

    The group will depart the campsite this morning for a full day of canyoning and gorge walking in the Ardeche Gorge.

  6. Day 6: Day trip to Vallon

    After breakfast the group will have the chance to join the ropes course and learn rope techniques and attempt an abseil, accompanied by trained guides.

  7. Day 7: Departure

    We pack up camp early this morning and leave by minibus for Marseille airport and your flight home, departing Marseille Terminal One at 16:50 and arriving Heathrow Terminal Three at 17:50.

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