An experience with Ardèche Bateaux

Discover the Ardèche descent in detail

This route offers a relatively easy descent, with passages through small rapids such as Rapide des Branches and Charlemagne, as well as the iconic crossing under the famous Pont d’Arc, a fascinating natural formation. Your journey will end in Châmes, with no time constraints, on the camp beach marked by the STOP 2 sign. The canoe trip, not including breaks, takes around 1h30.

The ideal descent for families with children or beginners. You can start by taking the 8-kilometer mini-descent from the Salavas bridge to Camping de la Rouvière.

Book the Ardèche river descent 8km

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Parcours de 32km

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Discover our 8 km canoe-kayak trip, ideal for beginners, departing every hour from the La Rouvière campsite to our landing stage at the Pont de Salavas. This adventure offers a pleasant initiation, with the crossing of small rapids and the passage under the famous
Pont d’Arc
You’ll then reach the beach at our water sports center, where you’ll meet, gear up and receive your briefing. Take as long as you like to cover the route, with the freedom to make stops for swimming, relaxing and picnicking, including a passage under the famous Pont d’Arc. At the end of your expedition, return to our main base at Camping La Rouvière, where you can take advantage of our facilities such as the beach, bar, snack bar and toilets.

Included in Your Adventure

  • Complete nautical equipment: canoe/kayak, paddle, buoyancy jacket, watertight container
  • Transport and full initiation
  • Detailed route briefing

Good to know

  • Minimum age: 7 years, ability to swim (prefectural requirements)
  • Wearing a lifejacket is mandatory
  • Advice: closed shoes, suitable clothing, sun cream, cap, eyeglass cord, towel.
  • Waterproof cameras recommended (avoid valuable electronic equipment)
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