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  • White water thrills on the Ardèche descent

    Shooting the rapids in the Ardèche gorge
  • Rock Climbing in the Ardèche

    Rock Climbing in the Ardèche
  • The famous arch in the Ardèche gorge

  • Mother and son team!

    White water rafting on a family adventure holiday
  • Hanging around in the gorge

    Abseiling fun in the Ardèche
  • Geronimo!

Ardèche White Water Adventure

Early-bird offer, Summer 2019 

Don't miss out our early-bird special offer, book your 2019 Family Summer Holiday and pay 2018 prices! Simply pay a £250 deposit before 31st October 2018 (2019 dates and pricing coming soon).

Drop us a line today quoting 'EARLY-BIRD OFFER' and make your 2019 booking!

UK Summer Holidays & May Half-Term 

Our Ardèche Family Adventure Holiday is set against the backdrop of the spectacular Ardèche gorge ('the Grand Canyon of Europe'), where we provide the ultimate in white-water canoeing and outdoor pursuit’s adventure for the family.  Our partner Ardeche Adventures have over 20 years experience working in the Ardeche and really make this holiday a once in a lifetime experience (although we do have families coming back too!).

The main highlight of any Ardèche adventure is the exciting descent down the spectacular Ardèche gorge. For this 2 day trip, we provide the instructors to accompany you, all the equipment required for you and your family together with all the food for the overnight bivouac and barbecue. Our instructor team will make the river descent as exciting as possible yet fun and safe, taking in the various rapids and the famous Pont Arc. By the end of this dramatic trip, your canoe skills and confidence will have improved no end!

The 'Original' programme - from £458pp

Our 7 day adventure holiday, staying at our 3* 'Camping Hello Soleil' in mobile homes (with swimming pool!) includes the 2-days on the river and overnight bivi camp, climbing, abseiling, weaseling and high ropes. We encourage your family to share new experiences and learn together.  No experience is necessary for any of our activities and you can make your holiday as relaxing or as active as you like.

NEW! The 'Softies' programme, with luxury full-board accommodation - £999pp

NEW to our Ardeche programme is the 'Softies' programme, where the excitement of the holiday is balanced with a bit of luxury.  Although offering all the excitement of our original Ardeche White Water holiday based now in Camping Hello Soleil in mobile homes, the 'Softies' programme is based at the 3* hotel - Hotel L'Europe.  For those of you wanting to fly, we will collect your from Marseille airport and taxi you around to all the activities.  Your stay in the Hotel is breakfast and dinner and our Adventure team will provide picnic lunches on the activity days.

NEW! Activities only (no accommodation or transfers) - £399pp

Also NEW to our Ardeche programme is our activity only package enabling you to take advantage of our adventure experience but allowing you to make your own accommodation arrangements. Includes the 2-days on the river and overnight bivi camp, climbing, abseiling, weaseling and high ropes.

NEW! 2-day river decent only - £149pp

We're now also offering the 2-day descent of the Ardeche Gorge with overnight bivi. Includes picnic lunches, evening bbq, overnight bivi and breakfast. Tents and camping mats supplied.

There is much more to this region other than the gorge and the river, there is an abundance of town markets and rich history to be found all over the Ardèche.

View dates and all prices here

The Ardeche through the eyes of a 13 year old

In the summer of 2016, Ollie, aged 13, took a Family Adventure Holiday with his family to the Ardèche gorge in southern France. It turns out he's a budding film maker...thanks Ollie for your film!


Discover more about our Ardèche White Water Adventure

Our Ardèche Centre

Accommodation is in mobile homes on a 3* site (under new ownership) - in the mountains...

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Programme & Activities

The week is centred around the canoe descent of the Ardèche river..

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Travel, Location & Food

Our Ardèche Programme is a self-drive Adventure Holiday...

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Price & Availability

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What makes our Ardèche White Water Adventure so special

The outdoor pursuits programme includes Climbing and abseiling in the the Chassezac Gorge and local crags on a site that has been especially developed by our team. There is also the high ropes course in Villefort which is beautiful as well as high octane fun and which has the latest in failsafe safety systems. There is also Weaselling (you might want to google that!), which is great fun for the whole family and which takes place near our climb site. On the last day we relax with a chilled day at the show cave at Avenorgnac which is the perfect way to wind down after your great adventure week. In fact we wind down every single day on a different beach and everyone absolutely loves that and it’s a great way to relax and for the kids to play after a great days adventure.

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Ardeche testimonials

As a confirmed wimp, neurotic mother and altogether non-outdoorsy type, I was dreading this little adventure. However, due to the excellent tuition, unparalleled safety, good company and wonderful scenery, believe it or not, I'm queuing up to do it all again! A wonderful experience!
Maria aged 46
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