The gorges of Ardèche in Southern France, known as the "Grand Canyon of Europe", make the spectacular backdrop to your Family Adventure Holiday. Come along as we provide the ultimate family experience in white water canoeing and outdoor pursuits for families. No experience is necessary for any of our activities and you can make your holiday as relaxing or as active as you like.
This adrenaline-packed holiday is essentially self-catering, however, we provide picnic lunches during the 5 activity days and a barbeque and breakfast on the 2-day river descent. All equipment and tuition is provided.
Our experienced instructor team, Ardèche Adventures, have worked in the area for over 20 years and really make this holiday a once in a lifetime experience (though we have families coming back too!) One of the stand-out moments of our Ardèche programme is the exhilarating 2-day descent down the spectacular gorge. We set up an overnight bivouac camp with a BBQ and sleep beneath the stars. It is a really memorable experience for families to share together.
Our instructor team builds your confidence and ensures your safety, without compromising on the thrills! Navigate the various rapids and pass beneath the stunning Pont d'Arc naturally formed bridge.
Listed below is what is included in the full Ardeche family experience. This Includes picnic lunches on activity days with breakfast and evening barbeque for the overnight bivouac.
We also offer our activity programme alone should you wish to arrange your own accommodation. This also Includes picnic lunches on activity days with breakfast and evening barbeque for the overnight bivouac.
You can also join our experienced staff and other families as an add-on activity to your own family holiday in France. This includes lunches, evening barbeque and breakfast. This is a popular choice for families looking for things to do in France and around the Ardeche whilst on holiday as you can make use of our fantastic team and equipment whilst you descend down the Ardeche river on 2-day adventure!
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!
Accommodation is in mobile homes on a 3* site (under new ownership) - in the mountains...Read more
The week is centred around the canoe descent of the Ardèche river..Read more
Our Ardèche Programme is a self-drive Adventure Holiday...Read more
Check out the prices and availability for our Ardèche centre...Read more
The outdoor pursuits programme includes Climbing and abseiling in the Chassezac Gorge and local crags on a site that has been specially 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 fail-safe 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.
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