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Gorges de l'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
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A day in the Gorge de l'Ardeche

Spend the day kayaking down the river with my twin grandchildren and one of their friends, visiting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Santa Barbara, California
Take a drive and a dive!

This is not to be missed. Follow the D290 from Vallon towards Auigeze for a couple on km and you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“the river” (90 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Gorges de l'Ardeche, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Spend the day kayaking down the river with my twin grandchildren and one of their friends, visiting from Portland, Maine, USA, with a stop for a picnic lunch and lots of time to enjoy the beautiful scenes, rapids, and flumes.

Thank kmillett2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not to be missed. Follow the D290 from Vallon towards Auigeze for a couple on km and you will come to a large parking on you left hand. Parking is 5 euro. A small (and crowded) beach is accessible on the other side...More

Thank Bregenholt99
Reviewed 4 days ago

We're just back from an amazing 2 day trip down The Ardeche River organised by an English company called The Outdoor Experience (Paddy and Ted). We decided to do a guided trip as we'd not done kayaking before, and we are SOOOOO glad we did!...More

1  Thank Pete A
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like to have a great drive and see some fantastic rocks, this is for you. Among the route there is the famous "Pont d'Arc". Several "Belvedères" or view points are along the the drive. Avoid the busy periods and you will enjoy it...More

Thank Mustangdriver
Reviewed 6 days ago

We used our own kayak. June to ealy July is the best time to swim & paddle around. Do not go in during high season, it will be too busy & noisy.

Thank spitzenwein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of viewing points along the winding road make it easy to see the best of this beautiful place.

Thank bluemushroom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paddy and Ted were fantastic, we booked in exceedingly last minute and were thoroughly looked after from start to finish. The guys are great fun but equally we felt in safe hands. I had kayaked this river 15 years ago with school but Ted really...More

1  Thank chrissiecridland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Gorges especially kayaking down them and camping. The scenery is stunning and unlike anywhere else.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to get wet, or ride in a canoe. It can get shallow in some place but still a nice relaxing ride down the river.

Thank pvnipper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a parking area, seemed to be free which is unusual, and a short walk to a lovely riverside beach, with spectacular views of the Pont d'arc. The water seemed to be clean, and wasn't flowing fast, so it was a lovely place for...More

Thank Robyn P
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Justin E
27 April 2015|
Response from Patrick H | Property representative |
Hello Justin, check out The Outdoor Experience if you are looking for a tour. Regards.
4 April 2015|
Response from D C | Reviewed this property |
A bit late now but others may read this. I have been to all three places. Ardeche best for river trip; verdon good for walking and big open views, tarn more family friendly for both of the above activities. All are... More
Shayla B
31 March 2015|
Response from Daniel C |
Hi Shayla,if you would like a guided river trip through the Gorges de l'Ardeche then check out 'Experience Ardeche'. They have trips running from April through to the end of September.