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Map
Bivouac
2 days / 6h00
32 km
Descent map 32 km
The descent

Discovery of the canyon of the Ardèche River Gorges natural reserve with overnight stay on one of the 2 bivouac areas.

Bivouacking integrates you into the wild beauty, context and spirit which reign in the heart of the nature reserve around the river.
You can make the most of your trip taking time out to drift on the current, swim, shoot the rapids, enjoy the beaches, and do jumps...

Rates
Adults Children
(7 to 14 years old)
3rd place
(7 to 10 years old)
Groups
(9 to 20 people)
Groups
(21 people and +)
Internet 50 € 28 € - 40 € 35 €
On spot 55 € 34 € - 40 € 35 €
I book
Duration

2 days with night in bivouac

Paddle time
Difficulty

3/5

Schedule

Departure times:
From 8:00 am to 03:00 pm

Return hours:
The next day between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

The formula

The Bivouac formula rate includes:

  • All the on-water equipment
  • Watertight boxes
  • Explanation of the plan of the descent
  • Initiation at the departure
  • Return in the shuttle bus

The Bivouac formula rate doesn't include:

  • The accommodation in bivouac, to be booked with the SGGA, manager of the Gaud and Gournier bivouacs.
To book your bivouac, click here

Accommodation

About Bivouac Gaud and Gounier
These bivouacs are privileged places from which to observe nature. Please respect their silence and peace.

You can light a barbecue and observe the extraordinary fauna and flora.

Free lectures on the natural heritage, geology and history of the Ardèche river gorges are proposed regularly.

Map
Comfort
2 days / 6h00
8 + 24 km
Descent map 8+24 km
The descent

The Comfort Formula is designed to help you benefit from the pleasures of the river at your own pace and profit from the events and comfort of a night according to your choice.

Day 1: You will descend the river for 8km to Châmes, located downstream from the splendid 54m high natural Pont d'Arc bridge. There, you will be picked up by one of our minibuses which will take you to the accommodation where you will spend the night.

Day 2: The minibus will take you back to Châmes, from where you will set out again in your canoe - 24km to Sauze (St Martin d'Ardèche). Our minibuses take you back to your vehicle.

Info +: You can change the order of your trip sections: 8 + 24 km or 24 + 8 km, and do the 2 descents several days apart.

Rates
Adults Children
(7 to 14 years old)
3rd place
(7 to 10 years old)
Groups
(9 to 20 people)
Groups
(21 people and +)
Internet 46 € 30 € 25 € 40 € 35 €
On spot 58 € 36 € 25 € 40 € 35 €
I book
Duration

Day 1: 2 to 4 hours on the water
Day 2: 8 hours to cross the nature reserve

Paddle time
Difficulty

4/5

Schedule

Departure times:
Day 1: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm continuously
Day 2: from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Return hours:
Day 1: Every full hour until 6:00 pm
Day 2: between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

The formula

The Comfort formula rate includes:

  • All the on-water equipment
  • Watertight boxes
  • Explanation of the plan of the descent
  • Initiation at the departure
  • Shuttle bus

The Comfort formula rate doesn't include:

  • The accommodation if you make the descent on 2 consecutive days.

Accommodation

For your overnight between the 2 days

Option 1: + 13 € / person
Campsite pitch for tent (your own camping equipment).

Option 2: + 48 € / person
Equipped tent "Tithome" (tent furnished with beds) with half board.

Option 3: + 55 € / person
Mobile home with half board.

Contact us if you would like us to book your night: +33 (0)4 75 37 18 16.

Map
Formula
2 days / 7h00
13 + 24 km
Descent map 13+24 km
The descent

The 13 + 24 km formula get you all the fun of canoeing down river at your own pace + the events and comfort of a night according to your choice.

Day 1: You glide down the river from Sampzon for 13 km to warm up. This trip includes the famous canoe slides and gives you a good idea of what the Ardèche River Gorges are about, passing under the Pont d'Arc.. There, shuttle bus to our base and you will be oriented toward the campsite which will welcome you for the night.

Day 2: Shuttle to Châmes and 24 km descent to cross the canyon of the Ardèche River Gorges and its nature reserve until Sauze. The return to your vehicle is ensured by our minibus.

Info +: You can change the order of your trip sections: 13 + 24 km or 24 + 13 km, and do the 2 descents several days apart.

Rates
Adults Children
(7 to 14 years old)
3rd place
(7 to 10 years old)
Groups
(9 to 20 people)
Groups
(21 people and +)
Internet 54 € 34 € 25 € 45 € 40 €
On spot 62 € 38 € 25 € 45 € 40 €
I book
Duration

Day 1: 4 to 6 hours on the water
Day 2: 8 hours to cross the nature reserve

Paddle time
Difficulty

4/5

Schedule

Departure times:
Day 1: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every full hour
Day 2: from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Return hours:
Day 1: Every full hour until 6:00 pm
Day 2: between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

The formula

The Formule formula rate includes:

  • All the on-water equipment
  • Watertight boxes
  • Explanation of the plan of the descent
  • Initiation at the departure
  • Shuttle bus

The Formule formula rate doesn't include:

  • The accommodation if you make the descent on 2 consecutive days.

Accommodation

For your overnight between the 2 days

Option 1: + 13 € / person
Campsite pitch for tent (your own camping equipment).

Option 2: + 48 € / person
Equipped tent "Tithome" (tent furnished with beds) with half board.

Option 3: + 55 € / person
Mobile home with half board.

Contact us if you would like us to book your night: +33 (0)4 75 37 18 16.

Map
Hotel
2 days / 6h00
8 + 24 km
Descent map 8+24 km
The descent

This 2-day trip is designed to help you benefit from the pleasures of the river at your own pace and profit from the events and comfort of an hotel facing the Pont d'Arc with bar, restaurant and terrace.

Day 1: You will descend the river for 8km to Châmes, located downstream from the splendid 54m high natural Pont d'Arc bridge. You arrive directly on the beach of the hotel where you will spend the night.

Day 2: You will set out again in your canoe on the second leg of the trip - 24km to Sauze (St Martin d'Ardèche). Our minibuses take you back to your vehicle.

Info +: You can change the order of your trip sections: 8 + 24 km or 24 + 8 km.

Duration

Day 1: 2 to 4 hours on the water
Day 2: 8 hours to cross the nature reserve

Paddle time
Difficulty

4/5

Schedule

Departure times:
Day 1: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm continuously
Day 2: from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Return hours:
Day 1: Every full hour until 6:00 pm
Day 2: between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

The formula

The Hotel formula rate includes:

  • All the on-water equipment
  • Watertight boxes
  • Explanation of the plan of the descent
  • Initiation at the departure
  • Shuttle bus
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel with dinner and breakfast

Accommodation

Rates

Adult135 €
Child115 €
Online booking of this formula directly on the hotel website

Booking conditions

Be over 7 years old and know how to swim, unless you are accompanied by a qualified instructor.
10% discount for students, soldiers, firemen, clubs and Gîtes de France guests.

Our canoe rental services include

  • Reception in French, English, German, Dutch and Italian.
  • Accompagnement et explications : description du plan de la descente avec les différents rapides.
  • If desired, basic canoeing techniques teaching.
  • Car park and fenced space for motor bikes.
  • Transfert à la base de départ en minibus.
  • Access to private beaches.
  • Sanitation and hot showers.
  • A cold drink dispenser at the reception.

Groups

Shuttle buses from 15 people

Leave your vehicle at Sauze jetty (Saint Martin d’Ardèche), arrival point of your descent.
We runs shuttle buses to Vallon Pont d’Arc to the starting point of your descent. Then you can pick it up directly when you arrive in Sauze at the end of your canoe trip.
Solely for groups over 15 people.
Reservation beforehand.

Weekends

Océanide Canoë can organize bonding weekends (as we have done for Polytech Grenoble) and mini-raids (Défimmo 2008). Ask us for further details

Our water sports base is registered with the French Direction Départementale de la Jeunesse et des Sports as an APS (Physical and Sporting Activities) establishment.