Our 2 different starting points

Base n° 1 : Vallon Pont d’Arc – Main reception

Address : Route des Gorges – 07150 Vallon Pont d’Arc (near the Salavas bridge)
At your disposal : large parking area, toilets, shower, sale of fresh and hot drinks…

GPS : Latitude : 44.3993387 – Longitude : 4.3895738
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Base n° 2 : Les Mazes

Address : Route des Estrades – Quartier Les Mazes – 07150 Vallon Pont d’Arc
At your disposal : large parking area, water tap…

GPS : Latitude : 44.411276 – Longitude : 4.356668
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Required conditions to make a canoe trip on the Ardèche

  • Be at least 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
  • Know how to swim at least 25 meters and be under water.
  • Have a good physical condition and not being affraid of water.

Equipment rental

  • The price includes : the rent of the canoe/kayak and paddles, life jackets, wetsuit (depending on the season) and a barrel to put your belongings in.
  • The barrels are watertight, nevertheless we can not guarantee this, because it depends on the way it is closed by the user. For this reason, we recommend that you put your belongings in a plastic bag.
  • For descents in 2 days, we lend big barrels with a volume of 55 liters.
  • We can lend you helmets, though this is not obligatory on the Ardèche.

For your descent, foresee

  • Shoes attached to the feet (sandals, water shoes, sport shoes).
  • Water, pick nick (depending on the length of your trip).
  • Suncream, t-shirt, hat or cap, sun glasses, dry clothing (for after your descent), towels, string for glasses…
  • Plastic bag or watertight sleeve to protect your belongings.


  • You are crossing a nature reserve; Camping and bivouac are prohibited.
  • The use and detaining of alcohol are prohibited in the Gorges de l’Ardèche.