We offer a bespoke schools and groups package that allows you to organise a trip according to your group’s age, ability, learning objectives and desired outcomes. Popular activities we offer include:
- 1 day 5 km ‘mini descent’ of the Ardèche river.
- 2 day, 28 km descent of the Ardèche river, including overnight camping and barbecue at the Gournier Bivouac site. Students will paddle in pairs through one of the most dramatic landscapes in France, with plenty of opportunities along the way to play, swim and picnic.
- Rock climbing and weaselling. Both activities reinforce team building skills and problem solving.
- Treetop high ropes course – an exhilarating adventure with zip wires, bridges and swings.
- A visit to the L’Aven d’Orgnac caves
- A visit to one of our local, bustling French market
- A full program of evening activities.
All activities are supervised by highly experienced, English speaking, UK qualified instructors. Our varied and exciting program reinforces the importance of learning outside the classroom and reflects our strong commitment to the environment and personal development.
We are very proud of our excellent safety record and hold the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) Quality Mark.
All of our activity leaders hold UK NGB qualifications and have gone through further rigorous training and assessment with us.
Our Risk Assessments and Operating Procedures are regularly up dated and are available to you on request.
We keep or instructor to student ratios low to ensure we are always able to fully supervise each activity and give you the best, most enriched experience possible.
Most of our school groups choose to stay at a local, family run campsite that we recommend and have used for many years. Here you can choose modern chalet style accommodation, or we can provide tents if you would prefer to camp. Facilities at the campsite include a large swimming pool, restaurant and bar, a small shop, games area, and a tennis court.
Other accommodation options, including hotels and gîtes, are available on request and we are happy to discuss these options with you.
Since our school activity program operates outside the traditional holiday period, you can be sure that wherever you choose to stay, it will be quiet.
We provide all meals from the moment you arrive to departure We can also send you off with packed lunches for the return journey if required.
Due to the active nature of our holidays we need to ensure that all children are well fuelled for the adventures ahead.We provide simple yet nourishing, healthy meals that we know the children will enjoy and can cater for any special dietary requirements.
Our Adventure Ardeche site is located in the picturesque area of the Chassezac Gorge, surrounded by beautiful paleolithic forests and wildlife. The family-run site we use is fully equipped with large modern chalets, each with their own toilets and showers.
Since we operate our school season outside of the traditional family holiday period, we have almost exclusive use of the site and its facilities. Facilities include: a restaurant area with bar; a table tennis area; boules courts;and a large swimming pool.
The River Chassezac is just two minutes walk away and we are ideally placed to take advantage of the many beautiful footpaths and nearby rock climbing sites.
Transport options will depend on where you are travelling from and your budget. Many groups chose to travel to us by coach and this will give you transport while you are here.
Alternatively you can fly to one of the nearby airports or travel by train. We will then organise transport to collect you.
However you choose to travel it is worth contacting us to fully discuss all the options.