We make adventures in the Ardèche

Limestone gorges, pine forests, pebble beaches, refreshing river waters, warm summer sun, vineyards, and the chirping chorus of nature. The Ardèche is located in the Auvergne Rhone-Alps region, and is still very much a hidden gem compared to other French destinations. We are Adventure Ardèche. We’re native English speakers, who live out here, creating and delivering adventures for you to enjoy in this incredible part of the world. Your adventure holiday activities are fully-guided by our experienced and qualified staff who are passionate about the Ardèche region and sharing its secrets with you.

About the activities

A holiday with us wouldn’t be complete without an exciting array of adventure experiences.

Kayaking Adventure

The pinnacle of your holiday is the 2-day long kayak descent down the awesome Ardèche gorge and its river rapids. Often referred to as Europe’s Grand Canyon, kayaking the river is one of the only ways to access the heart of this incredible nature reserve.

One of many highlights for your family during the river adventure is the thrill and excitement of spending a night camping in the gorge. Don’t worry, creature comforts such as showers and toilets are available on site. Your river guides will also prepare a hearty evening meal before you zip up your tent for a night under the gorge sky.

Adventure Walk and Wild Swim

The Pont d’Arc is a magnificent naturally formed limestone arch that bridges the Ardèche river. The arch has become a landmark that’s synonymous with the Ardèche area and is a must-see beauty spot.

One of the first activities when you arrive is an adventure walk from our site. We follow the river downstream to Pont d’arc. The 2km trail walk is the perfect way for you and your family to become acquainted with your home for the next week. We will make our way through Pont d’arc to a quiet beach (which can only be accessed on foot or by swimming across the river from the road-access point), where you and your family will have the opportunity to get your toes wet and go for a swim!

Treetop Adventure Course

Time for some fun in the forest! Head to the treetops to navigate this incredible obstacle course of zip wires, rope ladders, and Tarzan swings.

On-Site Activities

In addition to your scheduled itinerary, we will also be hosting supervised on-site activities that are included in your stay. All on-site activities are optional, so if you would prefer to spend the evening relaxing on the site’s private river beach instead that’s up to you! Activities are supervised by our staff, so kids are also welcome to join without parents and amuse themselves with their new found friends.

Your Stay with Us

You will be staying on our private campsite, called Base du Cros (pronounced ‘bas doo crow ’) which is situated on the banks of the Ardèche river, a short drive away from the main town of Vallon Pont d’Arc. Your camping accommodation is glamping style in our chic canvas bell tents, which will be furnished with beds, all bed linen and an electricity power socket – please indicate in your booking notes (in checkout) if you would like double or single beds in your bell tent(s). A mini fridge will also be provided for each family booking. Multiple tents are available per family, simply choose your preference from the booking options.

All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included for you and your family throughout your stay with us. We also cater for special dietary requirements, including vegan, gluten-free, and halal. Breakfasts are continental style – with fresh croissants and other brioche delights from the local bakery available everyday. Lunches are picnic style using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Your evening meal is a three-course dinner, and includes a carafe of wine (because well, when in France…).

Our campsite is the perfect space to spend time with your family. We have a lounge and bar area with riverside views if you need it, a beach volleyball court, boules court, and a basketball court. Of course being on the riverbank means we have our own private river beach, so you’re always a stone’s throw away from your next dip in the Ardèche’s refreshing water.

What happens next?

So the countdown is ticking, you’ve booked your Adventure Ardeche trip, but what happens next? After booking, we’ll immediately send you an email confirmation receipt, which you should keep for your records. A member of the team will be in touch soon thereafter to arrange the finer details of your adventure, including where to meet, what you need to bring, accommodation, activities, and to answer to any questions you may have. If you have chosen to pay a deposit we will be in touch with you to take the remainder of your balance eight weeks before you arrive.

Further Questions?

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.