The complete route 32 km

15 February 2016
6 hrs of paddlingAthletic


32 km descent of the Ardèche

The complete descent of the Ardèche is designed for athletes wishing to depart from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, pass beneath Pont d’Arc and canoe through the Ardèche Gorges to the Sauze landing stage.

You will have to paddle for 6 hours (excluding stops for food and swimming) to cover the 32 km of this canoe trip.

We recommend that you set out as early as possible (first departures at 8 am) to take advantage of the landscapes and the chance to swim!

Departure :

The 32 km descent departs from our landing stage between 8 am and 9.30 am. We recommend that you set out as early as possible so that you can enjoy the river and take some breaks.

Families with children are advised to follow the 24 km trip.

When you arrive, we will provide you with information about the sailing conditions and the organisation of your day and we will supply you with your equipment: watertight containers (26 L or 56 L), life jackets and paddles.

Once you are equipped and have been informed, you will be able to embark and start your descent direct from our landing stage.

Descent :

Six hours of paddling are needed to cover the 32 km from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Sauze.

The Ardèche Gorges are listed as a protected nature reserve. There is no access from the road. Also, there are no places serving food.

You must be sure to prepare enough water and food for the day.

Arrival and return :

Our shuttle service will wait for your at the landing stage in Sauze from 3 pm to take you back to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. Once you have disembarked, our drivers will invite you to climb into the buses. These will depart once they are full, therefore, we are unable to indicate exactly how long you will have to wait although we do try to ensure that waiting time is kept to a minimum.

>> See practical advice for canoeing.

L'intégrale - 32km

InternetHigh seasonLow season
1 to 9 adults 38 42 40
10 to 19 adults 35 39 38
20+ adults 33 37 36
Kids (7 to 15 yo) 25 27 27
Kid 7 to 12 yo (On the third seat) 20 20 20

High season from 6/07/2024 to 31/08/2024


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(10 to 19p)
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