We understand you may not want to do the full 2 day descent, you may have smaller children, or simply don’t want to commit to 2 days of paddling. So we have created the 1 day Mini-Descent!

Our expert guides will take you down a shorter stretch of the Ardeche River with our 8km Mini-Descent. Starting up stream of the Gorge you will pass through the famous Pont d'Arc landmark, conquer several thrilling rapids and many rock jumps along the way.  Stopping on a quiet beach we will provide a hearty but healthy lunch and end the day’s activity on a quiet stretch of the river, where you can choose to swim or have a refreshingly cold beverage at a quiet bar.

Kayaking on the Ardeche River - Rapide La mas

Kayaking on the Ardeche River - Rapide La mas

WHY HIRE A GUIDE

Not only do we teach you to become a confident paddler and get you safely down the river, but our insights and knowledge make the entire journey much more interesting and enjoyable! Our guides know where the best rock jumps and more secluded stopping points are, which rapids are more likely to capsize paddlers and where to find the natural water springs. Whether you want to learn how to read a river or just make the most of your paddle down, you’ll be able to truly benefit from their experience and make the most of your trip. 

WHAT WE PROVIDE

We will provide you and your party with all the equipment required for the activity, including boats, buoyancy aids and helmets. In addition, we’ll also provide you with a 60 litre waterproof bag to protect your belongings whilst on the river. All equipment is prepared in advance and provided to you on the morning of your activity.  A hearty and healthy lunch is also provided..

Currently, this activity can only booked online for Fridays, if you would like to do this activity on another day please contact us!

WHAT WE OFFER

We take care of every aspect of the activity. You will be provided with top-of-the-range and regularly maintained safety equipment, and led by a fantastic team of paddlers with over 10 years experience guiding on the Ardeche River.

Price includes: a highly experienced river guide, safety equipment, transport to and from the river, and a delicious healthy lunch.

Pont du Arc

Pont du Arc

Rock jump - Rapide dent noir

Rock jump - Rapide dent noir

Below we have mapped out the course you will take with us down the Ardeche River. It shows the 8km Mini Kayak Descent starting in Vallon, paddling under the famous Pont d'Arc and finishing in Chames.

Map of the Ardeche RIver

Map of the Ardeche RIver

Currently, this activity can only booked online for Fridays, if you would like to do this activity on another day please contact us!