Ardeche Gorge

Ardeche Gorge

Given the workload involved in providing such quality experience, Paddy turned to his faithful friend Adam for help. After many months hard work and a nervous start, their first season was a success, with over 47 guests over six weeks. Their second season saw Ted lending a hand to help deliver unforgettable holidays to families, couples and groups.

Now in their fourth successive year, Paddy, Adam and Ted are well on their way to becoming the best bespoke outdoor activity company in the Ardeche!

The three co-owners of The Outdoor Experience: Paddy, Adam and Ted have been firm friends and colleagues for many years and collectively they have worked for every competitive company in the Ardeche. 

Ted introduced Paddy to Kayaking whilst on a school trip and since then, he has played a major role in Paddy’s professional paddling career.  

Adam and Paddy met by chance in 2008 when working together at an outdoor adventure centre. By the end of their first week, Adam had convinced Paddy that University was the next step in his professional development. Both Adam and Paddy have attained a BSc in Outdoor Studies.

It was during his third year of University that Paddy decided to combine his education with his professional experience and start his own Outdoor Centre; one where all participants can experience genuine adventurous activities in the great outdoors! Starting off with weeklong holidays for university students, he was able to hone the holiday to the great quality experience available today for all ages and skills.

The Outdoor experience staff

The Outdoor experience staff