DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY

We ask our guests to arrive by Saturday as your activities will begin on the Sunday. Saturday is a day to relax, meet our staff and other guests and have a chance to explore the area. If you’ve chosen our camping package, your tents will be set up, ready for your arrival.


Abseiling in the Ardeche

DAY 2: ROCK CLIMBING

This is the opportunity to try your hand at climbing in one of the Ardeche’s famous limestone crags. We’ll ensure you feel completely safe at all times, as you’ll be under the supervision of our expert climbers. For those that dare, you’ll even get the chance to complete the day by abseiling through the roof of a cave!


DAY 3: STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP)

Our expert guides will start with an introduction, allowing you the time to get used to controlling the SUP. Then when you are all ready for the journey, your guide will take you on an adventure around the lake. Eventually returning to find another of The Outdoor Experience's guides preparing your fondue lunch. After lunch another opportunity to to have an explore/float about. Our guides also carry frisbees, balls, and they know a huge array of exciting games, making this a really fun activity.

Stand Up PAddleboarding

Stand Up PAddleboarding


DAY 4 & 5: 2 DAY DESCENT

Days four and five are the main event: over the next 2 days you’ll conquer 24 rapids, sleep under the stars in a hammock, have a luxury BBQ cooked for you, jump, dive and cannonball off countless rocks, swap your kayak for swimming through rapids and a cave, and journey through the wild environment of the Ardeche all safe in the knowledge you're accompanied by very experienced guides!

Rapid running on the 2 day descent of the ardeche river

Rapid running on the 2 day descent of the ardeche river

Cave Selfie!

Cave Selfie!


DAY 6: HIGH ROPES 

On this day, we’ll either visit an extensive high ropes course. We’ll kit you up, show you the ropes and then you’re ready to explore! There are five courses from beginners to bonkers, and countless zip-lines in between. Our staff will be there to accompany you in case you want a little support, and of course, to guide the younger guests.

In addition to this, we also provide an extensive buffet style picnic with this activity; enjoy some of the best cuisine that the region has to offer, with one of the best views you'll have all year!

Tree top challenge

Tree top challenge


DAY 7: AT YOUR OWN LEISURE

After 5 full days of action-packed activities, you can simply relax in the sun, or explore the region’s many vineyards and market towns; the Ardeche boasts some of the best market towns in the country, experience the fantastic local produce, rich history and breathtaking landscapes. We also recommend taking a tour of the Oldest Cave drawings in Europe at La Caverne Du Pont D'Arc. You’ll struggle to fit it all in but with our local knowledge you will only experience the best.

local ardeche Vineyard 

local ardeche Vineyard 

30,000+ years old cave painting

30,000+ years old cave painting


DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Unfortunately, this is when your time with The Outdoor Experience comes to an end. We know you would have had an amazing week, made new friends, conquered a few fears and had a whole lot of laughs on along the way! And we hope you’ll come back to see us in the future!

Guests & guides

Guests & guides


Below we have mapped out the course you will take with us down the Ardeche River. It shows the 2 Day Descent (Vallon Pont d'Arc - Sauze), as well as the overnight Bivouac spots.

map of the ardeche river with bivouacs

map of the ardeche river with bivouacs