The Full Week Package £285pp
Activities for the full week runs from Sunday to Thursday, 5 days of activities (activity schedule can be different at times). Campsite tend to want bookings from Saturday to Saturday, giving you Friday to do as you please. Price includes; instruction by our UK qualified staff, all necessary equipment and safety equipment, a delicious and healthy lunch on all activity days and an overnight bivouac stay with evening meal and breakfast provided. Please note travel and accommodation is not included.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.