Top 5 of the best canoe-kayak spots in the Ardèche.

In a few figures, canoeing has 365,000 members, including 80,000 permanent annuals (Source: FFCK 2014). The Spotyteam makes you discover its Top 5 of the best spots in Ardèche.

After reading this article, you will be sure to find the spot you need for your next canoe-kayak trip in the Gorges de l’Ardèche.</ p>

1 – Castor Canoe

Located for 20 years in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, Castor Canoë offers you the rental of canoes and kayaks to go down the Gorges de l’Ardèche with friends, family, work colleagues or even alone.

A team of qualified people welcomes you and accompanies you in joy and good humor, in order to enjoy a friendly moment.

Several formulas are available to meet everyone’s needs. You will therefore have the choice between the mini descent of 6km, the pleasure and relaxation formula of 12 km and finally the great discovery day of 24 or 30 km.

To live the adventure to the end, it is also possible to leave for 2 or 3 days and sleep in a bivouac on one of the two equipped areas.

Finally, for mornings, coffees and drinks are offered to start the day off right.


2 – Alpha Boats

Going down the Gorges de l’Ardèche by canoe-kayak is to experience a mythical descent in the heart of one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe.

So that you can carry out this trip in the best conditions, the Alpha Bateaux team will meet you at their base in Vallon Pont d’Arc where you will be welcomed, advised, equipped and then driven to the starting point.

For the return, a shuttle will take you back to your car.

Choose from several routes the ride that suits you, and more than just paddling.


3 – Canoe Ardèche

For all those wishing to experience an exceptional adventure punctuated by water, nature and the sun, the discovery of the nature reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche is what you need.

Canoë Ardèche offers various formulas with several routes, local picnic and overnight stays.

Several canoe-kayak routes adapted to everyone’s taste: short discovery descent of 8km or 12km or descent of the Gorges over the day or in 2 days with a bivouac in the middle of the Ardèche Gorges.


4 – Azur canoe

On this spot, you will have direct access to the river, only a few steps separate the parking lot from your canoe.

Come and taste the pleasures offered by one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, while enjoying a canoe-kayak trip, during which you can discover the local fauna and flora.

This spot offers several courses suitable for all levels (6km, 13km 24km or 30km). In addition, it is possible if you wish to make your descent in one or two days.

Do not wait any longer to discover this beautiful region that is the Ardèche.


5 – Patou Boat

At Patou Bateau, you can book a canoe, kayak or paddleboard to fully enjoy the Ardèche Gorges with family or friends.
La Guinguette Chez Patou also welcomes you to Saint Martin d’Ardèche, in the heart of the nature reserve to treat you after a good session.

If you wish, you can make your descents over several days, just think of your tents


Finally, if one of these spots interests you, you can click directly on its name to go to its Spotyride page.

Little advice, the southern sun is aggressive, so don’t forget to protect yourself!

On your marks ready-fire-go, paddle!

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