With Camping des Tunnels and Azur Canoë you benefit from direct access to the river.

From the private car park where you’ll leave your vehicle, you’re just a few steps away from a very pleasant canoe trip on one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers.

The starting point for canoes
Canoeing
Canoeing

½ day canoe descent

SHORT TRACK

4.5 km Departure from Camping des Tunnels
In your own time

The UNESCO-listed Pont d’Arc site

Ideal for beginners
Through the Charlemagne rapids
Under the Pont d’Arc
Ends at Châmes, Stop 7

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MINI DESCENT

7 km Organised departure
In your own time

The UNESCO-listed Pont d’Arc site

Through the Charlemagne rapids
Under the Pont d’Arc
Ends at Châmes, Stop 7

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INTERMEDIATE DESCENT

13 km Organised departure by bus
Meet outside canoe rental reception at 10.15am

Canoe descent from Sampzon to Châmes

Includes 3 natural slides
Passes the Camping des Tunnels
Through the Charlemagne rapids
Under the Pont d’Arc
Ends at Châmes, Stop 7

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1-day or 2-day descent

1-DAY DESCENT

24 km Organised departure by bus
Meet outside canoe rental reception at 9.30am

Canoe descent from Châmes to Sauze

Does not include the Charlemagne rapids

Ends at Sauze on St Martin d’Ardèche beach

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1-DAY DESCENT

28,5 km Departure from Camping des Tunnels
Departs between 8am and 9.30am
Ends between 4.30pm and 5pm

Pont d’Arc listed site + Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve

Includes all rapids

Ends at Sauze on St Martin d’Ardèche beach

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ÉCO-L’EAU

24 + 4,5 km or 4,5 + 24 km Organised departure by bus (24 km)
Departure from Camping des Tunnels (4,5 km)

Pont d’Arc listed site Short Track descent + Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve, in 2 days

Day 1: a 24km descent then return to the Camping des Tunnels
Day 2: The 4.5km Short Track descent

Days 1 and 2 may be reversed
The Short Track descent can be replaced by the 7km Mini-Descent (extra charge)

Optional overnight stay at Camping des Tunnels (extra charge)

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GRAND CANYON

8,5 + 28,5 km or 28,5 + 8,5 km Organised departure by bus (8,5 km)
Departure from Camping des Tunnels (28,5 km)

Day 1: Canoe descent from Sampzon to Camping des Tunnels
Day 2: Canoe descent from Camping des Tunnels to Sauze

Days 1 and 2 may be reversed
The Short Track descent can be replaced by the 7km Mini-Descent (extra charge)

Optional overnight stay at Camping des Tunnels (extra charge)

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2-day, 3-day or 4-day canoe descent

2 DAYS WITH A BIVOUAC

28,5 km Departure from Camping des Tunnels

A 2-day descent with night in a BIVOUAC in the Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve.

Bivouacking not included in the price
It is compulsory to book ahead at the bivouac sites of GAUD or GOURNIER via the website Pont d’Arc Ardèche

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3 DAYS ARDÈCHE PLEIN SUD

56 km Organised departure
Departs from Vogüé or Balazuc

Descent from Vogüé or Balazuc – Pradons – Camping des Tunnels – Sauze

Includes all canoe channels
Includes all rapids

Book ahead for overnight stays at Camping de Pradons and Camping des Tunnels, not included in the price

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4 DAYS ARDÈCHE PLEIN SUD

56 km Organised departure
Departs from Vogüé or Balazuc

Descent from Vogüé or Balazuc – Pradons – Camping des Tunnels – Bivouac – Sauze

Includes all canoe channels
Includes all rapids

Book ahead for overnight stays at Camping de Pradons, Camping des Tunnels and bivouac sites of GAUD or GOURNIER, not included in the price

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Important

We do not allow on our boats:

  • Children under the age of 7 years
  • Non-swimmers of any age

During the descent it is compulsory to wear:

  • Water shoes
  • A buoyancy-aid vest

Prices of canoe descents

Descent Distance Price
per person
3-seater canoe
(3rd pers. under 50 kg)
Extras
Short Track 4,5 km 17 € 8 €
Mini Descent 7 km 22 € 10 €
Intermediate Descent 13 km 28 € 10 €
1-day Descent 28,5 km 33 € 15 €
1-day Descent 24 km 35 € 15 €
Éco-l’eau 4,5 + 24 km
or 24 + 4,5 km
42 € 18 € 7km Mini-Descent in place of the 4.5km Short Track: + 5 € / person
Grand Canyon 8,5 + 28,5 km
or 28,5 + 8,5 km
48 € 20 € 13 + 24 km or 24 + 13 km: + 2 € / person
2 days with Bivouac 28,5 km 45 € 20 € Bivouac compulsory, to be booked ahead
3 days 56 km 65 € 20 € Book ahead for compulsory overnight stays
at Camping de Pradons
+ Camping des Tunnels
4 days 56 km 85 € 20 € Book ahead for compulsory overnight stays
at Camping de Pradons
+ Camping des Tunnels + Bivouac

All prices include:

  • Equipment rental
  • Return transport
  • Introduction to canoeing basics
  • Distribution of safety information and the rules and regulations of the Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve
  • Helmets for children

Neoprene wetsuit:

  • Rental possible on site: 10 € / wetsuit

Special discounts:

  • 2 € discount for people staying at the Camping des Tunnels*
  • 4 € discount for school groups and students*
  • Associations, Groups and Works Councils: Please contact us for an estimate

* These offers may not be combined