The unmissable descent of the Ardèche by canoe / kayak !

You’re staying in the Ardèche? Then, do not miss the canoe / kayak activity on the river that has the same name!

Season 2023 : 

You can now book your canoe trip on the Ardèche for the season 2023 ! We are open from April 1st to September 30th!

Benefit from our special rates with our Online Booking system ! You can find the rates for 2023 on this page

For the descents in 2 days : you can book your places on the bivouac directly on our website on the page of the descent of your choice.

We have special rates for groups, do not hesitate to contact us for more information. 

New videos

You will find beneath some videos of passing the slides on the 5 km and 12 km descent, aswell as the 36 km descent in 2 days :

Slide passage
Entering a slide
Exit a slide

The courses

Our team offers you different kinds of courses on the river, according to your desires ans capacities. Beginner or expert, choose your distance (7, 12, 24, 31 ou 36 km) and stay a half a day, a day or even several days on our beautiful river, in a canoe/kayak in free course or with a guide.
All along the courses you will discover memrobles passages like the slides, multiple rapids, the Pont d’Arc, the beautiful natural reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche, only accesible on foot or bij canoe/kayak… Make a lot of memories with family, friend, collegues…
For groupes, we have our groupe rates, click here to find our rates. We can also make propositions for seminars, bachelor parties, team building, etc… Contact us by mail or phone for more information and a proposition that fits your demand.

The conditions

They’re only 2 conditions under which one can make the descente of the Ardèche : be at least 7 years old, able to swim at least 25 meters without being afraid of being under water.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR DESCENT and benefit from our special ‘Book Online’ rates! Easy, fast and cheaper ! And you will save time the day of your descent !

Answer to your questions

Please visit our page “FAQ“.
You can also ask your question on WhatsApp : 0033 7 82 72 72 03 (message only)

The surroundings

Base Nautique du Pont d’Arc lies in Vallon Pont d’Arc, heart of tourism in the Ardèche. Visit one of the other memorable sites of our beautiful region, like the Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche or the Aven d’Orgnac, or one of the tiny villages of character like Balazuc or Labeaume, the market of Vallon Pont d’Arc (Thursday morning), Ruoms (Friday morning) or Barjac (Friday morning).

Multi Activities

La Base Nautique du Pont d’Arc offers you also other activites thanks to our partner GEO! Canyoning, Via Ferrata, speology and climbing… Outdoor activities for the whole family (children from 5 years old), accompanied by a professional guide. For more information, please check the page ‘Multi Activities‘.

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We offer different descents on the Ardèche :


courses in canoe

36 km

of descents

since 1975