Mini Descent with a guide7 km1/2 day / 1 day

Supervised by a qualified guide, come and discover the mini descent with children from 4,5 years old.

Vallon Pont d'Arc
7 km
1/2 journée / 1 journée
Sur votre parcours
  • Le rapide Charlemagne
  • Site classé du Pont d’Arc

The descent

  • Whether you are with a child under the age of 7 or simply want to discover the Gorges de l’Ardèche in the company of a professional, Base Nautique du Pont d’Arc offers you the mini descent supervised by a certified guide with children from 4,5 years old.
    Here you go with family or friends, in complete safety to discover the Pont d’Arc and the first cliffs of the national reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche.


  • This 7 km course of approximately 1h30 of paddling, alternating calm parts of the river and small rapids, is the ideal descent for an unforgettable first experience on our beautiful Ardèche river.
  • Our guide will share his passion for canoeing with you, but also help you discover the remarkable fauna and flora of the Ardèche Gorges.

Highlights of the descent

  • Rapid of Le Charlemagne and the Pont d’Arc.

Departure / Return

  • Departures are in the morning around 8.30am for a return around 11.45am and in the afternoon around 3.30pm for a return around 6.45pm.

The rates

Mini Descent with a certified guide1/2 day – 7 km
Adults 42 €
Children 34 €

You can not book this descent online.

For more information or to book, please contact us on 0033 4 75 37 17 79.

A descent with a group

An accompanied descent is also for your seminars, works councils, team-building, school outings, reception centers…:

Base Nautique du Pont d’Arc offers you adapted outings supervised by one or more state-certified instructors. With our experience of more than 40 years in the organization of group outings, we will make you live a strong and unforgettable experience in the heart of a wild and preserved site.

Do not hesitate to contact us for a personalized offer.

Please remind to take on your descent

Water, pick nick, sun cream (organic), shoes attached to the feet (sandals, water shoes, sport shoes…), strings for sun glasses, plastic bag to put your belongings in. Click here for more practical information.

Our barrels are watertight, nevertheless, we can not garantee the watertightness because this depends on how the barrel is closed by its user.

For your questions, please check our FAQ page.

Our top 5 reasons to choose a canoe guide

Why go canoeing in Ardèche with a guide?

Your child is under 7 years old and you want to introduce them to canoeing on the Ardèche. Our experienced guides accompany you on 7 km or 12 km routes. The youngest children are well seated in the guide’s real canoe and you can enjoy the beauty of the Gorges de l’Ardèche in complete peace of mind. The experience of a guided descent with children under 7 years old is unmissable during your stay in Ardèche.

You are an association, an MJC, a works council, a school, a middle school, a high school, a social center, a town hall or a company, choose the descent supervised by one or more canoe instructors and leave in complete peace of mind. discovery of the Gorges de l’Ardèche. We can offer you tailor-made outings according to your desires and at the best price.

Our canoe guides are passionate, who know like no one else the history, the secrets of the Ardèche, the fauna and flora of the Gorges de l’Ardèche. They will be happy to share their knowledge of this unique environment with you. So, thanks to our instructors, the formation of the Pont d’Arc or the canyon of the Gorges de l’Ardèche, the different species of birds or reptiles present on the cliffs and the banks of the river will no longer hold any secrets for you.

Willing to improve!!!
Our canoe guides will explain all the techniques for steering a canoe or kayak. You will learn to read the rapids, the currents, recognize the dangers and surprises of different courses, and who knows one day you may be able to perform an Eskimo.

Because they are fun and this is certainly the most important, a descent with a guide is the guarantee of a magical and unforgettable moment in a canoe or kayak.

So whatever the reason, don’t hesitate any longer and set off to discover canoeing in Ardèche with a guide!!!

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