Pack 2 descents

Descent 12+24 / 24+12 km

A pack of 2 canoe-kayak descents of the Ardèche (12 km + 24 km or 24 km + 12 km) divided into two days to discover the Gorges de l’Ardèche at your own pace. Overnight stays are not included in the package.

Diff. technical:

Diff. physics:

Sailing time: 3h / 4h30*.

Number of rapids: 3 / 8


Pack 2 descents of the Ardèche in canoe kayak

Descents in detail

Le Pont d’Arc

Passage under the arch

Total rapids

3 and 8 rapids to cross


3 slides to cross

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The 12 km route: A half-day descent of the Ardèche Gorges, with sections on the water slides and under the Pont d’Arc, for a unique landscape and the pleasure of canoeing in the Ardèche. See the detailed sheet

The 24 km route: A descent into the heart of the Gorges de l’Ardèche nature reserve, dominated by fauna, flora and breathtaking limestone cliffs, a setting that will leave you with unforgettable memories. See the detailed sheet

You can divide the routes over 2 days as you wish: 12 km and 24 km or 24 km and 12 km.

Descent information

Difficulty: Easy and Intermediate

Public: Adults and children aged 7 and over

Duration: Approximately 3h and 4h30 (*time given for guidance only)

Return shuttles: (12 km) Every hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (off season) and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (July/August). (24 km) Between 4pm and 5pm in Sauze.

Pack 2 descents of the Ardèche in canoe kayak over 2 days
Pack 2 descents of the Ardèche in canoe kayak over 2 days

Arrivals and departures

Departure time: (12 km) Every hour from 8am to 3pm.
(24 km) Buses depart at 8.30am, 9am, 9.30am, 10am.

Departure base: (12 km) Mazes landing stage*.
(24 km) Châmes* landing stage

Arrival time: (12 km) To be determined before the descent.
(24 km) Between 4pm and 5pm.

Arrival base: (12 km) Châmes landing stage (stop no. 5).
(24 km) Sauze landing stage (final finish).

* Understand the departure base

The departure base is that for the descent, given for information purposes only. You must first go to the Viking Bateaux Pavilion(see access map), from where you will be taken to the corresponding pier.

Opting for a 2-canoe-kayak trip down the Ardèche can offer a number of advantages:

Extended experience: By choosing a 2-run pack, you can extend your experience on the Ardèche River. This allows you to spend more time enjoying the region’s magnificent scenery, spectacular rock formations and unique natural environment.

More in-depth discovery: Two descents offer you the opportunity to discover different sections of the Ardèche river. Each section can have its own characteristics, challenges and natural beauties, allowing you to further explore the region’s diversity.

More flexibility: By opting for a 2-run pack, you can choose to do the runs over two days and divide them up as you see fit, according to your schedule and preferences.