Les 3 eaux
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Itineraries

Itineraries

Excursion 1 km

On the body of water, you can canoe up to the Pont d’Arc, 1 km upstream.

Short descent7 km

  • Appointment: 2.30pm at the reception desk.
  • Departure: Vallon Pont d’Arc.
  • Arrival: Campsite.

Ideal for learning to handle a canoe, from Vallon Pont d’Arc to the Camp des Gorges. Includes an unforgettable passage under the Pont d’Arc.

The advantages of Les 3 Eaux:
As it’s located at the arrival point, you’re completely free to go at your own pace.

Medium descent11 km

  • Appointment: 11.00am at the reception desk.
  • Departure: Plaine des Mazes.
  • Arrival: Campsite.

Ideal for a family descent: playful and child-friendly. Crossing of 3 fun canoe slides and passage under the Pont d’Arc.

The advantages of Les 3 Eaux:
As it’s located at the arrival point, you’re completely free to go at your own pace.

Descent25 km

  • Appointment: 9.00am at the reception desk.
  • Departure: Campsite.
  • Arrival: Saint Martin d’Ardèche.

From Les 3 Eaux to St Martin, this allows beginners and more advanced canoeists to go down the Gorge in a day.

The advantages of Les 3 Eaux:
Departure direct from our base.
Return to base in 40 minutes.

Great Descent32 km

  • Departure dfrom Vallon Pont d’Arc (2.00pm at the latest) with the equipment and supplies you need for your 2-day adventure: food – drinks – change of clothing – tent – sleeping bag.
  • Arrival on day 2 at St Martin between 3.00 and 5.00pm, and we’ll pick you up and return you to your vehicle.

With a night in a bivouac:
The Gaud and Gournier bivouacs are situated half-way down the route and are equipped with washrooms – showers – group barbecue – charcoal – drinking water.
You must book by yourself your bivouac tickets. Tél : +33 (0)4 75 88 00 41 – www.gorgesdelardeche.fr

With a night at the campsite:
You can set up your camp in our campsite, the “Camp des Gorges”, 1 km downstream from the Pont d’Arc, before you set off.
You’ll then enjoy the comfort of an ideal location and all the facilities available on the site: restaurant – snack bar – bakery – clean washrooms – hot showers whenever you want.
We offer a range of accommodation: click here to see the campsite website.

The advantages of Les 3 Eaux:
You travel light for the whole itinerary, which you can follow in 2 ways:

  • 7 km on Day 1, 25 km on Day 2.
  • 25 km on Day 1, 7 km on Day 2.

In all cases

You should:

  • Choose an itinerary to suit your physical capabilities.
  • Be over 7 years old.
  • Be able to swim 50 m.

You are strongly advised:

  • To bring sun cream (maximum index).
  • Cap, firmly attached glasses, shoes attached to your feet, waterproof, change of clothing, food, drinks.

Our equipment meets European standards.
Our instructors are Government qualified.

Canoeing on the Ardèche