For adventurers

Descent 24 km 1 day

A mythical 24 km descent in the heart of the nature reserve to discover the flora and fauna of the Gorges de l’Ardèche over a full day.

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Sailing time: 4h30*

Number of rapids: 8


Canoeing down the Ardèche Gorges – 24 km

The descent in detail

Le Pont d’Arc

Passage under the arch

Total rapids

8 rapids to cross


0 slide to cross

The 24 km canoe trip down the Gorges de l’Ardèche offers a more physical approach to the Ardèche Gorges, and a chance to discover the protected Gorges nature reserve. It takes several hours of sailing to reach the final base at Sauze, but you’ll be able to enjoy the natural wonders in plenty of time for a swim or two.

Descent information

Difficulty: Intermediate

Public: Adults and children aged 7 and over

Duration: approx. 4h30 (*time given as a guide)

Return shuttles: Between 4 and 5 p.m. in Sauze

Canoeing down the Ardèche 24 km

Arrivals and departures

Departure times: Between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. non-stop

Departure base: Châmes landing stage*.

Arrival time: Between 4pm and 5pm

Arrival base: Sauze landing stage (final finish)

* Understanding the departure base

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

The 24 km canoe-kayak descent of the Ardèche Gorges is an extraordinary adventure for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Get ready for an epic day on one of France’s most beautiful rivers, in the heart of the Gorges de l’Ardèche nature reserve, where every stroke of the paddle brings you a little closer to the serenity of the wilderness.

This 24 km route is an adventure that lets you escape from everyday life and immerse yourself in the splendour of nature. This experience will leave you with lasting memories of the Ardèche and give you a new perspective on the wild beauty of France. Get ready for a day of exploration and wonder on the water with Itinéraire Passion!

37 Internet prices* *Special Internet adult price for children aged 13 and over up to 9 people.

*Up to 20% immediate discount per person on the adult in-store price.

41 Adult price* *Normal adult price from age 13 in one of our sales outlets.
26 Children's price* *Normal child price from 7 to 12 years old in one of our sales outlets.
34 Group prices* *Normal group price for 10 to 20 people at one of our sales outlets.
20 3rd place prize* *3rd place central price except for runs with bivouac.

Compare other Ardèche descents

Doesn’t this route down the Ardèche suit you? Below you’ll find a general map of the descent, with all the canoeing routes and their durations, rapids and important passages.

The other routes of the Ardèche canoeing trip