Rafting in Ardèche

Rafting in Ardèche: an adrenalin activity in complete safety


Rafting in the Ardèche is an activity to be enjoyed water levels permitting, in spring or autumn. Indeed, our beautiful Ardèche river is a little unpredicable and subject to the vagaries of rising waters… Whenever possible, rafting is an activity for all members of your family from 5 years old, or for groups in complete safety with a state-certified guide.

Rafting is done in a group in an inflatable, unsinkable boat. A state-certified guide is present at the rear of the boat to accompany you and ensure your safety.
Everyone on board is equipped with a single paddle to help the raft move forward, the aim being to float down the Ardèche together, following your guide’s instructions.

Fun and friendly, rafting on the Ardèche is accessible to all. Reservations required, depending on water level.

Several routes are available, depending on your preferences and water levels:


Discovery trip

Departure from our base at La Petite Mer to Châmes (7 km). Accessible to all, this trip allows you to cross several rapids, notably the famous Charlemagne, and discover the Pont d’Arc. On the program: rock jumping, swimming, discovery of a cave, fauna and flora of the Ardèche Gorges. Half-day tour.


Sports trail

Departure from Aubenas to Voguë, 10 km of thrilling descent, rollers and waves await you in a wild, natural setting. Half-day trip.


Adventure trails
Les Gorges de l’Ardèche: 32 km in one day.

An exceptional descent in the heart of the Gorges de l’Ardèche nature reserve, where rapids and amazing landscapes await you.

Equipped with a life jacket and a paddle, you’ll navigate the currents with the advice and guidance of your guide. Supervised by a state-qualified instructor, discover the river in complete safety.

Activities subject to booking and water levels.

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