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$ 1619

Ardeche Mixed Activity Week

Multi
Multi
min $ 1619
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Ardeche
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1619
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Go on a spectacular gorge descent
At a glance
6 nights at a comfortable hotel with en suite facilities, one night camping
Explore the beautiful Ardeche by kayak and bike, enjoy a rope park and visit the region's natural wonders.
The Ardeche region of France is a spectacular mix of mountains, plateaux and valleys, and of course the 125 mile long river from which it takes its name. The river flows through an immense gorge, which contains the famous 30 metre high natural arch – the Pont D’Arc.
Popular for years with tourists, adventure-seekers and cyclists, it offers the perfect environment for a week of adventure. Amongst the standout activities on offer here is a two day kayak through the gorge, complete with overnight bivouac.
We also have a day swinging high in the treetops in a challenging high ropes course, a cycle through the dramatic vistas of the region and time spent on the beautiful limestone cliff faces themselves learning to climb and abseil.
From our base in the mediaeval town of Joyeuse, our other discovery this week will be the enchanting cave at Aven d’Orgnac. This sunny area of southern France is just perfect for a week of active exploration with of course wonderful wine and cuisine on hand to complete the experience.

Itinerary

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Joyeuse.

2
Day 2
Transfer to high ropes course for a day zipping through the treetops.

3
Day 3
A day's cycling through the dramatic vistas and villages of the region.

4
Day 4
Free day to visit the local market, with optional wine tour, cycling or walking.

5
Day 5
The first day of the spectacular kayak down the Ardeche River; overnight bivouac.

6
Day 6
We kayak the final section of the river, finishing at a riverside bar in St. Martin.

7
Day 7
Day trip to the prehistoric cave at Aven d'Orgnac; stops en route for great views over the Ardeche River and gorge a vineyard visit.

8
Day 8
End Joyeuse.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accom.details

Accommodation details
Hotel de l'Europe & overnight camp
Bivouac aside, all nights are spent at Hotel de l'Europe in Joyeuse, around half an hour from the gorge and of course the famous Pont d'Arc. This small hotel prides itself on combining a friendly atmosphere with quality service and facilities. We will use twin rooms with en suite facilities and free wifi. Guests can enjoy the pool and terrace or dine in the restaurant which specialises in regional dishes as well as boasting pizzas cooked in a real wood-burning stove. The town is just a few minutes' walk away giving you ample opportunity to explore the artisan and craft shops, enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes or stroll through the old town.

On the bivouac night, we will be staying in a fully equipped campsite, with shower block and toilets. Tents and inflatable beds are provided, however there is also the option to sleep out under the starts, a memorable experience.

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 11 Sep 16 - Sun 18 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,375
Sun 21 May 17 - Sun 28 May 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,405
Sun 11 Jun 17 - Sun 18 Jun 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,405
Sun 16 Jul 17 - Sun 23 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,405
Sun 27 Aug 17 - Sun 03 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,405
Sun 10 Sep 17 - Sun 17 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,405
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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