An unforgettable descent into the gorges of Ardeche.

Our advices

Canoës Service proposes

Keep a good and unforgettable souvenir of your descent

  • The area is great and seems to be made for this,
  • The small details make the plus…

What is obligatory

  • To be in a good physical condition,
  • To know how to swim,
  • To be older than 7 years.

Clothing

  • Old sneakers or watersandals (shoes which keep at the feet). For your security, avoid shoelaces.
  • Swimsuit / swinning trunks and T-shirt (beware of sunburns).
  • Cap, sunglasses, without forgetting the little string to attache them.
  • Out of saison : Plan a linen pullover to wear directly on the skin and a windstopper + cloths for changing after the arrival.
  • Wetsuits can be rent ( 6 € / day).

1-day-descent – what to think of

  • The picinic for an unforgettable break,
  • Sufficient water,
  • Sun cream and a cap.

2-days-descent – What to think of

Do not pack unnecessary things!

  • Complete spare clothes with warm clothes for the evening.
  • Sleeping bag (possibly small “Canadian” tents).
  • Food for your stay (no possibility for food supplies) for meals and breakfast.
  • Stove with small saucepan.
  • Sufficient water (1.5 liters / person / day minimum).
  • Trash bags to let the Gorges clean. And a good gesture “Sorting”. Thank you !
  • Small pharmacy (blows, bruises, insect bites, headaches …).
  • Flashlight (there are no lights on the bivouac areas).

In any case, it must not be forgotten

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • Sun protection (hat, shirt, glasses + cord, sunscreen …).
  • Windbreaker in spring and automn.
  • Closed shoes that hold the foot (mandatory) for boating.
  • Spare clothing for the end (descents 1 day) or evening at the bivouac (descent 2 days).
  • Avoid carry rings, chains or other fragile or valuable items.