Experience Ardèche Ltd provide tailor made and guided holidays, including Canoe/ Kayak and Multi-Activity Holidays in the spectacular Ardèche region of Southern France. We provide an un-paralleled service, giving you an experience that you won't forget. We passionately believe that your holiday is just that...yours !
We are a UK based company that works closely with local Ardèche businesses. We are committed to Responsible Tourism and to ensuring that the holidays and trips we offer are sustainable, not only helping the local economy but also helping to protect the local area. This last point is especially important to us as our main activity - the two-day guided river trip – takes place right in the heart of the Ardèche nature reserve.
"The Ardèche Gorge and surrounding area is still a relatively undiscovered part of France by the UK market. Appreciated mainly by French holidaymakers, this beautiful 'provençal' region is the perfect get away for British tourists wanting to experience all that rural France has to offer. By working with local businesses and consulting with local residents, our aim is to ensure that our clients have the best information and local knowledge available, to guarantee they get the most out of their time here.” Daniel Cummin, founder of Experience Ardèche Ltd.
Most river trips are run by the Founder and Managing Director of Experience Ardèche Ltd, Daniel Cummin. Daniel is a British Canoe Union (BCU) level 3 coach with over 20 years experience in taking groups of all ages and abilities through the Ardèche Gorge. In short, Danny knows that river!
Daniel is also a qualified teacher and has experience of working with vulnerable people in an outdoor environment, corporate/management groups, and team building/bonding events. Whatever your age or ability, Danny will make your trip through the Gorge enjoyable and memorable.
Both Danny and Blue love what they do, so much so that when they’re not paddling the Ardèche Gorge they’re exploring other rivers or training for competitions. Danny qualified and trained as a member of the GB2 rafting team alongside Blue who is also a founding member of the Great Britain Masters Rafting Team. Between them, Danny and Blue have clocked up well over 15,000 hours of experience paddling the Gorge – their knowledge of the river is extensive and second to none. Rest assured, you are in safe hands; you will have a fun and safe trip through the Gorge, finding out numerous factoids along the way. For further information about the benefits of having a guide please click here .
We are currently looking into the possibility of running Rafting holidays/ courses in the French Alps. Please contact us if you would be interested in such trips and/or keep an eye on our website for any updates.