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Gorge Getaway: CAMPING

BOOKING ENQUIRY FORM
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Booking Enquiry Form - Gorge Getaway: Camping

Gorge Getaway (Camping)

(please add the age of those under 18 if relevant)
Total number of nights you will stay
Includes 1 night at the bivouac site and 1 night at the campsite
Includes 1 night at the bivouac site and 2 nights at the campsite
Includes 1 night at the bivouac site and 3 nights at the campsite
Includes 1 night at the bivouac site and 4 nights at the campsite
Includes 1 night at the bivouac site and 5 nights at the campsite
Please select the days that match your selected dates above
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HOLIDAY INFORMATION

The Gorge Getaway: CAMPING option includes the two-day GUIDED river trip with overnight camp through the spectacular Ardeche gorge. It also includes an additional 1-5 nights accommodation at our 4* CAMPSITE (see ‘The Campsite’ tab for details).

The river trip covers the full 32km of the Gorges de l’Ardeche from Vallon Pont d’Arc to Saint Martin d’Ardeche. It consists of two days of paddling with an overnight camp in the gorge (bivouac). This helps to divide the river trip into more equal and slightly less strenuous days (16km & 16km) and, therefore, gives us time to have lunch by the river, go for a swim, jump from rocks, explore hidden caves or just relax and enjoying your surroundings.

Camping equipment for the overnight bivouac camp (as part of the river trip) is included. You also have the option to include it for the duration of your stay.

Most guided river trips are on Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri each week with a couple of Sat/Sun options in April. You can confirm availability and the days the river trip will run by looking at the Guided river trip option. If you require different dates for the river trip please use the link below to send us your bespoke request.

2 – 6 night option
Available April – September
Suitable for all abilities
The minimum age for this option is 7 yrs old and everyone must be able to swim 25m

If you have any problems placing a booking, or would like to discuss your options further, please get in touch.

For group of over 8 people or if you would like to create a bespoke booking, please get in touch with your requirements.

Your Itinerary

The itinerary for the Gorge Getaway: CAMPING option will vary depending on your dates selected and the number of nights you decide to stay.

If you select to arrive before the river trip (eg arrive on Wednesday with the river trip on Thurs/Fri) then you will go directly to the reception of the campsite where they will have your booking ready and will show you your pitch/es. A senior member of staff (usually the same person will also be your river guide) will meet you at the campsite to ensure you are happy with the arrangements and are ready for your river trip. If you only add nights at the campsite after the river trip then we will meet you directly at the river trip start location at 10:30am.

You can check in at the campsite anytime between 1pm and 8pm on your arrival day and will need to check out by 10:30am on the morning of your departure.

You have the option to include camping equipment hire for the duration of your stay if required.

Select an option below for more details

Example itinerary - 2 NIGHT STAY

Staying 2 nights in total (e.g. one night at the campsite after the river trip only)

DAY 1
Guided river trip, overnight camp
DAY 2
Guided river trip, campsite accommodation
DAY 3
Depart

Example itinerary - 3 NIGHT STAY

Staying 3 nights in total (e.g. one night at the campsite either side of the river trip)

DAY 1
Arrival, campsite accommodation
DAY 2
Guided river trip, overnight camp
DAY 3
Guided river trip, campsite accommodation
DAY 4
Depart

What's Included?

1 -5 nights 4* CAMPSITE accommodation – pitch only
The 2 day GUIDED river trip with overnight camp (bivouac)*
Includes: sit-on-top kayaks (singles or doubles), paddles, buoyancy aids & waterproof barrels (55l)
National park fees (bivouac tickets)
Camping equipment for the overnight bivouac (as part of the river trip)
Includes: tents (based on 2 sharing), sleeping bags & self-inflating ground mats
Return transport back to the start after your river trip
Photos from your river trip (provided FREE of charge)
Small group sizes (max 10 people per trip)
OPTIONAL
You also have the OPTION to include camping equipment hire for the duration of your stay if required (includes tent, sleeping bags and self-inflating mats)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Travel to/ from the Ardeche
Food & drink
Transport to activity start locations

*The river trip covers the full 32km of the Gorges de l’Ardeche from Vallon Pont d’Arc to Saint Martin d’Ardeche. It consists of two days of paddling with an overnight camp in the gorge (bivouac) and includes 30 white-water rapids.

The Campsite

The campsite we use is perfectly located on the bank of the Ardeche river. A brief stroll from the centre of the local town – Vallon Pont d’Arc, and 6km from the famous Pont d’Arc, the campsite is ideally situated for exploring the Gorges de l’Ardèche and the local area.

All pitches are shaded and separated by hedges. They also have access to water points and electricity (extension cord may be necessary).

The campsite has a restaurant/bar; heated swimming pool; small shop and a large games area. Whilst it’s not possible to have BBQ’s on the campsite pitches, there is a large BBQ area available for guests, together with tables and seating.

This is a relaxed, family friendly, locally owned and independently run campsite, providing excellent facilities and the perfect riverside location.

Please note that, in France, no beach shorts are allowed in a public pool and you must wear ‘speedo’ style swimming trunks.
Check in between 1pm – 8pm.

For full details of the campsite, please see here.

CAMPSITE GALLERY

Pricing

GORGE GETAWAY: CAMPING

The cost for this option will vary depending on the number of nights you want to stay. The price is the same as for the two-day guided river trip with overnight camp plus the cost for your selected accommodation.

   Two-day GUIDED river trip
  • £145 per person (April, May, June, September)
  • £155 per person (July, August)
Campsite prices (pitch only)
April / May / June / September July / August
1 person £45 pppn £50 pppn
2-3 persons £25 pppn £30 pppn
4 persons + £15 pppn £20 pppn
Prices shown include the tax de sejour
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Camping equipment hire

Your camping equipment is included for the overnight bivouac (as part of the river trip). To include this for your additional nights at the campsite will cost £15 per person per night (based on 2 sharing).

Select an option below for more details

Example itinerary cost - 2 people staying 3 nights

Staying 3 nights in total (one night at the campsite either side of the bivouac as part of the river trip)

Pitch only will cost £195 per person (low season) or £215 per person in July or August
With camping equipment included will cost £225 per person (low season) or £245 per person in July or August

Example itinerary cost - 4 people staying 5 nights

Staying 5 nights in total (4 at the campsite and 1 at the bivouac site during the river trip)

Pitch only will cost £205 per person (low season) or £235 per person in July or August
With camping equipment included will cost £265 per person (low season) or £295 per person in July or August