River Package: GITE

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River Package (Gite)

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HOLIDAY INFORMATION

This River Package option includes the two-day GUIDED river trip through the spectacular Ardeche Gorge and 7 nights in self-catered GITE accommodation (see ‘The Gites’ tab for more details).

The guided 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) which also 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 as part of the river trip is included.

With this option you also have the choice to include some additional activities with your booking to create a bespoke multi-activity week. (See ‘Extra Activities’ tab for details).

When you place your booking you will be asked your preference for the river trip (Mon/Tues or Thurs/Fri) and we will fulfil that request wherever possible.
7 night / 8 day option
Available April – September
Saturday – Saturday bookings only
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.

Itinerary

With our River Packages you will go directly to your accommodation. A senior member of staff (usually the same person will also be your river guide) will meet you at your accommodation to ensure you are happy with the arrangements and are ready for your river trip.

You can check in at the gites anytime after 3pm and will need to check out by 10:00am on the morning of your departure.

8 DAY / 7 NIGHT OPTION

Your itinerary - River Package: GITE

Day 1

arrival

gite accommodation

Day 2 – 7

your guided river trip with overnight camp will be on either Mon & Tues or Thurs & Fri

any additional activities selected will be on your other free days

gite accommodation

Day 8

departure

If you select to include additional activities with your booking then we will contact you to discuss your final itinerary so that it works best for you.

What's Included

7 nights self-catered GITE accommodation
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 additional ACTIVITIES if required
Options include: Caving, Climbing, Via-Ferrata and Canyoning
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 (grade 2).

The Gites

The gites were formerly an eighteenth century silk-worm farm that has been modernised in 2012 into 3 great gites which share an internal courtyard with a small heated swimming pool.

Each gite has 100m² of living space and includes an open-plan, fully equipped kitchen; a lounge area; three beautifully furnished bedrooms (accessible by a spiral staircase); two showers, and a separate toilet. There is free wi-fi available and plenty of parking close to the gites.

They are situated in a small, peaceful hamlet on the outskirts of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc which is only a 15 min stroll away. In Vallon you will find an array of restaurants, shops and cafes at your disposal.

Available Saturday – Saturday only
3 gites available
Each gite has 3 bedrooms (Max capacity 6 people)
GITE GALLERY

Extra Activities

The River Package includes the two-day guided river trip with overnight bivouac as standard but with this option you can also include additional activities with your programme to create a bespoke, multi-activity holiday. Just select your chosen activities when placing a booking.

You have the option to pre-book the following activities:

select an option for more details

Caving - (min age 7)

Feel like the people who discovered the Chauvet Cave and explore this subterranean world.

There are a few caves available around the Ardeche gorge and we will book you on one appropriate for your groups ages.

Approx 20-30 mins away

Canynoning - (min age 7)

Follow the course of a river down slides and jumps.

There are a few canyons available suitable for different ages. We will book you on a trip suitable for your group.

Approx 1h 10 mins away

Via-Ferrata - (min age 10 or 1.4m)

This aided climbing system with fixed wire cables, ladders and bridges enable you to reach places otherwise inaccessible for even the most advanced climbers.

You need a head for heights with this one!

Approx 1h 10 mins away

Climbing - (min age 7)

This taster session is great for beginners with adult climbing and family climbing options available.

For seasoned climbers we can arrange a private guide to take you to one of the many local crags and push your limits. Contact us if you would like this option.

Approx 5-10 mins away

Each activity is a half-day activity and will last approx. 3 hours. These activities are booked through a local provider who provides all the equipment and the guides. These are the best guides in the region and they all speak good English.

Other activities in the area include horse riding, bike hire, crazy golf and high ropes course (unfortunately we are unable to pre-book these). For further details of all options available, please see here.

If you select to include additional activities with your booking then we will contact you to discuss your final itinerary so that it works best for you.
Please note: You will be required to get yourselves to the activity meeting locations but directions will be provided.

Pricing

RIVER PACKAGE: GITE

Costs shown are per person (based on the number of people in a gite) and includes your self-catered gite for 7 NIGHTS and the two-day GUIDED river trip with overnight bivouac camp.

Each gite has 3 bedrooms and can sleep 6 people comfortably. There are 3 gites available.

Number of people April May June September July August
2 £450 pp £825 pp
3 £350 pp £625 pp
4 £300 pp £485 pp
5 £275 pp £425 pp
6 £250 pp £375 pp
OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Additional activities cost £50 per person per activity (approx. 3h). Options include: Caving, Via-Ferrata, Canyoning, Climbing

For more detail see the ‘Extra Activities’ tab.