hotel Belvedere
hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere with Pont d'Arc
Relaxing during lunch on the river
Double room
The Pont d'Arc
Hotel terrace and pool
Rock Jumps
En suite rooms
Getting a little wet on a rapid

River Package: HOTEL

from £535.00 pp

BOOKING ENQUIRY FORM
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Booking Enquiry Form - River Package: Hotel

    River Package (hotel)

    (please specify age of under 18's if relevant)
    You will stay for 7 nights from this date
    Please select the days that best fit your selected dates above
    This is not guaranteed but we will fulfil this request whenever possible

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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 accommodation at our 3* HOTEL with the option to include breakfast or room only. (see ‘The Hotel’ 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
    Arrive on any day of the week
    Suitable for all abilities
    The minimum age for this option is 10 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. On arrival at the hotel, go to the reception where they will have your booking ready and they will show you your room/s. 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 hotel anytime between 3pm and 8pm and will need to check out by 10:30am on the morning of your departure. You can book your room only or include breakfast with your booking.

    8 DAY / 7 NIGHT OPTION

    Your itinerary - River Package: HOTEL

    Day 1

    arrival

    hotel accommodation

    Day 2 – 7

    breakfast (if selected)

    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

    hotel accommodation

    Day 8

    breakfast (if selected)

    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 Hotel 3* 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 have the option to include BREAKFAST or book your ROOMS ONLY
    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 (unless selected with hotel room)
    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 Hotel

    The hotel is situated directly opposite the famous Pont d’Arc but set back just far enough (300m) to provide seclusion and tranquillity away from this popular tourist destination. There is also access for hotel residents onto the pebble beach directly opposite the hotel as well as the new swimming pool, refurbished rooms, and extended sun terrace.

    There is a large car park next to the hotel for guests and it is recommended that you have some transport to best experience the whole area in your free time. However, local taxi’s are available. All rooms are en-suite with telephone and tv facilities. Internet access can also be achieved from the hotel with free wi-fi access.

    Situated only 6km along the gorge road from the town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, the hotel is a popular destination for the French tourists who prefer the tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle. A great opportunity to really experience this magical and welcoming part of France nestled right on the edge of the nature reserve.

    Option to include breakfast or book room only
    Double, Twin and Family rooms (suitable for 3 or 4 people) available
    Check-in between 3pm – 8pm / Check-out before 10:30am

    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

    Canyoning - (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: HOTEL

    INCLUDED: the two-day GUIDED river trip with overnight bivouac camp

    Costs shown are per person and includes your hotel room for 7 NIGHTS

    April May June September July August
    based on 2 sharing
    £585 pp £760 pp
    based on 4 sharing
    £560 pp £690 pp
    single supplement £420 (£60 per night)
    single supplement £560 (£80 per night)
    Breakfast (x6) £93 per person (£15.50 per day)
    Prices shown are per person and includes the tax de sejour.
    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.