Gorges de l'Ardèche

Gorges de l'Ardèche, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Address, Gorges de l'Ardèche Reviews: 4.5/5

Gorges de l'Ardèche
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Janteuwen
Ghent, Belgium81 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Very impressive part of nature. We rented a kayak, the kayak trip is really enjoyable, with great sights and some rapids. The organisation of the kayak could be done a bit more efficient ( 🙄), but nature cannot be blamed for this.
Written August 21, 2021
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Koen
15 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Did a few hikes, good signs, lovely routes. No trash anywhere, very well maintained. Many canoes going downstream so it feels crowded. There is a good reason for it.
Written August 23, 2020
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leapingimpala
Oxford, UK49 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Stunning gorge for kayaking or walking - would definitely go with a guide as they can teach you so much in a short time to make it both more fun and safer. Danny from Experience Ardèche was fantastic - he does a two day river trip with camping overnight which we did with three kids who absolutely loved itX
Written August 13, 2020
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OutaouaisMan
Gatineau, Canada42 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
First off, the Ardèche River probably has some of the most amazing scenery I have seen in my life.... but this post is just a friendly reminder that if you plan on going kayaking/canoeing with one of the companies out there on the Ardèche river, make sure you **ASK QUESTIONS** about the **REAL DISTANCE** of what they are selling you.

I wrote a review on one particular company last year (July 2019) after finding-out that we were sold an **8 KM PACKAGE** at a price of something like 84 Euros (for a family of 4 which included 2 kayaks) but when we arrived at the end of the run, we found it was a but short until we realized upon returning to Canada that the distance from the drop-off location to the arrival point was in fact 4.33KM.... that's far from being 8KM.... as advertized.

In my review, I posted an image of the route and you can see in the upper-right corner of the Google Earth screenshot that it is 4.33KM.

I contacted the company to enquire about this 50% discrepancy and I was told "oh you know, that's how all companies do it and everyone has been using the approximated distances from the first kayaking companies long ago when they didn't have the tools to properly calculate bla bla bla". So I replied back that it was false advertisement and they were somewhat scamming people and I was basically told to f**k off if I was not happy and if 'they' (that company) were thieves, then *ever company* on this river was a thief and ripping people off because every company uses the same calculation method.

So anyhow, do your due dilligence, ask questions and ask proof.

BTW, a few days prior, we went kayaking on the Argens river (Canoe Evasion). These guys have printed a map with key points and distances right on their sealed barrels. I did the calculation of that trip and it was 9KM as what we paid for.

Last thing, avoid holidays like July 14th for canoeing because the river was jam-packed with complete amateurs absolutely clueless on how to use a canoe/kayak.

Have a safe trip and enjoy the scenerey (because your trip might be quite short!!).

OutaouaisMan
Written June 17, 2020
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lizaboid
Birkenhead, UK57 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
So quiet in February. A rainy day but beautiful none the less. Easy to park and walk to. Stunning views. Fully recommend!
Written February 16, 2020
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Markus K
Victoria, Canada5 contributions
Oct 2019
Our boat trip through the Gorge didn't work out because of water levels (too high). But just visiting the natural bridge, doing a bit of hiking and driving the scenic road along the rim of the gorge is totally worthwhile. Amazing beautiful natural scenery
Written December 29, 2019
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Carol L
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom15 contributions
Sep 2019
Drove through the gorge in campervan and absolutely fantastic views with good places to pull up for photo opportunities. Not a difficult drive and well worth it.
Written December 11, 2019
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Alexander B
Rishon Lezion, Israel168 contributions
Oct 2019
We've joined organized road tour along the Ardeche river and admired breathtaking views, clear air, canyon and cliffs, wild forest. Natural arc made by water in limestone is very impressive!
Written October 30, 2019
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Andy B
Samford, Australia336 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We worked here 34 years ago and have come back on a bit of a nostalgia trip. And it's better than we remember. Don't bother with Vallon Pont d'Arc but the rest of the little villages and ofcourse the gorge itself are just amazing. Fantastic restaurants around too, just not in Vallon.
Written September 20, 2019
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AniqueJ
Amsterdam, The Netherlands171 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
We did the road trip and stopped at all the viewpoints. Breathtaking views on the river Ardeche and the scenery surrounding it. Not at all busy mid-September.
Written September 20, 2019
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