Across the Chassezac Canyon
A short and nice descent across the Chassezac Canyon. This canyon is less known that the Ardeche Canyon, so there are less of tourists there. But it's as beautyful as the Ardeche Canyon.
Distance: 10 Km
Time to paddle: about 3h.
Recommended time: 4h.
Departure time: everyday from 8am to 1pm.
Difficulty : few rapids classe II.
Start: Les Vans
Finish: Chaulet (Commune Casteljau)
Points of interest
Quite easy descent through a very beautiful canyon.
A day in wild nature.
Many possible places to make a stop and to enjoy a river.
Each participant must know how to swim; each participant must wear a lifejackets at all times.
Children ( under 18 y.o.) can not participate alone, they must be accompanied by an responsible adult.
Prohibition of rental with childen under 7 y.o. Interdiction de la location avec des enfants de moins de sept ans.
Warning : Canoe Kayak rent is prohibited if the water level is too high.
In case of prohibition of rent due to a water lever too iportant, you will be (accroding to your choice) either refunded or postponed to a date that suits you..
Take shoes that are good for you feet and protect them, such as sneakers or water shoes (no flip-flops).
Wear an adequate and adapted to the weather clothers: cap, windbreaker, T-short, long shorts that effectiverly protects the thighs from sunburn.
Provide sufficient quantity of drinking water.
Chassezac Canyon is one of the most beautyful spots in Ardeche and around. It is less frequented by tourists and even in a high season it's not crouwded. All the rapids are not too difficult and this descent is adapted for families with childred or beginners. There are many places where you can stop and to enjoy a water activities or to picnic.