A descent between the rocks and old stoneworks
Probably the most diverse descent in Ardeche. Your way pass near some old villages and through some remarkables naturals spots. There is something interesting for everybody: lovers of old stonework and French autenticity, funs of a beach day or watersports.
Distance: 14 km
Time to paddle: about 3h30.
Recommended time: 5h.
Departure time: everyday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm.
Difficulty : few rapid which are not too difficults.
Start: Saint Maurice d'Ardeche
Period: June, 15 - Septembre, 15 (because of a water level).
Points of interest
An easy and diverse descent. The time of you return is not fixed, your car will be parked near the finish, so you can make your descent in your rythme.
The regulatory imperatives
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..
This is a nice descent for everybody. It lets to combine kayking, picnic on a riverside, walking in the medieval streets etc.
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.
Even if we state five hours as a recommended time, we advise you to take your time during this descent. There are too many interesting sites here and all of them are so different! In the first part of the course you pass near Balazuc, the authentic French village situated at the riveside. And in front of it there is Veil Audon, the old farm rebuilded by enthusiasts on the rocky terraces. Than you cross two exeptionals naturals sites: the Cirque de Gens and the small canyon Ruoms defile.