Safety takes pride of place on all our trips. Your safety and security is our foremost concern on any activity, on the river or off, and our attention to detail in all safety matters is unsurpassed.
Ardeche Adventures is responsible for the overall safety of every member of your group while you are with us. We operate at the highest standards and confirm to European National governing bodies codes of practices, including compliance with the most recent DFES guide Health & Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits. Additionally, we follow the NGB recommended staff-to-student ratios, and our river trips regularly have more qualified staff than are called for in guidelines.
We pride ourselves on our selection of staff, hand picking and training our team personally. Our instructors are chosen for their maturity and professionalism, but we also insist that they be blessed with a sense of adventure and fun. We operate a policy of complete transparency, and all staff/instructor details are made available as part of the welcome pack.
At the start of each season, a technical expert visits our site to observe and evaluate our equipment, certifications, staff and chosen routes. All risk assessments are regularly updated.
"The thing that differentiates Ardeche Adventures from the other options is, quite rightly, your focus on safety. We all learnt from you that the activities we did were safe but only if you did them properly and that there must not be any compromise."
Tim, Marinella, Eleanor, Maddy and Nick
"We could not have experienced a more professional and enthusiastic team of instructors whose vast experience and rapport with the children made for a great week. Safety was so obviously high on the agenda but without any fun being lost."
Ms Ludlow-Gosfield School