What to Expect

Organising a Family Adventure holiday can be daunting, especially when you are having to answer questions from excited young ones (and some not so young) regarding what will happen on your holiday.

To make your life a little more bearable in the run up to the trip we have put together a sample itinerary,

Saturday

We’ll come to visit you at your accommodation to run through the weeks plans. We understand that traveling can be exhausting, so after a short introduction you’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore.

Sunday

This is a free day, though we recommend you start by visiting our local morning market in Lablachere.

Most families use this day to settle into holiday mode, though if you’re keen to get going we’ll happily organise some activities for you.

Monday

Today you will be climbing and abseiling in the Chassezac Gorge, enjoying the challenges posed by its limestone cliffs. The activities will test your muscles, and serve as a gentle introduction to the week ahead.

Tuesday

A day at the high ropes course in Villefort. This is a fantastic day of zip lines and high rope challenges, where

you and your kids are harnessed and in the hands of professionals.

Wednesday

Today we begin the canoe descent, a two day adventure through the Ardeche gorge. It is here that you’ll really begin to appreciate the magnitude and beauty of the Ardeche.

As well as negotiating the many rapids along the way, we have time to swim and have lunch on the rivers edge.

We’ll arrive at the bivouac site in the late afternoon, where we’ll prepare our sleeping area and light the BBQ. The site is fully equipped with a shower block and toilets and we will provide tents and inflatable beds for anybody worried about an uncomfortable night!

Thursday

After sleeping out under the stars you’ll rise to the smell of hot chocolate. Once dry sacks are loaded, we’ll set off for the final day of the descent, ready to face even more rapids and  stunning scenery. By early evening we’ll arrive at
the bottom of the gorge to make our way, by road, back along the gorge. The ride back is almost as thrilling as the river itself, with new, even more breathtaking views of the gorge unfolding with each turn of the road.

Friday

Relax day with a visit to a local show cave.

Saturday

Departure day. We’ll come and wish you a safe farewell, providing you with any directions or information you may need for the journey ahead. Hopefully you’ll have had a great holiday and will already be thinking about your next visit with us.

Here is a short video of some of the exciting outdoor activities you can do on your family holiday trip to the Ardeche.