Descent of the Ardèche gorges by canoe and kayak

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Descent of the Ardèche by canoe from Vallon Pont d'Arc

Natural arch of the Pont d'Arc, peaks of the Cathedral, Cirque de Gaud, ramparts of the Garn,...

Come and discover the wonders of the Ardèche gorges!

With family or friends, for novices or experienced paddlers, you will inevitably find the route to descend the Ardèche by canoe that suits you!
Choose your descent and set off on a fantastic canoeing adventure on the Ardèche!

How much time do you have for your descent of the Ardèche by canoe?

Whether you are passing through or on site for a day, a weekend or a holiday,
Aigue Vive offers you the formula to descend the Gorges de l'Ardèche that suits you!

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Discover the Ardèche gorges by canoe kayak, in the best conditions of safety and pleasure

Aigue Vive, canoe rental since 1987

Canoë Ardèche

Travelling down the Ardèche canyon by canoe or kayak is still one of your dreams. The Aigue Vive team, with its experience acquired over 30 years, will help you achieve it.

So that your day is unforgettable through the natural reserve of the canyon, close to the Chauvet grotto and the Pont d’Arc cave (listed as UNESCO humanity heritage site), the Aigue Vive team is ready to welcome you and provide high quality service.

We are committed to your wellbeing and safety.

How it works ?

The paths

Whether you are experienced or beginners, looking for sporty rafting or simply travelling quietly, the Aigue Vive Ardèche canoe rental team is ready to help you enjoy the various activities on offer through the canyon (one of the most outstanding in Europe), whether alone, as a couple, a family, or with friends.

You can choose between sailing down the Ardèche canyon over one day (24 or 32 km – 15 or 20 miles) or two days (3* camping or bivouac). You may also test yourself on the 8 km – 5 miles mini-raft, which will take approximately two hours; or the 13 km - 8 miles in three hours.


Canoe rental

Our canoe-kayak rental services to travel down the Ardèche include:

  • Sanitary and hot showers
  • Welcome in French, English, German, Dutch and Italian
  • Car parking and enclosure for motorbikes during your canoe trip down the Ardèche
  • Escort and explanations : description of the trip with the various rapids
  • On order, picnics for your one or two day trips

We can also provide initiation to the basics of canoeing

Our services


Aigue Vive canoe rental accepts cash, cheques and Holiday vouchers.

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