Ardeche family activity vacation in France
The highlight of this week-long family activity vacation is a two-day canoe descent of the Ardeche River, run by a small but expert company offering a personal touch.
Ardeche Gorge Chassezac Gorge climbing and abseiling Two-day canoe descent of the Ardeche River Overnight bivouac Pont d’Arc
£595 excluding flights
£550pp for a Yurt stay based on 3 sharing £595pp for a safari lodge based on 4 sharing
Description of Ardeche family activity vacation in France
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Small group family adventure:
This is a small group family adventure - typically you will join several other families and travel in a group of approx. 16 people. The trips are great value and a great way for you and your children to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of time to yourselves.
7 Reviews of Ardeche family activity vacation in France
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019 by Robert LeighThere was a heat wave while we were there and the leaders knew all the best places to cool off, rock jumping or cave swimming. It worked really well being among English families and we made good friends with both the staff and travelers. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019 by Anya LewisKayaking the Ardeche was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2012 by Briane LoramSeeing my children develop new skills and challenging skills in a safe environment was the most memorable part of the vacation...Excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Aug 2012 by Andrew Riley5 stars, listen, I never fill in feedback forms but this company has given my family the best vacation ever and basically we are all looking to go again. Well done everyone involved! Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Aug 2012 by Michael WigleyThe most memorable part was traveling through the more remote and spectacular lower stages of the Gorge. The geography is fantastic and beautiful. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Sep 2012 by Christine WoodingThe most memorable part of the vacation was the kids having a brilliant time jumping from high rocks into the river...abseiling into a cave...being part of a really friendly group, having drinks together in the bar. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAnother of our concerns is leaving no trace – from using planned riding routes to ensure that our adventures will not have a negative impact on the physical environment to fastidiously clearing up after all activities and excursions. By planning our routes, sticking to established trails and taking all of our waste away with us we can ensure that the impact of our presence is nominal. We encourage and facilitate the recycling or paper, glass and plastics.
We encourage the use of our minibus vehicles during vacations so that our affect on road traffic and pollution is reduced. We also strongly recommend the much greener train option to travel here; there is a direct service from London to Avignon on a Saturday and a one-stop service on all other days. We are committed to responsible travel and request feedback from our guests in order to continually improve our service and performance.
PeopleOne of our primary focuses within the realms of responsible travel is giving back to the local community; we aim to use 100% locally owned businesses for all of our external requirements. These include all of our activity suppliers for canoe rental, bike hire, horse riding, high roping, etc.
Our short breaks have many options for accommodation and activities. Each external supplier that we use for these is a locally run business and contributes directly to the town. Our walks and sightseeing trips are planned in order to coincide with local markets and points of historical interest.
Local economy is well supported in France and even chain supermarkets supply local crop – from wine to fresh goods like eggs and fruit & vegetables, produce is placed into a cooperative; so by shopping in town clients will be supporting the community. We encourage guests to visit the markets for a chance to immerse themselves in French culture and to meet the local producers.
We do this not only because it is good for the region economically but because we feel that is will give the local population a chance to represent itself to visitors.
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