Canoe rental in the Ardèche

Located in a region whose name alone reveals the landscapes that await the visitor, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Ardèche department is a perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. The Rhône Valley, the gorges of the Massif Central, the Cévennes mountains, the Rhône Valley, the Ardèche forest, the rivers… With less than 350,000 inhabitants, the Ardèche is astonishing for its unspoilt nature, its contrasting landscapes and its tranquillity. Its capital, Privas, is the least populated prefecture in France. And it’s all the better, when you’re looking for a change of scenery in the middle of nature for several days to do outdoor activities and nature sports such as rafting or canoeing, or go hiking. The choice of waterways to fill up on adrenaline is vast in the 07, with dozens of companies offering equipment hire or guided trips for all ages and levels. Focus on the most beautiful places to go canoeing canoë kayak in Ardèche and the nautical bases present on the spot and proposing the hiring of single or two-seater canoes for a day or half-day, as well as several supervised courses. Please note that it is recommended to know how to swim in order to rent a boat, as the currents make the activity more dangerous than on a classic stretch of water. Some routes invite you to leave the kayas on the pebbles for a few moments to have a picnic by the water, a rejuvenating moment.

Canoe rental in the Ardèche gorges

This canyon is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful white water sports spots in the Ardèche, and its fame is amply justified. It was dug naturally between the limestone rocks over about thirty kilometres between Vallon-Pont-d’Arc and Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche. On the menu, about 30 rapids to experience strong sensations with family or friends, with courses adapted to all levels. It is possible to combine the descent of the gorges with hiking, mountain biking, climbing, caving or bungee jumping.

  • Canoës Service (Vallon-Pont-d’Arc) : 04 75 88 07 34
  • Océanide Canoë (Vallon-Pont-d’Arc) : 04 75 37 18 16
  • Action Canoë Kayak (Vallon-Pont-d’Arc) : 04 75 37 12 74
  • Aigue Vive (Vallon-Pont-d’Arc) : 04 75 37 18 16
  • Rivière et Nature (Vallon-Pont-d’Arc) : 04 75 88 03 30
  • Ardèche Aventure (Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche) : 04 75 98 70 10

Canoe rental in Balazuc

Balazuc, one of the most beautiful villages in France, is an excellent alternative to the Ardèche gorges for kayaking or canoeing. 18 km from Aubenas, you will find water sports centres with the possibility of hiring all the equipment you need.

  • Balazuc Loisirs : 04 75 37 73 32
  • Fazao Canoë : 04 75 37 00 44

Canoe rental in Les Assions

In the South Ardèche, this is another interesting option to consider for kayakers who want to avoid the crowds in the Ardèche gorges, especially in high season.

  • Compagnie du Canoë du Chassezac : 04 75 37 33 60
  • Bambou Aventure Canoë, Route de chassagnes, 07140 Les Vans, 04 75 88 90 00
  • Canoë Ceven Aventure : 04 75 94 98 68

Canoe rental in Ruoms

This medieval town, located 8 km from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, is attractive with its ramparts and monumental gates, its Saint-Pierre church and its waterways. An excellent base for combining canoeing and heritage discovery.

  • Canoës Arcabal : 0679771593

Canoe rental in Lanas

This village on the banks of the Ardèche, upstream from the gorges, has some very beautiful stone houses. Another quiet spot for canoeists looking for peace and quiet.

  • Rivière et Beauté : 06 19 65 12 24

Canoe rental in Ucel

Ucel is the perfect spot for sportsmen who want to visit Aubenas and do their canoeing in the same day.

  • Canoë Kayak : 06 45 60 05 40