Canoeing & Kayaking ; your trip starts in La Martinade car park. To go down the river takes a day. The rental service picks you up from the car park at 9.00am and brings you back at the end of your day (usually between 5.00pm and 6.00pm). You must book ahead (at least the evening before your trip). You can leave your vehicle in La Martinade car park. Children must be over 7 and everyone must know how to swim.
Flat bottomed punts ; the boatmen of the Confrérie des Bateliers de l’Ardèche will take you down the Gorges in style and comfort – but you have to book a long time in advance. We will be happy to make the reservation for you. You will need to drive your car to their landing stage car park approximately 8km from the house. A minibus will bring you back to your car at the end of the day. Ideal for non-swimmers. Maximum 6 people (minimum four) per boat with two boatmen.
Walking ; there are signposted footpaths on both sides of the river. We will suggest and prepare excursions adapted to your physical fitness and can provide detailed circuit guides and local maps.
There are a host of charming, old, picturesque villages to visit within 30 minutes drive from La Martinade, in particular Saint Remèze, Gras, Larnas, Saint Montan, Aiguèze facing Saint Martin d’Ardèche, Labeaume and Balazuc.
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