Canoeing on the river Ardèche

In partnership with EASY RIVER, Le Verger de Jastres camp site organises three down-river canoeing runs, all of which arrive in the village of RUOMS in the Ardèche river gorges.

Every Thursday

Our turn-key formula is a 14km ride with a free shuttle from the camp-site.
The bus will take you to the starting point of your adventure, pick you up at the arrival point and bring you back home.

There must be at least 5 participantsfor the bus to run, so get other people interested – your camper neighbours or as a family outing.

Other days

Go in your own vehicle to the arrival point of your trip and leave it there. A bus will take to you back up to the start point. When you arrive, just drive yourself home.

The choice of runs

6km canoe run

It will take you about 80 minutes to paddle 6km from PRADONS to RUOMS.
Start in the morning – or at least before 2.30pm.
Cost: 25 € / person or 19 € / person for 3 participants or more.

14km canoe run

Would you prefer a 14km run? It will take you about 3.5 hours to canoe down from BALAZUC to RUOMS through amazing landscapes.
2 possible starting times:

  • 9.30am for an arrival around 4.00pm in RUOMS.
  • 11.30am for an arrival around 6.00pm in RUOMS.

Cost: 31 € / person or 23 € / person for 3 participants or more.

18km canoe run

It takes about 4.5 hours to paddle down this run from VOGUE to RUOMS.
A marvellous adventure! Take time out to admire the picturesque villages along the river and take some holiday snaps!
Start in the morning – or at least before 12.00pm.
Cost: 35 € / person or 27 € / person for 3 participants or more.

How to book your canoe trip

  • Directly with our partner EASY RIVER by telephone:
  • At the camp site reception desk where we will also provide you with all the information you need for your canoe outings.

What you need to know

  • The whole family can go canoeing but children must be at least 7 years old.
  • You must all be able to swim and obey the safety instructions absolutely.
  • You must wear a life jacket all the time.
  • You must wear shoes adapted to use in the water (preferably without laces), shorts, a swimming costume, a tee-shirt, a cap and sunglasses.
  • Essential: sun cream and at least 1 litre of water per person.