What wonderful camping and mobile home holidays you can have in the Ardeche, with lots of walking, cycling and white water rafting on the river Ardeche. We have campsites in Sampzon, Ruoms, Largentiere, St Alban, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc and Cantobre
The Ardèche is a department of the Rhone-Alpes in southern central France, and it lies immediately above the Gard department of Languedoc-Roussillon. It is landlocked of course but you don’t take camping holidays in the Ardèche for beach holidays anyway, there are much more exciting things to do!
Situated just west of the Rhùne between Lyon and Avignon are the twisting valleys of the department of the Ardèche appear to be so beautiful, and beside the River Rhùne, the remnants of ancient medieval castles peer down on vineyards where some of the very finest southern French wines are produced.
So why do people have camping holidays in the Ardeche? Well the whole area is one huge nature reserve with mountains, woods, forests and rivers, fresh mountain air and lots and lots of sun. Wildlife abounds here and in the wooded areas you are virtually certain to see little red squirrels (there are no grey squirrels in France), and if you are patient you will most likely attract one or two of them, if you have some peanuts that is.
You can imagine why the Ardèche is a magnet for kayak and camping holidays – white water kayaking as you have never experienced.
Canoe and kayak trips down the river are popular with pretty well all age groups and schools take advantage of being able to book organised and professional guides – please do not go it on your own because it can be seriously dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
So, taking on the River Ardèche in a kayak or canoe will certainly bring out the adventurous side of you and there is always the possibility that after doing the river once you could turn out to be quite an adrenaline junkie.
Some trips down the river can be one or two day ones but you can rest easy in the knowledge that you will receive top quality instruction from fully qualified and experienced staff who, having lived and worked in the Ardèche for many years and who have