Ardèche Adventure at lou valagran for boys' and girls' brigades or cadets

Discover the dramatic Ardèche

It’s an inspirational location.
The clear water of the Ardèche River, its impressive cliffs and stunning scenery take your breath away.

And with us you experience all of this magnificence from an open canoe.

Bring a little of the wider world into their lives.
Make this a journey of discovery with your Boys’ or Girls’ Brigade.

It’s a chance for them to discover themselves – discover how they respond to an entirely new environment.
Bring out their inner enthusiasm; the determination to succeed.
Let them learn and develop new skills.

Above all of this, though, it’s the glorious memories they’ll bring back; the knowledge of great achievements made in a short space of time and the self-confidence they’ll bring home with them.

Simply put, you can’t do this at home!

Activities

River Adventure
Two or three days are spent doing the 19 mile descent of the Ardèche River which includes the exciting opportunity for your group to camp out beside the river, sleeping beneath the stars on an overnight bivouac.
Day one begins with a session on the water to get to grips with the basic requirements of guiding a canoe down river. Following this you’ll set off in small groups, each with a dedicated instructor to help build each youngster’s skill level and confidence.

More Adventure
The programme for the rest of your stay is full of further adventure and can include a mountain biking expedition through the hillside, canyoning in the Besorgues river gorge, exploring the caves around the Cèze River, or trekking along the riverside to experience the waterfalls at the Cascades De Saudatet. And if that's not enough, there are plenty of adventure activities packed into the centre itself too.

An Excursion Day
We suspend the action for one day to give you the chance to discover the local area and places of interest - or keep the pace up with a trip to a local water park.

Fun-packed Evenings
After an action-packed day of discovery, your group will love our lively evening activity sessions – they’re sure to keep everyone entertained!

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Lou Valagran - 9 days by coach 🚌

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel Arrive at centre
Jog and Dip - Cèze River
Wacky Races and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 3 Jacob’s Ladder & Archery - Lou Valagran Centre Sit-on Kayaks - Cèze River Town Trail and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 4 Raft Building - Cèze River Mountain Biking Ardèche River Talk / The Cube and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 5 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 6 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Superhero Auction and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 7 Excursion Day
Avignon
Excursion Day
Avignon
Splash and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 8 High Ropes Course - Lou Valagran Centre Trek - La Roque-sur-Cèze Depart for the UK
Day 9 Travel Travel Travel

Lou Valagran - 8 days by coach 🚌

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel Arrive at centre
Jog and Dip - Cèze River
Robot Wars and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 3 Mountain Biking / Raft Building Trek - La Roque-sur-Cèze Ardèche River Talk / The Cube and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 4 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 5 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Superhero Auction and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 6 Excursion Day
Avignon
Excursion Day
Avignon
Superhero Auction and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 7 Sit-on Kayaks - Cèze River Jacob’s Ladder & Archery - Lou Valagran Centre Depart for the UK
Day 8 Travel Travel Travel

Lou Valagran - 7 days by coach 🚌

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel Arrive at centre
Jog and Dip - Cèze River
Robot Wars and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 3 Mountain Biking / Raft Building Trek - La Roque-sur-Cèze Ardèche River Talk / The Cube and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 4 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 5 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Superhero Auction and Optional Late Night Ents
Day 6 Sit-on Kayaks - Cèze River Jacob’s Ladder & Archery - Lou Valagran Centre Depart for the UK
Day 7 Travel Travel Travel

Facilities

  • 3 'villages' with wooden chalet accommodation
  • On-site bar
  • Shop
  • Modern toilet and shower facilities
  • Recreation area with table tennis
  • Safe facility in main office

Accommodation

  • Groups - Purpose-built chalets sleeping up to 6, equipped with modern, comfortable bunk beds and electric lighting
  • Leaders - Twin-bedded chalets with electricity, fridge and hot drinks facilities. Terrace and patio furniture

Chalet villages are positioned in well-shaded areas and are ideal for accommodating different groups on site.

What to do next?

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