Ardèche Adventure at lou valagran for brownies & guides

The outdoors at its most inspirational

Delight in the crystal-clear waters of the Ardèche River.
Wonder at the spectacular cliffs and breathtaking landscape.
It’s the only way to experience the full impact of this beautiful part of France: from an open canoe.

This is an amazing chance for your Girl Guides to be inspired on their own journey of discovery. Learn and develop skills - even achieve a canoeing qualification.

But most of all, it’s the glorious memories they’ll bring back; the motivation and determination to succeed, knowing what they’ve achieved in such a short space of time and the self-assurance they’ll bring home with them.

Because exploring the hidden wonders of the stunning Ardèche Gorge from the river, with the encouragement of our expert instructors, will make the memories that last a lifetime.


River Adventure
The 19 mile canoe trip along the Ardèche River takes place over 2 or 3 days and includes the chance to camp out beside the river, sleeping below the stars on an overnight bivouac. You’ll learn the basics required to take your canoes downstream, before setting off in small groups, each with a dedicated instructor who will help each Girl Guide develop trust and confidence with plenty of help, support and encouragement.

Land Adventure
For the rest of the week, the programme is full of further land-based adventure. Whether it’s a mountain biking expedition through the hillside, an exploration of the caves that surround the river Cèze or a trek along the shore to experience the breath-taking waterfalls you’ll find at the Cascades du Saudatet, your Guides will experience the Ardèche at it’s best.

You choose the location to suit your requirements. Each of our centres are packed full of on-site adventure activities to ensure you get even more value from your time away.

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

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

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 9 day Ardèche Adventure course for Brownies and Guides
  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Evening
Day 1 Travel
Day 2 Travel Arrival Swim - Cèze River Robot Wars
Day 3 Jacob's Ladder Archery Sit on Kayak - Cèze River Passport to the World
Day 4 Raft Building Mountain Biking Ardèche River Talk
Day 5 Ardèche 2 day Canoeing river trip with Overnight Bivouac - 30km (day 1) Overnight Bivouac
Day 6 Ardèche 2 day Canoeing river trip with Overnight Bivouac - 30km (day 2) Have a Go Show
Day 7 Excursion - Avignon Disco
Day 8 High Ropes Course Trek - La Roque-sur-Cèze Depart for the UK
Day 9 Travel


  • 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


  • 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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