Ardèche Adventure

for Cubs and Scouts

The great outdoors at its best

Discover the stunning Ardèche gorge as you paddle through the crystal-clear waters of the river in an open canoe. Watch your Scouts gain new skills and grow in confidence as they paddle through this spectacular environment under the supervision of our expert river teams.

Their passion to succeed and their confidence grows with every twist and turn they conquer, and every day brings a new adventure. It’s an experience they’ll never forget

Activities

River Adventure
It’s a two day undertaking to tackle the 19 mile descent of the Ardèche River. There’s the chance to camp out beside the river under the stars on an overnight bivouac – or return each night to your base at our centre.

We’ll make sure your group is familiar with the basic skills to take their canoes downstream. We then set off in small groups, each with a dedicated instructor who offers plenty of individual instruction to each Scout as they develop further skills and confidence.

Land Adventure
And there’s more! A full programme of land-based adventure complements the descent of the Ardèche. Explore the local hills on a mountain bike, visit the secret caves surrounding the river Cèze or take your scouts on a river trek to discover the beautiful waterfalls at the Cascades du Saudatet.

An Excursion Day
There’s the chance to discover the local area and places of interest when we suspend activities for a day; or you could maintain the pace with an action-packed day trip to a local water park.

Fun-packed Evenings
When the day’s adventures are over, our teams will lead lively evening entertainment sessions for your Scout group to enjoy.

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

Learning outcomes

Scouts taking part benefit from building key skills including leadership and communication.

Travelling abroad helps develop personal responsibility, independence, initiative, self-reliance and perseverance.

Your Scouts’ confidence will improve from facing and overcoming personal challenges and they will learn to give and receive support from their friends, leaders and our staff.

Our adventure courses can inspire an enthusiasm for learning in many other areas of their lives.

They learn to appreciate the benefits of healthy outdoor living and fitness.

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