Classic Ardèche Experience at lou valagran

A perfect combination for adventurous families!

Paddle the stunning Ardèche River descent, completed over two days by canoe with overnight 'back to nature' riverside bivouac and try out a range of on-site activities.

Enjoy beautiful scenery and the thrill of navigating the rapids as you paddle the Ardèche River. The highlight of this holiday has got to be the overnight bivouac (or ‘bivi’) at a designated riverside site.

Nothing adds to the experience of paddling through the Ardèche better than sleeping under the stars in the middle of the nature reserve!

As well as completing the descent you will have two full days of activities at our purpose-built centre and a free day to relax and discover the stunning local area.



Every day is different
During your Classic Ardeche experience we will plan a multi activity programme so you can pack in even more adventure and fun experiences! The programme will include a range of our amazíng multi activities suitable for all the family, no matter their preferences or previous experience!

Evening activities
We also include evening entertainment programmes at all our centres, every day, all year round, whichever holiday you choose.

See the list below for activities available at this centre. Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the specific centre pages for more information. We regret that due to the nature of this holiday we are unable to accept children under 7 years old.

Select an activity for a full description


The centre has its own private beach beside the river. Facilities include a central recreation area with table tennis and an on-site bar and shop.


  • Exhilarating two day canoe descent of the Ardèche gorge
  • Experience the traditional overnight bivouac
  • Riverside adventure centre
Lou Valagran Facilities


A typical itinerary for this holiday

Classic Ardèche Experience (based on 7nts)
Schedule Activities
Day 1 PM Arrive
Day 2 AM High Ropes
PM Hannibal Trek
Day 3 AM Mountain Biking
PM Raft Building
Day 4 Free day to relax/ explore the local area
Day 5 All day canoe descent of the Ardèche and overnight 'bivi'
Day 6 All day canoe descent of the Ardèche
Day 7 AM Kayaking
PM Jacob's ladder / 6 night guests depart after lunch
Day 8  AM 7 night guests depart by 10am

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.


The accommodation provides basic but comfortable ‘cabin’ style camping in small, wooden, one room cabins.

There are two types of cabins with bunk beds – a ‘Family Cabin’ for up to six people, and ‘Adult and Child Cabins’ for two adults plus up to six children.

Communal fridge facilities and hot/ cold drinks are provided at points near the cabins. There are also traditional campsite-style toilets and bathroom/shower blocks close by.

Overnight bivi: Located on the banks of the river, on-site facilities include toilets, showers, outdoor cooking areas and drinking water. Please bring your own sleeping bags.


We often have some fantastic special offers on our family holidays! Take a look at what's on offer here.

Classic Ardèche Experience holiday
Duration/Dates Accommodation Adult price Child price (7-18)
6 nights (Mon-Sun)/
Family cabin £549 £469
6 nights (Mon-Sun)/
Adult and Child cabins £609 £529

How to book your Family Adventure

Making a booking couldn’t be simpler. Our friendly Holiday Consultants have first-hand knowledge of all our holidays and centres, and can advise you on those most suitable for your family.

Call 0333 321 2114 

Monday - Friday: 08.30 - 17.30