Ardèche Adventure

for Brigades and 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!

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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!

See the evening entertainment available at Domaine de Segries >

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

9 days by coach 🚌

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel
Arrive at centre
Swimming Pool and Ball Sports
Ardèche River Talk
The Cube and Disco
Day 3 Vieux Vallon Trek
Sit-on Kayaks - Peach Orchard to Trois Eaux (5km)
Robot Wars and Disco
Day 4 Accroche toi aux branches - Treetop Adventure (off-site)
Mountain Biking
Vallon-Pont-d’Arc Visit and Disco
Day 5 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Trois Eaux to Gaud (7km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 6 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gaud to Sauze Plage (18km)
Superhero Auction and Disco
Day 7 Excursion Day
e.g. Aigues Mortes
Dragons’ Den and Disco
Day 8 Swimming Pool and Team Challenge
Jacob’s Ladder and Archery
Depart for the UK
Day 9 Travel Arrive home

8 days by coach 🚌

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel
Arrive at centre
Swimming Pool and Ball Sports
Ardèche River Talk
The Cube and Disco
Day 3 Vieux Vallon Trek
Sit-on Kayaks - Peach Orchard to Trois Eaux (5km)
Robot Wars and Disco
Day 4 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Trois Eaux to Gaud (7km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 5 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gaud to Sauze Plage (18km)
Superhero Auction and Disco
Day 6 Excursion Day
e.g. Aigues Mortes
Dragons’ Den and Disco
Day 7 Swimming Pool and Team Challenge
Jacob’s Ladder and Archery
Depart for the UK
Day 8 Travel Arrive home

7 days by coach 🚌

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel
Arrive at centre
Swimming Pool and Ball Sports
Ardèche River Talk
The Cube and Disco
Day 3 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gaud (12km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 4 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gaud to Sauze Plage (18km)
Superhero Auction and Disco
Day 5 Excursion Day
e.g. Aigues Mortes
Robot Wars and Disco
Day 6 Mountain Biking
Jacob’s Ladder and Archery
Depart for the UK
Day 7 Travel Arrive home

7 days by air ✈️

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel
Arrive at centre
Ardèche River Talk
The Cube and Disco
Day 2 Vieux Vallon Trek
Sit-on Kayaks - Peach Orchard to Trois Eaux (5km)
Vallon-Pont-d’Arc Visit and Disco
Day 3 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Trois Eaux to Gaud (7km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 4 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gaud to Sauze Plage (18km)
Dragons’ Den and Disco
Day 5 Excursion Day
e.g. Aigues Mortes
Superhero Auction and Disco
Day 6 Mountain Biking
Jacob’s Ladder and Archery
Robot Wars and Disco
Day 7 Depart for the UK
Travel
Arrive home

See Excursion Ideas for more information.

Learning outcomes

Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades groups benefit from increased confidence and the opportunity to develop key skills such as leadership.

Travelling abroad delivers improvements in many other areas such as self-reliance, taking responsibility, becoming more independent and developing a positive attitude.

All group members will build confidence by challenging themselves and overcoming fears with the support of their friends, leaders and our staff.

Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades groups learn about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping active.

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