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.

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

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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