Ardèche Adventure

for secondary schools

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  • School trips to the Ardèche

The great outdoors just got greater

As you paddle with your KS3 or KS4 group through crystal clear waters and take in the full impact of this beautiful part of France, it’s an awe-inspiring experience that takes learning to a whole new level. It’s a chance for secondary school students to discover, explore and gain new skills.

But beyond that, it’s the invaluable confidence; the renewed self-belief; the passion to succeed. Because navigating the rapids along the twists and turns of the beautiful Ardèche Gorge, under the watchful eye of our highly experienced river teams, is truly a life-changing experience.

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Activities

River adventure

Two days are spent enjoying the 19 mile (30km) descent of the Ardèche River - camping under the stars on an overnight bivouac. After learning the basics, students set off downstream in stages, paddling in small groups, with a dedicated river team ensuring everyone gets the most from their experience. Each subgroup has its own instructor, who will help to build trust and confidence through plenty of individual instruction.

More adventure

There’s plenty more adventure during your week. You can choose to explore the picturesque hills on a mountain bike, explore the hidden caves surrounding the river Cèze, trek alongside and across it to discover the stunning waterfalls at the Cascades du Saudatet, or journey downstream through waterfalls and plunge pools on our new canyoning excursion (supplement applies). And if it that isn’t enough, there are plenty of adventure activities packed into the centre itself too.

An excursion day

Out and about you’ll discover the local area and places of interest - an ideal opportunity for cross-curricular enrichment.

Fun-packed evenings

The fun doesn’t stop when the day’s activities are over. Our centre team leads evening entertainment sessions for everyone to enjoy.

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A typical itinerary for this course

9 days by coach 🚌

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel
Arrive at centre
'Jog and Dip' - Cèze River
Wacky Races
Day 3 Jacob’s Ladder & Archery - Lou Valagran Centre
Sit-on Kayaks - Cèze River
Town Trail
Day 4 Raft Building - Cèze River
Mountain Biking
Ardèche River Talk / The Cube
Day 5 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 6 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Superhero Auction
Day 7 Excursion Day
e.g. Avignon
Splash
Day 8 High Ropes Course - Lou Valagran Centre
Trek - La Roque-sur-Cèze
Depart for the UK
Day 9 Travel Travel

8 days by coach 🚌

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel
Arrive at centre
'Jog and Dip' - Cèze River
Robot Wars
Day 3 Mountain Biking / Raft Building
Trek - La Roque-sur-Cèze
Ardèche River Talk / The Cube
Day 4 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 5 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Superhero Auction
Day 6 Excursion Day
e.g. Avignon
Superhero Auction
Day 7 Sit-on Kayaks - Cèze River
Jacob’s Ladder & Archery - Lou Valagran Centre
Depart for the UK
Day 8 Travel Travel

7 days by coach 🚌

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel Travel
Day 2 Travel
Arrive at centre
'Jog and Dip' - Cèze River
Ardèche River Talk / The Cube
Day 3 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 4 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Robot Wars
Day 5 Excursion Day
e.g. Avignon
Superhero Auction
Day 6 Sit-on Kayaks - Cèze River
High Ropes Course - Lou Valagran Centre
Depart for the UK
Day 7 Travel Travel

7 days by air ✈️

  Daytime Evening
Day 1 Travel
Arrive at centre
'Jog and Dip' - Cèze River
Ardèche River Talk / The Cube
Day 2 Ardèche Descent - Day 1
Peach Orchard to Gournier (16km)
Overnight Bivouac
Day 3 Ardèche Descent - Day 2
Gournier to Sauze Plage (14km)
Robot Wars
Day 4 Mountain Biking - Lou Valagran Centre
Stand Up Paddleboarding - Cèze River
Splash
Day 5 Excursion Day
e.g. Avignon
Superhero Auction
Day 6 Sit-on Kayaks - Cèze River
High Ropes Course - Lou Valagran Centre
Town Trail
Day 7 Depart for the UK Travel

Learning outcomes

Improve communication, leadership, teamwork and individual skills.

You’ll see improvements in qualities such as personal responsibility, independence, initiative, self-reliance and perseverance when you take your group abroad.

Facing and overcoming challenges with the support of their peers, teachers and PGL staff improves confidence.

We’ll inspire an enthusiasm not just for acquiring new skills, but for learning in other areas of their education.

Your students have the opportunity to learn specific skills and appreciate the benefits of healthy outdoor living and fitness.

 
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