Alpine/Ardèche Adventure: Italy/France


  • Action packed best of both worlds - mountain and river activities
  • 2 day canoe descent of the Ardéche river and overnight bivouac
  • Caving in the local limestone caves
  • Full day of white water rafting on Europe's best rafting river!
  • Rock climbing/abseiling in the Alps


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What's it like?

Can't decide between the Alpine and the Ardèche Adventure programmes? Why not experience both and enjoy double the adventure and twice as many countries by choosing our Alpine/Ardèche Adventure!

A perfect combination of two action packed itineraries to provide the ultimate burst of contrasting activities and experiences:
the Ardèche and Alpine Adventure combines the best of both the South of France and the Alps. Experience it all, the two day Ardèche river descent with overnight bivvi, a day climbing and abseiling in the Alps and white water rafting on the Dora Baltea River, what more could any adventure seeking group ask for?


Experience the best of the Ardèche and Alpine programmes on this action-packed, exciting adventure trip!

Spend two days canoeing the Ardèche river with an overnight bivvi, sleeping under the stars! And a day enjoying a range of activities that could include caving, high ropes, raft building and more!

Then make your way to the Aosta Valley in Italy where you will experience a range of adventurous activities in spectacular locations from white water rafting and climbing to high ropes and hill walking!

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
FRI   Depart Overnight travel
SAT Travel Arrive, lunch, tour Dinner, castle walk & town visit
SUN Breakfast, mountain day, rock climbing, squeeze Packed launch, mounting day, gorge scramble Dinner, rafting preparation
MON Dora Baltea River:white water rafting (lunch on-site) Dinner, campfire night
THES Transfer to Ardeche Adventure Pool time, dinner, river descent prep
WED Ardeche canoe river descent(lunch by the river) Dinner, overnight bivouac
THUR Ardeche canoe river descent(lunch by the river) Pool time, dinner, disco
FRI Caving High ropes or Ruoms market Dinner, depart and overnight travel
SAT Travel Return home  

Alpine Adventure camp

Our Alpine Adventure camp is surrounded by mountains and trees and located on the outskirts of Villeneuve. It has three tented villages; two of which can accommodate groups of up to 48 and one that accommodates up to 60. Groups of 35 paying people or more have their own private village, with up to 18 tents and a central marquee for dining and socialising. On site there are three toilet and shower blocks; one of which was built in 2014. There are separate facilities here for Party Leaders. On-site, there is a tuck shop, drying lines and there is a football pitch next to the camp for free time/games.

Ardèche Adventure camp

Our Ardèche Adventure camp has a very relaxed feel, surrounded by trees and green space. It’s located just a five minute drive from the pretty riverside town of Ruoms and is within walking distance of many of the activities. There are five tented villages here, bordered by trees and hedges and spread out across the site. Each group of 35 paying or more having their own exclusive village, with private marquee for dining/socialising.

Facilities here include a large onsite swimming pool (with lifeguard), café/bar, volley ball pitches and a games area as well as drying lines and two toilet and shower blocks. The showers are in private cubicles and there are separate, lockable facilities for washing and changing.

New toilet and shower block coming to the Ardeche in 2017!

We are excited to announce that we are building a new toilet and shower facility, which will be exclusive to leaders and staff.


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What’s included (35 paying or more)

  • Full activity programme (typically 2 x 3 hour activity sessions per day, plus evening entertainment
  • Full board accommodation
  • Door to door transportation (executive coach travel & ferry crossing) - Overseas only
  • All instruction, supervision and equipment
  • Free leader places for supervising adults (1 free place for every 8 paying)
  • Mediterranean Adventure includes full day at waterworld
  • Party Leader family concessions
  • 10 % discount off Acorn Family Holidays (for all those travelling)
  • Party Leader support pack
  • Complimentary inspection visit
  • Financial protection – ABTA and ATOL bonded
  • Fully accredited school and group travel provider

How to reserve your dates

  • Call 01384 398 870 (Monday - Friday 8am-5.30pm) Or click here

01384 398 870

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West Midlands DY8 1AN

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