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  • Prime location next to two rivers, caves & crags

  • 2 day Ardèche River canoe journey (only 20 minutes away)

  • Private on-site swimming pool & cafe / bar

  • Your own exclusive village & dining area

In a  spectacular location set between two rivers in the Ardeche, South of France, this is a truly inspirational setting for an outdoor adventure. 

Camping La Savane is a spacious centre with a large swimming pool, cafe/bar and extensive range of on-site activities.  The real highlight of this trip is the opportunity to spend two days canoeing the Ardeche River, famous for its limestone gorge and the Vallon Pont D'arc. The evening is spent sleeping under the stars at the purpose built bivvi site, which really adds to the adventure and this much loved canoe journey has been enjoyed by school & uniform groups for decades. 


At the end of an action packed day, relax in your own private tented village with pre-erected tents (and proper beds) as well as your own marquee. Make use of the large on-site swimming pool (with lifeguard), games areas & cafe/bar. 

This 5 night adventure is available from May-August and is one of the best school trips you'll ever experience. 

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All of our activity sessions are led by our qualified/assessed instructors whose aim is to deliver engaging, fast paced, fun activities that build confidence and foster a love of the great outdoors. 

The full list of activities available at Camping La Savane in the Ardeche is featured below. Every evening we include an entertainment, keeping everyone busy and active and there are plenty of outdoor spaces for free time as well as your own private marquee and the cafe/bar/pool and games area. 

Climbing Wall

climbing wall






ardeche descent










high ropes



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sample programme


Depart/overnight travel 


Arrive late morning, lunch, Afternoon Activities & River talk/preparations


Ardeche River Canoe Descent & Overnight Bivouac


Ardeche River Canoe Descent/Return to Centre/ Swimming Pool / Relax


Land/Water based activities/Disco


Excursion Day- Explore the popular sights of this magnificient region.The Orgnac Caves is a popular choice/ Acorn's Got Talent


Land Based Activities/lunch & depart (overnight travel)


Return Home 

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stay in your own acorn village

Stay in your own exclusive Tented Village within Camping La Savane which is a very spacious centre and offers each group their own area and space.  Sleeping between 48 & 60 each standing height, pre-erected tent has up to 5 raised beds and hard flooring. Leader tents sleep up to two, with raised beds, electricity and wardrobe. You will have your own marquee for dining and socialising within your village. 

On-site facilities include: Large swimming pool, with lifeguard, cafe/bar, shop, games area, high ropes course, archery/rifle range, climbing/abseil tower & river with beach area for on-site water sports. 

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what makes this trip special? 

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ardeche canoe trip

The highlight of this trip is the 32km 2 day canoe journey down the Ardeche River, with overnight bivvi.  


beautiful location

The Ardeche, South of France is a beautiful location, renowned for its limestone gorges and the Pont D'arc. Camping La Savane is ideally located in between two rivers and close to the pretty French towns of Ruoms and Vallon.  

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on-site swimming pool

Our on-site swimming pool is the ideal place to cool off after a busy day of activities. There is a lifeguard on duty and a cafe/bar area for refreshments.  


great variety of activities

This exciting adventure trip offers a great variety of outdoor activities from canoeing the Ardeche River to our large onsite high ropes course. Add a bit of culture to your trip with a visit to the local market and Orgnac Caves.  

location, location, location

We always carefully select our locations to offer the best adventure and the Ardeche region in the South of France offers spectacular scenery, limestone gorges and is famous for its 32km canoe journey. Camping la Savane is ideally located in between two rivers and near to the towns of Ruoms and Vallon. 

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Great Value from £649pp

An Acorn Adventure has always been great value and we work hard to offer the best quality experience for prices you can afford, with a range of peak and off peak prices available. 


Our prices include full board accommodation, door to door coach transport, activities each day, evening entertainment, kit & equipment and instruction. 

We hope to see you soon!