Ardèche Adventure, South of France

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Highlights

  • Incredible two day Ardèche River descent with overnight bivouac
  • Caving and climbing- both within walking distance of our centre
  • On-site swimming pool and cafe/bar
  • New Party Leader toilet and shower block 2017
  • Your own exclusive group accommodation village

What's it like?

We've been operating in the Ardèche for nearly three decades and our experience, professionalism and passion for this incredible location shines through in the trips we deliver here. As voted by our customers.

80% of our Ardèche school groups travel with us every year and have done for years. They tell us we have the most professional River Team, the best location in the area, private group accommodation and we are excellent value for money. They also love our swimming pool!

The Ardèche is a spectacular location and recently featured on Ray Mears `Wild France. This picture postcard location offers everything you could ever want from a school adventure trip. Two days paddling down the Ardèche river, an overnight bivvi sleeping under the stars, caving in the local limestone caves, rock climbing on a nearby crag, high ropes and so much more! 

Why choose our Ardèche Adventure?

  • Best location in the Ardèche- spend less time on the coach and more time doing activities. All of our activities are withing walking distance of the centre, except the river descent. We are amidst the trees, positioned between the banks of two rivers and next to crags and caves. We even have our own beach. The popular town of Ruoms is a 5 minute drive away. Vallon is 15 minutes away. 
  • Best River Team- Customers and locals tell us we have the most professional River Team in the Ardèche. Want the best river experience? Choose us.
  • Best value, no compromises. Want the full experience and the best value for your school? Our package is the best in the Ardèche, with 6 nights on centre, almost every activity within walking distance and everything included in the price. With us, you don’t need to reduce the length of your stay or your package to get the most affordable price. If you find a cheaper like for like quote, we will match it. 
  • Best group accommodation. Want your own space? At our centre in the Ardèche your school will have your own private village, social space and eating area so you can relax in this picturesque, perfectly located centre, surrounded by trees, crags and rivers. On top of this, we’ve got an onsite swimming pool (with lifeguard) and café/bar. And new for 2017 we are building a brand new toilet and shower facility, exclusively for Party Leaders.
  • A programme sold by us, delivered by us. Book with Acorn and have peace of mind that you are booking with a UK company, receiving an activity programme delivered by Acorn qualified staff and that we are fully accredited, conforming to stringent UK safety and quality guidelines.

 

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Activities

With nearly three decades of experience delivering adventure for schools in the Ardèche, our professional and experienced team have refined an activity programme that wows every time.

The Acorn Ardèche experience!

  • Two day river descent of the Ardèche (15km away)
  • Overnight bivouac (part of the river descent experience)
  • Caving in a local limestone cave (within walking distance)
  • Climbing & Abseiling on a local limestone crag (within walking distance)
  • Raft Building (onsite)
  • Kayaking (onsite)
  • High Ropes course (onsite)
  • Target sports (onsite)
  • Giant iniative (onsite)
  • Swimming pool (onsite)
  • Evening activity programme (onsite)
  • Excursion day (Orgnac caves/local town visits)

The real highlight of this 6 night adventure is the two day canoe journey down the Ardèche River. You will spend two days being guided down the Ardèche River by our expert River Team where you will enjoy various rapids, games and views along the way. On the first day you will stop at our bivvi site on the banks of the river and enjoy a night sleeping under the stars.

You’ll also enjoy a range of other exciting activities that are all close by, from climbing on a local crag, caving, high ropes and more!

All activities are delivered by our mature, professional team of qualified/assessed instructors and evening activities are also arranged by our dedicated team.

Sample Programme

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Local visits

  • Ruoms
  • Vallon Pont d'arc
  • Orgnac Caves
  • Nimes

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Ardèche Adventure 

We are proud to have the best centre location in the Ardèche, set between two rivers, within walking distance of crags, caves and rivers.

At our centre your school will have your own private accommodation village, with private dining area and social space. Teachers tell us this makes things really easy to manage and encourages a `community spirit`. 

Situated in the heart of the Ardèche region, just 5 minutes from Ruoms, our centre is on a delightful wooded campsite with tented villages set in spacious, shaded areas nestling between two beautiful rivers; the Ardèche and Labeaume. All our activities take place at superb locations within an easy twenty minute walk from your village. The only exception to this rule is the Ardèche descent, which is a 15 kilometres coach ride away.

We have a large outdoor swimming pool onsite (with lifeguard), cafe/bar, WIFI, shop and play area as well as an onsite riverside beach.

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There are two large toilet and shower blocks, a short walk away from the villages and volleyball areas, swimming pool and games room for free time.

New for 2017, we’re excited to announce that we are building a brand new toilet and shower unit at our Ardèche camp, offering leaders their own private facility.

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The local area

Our Ardèche Adventure camp is located close to Ruoms and Vallon;which are fun to explore and get a taste of french culture. Some groups choose to visit the famous Vallon Pont D’arc or the Orgnac Caves (which are incredible!), both of which are close by.

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    • 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
  16. How to reserve your dates

    Call 01384 398 870 (Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm or Friday 8am-5.30pm) Or click here

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    • 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
  16. How to reserve your dates

    Call 01384 398 870 (Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm or Friday 8am-5.30pm) Or click here