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5km – The Toboggans Mini Descent

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🗺️ Map of the 5km canoe route

🤔 How does a 5km descent of the Ardèche river work?

Start of activity

Once you have made your online reservationduring which you will choose your departure date and time (9:00/10:30/12:00 or 13:30), you will meet us directly at our pier in 📍VallonPont d’Arc. 🚗

You can park in our free, private, shaded parking lot. 🅿️🌳

Once you have been introduced to our on-site team, you will be given a watertight canister 55l for two, in which to store what you want to take on your descent 🥖🧴 (see our tips), you will be equipped with life jackets and you’ll attend a short briefing to explain the routeand a a reminder about canoeing and kayaking and basic handling.

There’s no need to choose a recovery time– you can take as long as you like for this route. 🙂⏱️

You will then take a 10-minute bus ride 🚌 to 📍Sampzon, the starting point of this 5km descent of the Ardèche (see map).

Then it’s off to the adventure! 🛶

The canoe trip

You’ll enjoy particularly easy navigation on tranquil waters of this part of the Ardèche 💦 (see map) of 4km, interspersed with numerous beaches 🏖️ and above all 4 canoe slides (which you’ll also find on the 12km course), very easy and particularly fun (see photos) !

Count on around 1h30 of navigation for this route, not counting the breaks you’ll take before reaching therendezvous point at the end of your journey. You’ll find us very easily thanks to a sign 🛑 placed on a beach on the left bank 😀

Arrival and return

Once you’ve arrived and introduced yourself to our on-site team 📝 all you have to do is return the canoes and paddles to us.

No need to take a return bus! The arrival point is 150m from the parking lot where you left your car! 🅿️

Once the rest of the equipment has been returned(cans, vests, etc.), you will be offered a free syrup 🥤(well deserved) and the chance to have a cold drink!

This is already the end of your Ardèche adventure with us 😭… until next time!!! 😃

Mandatory conditions for all canoe trips on the Ardèche :

Over 7 years old
Be able to swim at least 25m
Be comfortable in the water

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Discover other descents of the Ardèche in canoe / kayak

The Pont d’Arc mini descent

Neither long nor short,
nor short

THE nature reserve
gorges de l’Ardèche

The Great Descent
de l’Ardèche

2 days, 32km
The descent
with the bivouac