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Visit the Ardèche Gorges from the family-friendly La Grand'Terre Campsite

Our family-friendly campsite La Grand'Terre, located on the banks of the Ardèche River, is a great home base for exploring the region through all sorts of sporting activities. Hikes through nature, canoeing down the Ardèche Gorges, the Trail Run of the Ardèche Gorges, and more: there's simply no time to be bored!

Canoe down the Ardèche Gorges from our campground in Ruoms 

Our family-friendly campsite in Ruoms, on the edge of the Ardèche Gorges, offers a long canoe trip departing directly from our private beach. Base Nautique du Pont d'Arc will accompany you along 15 kilometres on the water, passing through breathtaking scenery before you reach the village of Châmes. A shuttle will then return you to the campsite. For this family outing, open to children ages 7 and up, all participants must know how to swim.

Canoe trips down the Ardèche Gorges, suitable for all skill levels

Base Nautique du Pont d'Arc offers mini-excursions for beginners looking for a fun family activity. The trip covers 8 kilometres, departing from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, passing under the famous archway of the Pont d'Arc and arriving in Châmes. It is a great introduction to canoeing. The journey itself takes about 1½ hours, but you are given more time to explore the river and its magnificent surroundings.
To discover the majestic Ardèche Gorges, Base Nautique du Pont d'Arc also offers full-day excursions of 24 kilometres (departing from Châmes) or 31 kilometres (departing from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc). Throughout the day, you will be able to observe the gorgeous natural setting of the Ardèche Gorges, that are accessible only on foot or in a canoe. Take the time to enjoy your day, exploring the river, swimming, picnicking on the riverbank and more... The journey takes 5 to 6 hours, but here again you are given the full day to take full advantage of the experience. You will disembark in Sauze, at the end of the Ardèche Gorges.

Stay at La Grand'Terre Campsite and participate in the greatest activities in the region

When you stay at La Grand'Terre Campsite, you can take full advantage of all the outdoor activities at your disposal. For example, a triathlon is organized for fans of outdoor sports.

The most beautiful hikes for the family in the Ardèche Gorges

At the campground's reception desk, our team will be available to advise you and help you book your various activities. We can also give you information about the best hiking trails and outings in the Ardèche region, close to Ruoms.

Take advantage of the many family adventures on offer in Ardèche

Considered a national nature reserve, the Ardèche Gorges contain many wonders which you can discover while staying at La Grand'Terre Campsite. To admire the gorges from the mountains, many via ferrata activities are available to intrepid travellers. Lastly, if you want to explore the region's caves, guided tours are organized by caving guides.

Join the famous Trail Run of the Ardèche Gorges

Admire the beauty of our forests as you participate in the Trail Run of the Ardèche Gorges, a foot race held each year in May. This athletic outdoor course is the perfect opportunity to visit the unique parts of our region and to leave Ardèche with unforgettable memories!

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