- In Ardèche, in the Ibie valley
- Near the Ardèche gorges
- 10 minutes from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and canoe departures
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Alain Bateaux, the canoeing partner
To ensure the best service for canoe enthusiasts, the Camping ibie is a partner of the oldest small canoe rental in the Ardèche gorges. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, Alain Bateaux will be at your service.
Descent of a few hours, day of expedition or bivouac in the gorges... Choose the descent that corresponds to your desires and your physical condition.
You will embark at a place called La Bouchette in Salavas, on the right bank of the river. The large car park and the private beach offer all the necessary comfort to prepare for an unforgettable descent of the Ardèche gorges by canoe.
Don't wait any longer, make your choice and book your descent with the partner Alain Boats.
From Vallon-Salavas to Chames, an hour and a half of navigation awaits you, with a passage under the famous natural arch.
- Family descent
From Mazes, three slides and the passage under the Pont-d'Arc will delight young and old. Plan a few hours of navigation and a picnic break on the banks.
- Discovery of the nature reserve
5 to 6 hours of navigation, not counting breaks, are necessary to discover the treasures of the nature reserve.
- Sporty downhill
Count 6 to 7 hours of navigation, not counting the breaks, for this sporty descent.
- Two-day descent
For an intense discovery of the Ardèche gorges, the descent over two days will offer you the possibility of sleeping in one of the two dedicated bivouac areas. Toilets, showers and barbecues are available. Plan your sleeping equipment, picnic and water.
Between scrubland, holm oak forests, river and hamlets, the Ardèche gorges are an invitation to hike. No less than 400 kilometers of marked trails criss-cross this territory. Family walks or sporty hikes, There is something for every taste. To make sure you don't miss a thing, choose a hike accompanied by an experienced guide.
Trails around Lagorce
- The circuit of the mills of Lagorce
During this family walk, the remains of two mills from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries reveal how farmers were able to adapt to a rugged environment.
- Walk in the wood of Ajude
The Gour de la Sompe is a 3-hour hike and classified as average. Green water, waterfall and view of the Ibie valley are on the program.
- Ranc de l'Arche
This medium-class loop leads you to discover the geological curiosities of the Ibie valley. The Ranc de l'Arche, the Trou de la Lune rock, but also the botanical trail and the gour of the Salastre stream make this hike of less than three hours a must.
Iconic hikes in the Ardèche gorges
- The paths of the Ardèche gorges
Along the river, the steep paths and the rocks reveal the most beautiful panoramas of the gorges, throughout a 5-hour hike, starting from the hamlet of Les Crottes.
- From Vogüé to Balazuc by the old railway line
At Vogüé, follow the route of the old railway line. This flat course is suitable for all walkers. For more varieties, it is advisable to return along the Ardèche by the path. Count 4h30 to cover the 15 kilometers of this route. Lanas, Balazuc and the Estinettes cave offer a spectacle of great beauty.
- Balazuc loop via the Coste-Labaume ledge
This walk of more than 2 hours is classified as easy. It offers families the opportunity to admire the meanders of the Ardèche from natural viewpoints. The views there are breathtaking. The hamlets and villages crossed are typically Ardèche. A great walk to do with young children!
The Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve
The Pont d'Arc and the Ardèche gorges together form a remarkable site, now classified as a nature reserve. The geological and archaeological heritage is exceptional. Flora and fauna populate the gorges and plateaus. The canyons, meanders and dry valleys are home to Bonelli's eagles, short-toed eagles, green woodpeckers, jays, snakes, lizards, salamanders, beavers, otters and many other species.
- Cave of the Madeleine
It is the pearl of the Ardèche gorges. With its spacious cavities and impressive concretions, this cave is one of the most beautiful in France. Its sound and light show is simply exceptional.
- Cave of St. Marcel
The galleries and concretions, but also the amazing waterfall of gours await you in this cave. The majestic enfilade of one hundred water calcite basins is unique in Europe.
- Aven d'Orgnac
The Grand Site de l'Avec d'Orgnac offers an underground exploration in the footsteps of its discoverer, Robert de Joly. The stalagmites and stalactites draw surprising landscapes reminiscent of the universe of Jules Verne.
Villages of character
In Ardèche, the villages of character huddled against the cliffs or perched on the rocky outcrops, offer visitors magnificent walks with the scents of the south.
Surrounded by limestone cliffs studded with caves, the old village of Labeaume overlooks the Beaume River. Its maze of alleys will lead you to the top of the village where you will admire a breathtaking view.
Perched on the cliff, this medieval village is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Built on the edge of the Ardèche, it was the former stronghold of the lords of Balazuc. The castle and the church await you there. Then end your tour with a refreshing break in the river.
In the Ibie valley, the alleys and the market of the village of Lagorce promise peaceful moments. During your visit, the Ma Magnanerie museum will reveal the secrets of silkworms. The botanical trail awaits you for a one and a half hour walk. You will pass not far from the Chapel of Notre Dame d'Ajude.
The Chauvet cave 2
During your stay at Camping ibie, visit the Chauvet 2 cave. This must-see Ardèche cultural site is actually a replica of the Chauvet cave. Located a few kilometers away, it is now closed to visitors. A true technological, artistic and scientific challenge, this place will make you discover the parietal art and the life of the first men who populated this territory, 36 years ago. You will experience an unforgettable visit.