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Camping Le Clapas

Very touristy, the Ardèche has nevertheless managed to preserve the richness of its natural heritage. Gorges, torrents, vast wild territories, the Ardèche is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for nature lovers and travelers in search of action. Canoeing, hiking or cycle touring, mountain biking, climbing, canyoning, caving, via-ferrata, via-corda, tree climbing, bungee jumping, horse riding. To discover the Ardèche from the sky, you can also discover the ULM, the hot-air balloon, the paraglider, the parachute, and the glider!

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The Gorges de l'Ardèche

One of the main attractions of the Ardèche remains the famous descent of the Gorges de l'Ardèche by canoe or kayak. Family activity par excellence, it allows you to navigate in the heart of the Gorges through routes ranging from 8 km to 32 km and spread over 1 or 2 days. Thanks to their partnership with Acute Vive, one of the most important rental companies in Vallon Pont d'Arc, you can book your descent directly at camping. This canyon stretches for about thirty kilometers in the south of the Ardèche. Certain cliffs dominate the river at more than 300 meters, which one can also descend by boat!

5 km from camping, The Chauvet Cave

The Pont d'Arc, a natural arch 60 meters high, is the starting point for the gorges. The Pont d'Arc cave, known as the “Chauvet cave”, listed as a UNESCO heritage site, makes this nature reserve one of the cradles of humanity and a treasure from prehistoric times. Discovered in 1994 by three speleologists a few kilometers from the Pont d'Arc, the Chauvet Cave is one of the greatest masterpieces of prehistoric art!

57 km from camping, Thueyts

This village was erected at an altitude of 476 meters on a basaltic flow above the Ardèche river in 121 BC. A haven for hikers, the village offers magnificent views of exceptional natural sites such as the Gueule d'enfer waterfall, the Giant's Causeway and the King's Ladder. The breathtaking view of the Ardèche river from the high Pont du Diable is not to be missed.

93 km from camping, The rock of Brion

At an altitude of 800 meters, this ancient elongated volcano is made up of columns of basaltic lava. Between 950 and 1050, this site housed a medieval village and a castle of which only a few sections of granite wall remain. The rock of Brion dominates the valleys of Eyrieux and Dorne and shelters a rich flora which makes it possible to study the species brought and cultivated by the man in the Middle Ages.

68 km from camping, The Ray-Pic waterfall

In the heart of the Ardèche Cévenne, at an altitude of more than 1 meters, the Ray-Pic waterfall is fed by the La Bourges river and made up of two waterfalls that spring up in the middle of the basalt columns: one at 000 meters and the other at 60 meters. This waterfall made famous the volcano of Ray-Pic (or section of the Fialouse) which is at the origin of one of the longest lava flows in France (it extended over 35 kilometers!).

37 km from camping, Païolive wood

This ancient forest, which stretches for more than 15 km, is dotted with limestone rocks with astonishing contours. Formed at the bottom of the sea during the Jurassic era, time has sculpted them and has given this place the nickname “bois des fados” (fairy wood). This natural labyrinth is crossed by the river “Le Chassezac” which has dug gorges that can be descended by canoe.

18 km from camping, Orgnac

This commune of Ardèche is best known for its famous Aven, a cave whose rooms have impressive volumes and a rare variety of limestone concretions. At less than 50 meters, the first room allows to see under a ceiling of 30 meters, a concretion of more than 11 meters in the shape of pine. In the Hall of Chaos, some stalagmites are over 15 years old. The visit ends with the Red Room, 000 meters below the Earth's surface, carved out by the natural river that flowed there 121 million years ago.

80 km from camping, Mont Gerbier de Jonc

A 1-meter volcano, Mont Gerbier de Jonc is the most famous “juice” in the Ardèche: volcanic summit characteristic of the region, in the shape of a peak or a sloping dome. Located on the watershed, its relief and climatic conditions have allowed a rare variety of flora and fauna to flourish. Its three sources “L'Authentique”, “La Géographique” and “La Véritable” are at the origin of the Loire, the longest river in France which stretches over 551 kilometers.

Gorges du Doux

The Gorges du Doux extend north of the Ardèche between the Rhône Valley and the Ardèche mountains. The valley offers a wide variety of landscapes: forests, pastures, rivers… Contrary to what its name would suggest, the “Sweet” can come out of its bed and cause great floods. In addition to hiking, you can cross the Gorges du Doux aboard the Mastrou, a steam train dating from the 1969th century and renovated in XNUMX.

36 km from camping, Cirque de la Madeleine

The Gorges de l'Ardèche are not to be discovered exclusively by canoe. Hikers can also find their pleasure there, in particular by following the Cirque de la Madeleine, Maladrerie des Templiers and Baume d'Oullins loop. Surrounded by cliffs, the site embellished with a magnificent rounded beach would almost let you forget that its difficult access led to the construction in the XNUMXth century of a Templar awkwardness intended to accommodate plague patients. You can still see the remains of this building during the hike.

Rock of the Hole of the Moon

Located in the heart of the Ibie Valley, this little corner of paradise is a breach in the river, a natural break formed by a small waterfall that has given rise to a natural basin. The water there is extremely clear. It is a hole in the cliff overlooking the basin, in the shape of a moon, which gave its name to this peaceful place.

To prepare your holidays in Ardèche with confidence, go to the website of our partner SportRIZER, and you can book the sports around camping ! If you would like more information for your stay, do not hesitate to consult the pages Camping, Accommodation et Themes.

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