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Ardèche: What to do when you get there?

Discover the activities to do in Ardèche! The Ardèche is a key destination for vacations rich in outdoor activities and has incredible natural settings to discover!

Department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the Ardèche takes its name from the river that runs through it. It is a territory with a huge contrast between its northern and southern parts where the soil, the climate, the vegetation and the landscapes have nothing to do with each other: the north is rather humid and green, while the south is rather chalky and dry with a Mediterranean vegetation. So you can enjoy different environments, each offering its own set of activities!

Overall, the Ardèche is home to large forests with more than 45% of its land covered by them, making it an attractive spot for activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or even quad biking. Most of these forests make up the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park, which is itself the location of many of the outdoor activities offered in the department. Its reliefs also allow the practice of climbing, canyoning and via ferrata, as well as caving in its many underground caves, especially around Aubenas.

The Ardèche is also famous for its gorges in the south of its territory, passing through Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and its famous Pont d'Arc. It is a privileged place to do the main activity on the river of Ardèche: canoeing. If you go to Ardèche and you want to visit its gorges, canoeing is the activity you should not miss! You can of course enjoy swimming in the fresh water of the river, and even do stand up paddle if you want to do a more quiet activity.

The Ardèche is also the discovery of a cultural heritage, with notably the Chauvet cave and its paintings reproduced in the Chauvet 2 cave located near the Pont d'Arc. The department is also full of picturesque villages, some of which are classified among the most beautiful villages in France. And if you have some time left during your stay, don't hesitate to take a ride on the Ardèche train or on a velorail to admire the Ardèche nature in an original way. As for the thrill seekers, a bungee jump from the Banne viaduct will give you the adrenaline rush you are looking for!

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Around Ardèche

Saint-Jeures
2 activities
Le Puy en Velay, Haute-Loire
3 activities
Cevennes National Park
19 activities
Mont Bouquet
1 activity
Saillans
1 activity
Saint-Enimie
1 activity
Le Lioran
5 activities
Uzès
5 activities
Gard
4 activities
Gorges du Tarn
38 activities
Avignon
1 activity
Mont Ventoux
7 activities
Lyon
11 activities
Millau
21 activities
Cantal
2 activities
Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse
1 activity
Grenoble
37 activities
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
4 activities
Juré
1 activity
Montpellier
23 activities
Chamrousse
9 activities
Laragne-Montéglin
2 activities
Aveyron
6 activities
Chartreuse Mountains
3 activities
Roanne
1 activity
Saint-Hilaire, Isère
1 activity
Clermont-Ferrand
15 activities
Gap
14 activities
Alpe d'Huez
5 activities
Puy de Dome
2 activities
Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine
11 activities
Serrières-de-Briord
1 activity
Sisteron
4 activities
Les 7 Laux
9 activities
Les Deux Alpes
6 activities
Hérault
3 activities
Chamoux-sur-Gelon
1 activity
Allevard
9 activities
Ecrins National Park
3 activities
Chambéry
14 activities
Vichy
1 activity
Martigues
3 activities
Lake Bourget, Aix les Bains
16 activities
La Grave
10 activities
Aix-les-Bains
5 activities
Le Corbier, Les Sybelles
1 activity
Aix-en-Provence
7 activities
Les Sybelles
3 activities
Albiez-Montrond, Les Sybelles
2 activities
Lake Serre Ponçon
13 activities
Cessenon-sur-Orb
1 activity
Vallouise
1 activity
Massif des Bauges
2 activities
Monetier, Serre-Chevalier
3 activities
Embrun
5 activities
Lot
4 activities
Vallée de l'Ubaye
7 activities
Serre Chevalier
32 activities
Les Orres
6 activities
Malafretaz
1 activity
Marseille
15 activities
Valmorel, Le Grand Domaine
3 activities
Annecy
88 activities
Briançon
8 activities
Brianconn
1 activity
Risoul, La Forêt Blanche
12 activities
Eygliers
2 activities
Val Thorens
1 activity
Val Thorens, Les Trois Vallées
16 activities
Pra Loup, Espace Lumière
7 activities
Vars
1 activity
Vars, La Forêt Blanche
12 activities
Valfréjus, Haute Maurienne
4 activities
Meribel
2 activities
Albertville
5 activities
Moûtier, Les Trois Vallées
1 activity
Mâcon
3 activities
Meyrignac-l'Église
1 activity
Gémenos
1 activity
Calanques
10 activities
Courchevel, Les Trois Vallées
16 activities

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Canyoning
Mountain bike
Kayaking
Caving
Via Ferrata
Rock climbing
Zip-Lining
Stand up Paddle
Hiking / Trekking
Bungee Jumping

Ardèche: What to do when you get there?

Discover the activities to do in Ardèche! The Ardèche is a key destination for vacations rich in outdoor activities and has incredible natural settings to discover!

Department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the Ardèche takes its name from the river that runs through it. It is a territory with a huge contrast between its northern and southern parts where the soil, the climate, the vegetation and the landscapes have nothing to do with each other: the north is rather humid and green, while the south is rather chalky and dry with a Mediterranean vegetation. So you can enjoy different environments, each offering its own set of activities!

Overall, the Ardèche is home to large forests with more than 45% of its land covered by them, making it an attractive spot for activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or even quad biking. Most of these forests make up the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park, which is itself the location of many of the outdoor activities offered in the department. Its reliefs also allow the practice of climbing, canyoning and via ferrata, as well as caving in its many underground caves, especially around Aubenas.

The Ardèche is also famous for its gorges in the south of its territory, passing through Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and its famous Pont d'Arc. It is a privileged place to do the main activity on the river of Ardèche: canoeing. If you go to Ardèche and you want to visit its gorges, canoeing is the activity you should not miss! You can of course enjoy swimming in the fresh water of the river, and even do stand up paddle if you want to do a more quiet activity.

The Ardèche is also the discovery of a cultural heritage, with notably the Chauvet cave and its paintings reproduced in the Chauvet 2 cave located near the Pont d'Arc. The department is also full of picturesque villages, some of which are classified among the most beautiful villages in France. And if you have some time left during your stay, don't hesitate to take a ride on the Ardèche train or on a velorail to admire the Ardèche nature in an original way. As for the thrill seekers, a bungee jump from the Banne viaduct will give you the adrenaline rush you are looking for!

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