Watersports school trips to Ardeche

Experience the wonders of France's incredible Ardèche region on this watersports trip, where your group can enjoy canoeing, rafting, paddleboarding and trekking against a stunning UNESCO-listed backdrop. The limestone arch of the Pont d'Arc serves as a natural gateway to the rapids of the Ardèche Gorges, where you'll also find prehistoric art in ancient caves and hilltop fortifications to compliment your trip – all overlooking the Rhône Valley.


Day 1
  • Depart the UK and travel by coach to the Ardeche region of France

Day 2
  • Arrive Ardeche
  • Evening activity

Day 3
  • Activity day (to include some of: raft building, SUP, orienteering, short trek)
  • Evening activity

Day 4
  • Canoe trip
  • Evening activity

Day 5
  • Canoe trip
  • Evening activity

Day 6
  • Day trip of choice. Visit a local town, market or Mediterranean beach day or alternative activities are available at a supplement e.g. Chauvet 2 Cave, visit a crocodile farm or even a nougat factory visit.

  • Evening activity

Day 7
  • Activity day (to include some of: raft building, SUP, orienteering, short trek)
  • Evening activity

Day 8
  • Gorge trek
  • Depart Ardeche

Day 9
  • Arrive school by coach


Trip details

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Paddleboarding

Activities are delivered in appropriate natural settings in the Ardeche region, taking into consideration any weather & water conditions. All necessary equipment and training is provided by certified and trained professionals.

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

  • Return travel by air or coach (air packages include overseas airport transfer. Coach to UK airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by air OR 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by coach
  • full-board accommodation
  • Full use of your coach in resort (this applies to coach groups only and is subject to EU drivers hours regulations)
  • 24-hour emergency service support
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Lunches 
  • Meals en-route. While travelling to and from your destination you need to consider meals. These are not included in the package prices
  • Air passenger duty. Any paying passengers over the age of 16 at time of travel will be charged a small tax fee
  • Tourist tax 
  • Damage deposit

Prices are subject to change based on intended dates of travel and final numbers, the Equity team are here to offer you advice and guidance from start to finish, ensuring your school trip runs smoothly and is a great success.

Travel by: Coach only

Best times to travel:  May - July

Suggested tour length: 9 days, 6 nights, with the additional days to allow for travel.